Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents?: Analysis of a national random sample of parents
Johnson, R. M.
Publication: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med
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Topics: Age Group Storage U.S./National
Keywords: Adolescent Adult Child Data Collection Female
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The authors used data from the National Firearms Study 2004, a telephone study of 392 adults in the U.S., in an examination of firearm storage practices in households with adolescents only (aged 13-17 years) compared with households with younger children only (aged 0-12 years). Of respondents, 22% had a loaded firearm, 32% had an unlocked firearm, and 8% had a firearm stored loaded and unlocked. Compared with households with younger children, households with adolescents only were somewhat more likely to store a firearm unlocked (42% vs 29%), loaded (26% vs 20%) or both (10% vs 8%).
Johnson, R. M., Miller, M., Vriniotis, M., Azrael, D., & Hemenway, D. (2006). Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents?: Analysis of a national random sample of parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 160(8), 788-792.
Johnson, R. M., et al. "Are Household Firearms Stored Less Safely in Homes with Adolescents?: Analysis of a National Random Sample of Parents." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160.8 (2006): 788-9.