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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 1,695 995 57.4 54.5-60.3 700 42.6 39.7-45.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,477 856 56.7 53.6-59.8 621 43.3 40.2-46.4
No 217 138 61.6 53.1-69.4 79 38.4 30.6-46.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 10 57.0 25.0-84.1 5 43.0 15.9-75.0
Recommended Range 508 306 57.6 52.2-62.8 202 42.4 37.2-47.8
Overweight 652 376 55.6 50.9-60.3 276 44.4 39.7-49.1
Obese 469 277 60.6 55.1-65.8 192 39.4 34.2-44.9
Current Smoker
No 1,212 731 60.0 56.6-63.3 481 40.0 36.7-43.4
Yes 480 262 50.9 45.3-56.4 218 49.1 43.6-54.7
Binge Drinker
No 1,469 853 57.2 54.1-60.3 616 42.8 39.7-45.9
Yes 199 123 55.9 47.2-64.2 76 44.1 35.8-52.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,586 918 56.6 53.5-59.6 668 43.4 40.4-46.5
Yes 89 64 67.8 54.3-78.9 25 32.2 21.1-45.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 411 265 63.9 58.0-69.5 146 36.1 30.5-42.0
No 1,280 728 55.5 52.1-58.8 552 44.5 41.2-47.9
Current Asthma
Yes 126 73 55.5 44.8-65.8 53 44.5 34.2-55.2
No 1,560 914 57.3 54.3-60.3 646 42.7 39.7-45.7
Diabetes
Yes 201 120 57.6 49.0-65.7 81 42.4 34.3-51.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 10 4 37.7 11.6-73.7 6 62.3 26.3-88.4
No 1,453 851 57.3 54.1-60.4 602 42.7 39.6-45.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 30 19 67.0 43.8-84.1 11 33.0 15.9-56.2

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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, 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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