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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-MALES

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 989 611 60.3 56.5-63.9 378 39.7 36.1-43.5
RACE
White 845 533 61.7 57.6-65.6 312 38.3 34.4-42.4
African American 112 63 55.4 44.5-65.8 49 44.6 34.2-55.5
Asian 2 1 77.8 18.0-98.2 1 22.2 1.8-82.0
Native American 17 9 48.4 23.8-73.8 8 51.6 26.2-76.2
Other Minorities 9 2 11.5 2.6-39.0 7 88.5 61.0-97.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 5 68.4 27.2-92.6 2 31.6 7.4-72.8
-English Speaking 6 5 76.5 26.8-96.7 1 23.5 3.3-73.2
-Spanish Speaking 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 982 606 60.2 56.4-63.8 376 39.8 36.2-43.6
AGE
18-24 29 14 43.3 24.2-64.6 15 56.7 35.4-75.8
25-34 131 81 60.3 49.9-69.9 50 39.7 30.1-50.1
35-44 180 100 53.6 45.0-62.0 80 46.4 38.0-55.0
45-54 195 125 63.4 55.0-71.2 70 36.6 28.8-45.0
55-64 247 165 63.9 56.3-70.9 82 36.1 29.1-43.7
65-74 132 80 59.6 49.3-69.0 52 40.4 31.0-50.7
75+ 71 45 66.5 52.4-78.2 26 33.5 21.8-47.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 88 57.3 47.8-66.4 69 42.7 33.6-52.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 298 187 60.1 53.1-66.6 111 39.9 33.4-46.9
Some Post-H.S. 290 178 60.7 53.7-67.3 112 39.3 32.7-46.3
College Graduate 243 157 61.6 54.0-68.6 86 38.4 31.4-46.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 94 55 60.1 46.8-72.1 39 39.9 27.9-53.2
$15,000- 24,999 110 71 60.0 48.2-70.8 39 40.0 29.2-51.8
$25,000- 34,999 131 78 56.3 46.0-66.0 53 43.7 34.0-54.0
$35,000- 49,999 195 131 67.7 59.5-74.9 64 32.3 25.1-40.5
$50,000-74,999 158 96 60.0 50.7-68.6 62 40.0 31.4-49.3
$75,000+ 146 87 58.5 49.0-67.5 59 41.5 32.5-51.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 346 215 62.6 56.4-68.4 131 37.4 31.6-43.6
No 629 387 59.2 54.4-63.8 242 40.8 36.2-45.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 377 239 61.5 55.4-67.2 138 38.5 32.8-44.6
Non-Veteran 594 365 60.0 55.1-64.7 229 40.0 35.3-44.9
Currently Serving 18 7 42.2 19.3-69.0 11 57.8 31.0-80.7

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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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