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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITES

[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 4,661 1,464 30.1 28.5-31.8 3,197 69.9 68.2-71.5
GENDER
Male 2,255 856 34.9 32.6-37.3 1,399 65.1 62.7-67.4
Female 2,406 608 23.6 21.6-25.7 1,798 76.4 74.3-78.4
AGE
18-24 183 47 23.2 16.7-31.3 136 76.8 68.7-83.3
25-34 624 200 33.1 28.7-37.9 424 66.9 62.1-71.3
35-44 863 246 27.0 23.6-30.6 617 73.0 69.4-76.4
45-54 969 303 29.8 26.4-33.4 666 70.2 66.6-73.6
55-64 973 341 34.3 30.7-38.1 632 65.7 61.9-69.3
65-74 625 193 29.8 25.7-34.2 432 70.2 65.8-74.3
75+ 411 131 27.2 22.4-32.5 280 72.8 67.5-77.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 590 192 28.6 24.4-33.2 398 71.4 66.8-75.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,444 441 29.2 26.4-32.1 1,003 70.8 67.9-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,310 447 33.9 30.8-37.1 863 66.1 62.9-69.2
College Graduate 1,315 384 28.2 25.3-31.2 931 71.8 68.8-74.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 331 144 40.2 33.3-47.5 187 59.8 52.5-66.7
$15,000- 24,999 585 176 26.1 22.0-30.6 409 73.9 69.4-78.0
$25,000- 34,999 571 187 30.5 26.2-35.2 384 69.5 64.8-73.8
$35,000- 49,999 752 264 33.0 29.1-37.1 488 67.0 62.9-70.9
$50,000-74,999 742 225 31.3 27.4-35.5 517 68.7 64.5-72.6
$75,000+ 879 226 25.7 22.4-29.4 653 74.3 70.6-77.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,434 527 34.7 31.8-37.8 907 65.3 62.2-68.2
No 3,167 920 28.1 26.2-30.0 2,247 71.9 70.0-73.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 858 346 36.9 33.2-40.8 512 63.1 59.2-66.8
Non-Veteran 3,754 1,105 28.4 26.6-30.2 2,649 71.6 69.8-73.4
Currently Serving 49 13 22.5 12.3-37.5 36 77.5 62.5-87.7

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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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