Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents? Analysis of a national random sample of parents

Renee M Johnson, Matthew Miller, Mary Vriniotis, Deborah Azrael, David Hemenway

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Objective: To examine whether firearms are more frequently stored loaded, unlocked, or both in households with adolescents only (aged 13-17 years) compared with households with younger children only (aged 0-12 years). Design: Random-digit-dial survey on firearms (n=2770). We computed bivariate associations between the presence of adolescents and firearm storage practices. Statistical significance was assessed using prevalence ratios with 95% confidence intervals. Setting: United States. Participants: Survey respondents with children (aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-792
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Volume160
Issue number8
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StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents? Analysis of a national random sample of parents. / Johnson, Renee M; Miller, Matthew; Vriniotis, Mary; Azrael, Deborah; Hemenway, David.

In: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 160, No. 8, 2006, p. 788-792.

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Johnson, Renee M ; Miller, Matthew ; Vriniotis, Mary ; Azrael, Deborah ; Hemenway, David. / Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents? Analysis of a national random sample of parents. In: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 160, No. 8. pp. 788-792.
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