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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Firearms

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%)
North Carolina 1,695 995 57.4 54.5-60.3 700 42.6 39.7-45.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 47 33 69.6 54.0-81.7 14 30.4 18.3-46.0
Buncombe 35 22 59.9 41.1-76.2 13 40.1 23.8-58.9
Cabarrus 43 23 53.8 37.5-69.3 20 46.2 30.7-62.5
Catawba 42 27 72.1 55.7-84.2 15 27.9 15.8-44.3
Cumberland 57 34 57.7 42.4-71.6 23 42.3 28.4-57.6
Davidson 48 25 44.4 29.4-60.5 23 55.6 39.5-70.6
Durham 22 12 53.7 31.0-75.0 10 46.3 25.0-69.0
Forsyth 47 31 68.6 52.1-81.4 16 31.4 18.6-47.9
Gaston 50 22 47.0 31.8-62.7 28 53.0 37.3-68.2
Guilford 36 20 59.8 42.5-75.0 16 40.2 25.0-57.5
Iredell 61 33 55.3 38.7-70.7 28 44.7 29.3-61.3
Johnston 52 26 48.7 32.3-65.3 26 51.3 34.7-67.7
Mecklenburg 49 37 79.0 64.0-88.8 12 21.0 11.2-36.0
New Hanover 35 21 53.2 34.5-71.1 14 46.8 28.9-65.5
Onslow 33 20 58.3 39.1-75.3 13 41.7 24.7-60.9
Orange 26 14 46.2 25.3-68.7 12 53.8 31.3-74.7
Pitt 44 21 41.8 27.4-57.9 23 58.2 42.1-72.6
Randolph 50 35 70.1 53.6-82.6 15 29.9 17.4-46.4
Robeson 60 38 68.1 54.4-79.3 22 31.9 20.7-45.6
Rowan 50 35 68.7 53.0-81.1 15 31.3 18.9-47.0
Union 35 19 61.8 44.1-76.8 16 38.2 23.2-55.9
Wake 37 17 41.7 26.0-59.3 20 58.3 40.7-74.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 39 28 74.7 57.9-86.3 11 25.3 13.7-42.1
Northeast Partnership II 50 35 66.7 50.9-79.4 15 33.3 20.6-49.1
Northeast Partnership I 53 31 62.0 46.7-75.2 22 38.0 24.8-53.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 50 30 61.0 45.4-74.6 20 39.0 25.4-54.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 55 33 56.5 41.2-70.7 22 43.5 29.3-58.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 47 25 46.9 32.0-62.4 22 53.1 37.6-68.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 55 31 55.7 41.4-69.1 24 44.3 30.9-58.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 49 28 54.7 39.5-69.0 21 45.3 31.0-60.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 68 37 47.3 34.0-61.0 31 52.7 39.0-66.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 54 30 49.4 35.3-63.7 24 50.6 36.3-64.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 57 34 57.6 43.2-70.8 23 42.4 29.2-56.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 72 36 51.5 38.3-64.5 36 48.5 35.5-61.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 87 52 56.1 43.3-68.2 35 43.9 31.8-56.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 115 74 64.6 54.3-73.7 41 35.4 26.3-45.7
No 1,580 921 57.0 53.9-60.0 659 43.0 40.0-46.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 573 339 58.3 53.4-63.1 234 41.7 36.9-46.6
Piedmont 896 529 58.7 54.7-62.6 367 41.3 37.4-45.3
Western NC 226 127 52.0 44.1-59.9 99 48.0 40.1-55.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 120 72 55.5 44.5-66.0 48 44.5 34.0-55.5
Northwest 387 226 54.6 48.3-60.8 161 45.4 39.2-51.7
Charlotte 225 124 61.4 53.5-68.8 101 38.6 31.2-46.5
Greensboro 200 125 61.8 53.3-69.5 75 38.2 30.5-46.7
Southern Regional 211 123 56.1 47.9-64.0 88 43.9 36.0-52.1
Coastal 75 44 53.6 40.9-65.9 31 46.4 34.1-59.1
Wake 199 110 51.0 42.4-59.5 89 49.0 40.5-57.6
Area L 71 42 60.8 47.6-72.6 29 39.2 27.4-52.4
Eastern 200 124 63.2 55.0-70.6 76 36.8 29.4-45.0

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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, 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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