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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the associations between weapon carrying on school property and selected characteristics among US high school students, 2005

From: Correlates of weapon carrying among high school students in the United States

Characteristic OR [95% CI]
Age (years)  
   <15 1.00
   15 0.91 [0.56, 1.47]
   16 1.21 [0.76, 1.94]
   17 1.18 [0.73, 1.94]
   18+ 1.21 [0.73, 2.03]
Gender  
   Female 1.00
   Male 5.68 [4.23, 7.62]
Ethnicity  
   White 1.00
   American Indian or Alaska native 0.82 [0.42, 1.60]
   Asian 0.99 [0.35, 2.84]
   Black 0.81 [0.58, 1.13]
   Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4.67 [1.66, 13.14]
   Hispanic 1.13 [0.82, 1.57]
Substance use (tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs)  
   No 1.00
   Yes 1.77 [1.16, 2.68]
Depression  
   No 1.00
   Yes 1.44 [1.10, 1.89]
Suicidal ideation  
   No 1.00
   Yes 1.64 [1.23, 2.19]
Property stolen or deliberately damaged on school property  
   No 1.00
   Yes 1.55 [1.21, 1.98]
   Rape  
   No 1.00
   Yes 1.70 [1.22, 2.37]
Threatened or injured with a weapon on school property  
   No 1.00
   Yes 2.19 [1.63, 2.95]
Fighting  
   No 1.00
   Yes 2.02 [1.56, 2.63]