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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

[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%)
TOTAL 5,512 1,716 29.9 28.4-31.4 3,796 70.1 68.6-71.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,865 1,494 29.5 28.0-31.1 3,371 70.5 68.9-72.0
No 643 220 32.3 27.9-37.0 423 67.7 63.0-72.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 65 15 19.9 10.4-34.8 50 80.1 65.2-89.6
Recommended Range 1,768 510 27.2 24.8-29.8 1,258 72.8 70.2-75.2
Overweight 2,113 661 29.8 27.5-32.2 1,452 70.2 67.8-72.5
Obese 1,391 477 34.0 31.0-37.1 914 66.0 62.9-69.0
Current Smoker
No 4,147 1,231 28.6 26.9-30.3 2,916 71.4 69.7-73.1
Yes 1,351 482 33.9 30.9-37.1 869 66.1 62.9-69.1
Binge Drinker
No 4,972 1,487 28.6 27.1-30.2 3,485 71.4 69.8-72.9
Yes 462 200 40.3 35.0-45.8 262 59.7 54.2-65.0
Heavy Drinker
No 5,258 1,604 29.1 27.6-30.6 3,654 70.9 69.4-72.4
Yes 206 89 44.6 36.4-53.1 117 55.4 46.9-63.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,146 418 35.3 32.0-38.8 728 64.7 61.2-68.0
No 4,354 1,294 28.5 26.9-30.2 3,060 71.5 69.8-73.1
Current Asthma
Yes 399 129 29.9 24.8-35.7 270 70.1 64.3-75.2
No 5,083 1,578 29.9 28.4-31.4 3,505 70.1 68.6-71.6
Diabetes
Yes 623 204 30.6 26.4-35.2 419 69.4 64.8-73.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 35 10 23.4 11.4-42.1 25 76.6 57.9-88.6
No 4,769 1,470 29.7 28.2-31.3 3,299 70.3 68.7-71.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 83 31 35.1 23.6-48.6 52 64.9 51.4-76.4

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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, 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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