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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 618 150 25.4 21.7-29.5 468 74.6 70.5-78.3
GENDER
Male 237 79 31.5 25.6-38.2 158 68.5 61.8-74.4
Female 381 71 19.6 15.5-24.5 310 80.4 75.5-84.5
RACE
White 429 126 31.5 26.8-36.6 303 68.5 63.4-73.2
Other 186 24 13.4 8.6-20.3 162 86.6 79.7-91.4
AGE
18-44 308 54 17.1 13.1-22.1 254 82.9 77.9-86.9
45+ 309 96 35.0 29.0-41.4 213 65.0 58.6-71.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 175 40 22.2 16.0-30.0 135 77.8 70.0-84.0
Some College + 443 110 26.9 22.5-31.7 333 73.1 68.3-77.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 258 56 21.4 16.2-27.7 202 78.6 72.3-83.8
$50,000+ 239 70 31.2 25.2-38.0 169 68.8 62.0-74.8

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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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