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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-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 5,228 2,731 49.1 47.5-50.8 2,497 50.9 49.2-52.5
RACE
White 3,945 2,277 56.7 54.8-58.6 1,668 43.3 41.4-45.2
African American 841 352 38.6 34.8-42.5 489 61.4 57.5-65.2
Asian 39 5 11.6 4.0-29.0 34 88.4 71.0-96.0
Native American 85 56 67.1 52.8-78.8 29 32.9 21.2-47.2
Other Minorities 293 33 9.1 6.1-13.3 260 90.9 86.7-93.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 298 40 10.4 7.2-14.9 258 89.6 85.1-92.8
-English Speaking 99 32 31.5 21.5-43.5 67 68.5 56.5-78.5
-Spanish Speaking 199 8 3.2 1.4- 6.9 191 96.8 93.1-98.6
Non-Hispanic 4,923 2,689 52.9 51.3-54.6 2,234 47.1 45.4-48.7
AGE
18-24 325 118 32.9 27.0-39.4 207 67.1 60.6-73.0
25-34 873 352 36.4 32.6-40.3 521 63.6 59.7-67.4
35-44 1,043 513 45.9 42.3-49.6 530 54.1 50.4-57.7
45-54 978 543 53.7 49.9-57.6 435 46.3 42.4-50.1
55-64 942 582 60.0 56.1-63.9 360 40.0 36.1-43.9
65-74 640 383 61.1 56.5-65.5 257 38.9 34.5-43.5
75+ 416 236 56.0 50.3-61.6 180 44.0 38.4-49.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 904 446 42.1 38.1-46.2 458 57.9 53.8-61.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,486 815 51.9 48.7-55.0 671 48.1 45.0-51.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,218 718 57.0 53.6-60.4 500 43.0 39.6-46.4
College Graduate 1,610 749 45.2 42.3-48.2 861 54.8 51.8-57.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 489 230 41.3 35.6-47.2 259 58.7 52.8-64.4
$15,000- 24,999 794 355 39.8 35.7-44.0 439 60.2 56.0-64.3
$25,000- 34,999 639 331 50.5 45.9-55.1 308 49.5 44.9-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 799 460 55.1 50.9-59.2 339 44.9 40.8-49.1
$50,000-74,999 746 420 55.6 51.4-59.8 326 44.4 40.2-48.6
$75,000+ 874 498 52.9 48.9-56.9 376 47.1 43.1-51.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,574 873 53.3 50.2-56.4 701 46.7 43.6-49.8
No 3,565 1,814 47.7 45.7-49.7 1,751 52.3 50.3-54.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,641 976 59.1 56.2-62.0 665 40.9 38.0-43.8
Non-Veteran 3,455 1,693 45.1 43.1-47.2 1,762 54.9 52.8-56.9
Currently Serving 131 62 44.2 34.8-54.0 69 55.8 46.0-65.2

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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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