Table 3

 Percentage of pediatricians providing firearm safety counseling during health supervision visits, 1994 and 2000*

1994 n = 7662000 n = 922
NA, not applicable.
*Samples across years are not directly comparable: the questions in 1994 were asked of those who report they provide injury prevention counseling. In 2000, the questions were asked of those who provide any direct patient care.
Identify families who have firearms at home
    Always12.315.2
    Sometimes37.953.6
    Never49.731.2
Counsel families to inquire about the presence of guns in homes where their children play or spend time
    AlwaysNA16.1
    Sometimes37.2
    Never46.6
Recommend to families who have firearms the unloading and locking away of guns
    Always33.548.7
    Sometimes29.324.1
    Never37.327.1
Recommend to families who have handguns their removal from home
    Always18.421.9
    Sometimes27.834.0
    Never53.844.1