TABLE 3

Multivariate Logistic Regression Predicting Gun Possession Among Adolescent ED Patients (14 to 24 Years Old) Presenting for a Violent Injury

Risk Factors for Gun PossessionAOR (95% CI)
Age1.04 (0.97–1.12)
Male gendera2.76 (1.83–4.18)
Not receiving public assistanceb1.51 (1.01–2.26)
African American0.84 (0.57–1.23)
Illicit drug useb1.63 (1.10–2.42)
Retaliatory attitudesb1.58 (1.09–2.28)
Serious fight within previous 6 mob1.73 (1.02–2.93)
  • AOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

  • a P < .001.

  • b P < 0.05.