TABLE 2

Results of Bivariate Multinomial Logistic Regression Modeling of National Survey Data Regarding Factors That Impact Odds of Supporting Age Limits for Football Tackling

Favor Minimum Age for Tackling: YesFavor Minimum Age for Tackling: Maybe
OR95% CIOR95% CI
Female respondent1.91a1.30–2.811.96a1.26–3.04
Age quartile, y
 <35ReferenceReference
 35–40.90.570.29–1.120.520.25–1.10
 41–46.90.46b0.24–0.890.39a0.19–0.79
 47+0.48b0.26–0.900.39a0.20–0.77
Race and/or ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic whiteReferenceReference
 Non-Hispanic African American1.050.56–1.971.020.49–2.09
 Non-Hispanic, 2+ races0.710.30–1.710.400.12–1.28
 Other0.890.35–2.290.800.26–2.52
 Hispanic1.080.67–1.761.380.81–2.36
Geographic region
 MidwestReferenceReference
 Northeast0.800.44–1.460.930.47–1.83
 South1.000.60–1.650.870.49–1.54
 West1.510.81–2.791.240.62–2.46
Education
 Less than high schoolReferenceReference
 High school0.850.45–1.621.520.76–3.02
 Some college1.430.85–2.401.310.73–2.36
 Bachelor’s degree or higher1.610.97–2.650.970.54–1.75
Presence of child age 5 y or younger1.300.84–2.030.980.59–1.64
Presence of child age 6–12 y1.370.93–2.001.75b1.12–2.71
Presence of child age 13–17 y0.850.58–1.241.160.75–1.80
Interest in professional football
 Not at allReferenceReference
 A little bit 0.850.46–1.560.670.34–1.34
 Fairly 0.710.38–1.340.580.29–1.18
 Very0.650.38–1.110.41a0.22–0.77
How many youth out of 100 do you believe would sustain a concussion in 1 season of high school football?
 <10ReferenceReference
 10–<251.120.64–1.970.790.43–1.49
 25–<502.19b1.13–4.221.120.54–2.32
 50+1.280.70–2.340.510.26–1.02
  • —, not applicable.

  • a P < .01.

  • b P < .05.