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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont Western North Carolina**

Firearms

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%)
North Carolina 14,370 5,674 40.9 39.9-41.9 8,696 59.1 58.1-60.1
-Piedmont NC 7,997 2,962 36.7 35.4-38.0 5,035 63.3 62.0-64.6
GENDER
Male 2,952 1,457 44.9 42.7-47.1 1,495 55.1 52.9-57.3
Female 5,045 1,505 29.0 27.5-30.6 3,540 71.0 69.4-72.5
RACE
White 6,174 2,602 43.7 42.2-45.3 3,572 56.3 54.7-57.8
African American 1,304 295 22.4 19.8-25.3 1,009 77.6 74.7-80.2
Other Minorities 71 6 8.7 3.4-20.4 65 91.3 79.6-96.6
AGE
18-24 405 106 25.1 20.2-30.6 299 74.9 69.4-79.8
25-34 1,337 401 28.0 25.2-31.0 936 72.0 69.0-74.8
35-44 1,584 540 33.2 30.4-36.1 1,044 66.8 63.9-69.6
45-54 1,498 619 42.5 39.4-45.6 879 57.5 54.4-60.6
55-64 1,341 613 45.7 42.3-49.1 728 54.3 50.9-57.7
65-74 998 411 44.9 41.0-48.9 587 55.1 51.1-59.0
75+ 800 259 35.0 30.9-39.5 541 65.0 60.5-69.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,262 413 31.4 28.2-34.8 849 68.6 65.2-71.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,208 918 41.6 39.0-44.2 1,290 58.4 55.8-61.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,920 793 41.8 39.0-44.6 1,127 58.2 55.4-61.0
College Graduate 2,597 837 32.1 29.9-34.3 1,760 67.9 65.7-70.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 831 220 27.0 23.1-31.3 611 73.0 68.7-76.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,257 364 26.9 24.0-30.1 893 73.1 69.9-76.0
$25,000- 34,999 891 343 38.7 34.8-42.8 548 61.3 57.2-65.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,055 469 43.3 39.7-47.0 586 56.7 53.0-60.3
$50,000-74,999 1,042 482 46.7 43.0-50.4 560 53.3 49.6-57.0
$75,000+ 1,285 552 40.6 37.3-43.9 733 59.4 56.1-62.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,377 891 39.4 36.9-42.0 1,486 60.6 58.0-63.1
No 5,496 2,031 35.9 34.3-37.4 3,465 64.1 62.6-65.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 927 519 54.9 51.0-58.8 408 45.1 41.2-49.0
Non-Veteran 7,042 2,429 33.8 32.4-35.2 4,613 66.2 64.8-67.6
Currently Serving 27 14 51.1 31.2-70.7 13 48.9 29.3-68.8

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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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