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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Firearms

[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%)
North Carolina 5,512 1,716 29.9 28.4-31.4 3,796 70.1 68.6-71.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 152 47 28.3 21.2-36.6 105 71.7 63.4-78.8
Buncombe 130 35 24.6 17.5-33.5 95 75.4 66.5-82.5
Cabarrus 142 46 28.2 21.1-36.6 96 71.8 63.4-78.9
Catawba 136 42 26.9 19.5-36.0 94 73.1 64.0-80.5
Cumberland 152 57 37.6 29.3-46.8 95 62.4 53.2-70.7
Davidson 162 48 29.5 21.8-38.5 114 70.5 61.5-78.2
Durham 85 23 29.2 19.3-41.5 62 70.8 58.5-80.7
Forsyth 128 47 34.2 25.8-43.8 81 65.8 56.2-74.2
Gaston 140 50 32.8 24.8-41.9 90 67.2 58.1-75.2
Guilford 127 36 26.4 19.0-35.3 91 73.6 64.7-81.0
Iredell 174 61 38.5 29.6-48.2 113 61.5 51.8-70.4
Johnston 172 52 28.5 21.0-37.4 120 71.5 62.6-79.0
Mecklenburg 146 50 31.4 23.8-40.2 96 68.6 59.8-76.2
New Hanover 110 35 32.1 23.2-42.6 75 67.9 57.4-76.8
Onslow 148 33 21.8 15.4-30.0 115 78.2 70.0-84.6
Orange 91 26 29.6 19.6-42.0 65 70.4 58.0-80.4
Pitt 130 44 31.7 23.6-41.0 86 68.3 59.0-76.4
Randolph 148 52 34.4 26.3-43.4 96 65.6 56.6-73.7
Robeson 153 61 39.5 31.2-48.4 92 60.5 51.6-68.8
Rowan 186 51 23.6 17.8-30.6 135 76.4 69.4-82.2
Union 155 38 22.1 15.5-30.5 117 77.9 69.5-84.5
Wake 130 37 25.4 18.3-34.1 93 74.6 65.9-81.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 132 39 30.5 22.3-40.0 93 69.5 60.0-77.7
Northeast Partnership II 187 51 24.1 18.2-31.1 136 75.9 68.9-81.8
Northeast Partnership I 169 53 31.3 23.9-39.9 116 68.7 60.1-76.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 153 51 32.4 24.7-41.2 102 67.6 58.8-75.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 197 56 24.5 18.5-31.6 141 75.5 68.4-81.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 152 47 35.7 27.6-44.8 105 64.3 55.2-72.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 181 57 30.4 23.8-38.1 124 69.6 61.9-76.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 171 51 31.7 24.5-39.9 120 68.3 60.1-75.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 232 69 29.8 23.4-37.1 163 70.2 62.9-76.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 171 55 32.9 25.6-41.0 116 67.1 59.0-74.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 182 57 27.0 20.7-34.4 125 73.0 65.6-79.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 214 72 32.9 26.2-40.4 142 67.1 59.6-73.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 274 87 28.0 22.1-34.6 187 72.0 65.4-77.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 399 116 27.8 23.1-33.0 283 72.2 67.0-76.9
No 5,113 1,600 30.0 28.5-31.6 3,513 70.0 68.4-71.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,889 576 29.8 27.4-32.3 1,313 70.2 67.7-72.6
Piedmont 2,883 913 30.4 28.4-32.5 1,970 69.6 67.5-71.6
Western NC 740 227 28.5 24.7-32.5 513 71.5 67.5-75.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 392 120 27.3 22.4-32.9 272 72.7 67.1-77.6
Northwest 1,218 389 31.5 28.4-34.9 829 68.5 65.1-71.6
Charlotte 749 233 28.9 25.1-32.9 516 71.1 67.1-74.9
Greensboro 672 203 29.3 25.3-33.7 469 70.7 66.3-74.7
Southern Regional 618 213 33.1 28.9-37.7 405 66.9 62.3-71.1
Coastal 244 75 31.2 25.0-38.1 169 68.8 61.9-75.0
Wake 639 203 29.9 25.7-34.5 436 70.1 65.5-74.3
Area L 227 71 29.1 22.9-36.1 156 70.9 63.9-77.1
Eastern 734 202 26.9 23.2-30.9 532 73.1 69.1-76.8

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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, 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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