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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 1,695 995 57.4 54.5-60.3 700 42.6 39.7-45.5
GENDER
Male 989 611 60.3 56.5-63.9 378 39.7 36.1-43.5
Female 706 384 51.5 47.0-56.1 322 48.5 43.9-53.0
RACE
White 1,446 865 58.4 55.3-61.5 581 41.6 38.5-44.7
African American 189 97 51.3 42.6-59.8 92 48.7 40.2-57.4
Asian 2 1 77.8 18.0-98.2 1 22.2 1.8-82.0
Native American 39 23 57.5 38.5-74.5 16 42.5 25.5-61.5
Other Minorities 13 4 34.5 9.8-71.8 9 65.5 28.2-90.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 12 62.8 35.8-83.7 7 37.2 16.3-64.2
-English Speaking 16 10 55.7 28.6-79.9 6 44.3 20.1-71.4
-Spanish Speaking 3 2 83.9 27.6-98.6 1 16.1 1.4-72.4
Non-Hispanic 1,676 983 57.3 54.4-60.2 693 42.7 39.8-45.6
AGE
18-24 56 25 42.9 28.4-58.7 31 57.1 41.3-71.6
25-34 225 118 53.3 45.3-61.1 107 46.7 38.9-54.7
35-44 284 157 52.0 45.1-58.9 127 48.0 41.1-54.9
45-54 356 220 59.8 53.4-65.8 136 40.2 34.2-46.6
55-64 393 244 61.6 55.5-67.4 149 38.4 32.6-44.5
65-74 227 138 59.0 51.0-66.5 89 41.0 33.5-49.0
75+ 149 92 65.7 55.9-74.4 57 34.3 25.6-44.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 145 57.3 49.6-64.7 108 42.7 35.3-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 509 304 57.6 52.3-62.8 205 42.4 37.2-47.7
Some Post-H.S. 505 285 55.7 50.3-61.1 220 44.3 38.9-49.7
College Graduate 427 260 59.0 53.2-64.6 167 41.0 35.4-46.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 183 114 62.9 53.5-71.4 69 37.1 28.6-46.5
$15,000- 24,999 221 139 60.7 52.1-68.8 82 39.3 31.2-47.9
$25,000- 34,999 211 123 55.4 47.2-63.3 88 44.6 36.7-52.8
$35,000- 49,999 301 187 61.7 55.1-68.0 114 38.3 32.0-44.9
$50,000-74,999 253 145 57.6 50.1-64.7 108 42.4 35.3-49.9
$75,000+ 241 131 54.5 46.9-61.9 110 45.5 38.1-53.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 608 368 60.5 55.6-65.1 240 39.5 34.9-44.4
No 1,066 614 55.9 52.2-59.6 452 44.1 40.4-47.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 389 245 61.3 55.3-66.9 144 38.7 33.1-44.7
Non-Veteran 1,286 741 56.2 52.8-59.6 545 43.8 40.4-47.2
Currently Serving 20 9 46.3 23.4-70.9 11 53.7 29.1-76.6

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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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