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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITES

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 10,727 4,800 47.7 46.5-48.8 5,927 52.3 51.2-53.5
GENDER
Male 3,945 2,277 56.7 54.8-58.6 1,668 43.3 41.4-45.2
Female 6,782 2,523 39.4 38.0-40.8 4,259 60.6 59.2-62.0
AGE
18-24 501 188 40.3 35.0-45.8 313 59.7 54.2-65.0
25-34 1,545 637 42.1 39.0-45.1 908 57.9 54.9-61.0
35-44 1,981 881 47.0 44.3-49.7 1,100 53.0 50.3-55.7
45-54 2,022 991 51.8 49.1-54.5 1,031 48.2 45.5-50.9
55-64 1,932 1,011 54.9 52.1-57.7 921 45.1 42.3-47.9
65-74 1,509 652 48.8 45.7-51.9 857 51.2 48.1-54.3
75+ 1,206 427 38.7 35.2-42.2 779 61.3 57.8-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,371 604 48.9 45.4-52.3 767 51.1 47.7-54.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,076 1,498 51.8 49.6-54.0 1,578 48.2 46.0-50.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,756 1,341 52.4 50.1-54.7 1,415 47.6 45.3-49.9
College Graduate 3,511 1,355 40.4 38.4-42.4 2,156 59.6 57.6-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,013 343 38.8 34.8-43.1 670 61.2 56.9-65.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,535 606 43.5 40.3-46.7 929 56.5 53.3-59.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,245 583 50.7 47.3-54.1 662 49.3 45.9-52.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,531 775 51.7 48.6-54.7 756 48.3 45.3-51.4
$50,000-74,999 1,493 758 53.3 50.2-56.3 735 46.7 43.7-49.8
$75,000+ 1,761 894 49.4 46.6-52.3 867 50.6 47.7-53.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,398 1,484 48.7 46.5-50.8 1,914 51.3 49.2-53.5
No 7,182 3,254 47.3 45.9-48.7 3,928 52.7 51.3-54.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,452 868 61.4 58.4-64.3 584 38.6 35.7-41.6
Non-Veteran 9,170 3,883 45.0 43.8-46.3 5,287 55.0 53.7-56.2
Currently Serving 104 49 43.2 32.7-54.4 55 56.8 45.6-67.3

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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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