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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITE MALES

Are any of these loaded firearms also unlocked? By "unlocked" we mean you do not need a key or combination to get the gun or to fire it. We don't count a safety as a lock.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 845 533 61.7 57.6-65.6 312 38.3 34.4-42.4
AGE
18-24 24 13 46.6 25.1-69.4 11 53.4 30.6-74.9
25-34 115 75 62.2 50.9-72.3 40 37.8 27.7-49.1
35-44 155 91 56.8 47.5-65.7 64 43.2 34.3-52.5
45-54 162 104 64.8 55.4-73.2 58 35.2 26.8-44.6
55-64 211 140 63.3 55.0-71.0 71 36.7 29.0-45.0
65-74 114 71 61.8 50.9-71.7 43 38.2 28.3-49.1
75+ 62 39 67.6 52.8-79.6 23 32.4 20.4-47.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 68 58.7 47.9-68.7 56 41.3 31.3-52.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 247 162 63.6 55.8-70.7 85 36.4 29.3-44.2
Some Post-H.S. 256 161 62.2 54.7-69.1 95 37.8 30.9-45.3
College Graduate 218 142 60.6 52.6-68.0 76 39.4 32.0-47.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 44 63.2 48.3-76.0 31 36.8 24.0-51.7
$15,000- 24,999 89 59 63.0 49.4-74.9 30 37.0 25.1-50.6
$25,000- 34,999 111 71 60.4 49.0-70.8 40 39.6 29.2-51.0
$35,000- 49,999 163 115 70.7 61.8-78.3 48 29.3 21.7-38.2
$50,000-74,999 137 84 61.0 51.0-70.1 53 39.0 29.9-49.0
$75,000+ 135 81 58.3 48.3-67.7 54 41.7 32.3-51.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 295 181 63.9 57.2-70.0 114 36.1 30.0-42.8
No 539 345 60.7 55.6-65.7 194 39.3 34.3-44.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 331 213 62.6 56.2-68.7 118 37.4 31.3-43.8
Non-Veteran 503 317 61.8 56.5-66.9 186 38.2 33.1-43.5
Currently Serving 11 3 17.9 5.1-47.0 8 82.1 53.0-94.9

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having loaded 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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