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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,809 1,948 43.1 41.4-44.8 2,861 56.9 55.2-58.6
GENDER
Male 1,698 933 52.2 49.3-55.1 765 47.8 44.9-50.7
Female 3,111 1,015 35.1 33.1-37.2 2,096 64.9 62.8-66.9
RACE
White 3,168 1,488 50.7 48.6-52.8 1,680 49.3 47.2-51.4
African American 1,222 330 31.3 28.1-34.7 892 68.7 65.3-71.9
Other Minorities 13 3 17.6 5.2-45.6 10 82.4 54.4-94.8
AGE
18-24 320 82 23.2 18.0-29.4 238 76.8 70.6-82.0
25-34 798 267 33.5 29.8-37.5 531 66.5 62.5-70.2
35-44 856 338 42.7 38.8-46.7 518 57.3 53.3-61.2
45-54 878 408 49.3 45.3-53.3 470 50.7 46.7-54.7
55-64 835 427 56.3 52.2-60.3 408 43.7 39.7-47.8
65-74 644 259 46.6 42.0-51.3 385 53.4 48.7-58.0
75+ 462 164 39.4 34.2-44.8 298 60.6 55.2-65.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 828 276 32.7 28.6-37.0 552 67.3 63.0-71.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,541 634 43.7 40.7-46.7 907 56.3 53.3-59.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,260 541 46.6 43.4-49.9 719 53.4 50.1-56.6
College Graduate 1,172 494 46.7 43.4-50.1 678 53.3 49.9-56.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 654 180 27.4 23.3-32.0 474 72.6 68.0-76.7
$15,000- 24,999 903 285 33.2 29.4-37.3 618 66.8 62.7-70.6
$25,000- 34,999 572 227 41.0 36.4-45.7 345 59.0 54.3-63.6
$35,000- 49,999 652 325 52.0 47.5-56.5 327 48.0 43.5-52.5
$50,000-74,999 520 276 55.4 50.4-60.3 244 44.6 39.7-49.6
$75,000+ 538 319 61.7 57.0-66.2 219 38.3 33.8-43.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,682 683 44.9 42.0-47.9 999 55.1 52.1-58.0
No 3,039 1,235 42.3 40.2-44.5 1,804 57.7 55.5-59.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 663 374 58.6 54.3-62.9 289 41.4 37.1-45.7
Non-Veteran 4,015 1,519 40.1 38.2-42.0 2,496 59.9 58.0-61.8
Currently Serving 131 55 41.3 31.8-51.5 76 58.7 48.5-68.2

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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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