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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITE MALES

[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 2,255 856 34.9 32.6-37.3 1,399 65.1 62.7-67.4
AGE
18-24 96 26 23.8 15.3-35.1 70 76.2 64.9-84.7
25-34 295 115 37.3 30.8-44.2 180 62.7 55.8-69.2
35-44 426 156 32.5 27.6-37.8 270 67.5 62.2-72.4
45-54 445 162 35.1 29.9-40.7 283 64.9 59.3-70.1
55-64 480 212 40.9 35.7-46.4 268 59.1 53.6-64.3
65-74 316 116 34.3 28.5-40.6 200 65.7 59.4-71.5
75+ 195 67 27.0 20.6-34.5 128 73.0 65.5-79.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 125 32.2 26.5-38.6 194 67.8 61.4-73.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 651 251 35.1 30.9-39.6 400 64.9 60.4-69.1
Some Post-H.S. 614 258 40.5 35.9-45.3 356 59.5 54.7-64.1
College Graduate 670 222 30.9 26.9-35.2 448 69.1 64.8-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 77 41.8 32.1-52.2 86 58.2 47.8-67.9
$15,000- 24,999 260 92 30.9 24.6-37.9 168 69.1 62.1-75.4
$25,000- 34,999 278 114 37.0 30.6-43.8 164 63.0 56.2-69.4
$35,000- 49,999 385 164 37.2 31.7-43.0 221 62.8 57.0-68.3
$50,000-74,999 360 138 38.8 33.0-44.9 222 61.2 55.1-67.0
$75,000+ 457 135 28.1 23.6-33.1 322 71.9 66.9-76.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 698 302 39.6 35.4-44.0 396 60.4 56.0-64.6
No 1,523 541 32.7 30.0-35.6 982 67.3 64.4-70.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 832 336 36.9 33.2-40.9 496 63.1 59.1-66.8
Non-Veteran 1,381 509 34.1 31.1-37.1 872 65.9 62.9-68.9
Currently Serving 42 11 21.6 11.1-37.8 31 78.4 62.2-88.9

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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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