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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 431 133 35.2 30.1-40.5 298 64.8 59.5-69.9
GENDER
Male 154 73 48.4 39.9-57.1 81 51.6 42.9-60.1
Female 277 60 23.4 18.3-29.3 217 76.6 70.7-81.7
RACE
White 311 117 43.0 36.9-49.4 194 57.0 50.6-63.1
Other 118 15 15.0 8.8-24.3 103 85.0 75.7-91.2
AGE
18-44 167 40 28.1 20.9-36.6 127 71.9 63.4-79.1
45+ 263 93 40.4 33.8-47.4 170 59.6 52.6-66.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 158 54 37.9 29.8-46.8 104 62.1 53.2-70.2
Some College + 273 79 33.6 27.3-40.4 194 66.4 59.6-72.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 227 69 34.6 27.8-42.1 158 65.4 57.9-72.2
$50,000+ 133 44 37.5 28.7-47.2 89 62.5 52.8-71.3

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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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