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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Firearms

The next 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: bu t not BB guns, starter pistols,
or guns that cannot fire. 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 9,087 3,924 41.6 39.7-43.4 5,163 58.4 56.6-60.3
-Eastern NC 2,439 1,068 43.7 40.1-47.3 1,371 56.3 52.7-59.9
GENDER
Male 815 456 50.1 44.1-56.2 359 49.9 43.8-55.9
Female 1,624 612 37.8 33.7-42.1 1,012 62.2 57.9-66.3
RACE
White 1,655 828 52.6 48.2-56.9 827 47.4 43.1-51.8
African American 525 132 23.8 17.5-31.4 393 76.2 68.6-82.5
Other minorities 244 105 30.5 21.2-41.8 139 69.5 58.2-78.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,320 1,037 45.7 42.0-49.5 1,283 54.3 50.5-58.0
AGE
18-34 269 115 41.3 33.1-50.0 154 58.7 50.0-66.9
35-54 725 313 42.5 36.6-48.5 412 57.5 51.5-63.4
55-64 577 283 51.2 44.4-57.9 294 48.8 42.1-55.6
65-74 453 204 45.3 38.4-52.3 249 54.7 47.7-61.6
75+ 386 142 41.6 33.5-50.2 244 58.4 49.8-66.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 97 24.9 18.2-33.1 210 75.1 66.9-81.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 736 305 46.0 39.3-52.9 431 54.0 47.1-60.7
Some Post-H.S. 653 314 49.5 42.8-56.2 339 50.5 43.8-57.2
College Graduate 738 351 47.7 41.7-53.7 387 52.3 46.3-58.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 91 22.8 16.0-31.4 228 77.2 68.6-84.0
$15,000- 24,999 384 130 31.9 24.3-40.6 254 68.1 59.4-75.7
$25,000- 34,999 244 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 342 162 46.7 37.6-56.0 180 53.3 44.0-62.4
$50,000+ 753 437 63.3 57.1-69.2 316 36.7 30.8-42.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 808 355 46.9 41.2-52.6 453 53.1 47.4-58.8
No 1,620 710 42.6 38.3-47.1 910 57.4 52.9-61.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 402 244 61.5 53.3-69.1 158 38.5 30.9-46.7
Non-Veteran 2,037 824 40.4 36.5-44.4 1,213 59.6 55.6-63.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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