Gun safety discussions with caregivers: Timing and demographic associations in a retrospective study

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This study examined individuals' recollection of gun safety conversations during childhood, and with whom these conversations occurred. Data were collected using a retrospective survey of 298 college students aged 18-54 from three campuses of a university in the USA. Respondents reported whether they recalled discussing guns or gun safety with a parent, doctor, or school official in childhood as well as what age they recalled first discussing guns or gun safety with this adult. Those growing up in gun-owning households were more likely to report gun safety conversations with parents and to report having these conversations at earlier ages. More affluent youth were more likely to report gun safety conversations with school officials and to report having gun safety discussions with adults in a variety of roles. Few respondents recalled discussing guns with a doctor or paediatrician. Future investigations are needed to assess the content and form of gun safety conversations between children and caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Evidence-Based Medicine
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Firearms
Caregivers
Retrospective Studies
Demography
Safety
Parents
Students

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