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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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%)
TOTAL 841 352 38.6 34.8-42.5 489 61.4 57.5-65.2
AGE
18-24 54 13 20.7 10.6-36.4 41 79.3 63.6-89.4
25-34 137 39 25.0 17.9-33.8 98 75.0 66.2-82.1
35-44 167 57 32.9 24.9-42.0 110 67.1 58.0-75.1
45-54 170 76 42.1 33.8-51.0 94 57.9 49.0-66.2
55-64 156 77 49.1 39.8-58.4 79 50.9 41.6-60.2
65-74 99 55 55.9 43.6-67.5 44 44.1 32.5-56.4
75+ 55 34 62.2 47.0-75.3 21 37.8 24.7-53.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 96 41.0 33.3-49.2 113 59.0 50.8-66.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 312 127 36.5 30.6-42.8 185 63.5 57.2-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 181 74 40.1 32.0-48.7 107 59.9 51.3-68.0
College Graduate 136 54 38.4 28.9-48.8 82 61.6 51.2-71.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 54 36.4 27.6-46.3 88 63.6 53.7-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 163 71 40.4 31.7-49.8 92 59.6 50.2-68.3
$25,000- 34,999 109 36 29.6 21.1-39.9 73 70.4 60.1-78.9
$35,000- 49,999 120 57 45.1 35.1-55.6 63 54.9 44.4-64.9
$50,000-74,999 93 44 44.0 32.8-55.8 49 56.0 44.2-67.2
$75,000+ 62 29 43.6 29.5-58.8 33 56.4 41.2-70.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 300 126 40.8 34.5-47.5 174 59.2 52.5-65.5
No 527 220 37.8 33.1-42.9 307 62.2 57.1-66.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 246 117 45.4 38.1-52.8 129 54.6 47.2-61.9
Non-Veteran 567 220 35.3 30.8-40.0 347 64.7 60.0-69.2
Currently Serving 28 15 52.8 32.0-72.7 13 47.2 27.3-68.0

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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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