Table 3.

Univariate and Multivariate Correlates of Gun Storage Practices Among Gun Owners With Children (n = 252)

nLoaded (%)Loaded and Unlocked (%)Multivariate OR Loaded
(95% CI)
Multivariate OR Loaded and Unlocked
(95% CI)
Overall252219
Gender
 Male197188.4 (.2, 1.0).9 (.2, 3.6)
 Female5530 11
Race
 White20122103.5 (1.1, 11.3) 2.9 (.4, 18.7)
 Other49124
Age
 >50311910 1.4 (.4, 4.8).8 (.1, 6.1)
 <50220 219
Any child <13 y old in household
 Yes177206 .4 (.2, 1.1).1 (.0, .4)
 No752317
Education
 ≥College711971.2 (.5, 3.2)1.7 (.4, 6.6)
 <College177219
Income
 ≥$35 0001842410 1.6 (.5, 4.8).6 (.1, 2.7)
 <$35 000501410
 Missing1816 5 1.1 (.2, 7.4)
Live in the south
 Yes8331 132.6 (1.2, 5.8) 2.2 (.6, 7.3)
 No169157
Community type
 Urban6621 8 1.3 (.5, 3.4)1.1 (.3, 4.4)
 Suburban7311 2 .5 (.2, 1.5).2 (.0, 1.7)
 Rural1122614
Own for protection
 Yes11634 17 3.6 (1.5, 8.8) 10.4 (2.2, 48.6)
 No13692
Handgun in HH
 Yes16928 12 6.0 (1.5, 24.0) 4.7 (.6, 37.2)
 No765 >4
Number guns in household
 >117824 11 2.0 (.5, 7.5)6.6 (.5, 78.6)
 1498 2
 Missing252315 1.2 (.2, 6.3)4.8 (.3, 72.0)
Firearm training
 Yes1782291.5 (.6, 4.2).5 (.1, 1.9)
 No731810
Victim of hostile gun display
 Yes1429 214.0 (.7, 24.0)3.9 (.6, 27.8)
 No238208
Feel safe in neighborhood
 Yes2322184.2 (.6, 28.0)2.2 (.1, 47.5)
 No192116
Feel gun injury problem
 Yes2119 5.5 (.1, 2.3).3 (.0, 3.3)
 No2212010
  • * P < .05;

  • ** P < .01;  P < .001.

  • Versus all.

  • Cell size <5.