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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 14,370 5,674 40.9 39.9-41.9 8,696 59.1 58.1-60.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,202 5,009 43.4 42.3-44.5 7,193 56.6 55.5-57.7
No 2,148 661 28.8 26.4-31.3 1,487 71.2 68.7-73.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 237 67 28.8 21.6-37.1 170 71.2 62.9-78.4
Recommended Range 4,898 1,831 37.4 35.7-39.1 3,067 62.6 60.9-64.3
Overweight 4,959 2,168 45.2 43.5-46.9 2,791 54.8 53.1-56.5
Obese 3,536 1,428 43.7 41.7-45.8 2,108 56.3 54.2-58.3
Current Smoker
No 11,111 4,281 39.8 38.7-41.0 6,830 60.2 59.0-61.3
Yes 3,215 1,378 44.4 42.2-46.6 1,837 55.6 53.4-57.8
Binge Drinker
No 13,153 5,127 40.5 39.4-41.5 8,026 59.5 58.5-60.6
Yes 1,032 469 44.9 41.2-48.7 563 55.1 51.3-58.8
Heavy Drinker
No 13,787 5,419 40.7 39.7-41.7 8,368 59.3 58.3-60.3
Yes 460 207 46.5 40.9-52.3 253 53.5 47.7-59.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,041 1,186 41.8 39.5-44.1 1,855 58.2 55.9-60.5
No 11,282 4,475 40.7 39.6-41.8 6,807 59.3 58.2-60.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,143 414 39.0 35.4-42.7 729 61.0 57.3-64.6
No 13,146 5,229 41.0 40.0-42.1 7,917 59.0 57.9-60.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,476 641 47.6 44.3-50.8 835 52.4 49.2-55.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 38 31.6 23.0-41.6 98 68.4 58.4-77.0
No 12,581 4,907 40.1 39.0-41.2 7,674 59.9 58.8-61.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 171 86 54.1 44.4-63.6 85 45.9 36.4-55.6

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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, 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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