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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-MALES

[Please include weapons such as pistols, shotguns, and rifles: but not BB guns, starter pistols, or guns that cannot fire. Include those kept in a garage,outdoor storage area, or motor vehicle.]

Are any of these firearms now loaded?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,704 1,000 34.2 32.1-36.4 1,704 65.8 63.6-67.9
RACE
White 2,255 856 34.9 32.6-37.3 1,399 65.1 62.7-67.4
African American 349 112 32.5 27.0-38.6 237 67.5 61.4-73.0
Asian 5 2 27.8 4.6-75.5 3 72.2 24.5-95.4
Native American 54 17 25.4 14.4-40.8 37 74.6 59.2-85.6
Other Minorities 33 9 22.6 11.1-40.6 24 77.4 59.4-88.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 8 17.7 8.2-34.0 31 82.3 66.0-91.8
-English Speaking 31 7 20.6 9.0-40.4 24 79.4 59.6-91.0
-Spanish Speaking 8 1 7.7 1.0-41.6 7 92.3 58.4-99.0
Non-Hispanic 2,664 992 34.5 32.4-36.7 1,672 65.5 63.3-67.6
AGE
18-24 117 31 22.4 15.0-32.2 86 77.6 67.8-85.0
25-34 351 131 35.7 29.8-41.9 220 64.3 58.1-70.2
35-44 509 181 31.8 27.3-36.6 328 68.2 63.4-72.7
45-54 540 195 35.2 30.5-40.2 345 64.8 59.8-69.5
55-64 573 248 40.8 36.0-45.8 325 59.2 54.2-64.0
65-74 377 134 33.1 27.8-38.8 243 66.9 61.2-72.2
75+ 233 76 25.9 20.1-32.6 157 74.1 67.4-79.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 442 158 31.0 26.1-36.3 284 69.0 63.7-73.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 804 302 34.1 30.4-38.1 502 65.9 61.9-69.6
Some Post-H.S. 710 292 39.9 35.6-44.3 418 60.1 55.7-64.4
College Graduate 745 247 31.0 27.2-35.1 498 69.0 64.9-72.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 228 96 37.5 29.8-46.0 132 62.5 54.0-70.2
$15,000- 24,999 350 113 28.9 23.6-34.8 237 71.1 65.2-76.4
$25,000- 34,999 329 134 36.7 30.8-42.9 195 63.3 57.1-69.2
$35,000- 49,999 457 196 37.6 32.6-43.0 261 62.4 57.0-67.4
$50,000-74,999 418 159 38.4 33.1-44.1 259 61.6 55.9-66.9
$75,000+ 496 146 28.7 24.3-33.5 350 71.3 66.5-75.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 859 353 38.7 34.9-42.6 506 61.3 57.4-65.1
No 1,804 631 32.1 29.6-34.8 1,173 67.9 65.2-70.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 969 382 36.3 32.8-39.9 587 63.7 60.1-67.2
Non-Veteran 1,673 600 33.3 30.7-36.1 1,073 66.7 63.9-69.3
Currently Serving 62 18 27.3 16.4-41.8 44 72.7 58.2-83.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having 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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