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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Firearms

The next three questions are about firearms. We are asking these in a health survey because of our interest in firearm-related injuries. Please include weapons such as pistols, shotguns, and rifles: but not BB guns, starter pistols, or guns that cannot fi re. Include those kept in a garage, outdoor storage area, or motor vehicle.

Are any firearms kept in or around your home?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,370 5,674 40.9 39.9-41.9 8,696 59.1 58.1-60.1
-Buncombe County 353 134 38.5 32.9-44.3 219 61.5 55.7-67.1
GENDER
Male 135 61 42.8 34.0-52.1 74 57.2 47.9-66.0
Female 218 73 34.3 27.7-41.6 145 65.7 58.4-72.3
RACE
White 313 125 40.8 34.8-47.0 188 59.2 53.0-65.2
Other 38 9 24.3 12.0-43.2 29 75.7 56.8-88.0
AGE
18-44 133 43 34.4 25.9-44.1 90 65.6 55.9-74.1
45+ 220 91 41.4 34.3-48.8 129 58.6 51.2-65.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 123 50 38.9 29.7-48.9 73 61.1 51.1-70.3
Some College + 230 84 38.2 31.4-45.5 146 61.8 54.5-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 203 66 34.2 27.2-41.9 137 65.8 58.1-72.8
$50,000+ 88 43 46.5 35.5-57.7 45 53.5 42.3-64.5

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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