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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITE MALES

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 3,945 2,277 56.7 54.8-58.6 1,668 43.3 41.4-45.2
AGE
18-24 198 97 50.5 42.1-58.8 101 49.5 41.2-57.9
25-34 597 296 48.6 43.7-53.4 301 51.4 46.6-56.3
35-44 773 429 53.2 48.9-57.3 344 46.8 42.7-51.1
45-54 750 448 60.0 55.7-64.2 302 40.0 35.8-44.3
55-64 748 487 63.1 58.6-67.3 261 36.9 32.7-41.4
65-74 526 321 62.3 57.3-67.1 205 37.7 32.9-42.7
75+ 347 197 55.9 49.6-62.0 150 44.1 38.0-50.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 493 321 65.4 60.0-70.4 172 34.6 29.6-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,086 660 59.1 55.5-62.7 426 40.9 37.3-44.5
Some Post-H.S. 961 621 63.9 60.2-67.5 340 36.1 32.5-39.8
College Graduate 1,400 674 47.2 44.1-50.4 726 52.8 49.6-55.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 292 165 56.2 48.8-63.3 127 43.8 36.7-51.2
$15,000- 24,999 468 264 55.5 49.9-61.0 204 44.5 39.0-50.1
$25,000- 34,999 478 279 59.9 54.6-65.0 199 40.1 35.0-45.4
$35,000- 49,999 641 388 58.9 54.2-63.4 253 41.1 36.6-45.8
$50,000-74,999 621 361 58.5 53.9-63.0 260 41.5 37.0-46.1
$75,000+ 780 459 54.8 50.6-58.9 321 45.2 41.1-49.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,167 709 61.1 57.6-64.4 458 38.9 35.6-42.4
No 2,711 1,532 55.2 52.9-57.4 1,179 44.8 42.6-47.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,353 839 62.6 59.5-65.6 514 37.4 34.4-40.5
Non-Veteran 2,506 1,396 54.2 51.8-56.6 1,110 45.8 43.4-48.2
Currently Serving 85 42 43.9 32.6-56.0 43 56.1 44.0-67.4

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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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