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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Firearms

[Please include weapons such as pistols, shotguns, and rifles: but not BB guns, starter pistols, or guns that cannot fire. Include those kept in a garage,outdoor storage area, or motor vehicle.]

Are any of these firearms now loaded?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,512 1,716 29.9 28.4-31.4 3,796 70.1 68.6-71.6
-Eastern NC 1,889 576 29.8 27.4-32.3 1,313 70.2 67.7-72.6
GENDER
Male 924 322 33.8 30.4-37.5 602 66.2 62.5-69.6
Female 965 254 24.3 21.3-27.6 711 75.7 72.4-78.7
RACE
White 1,442 462 31.8 29.0-34.7 980 68.2 65.3-71.0
African American 323 81 21.9 17.2-27.4 242 78.1 72.6-82.8
Other Minorities 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 79 20 20.9 12.8-32.1 59 79.1 67.9-87.2
25-34 260 74 28.3 22.5-35.1 186 71.7 64.9-77.5
35-44 331 91 26.9 21.8-32.6 240 73.1 67.4-78.2
45-54 400 125 30.5 25.5-36.0 275 69.5 64.0-74.5
55-64 410 144 37.3 31.5-43.4 266 62.7 56.6-68.5
65-74 246 70 25.6 20.0-32.2 176 74.4 67.8-80.0
75+ 160 50 26.4 19.4-34.9 110 73.6 65.1-80.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 71 22.9 17.3-29.7 199 77.1 70.3-82.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 606 196 31.8 27.6-36.4 410 68.2 63.6-72.4
Some Post-H.S. 532 175 32.8 28.3-37.6 357 67.2 62.4-71.7
College Graduate 478 134 27.8 23.2-32.9 344 72.2 67.1-76.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 61 32.7 25.0-41.5 112 67.3 58.5-75.0
$15,000- 24,999 274 76 25.4 19.4-32.4 198 74.6 67.6-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 222 70 29.6 23.2-37.0 152 70.4 63.0-76.8
$35,000- 49,999 319 115 34.6 28.9-40.9 204 65.4 59.1-71.1
$50,000-74,999 267 80 31.0 24.9-37.9 187 69.0 62.1-75.1
$75,000+ 314 76 25.2 20.0-31.2 238 74.8 68.8-80.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 661 233 34.5 30.3-39.0 428 65.5 61.0-69.7
No 1,201 338 27.4 24.5-30.5 863 72.6 69.5-75.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 369 139 37.1 31.6-43.0 230 62.9 57.0-68.4
Non-Veteran 1,465 424 27.9 25.2-30.7 1,041 72.1 69.3-74.8
Currently Serving 55 13 23.0 12.3-38.7 42 77.0 61.3-87.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having firearms.

^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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