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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 14,370 5,674 40.9 39.9-41.9 8,696 59.1 58.1-60.1
GENDER
Male 5,228 2,731 49.1 47.5-50.8 2,497 50.9 49.2-52.5
Female 9,142 2,943 33.3 32.1-34.5 6,199 66.7 65.5-67.9
RACE
White 10,727 4,800 47.7 46.5-48.8 5,927 52.3 51.2-53.5
African American 2,597 648 26.6 24.5-28.8 1,949 73.4 71.2-75.5
Asian 87 9 9.2 4.1-19.3 78 90.8 80.7-95.9
Native American 281 140 50.4 42.4-58.4 141 49.6 41.6-57.6
Other Minorities 604 59 9.2 6.8-12.4 545 90.8 87.6-93.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 657 89 11.5 8.9-14.8 568 88.5 85.2-91.1
-English Speaking 273 78 29.3 22.9-36.6 195 70.7 63.4-77.1
-Spanish Speaking 384 11 3.3 1.6- 6.6 373 96.7 93.4-98.4
Non-Hispanic 13,699 5,582 43.0 42.0-44.1 8,117 57.0 55.9-58.0
AGE
18-24 814 227 27.6 23.9-31.6 587 72.4 68.4-76.1
25-34 2,339 755 31.5 29.2-33.9 1,584 68.5 66.1-70.8
35-44 2,729 1,035 39.4 37.1-41.6 1,694 60.6 58.4-62.9
45-54 2,670 1,173 45.7 43.4-48.1 1,497 54.3 51.9-56.6
55-64 2,434 1,183 51.2 48.7-53.7 1,251 48.8 46.3-51.3
65-74 1,881 776 46.4 43.5-49.2 1,105 53.6 50.8-56.5
75+ 1,448 507 38.3 35.2-41.6 941 61.7 58.4-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,377 816 34.1 31.6-36.6 1,561 65.9 63.4-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,210 1,776 43.8 42.0-45.8 2,434 56.2 54.2-58.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,585 1,556 46.0 43.9-48.0 2,029 54.0 52.0-56.1
College Graduate 4,176 1,521 37.7 35.9-39.6 2,655 62.3 60.4-64.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,690 477 29.5 26.6-32.6 1,213 70.5 67.4-73.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,454 782 32.4 30.1-34.9 1,672 67.6 65.1-69.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,683 679 42.3 39.4-45.2 1,004 57.7 54.8-60.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,923 902 47.5 44.8-50.3 1,021 52.5 49.7-55.2
$50,000-74,999 1,745 863 50.6 47.7-53.4 882 49.4 46.6-52.3
$75,000+ 1,964 962 47.4 44.7-50.1 1,002 52.6 49.9-55.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,613 1,818 43.0 41.1-44.8 2,795 57.0 55.2-58.9
No 9,529 3,778 40.2 38.9-41.4 5,751 59.8 58.6-61.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,804 1,018 57.3 54.5-60.1 786 42.7 39.9-45.5
Non-Veteran 12,402 4,585 38.0 36.9-39.1 7,817 62.0 60.9-63.1
Currently Serving 163 71 42.7 34.1-51.7 92 57.3 48.3-65.9

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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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