Table 4

 Percentage of pediatricians who counsel parents to remove handguns from home (always or sometimes combined) by personal and practice characteristics, 1994 and 2000

19942000
n = 766p Value*n = 922p Value*
*Comparisons are made within the sample year.
All respondents46.255.9
Sex0.0070.15
    Male41.752.2
    Female51.860.6
Age (years)0.5900.688
    <4547.457.1
    ⩾4545.255.7
Treated gun injury in the past 12 months0.0010.008
    Yes59.267.4
    No43.254.4
Own a gun<0.001<0.001
    Yes30.737.2
    No49.759.2
Practice location<0.0010.808
    Inner city60.559.1
    Urban, non-inner city43.356.7
    Suburban40.155.0
    Rural41.358.7
Region0.0170.637
    Northeast50.658.5
    Midwest47.856.4
    South37.953.0
    West52.256.4
Practice type0.2060.852
    Solo/two person41.756.8
    Group43.054.9
    Hospital/medical school49.857.0
Specialty0.928<0.001
    General pediatrics46.262.3
    Subspecialty45.737.1
Training status0.9210.016
    Resident46.067.4
    Post resident46.554.4