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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Firearms

Are any of these loaded firearms also unlocked? By "unlocked" we mean you do not need a key or combination to get the gun or to fire it. We don't count a safety as a lock.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,695 995 57.4 54.5-60.3 700 42.6 39.7-45.5
-Eastern NC 573 339 58.3 53.4-63.1 234 41.7 36.9-46.6
GENDER
Male 321 200 60.8 54.4-66.9 121 39.2 33.1-45.6
Female 252 139 53.6 46.2-60.8 113 46.4 39.2-53.8
RACE
White 459 276 60.1 54.6-65.3 183 39.9 34.7-45.4
African American 81 42 45.2 33.1-58.0 39 54.8 42.0-66.9
AGE
18-24 20 10 49.7 27.1-72.4 10 50.3 27.6-72.9
25-34 74 36 54.3 41.3-66.8 38 45.7 33.2-58.7
35-44 91 51 53.1 41.4-64.4 40 46.9 35.6-58.6
45-54 125 77 59.0 48.5-68.8 48 41.0 31.2-51.5
55-64 141 88 60.4 49.9-70.0 53 39.6 30.0-50.1
65-74 70 46 63.3 49.7-75.1 24 36.7 24.9-50.3
75+ 50 31 69.3 52.2-82.4 19 30.7 17.6-47.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 40 61.3 46.4-74.4 31 38.7 25.6-53.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 195 115 57.3 48.8-65.3 80 42.7 34.7-51.2
Some Post-H.S. 174 99 54.6 45.9-63.0 75 45.4 37.0-54.1
College Graduate 133 85 63.5 53.2-72.7 48 36.5 27.3-46.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 35 52.2 37.2-66.8 25 47.8 33.2-62.8
$15,000- 24,999 75 43 58.1 43.1-71.8 32 41.9 28.2-56.9
$25,000- 34,999 69 45 60.6 46.3-73.2 24 39.4 26.8-53.7
$35,000- 49,999 115 72 61.4 50.6-71.3 43 38.6 28.7-49.4
$50,000-74,999 80 43 54.1 41.5-66.2 37 45.9 33.8-58.5
$75,000+ 76 43 61.0 48.0-72.5 33 39.0 27.5-52.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 230 140 61.7 53.9-68.9 90 38.3 31.1-46.1
No 338 196 56.0 49.5-62.2 142 44.0 37.8-50.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 90 63.4 53.6-72.2 49 36.6 27.8-46.4
Non-Veteran 421 242 56.4 50.6-62.0 179 43.6 38.0-49.4
Currently Serving 13 7 56.7 26.0-83.0 6 43.3 17.0-74.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having loaded 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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