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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

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
-Wake County 582 136 23.9 20.3-28.0 446 76.1 72.0-79.7
GENDER
Male 226 75 29.6 23.7-36.4 151 70.4 63.6-76.3
Female 356 61 18.2 14.2-23.1 295 81.8 76.9-85.8
RACE
White 421 113 29.6 24.9-34.8 308 70.4 65.2-75.1
Other 154 23 13.2 8.5-19.8 131 86.8 80.2-91.5
AGE
18-44 317 66 21.2 16.6-26.7 251 78.8 73.3-83.4
45+ 260 69 28.2 22.4-34.8 191 71.8 65.2-77.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 41 25.1 18.3-33.4 111 74.9 66.6-81.7
Some College + 428 95 23.6 19.3-28.4 333 76.4 71.6-80.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 210 40 19.7 14.2-26.8 170 80.3 73.2-85.8
$50,000+ 242 71 29.7 23.8-36.3 171 70.3 63.7-76.2

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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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