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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,782 2,523 39.4 38.0-40.8 4,259 60.6 59.2-62.0
AGE
18-24 303 91 30.3 24.5-36.9 212 69.7 63.1-75.5
25-34 948 341 35.7 32.2-39.4 607 64.3 60.6-67.8
35-44 1,208 452 41.1 37.7-44.6 756 58.9 55.4-62.3
45-54 1,272 543 44.9 41.5-48.3 729 55.1 51.7-58.5
55-64 1,184 524 46.4 42.9-49.8 660 53.6 50.2-57.1
65-74 983 331 36.5 32.9-40.3 652 63.5 59.7-67.1
75+ 859 230 26.6 23.2-30.4 629 73.4 69.6-76.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 878 283 32.9 29.1-36.8 595 67.1 63.2-70.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,990 838 45.4 42.7-48.2 1,152 54.6 51.8-57.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,795 720 42.9 40.1-45.8 1,075 57.1 54.2-59.9
College Graduate 2,111 681 33.5 31.1-35.9 1,430 66.5 64.1-68.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 721 178 26.2 22.3-30.5 543 73.8 69.5-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,067 342 34.2 30.7-37.8 725 65.8 62.2-69.3
$25,000- 34,999 767 304 42.1 37.8-46.4 463 57.9 53.6-62.2
$35,000- 49,999 890 387 44.5 40.6-48.4 503 55.5 51.6-59.4
$50,000-74,999 872 397 47.6 43.6-51.6 475 52.4 48.4-56.4
$75,000+ 981 435 43.2 39.6-47.0 546 56.8 53.0-60.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,231 775 38.3 35.8-40.9 1,456 61.7 59.1-64.2
No 4,471 1,722 39.9 38.1-41.6 2,749 60.1 58.4-61.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 99 29 34.5 24.0-46.8 70 65.5 53.2-76.0
Non-Veteran 6,664 2,487 39.4 38.0-40.9 4,177 60.6 59.1-62.0
Currently Serving 19 7 37.5 16.4-64.6 12 62.5 35.4-83.6

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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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