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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 14,370 5,674 40.9 39.9-41.9 8,696 59.1 58.1-60.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 385 158 45.6 39.9-51.5 227 54.4 48.5-60.1
Buncombe 353 134 38.5 32.9-44.3 219 61.5 55.7-67.1
Cabarrus 413 144 36.2 31.2-41.6 269 63.8 58.4-68.8
Catawba 356 140 41.7 35.8-47.8 216 58.3 52.2-64.2
Cumberland 429 157 40.2 34.9-45.7 272 59.8 54.3-65.1
Davidson 367 166 48.3 42.0-54.5 201 51.7 45.5-58.0
Durham 401 86 22.1 17.8-27.1 315 77.9 72.9-82.2
Forsyth 431 133 35.2 30.1-40.5 298 64.8 59.5-69.9
Gaston 355 144 43.1 37.3-49.0 211 56.9 51.0-62.7
Guilford 409 129 35.6 30.4-41.2 280 64.4 58.8-69.6
Iredell 403 177 47.9 42.1-53.7 226 52.1 46.3-57.9
Johnston 460 180 41.0 35.6-46.7 280 59.0 53.3-64.4
Mecklenburg 618 150 25.4 21.7-29.5 468 74.6 70.5-78.3
New Hanover 352 111 36.3 30.6-42.4 241 63.7 57.6-69.4
Onslow 373 149 43.6 38.0-49.4 224 56.4 50.6-62.0
Orange 403 95 25.7 21.0-31.1 308 74.3 68.9-79.0
Pitt 368 132 39.6 34.0-45.5 236 60.4 54.5-66.0
Randolph 337 152 44.9 38.9-51.1 185 55.1 48.9-61.1
Robeson 359 163 49.5 43.6-55.5 196 50.5 44.5-56.4
Rowan 423 193 46.6 41.1-52.1 230 53.4 47.9-58.9
Union 408 163 41.8 36.2-47.7 245 58.2 52.3-63.8
Wake 582 136 23.9 20.3-28.0 446 76.1 72.0-79.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 341 133 41.1 35.3-47.2 208 58.9 52.8-64.7
Northeast Partnership II 463 193 42.6 37.6-47.8 270 57.4 52.2-62.4
Northeast Partnership I 384 173 50.4 44.6-56.1 211 49.6 43.9-55.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 350 157 47.2 41.0-53.4 193 52.8 46.6-59.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 452 202 45.4 40.0-50.8 250 54.6 49.2-60.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 389 161 42.9 37.5-48.5 228 57.1 51.5-62.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 185 50.3 44.7-55.8 202 49.7 44.2-55.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 440 173 40.3 35.2-45.8 267 59.7 54.2-64.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 515 239 48.2 43.2-53.3 276 51.8 46.7-56.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 345 176 54.5 48.6-60.2 169 45.5 39.8-51.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 340 190 56.6 49.7-63.2 150 43.4 36.8-50.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 408 219 56.6 50.9-62.0 189 43.4 38.0-49.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 571 281 53.9 48.9-58.9 290 46.1 41.1-51.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 955 409 44.6 40.9-48.3 546 55.4 51.7-59.1
No 13,415 5,265 40.6 39.6-41.7 8,150 59.4 58.3-60.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,809 1,948 43.1 41.4-44.8 2,861 56.9 55.2-58.6
Piedmont 7,997 2,962 36.7 35.4-38.0 5,035 63.3 62.0-64.6
Western NC 1,564 764 52.0 49.0-55.1 800 48.0 44.9-51.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 903 402 49.3 45.2-53.3 501 50.7 46.7-54.8
Northwest 2,767 1,256 49.3 47.0-51.6 1,511 50.7 48.4-53.0
Charlotte 2,123 771 35.3 32.9-37.8 1,352 64.7 62.2-67.1
Greensboro 1,866 690 39.8 37.0-42.6 1,176 60.2 57.4-63.0
Southern Regional 1,513 641 45.8 42.8-48.9 872 54.2 51.1-57.2
Coastal 716 254 38.5 34.4-42.8 462 61.5 57.2-65.6
Wake 1,987 660 30.2 27.7-32.8 1,327 69.8 67.2-72.3
Area L 572 231 43.5 38.8-48.4 341 56.5 51.6-61.2
Eastern 1,819 749 43.5 40.8-46.3 1,070 56.5 53.7-59.2

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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