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TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Underlying Sample

Sex of RespondentUnderlying Sample (n = 3949), % (95% CI)Gun-Owning Respondents (n = 2072), % (95% CI)
 Male 48.4 (45.3–51.6) 72.1 (69.8–74.4) 
 Female 51.6 (48.5–54.8) 27.9 (25.6–30.3) 
Age of respondent, y   
 18–29 19.0 (16.3–21.8) 11.6 (9.9–13.6) 
 30–44 22.9 (20.1–25.7) 22.3 (20.1–24.6) 
 45–59 28.5 (25.7–31.3) 31.6 (29.3–34.0) 
 ≥60 29.6 (26.9–32.3) 34.5 (32.3–36.8) 
Region   
 Northeast 18.3 (15.9–21.1) 12.4 (10.9–14.1) 
 Midwest 22.4 (19.9–25.0) 23.8 (21.8–25.9) 
 South 36.9 (33.9–39.9) 43.1 (40.6–45.6) 
 West 22.4 (19.9–25.2) 20.8 (18.8–22.9) 
Urbanicity   
 Urban 23.1 (20.4–26.1) 16.2 (14.3–18.2) 
 Suburban 50.6 (47.5–53.8) 44.2 (41.7–46.7) 
 Rural 26.3 (23.8–28.9) 39.6 (37.2–42.2) 
Ethnicity   
 White (Non-Hispanic) 70.5 (67.2–73.5) 80.5 (78.0–82.7) 
 Non-white 29.5 (26.5–32.8) 19.5 (17.3–22.0) 
Income, $   
 <75,000 57.1 (54.0–60.1) 51.1 (48.6–53.6) 
 ≥75,000 43.0 (39.9–46.1) 48.9 (46.4–51.4) 
Education   
 <12 10.5 (8.5–13.0) 6.0 (4.7–7.2) 
 High school graduate 29.5 (26.7– 32.4) 31.3 (28.9–33.8) 
 >High school 60.0 (56.8–63.1) 62.9 (60.4–65.4) 
The following were asked only of respondents who own firearms   
 Average No. guns owned — 4.85 
 Median No. guns owned — 
Sex of RespondentUnderlying Sample (n = 3949), % (95% CI)Gun-Owning Respondents (n = 2072), % (95% CI)
 Male 48.4 (45.3–51.6) 72.1 (69.8–74.4) 
 Female 51.6 (48.5–54.8) 27.9 (25.6–30.3) 
Age of respondent, y   
 18–29 19.0 (16.3–21.8) 11.6 (9.9–13.6) 
 30–44 22.9 (20.1–25.7) 22.3 (20.1–24.6) 
 45–59 28.5 (25.7–31.3) 31.6 (29.3–34.0) 
 ≥60 29.6 (26.9–32.3) 34.5 (32.3–36.8) 
Region   
 Northeast 18.3 (15.9–21.1) 12.4 (10.9–14.1) 
 Midwest 22.4 (19.9–25.0) 23.8 (21.8–25.9) 
 South 36.9 (33.9–39.9) 43.1 (40.6–45.6) 
 West 22.4 (19.9–25.2) 20.8 (18.8–22.9) 
Urbanicity   
 Urban 23.1 (20.4–26.1) 16.2 (14.3–18.2) 
 Suburban 50.6 (47.5–53.8) 44.2 (41.7–46.7) 
 Rural 26.3 (23.8–28.9) 39.6 (37.2–42.2) 
Ethnicity   
 White (Non-Hispanic) 70.5 (67.2–73.5) 80.5 (78.0–82.7) 
 Non-white 29.5 (26.5–32.8) 19.5 (17.3–22.0) 
Income, $   
 <75,000 57.1 (54.0–60.1) 51.1 (48.6–53.6) 
 ≥75,000 43.0 (39.9–46.1) 48.9 (46.4–51.4) 
Education   
 <12 10.5 (8.5–13.0) 6.0 (4.7–7.2) 
 High school graduate 29.5 (26.7– 32.4) 31.3 (28.9–33.8) 
 >High school 60.0 (56.8–63.1) 62.9 (60.4–65.4) 
The following were asked only of respondents who own firearms   
 Average No. guns owned — 4.85 
 Median No. guns owned — 

—, not applicable.

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