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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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: 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 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,364 365 23.9 20.2-28.1 999 76.1 71.9-79.8
GENDER
Male 403 162 34.2 27.3-41.9 241 65.8 58.1-72.7
Female 961 203 15.1 12.2-18.5 758 84.9 81.5-87.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,349 361 23.7 20.0-27.8 988 76.3 72.2-80.0
AGE
18-34 151 28 18.2 11.6-27.5 123 81.8 72.5-88.4
35-44 182 *** *** *** 138 74.5 63.0-83.4
45-54 291 66 21.3 14.9-29.5 225 78.7 70.5-85.1
55-64 325 92 31.9 24.0-40.9 233 68.1 59.1-76.0
65-74 229 76 33.3 24.5-43.4 153 66.7 56.6-75.5
75+ 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 214 46 21.5 14.0-31.7 168 78.5 68.3-86.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 450 134 24.1 18.0-31.6 316 75.9 68.4-82.0
Some Post-H.S. 343 89 25.9 18.8-34.5 254 74.1 65.5-81.2
College Graduate 354 94 21.9 16.0-29.3 260 78.1 70.7-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 256 41 10.4 6.8-15.6 215 89.6 84.4-93.2
$15,000- 24,999 289 72 23.5 16.1-32.9 217 76.5 67.1-83.9
$25,000- 34,999 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 157 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 438 123 23.9 17.4-31.8 315 76.1 68.2-82.6
No 919 240 24.1 19.7-29.0 679 75.9 71.0-80.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,201 288 20.4 16.7-24.6 913 79.6 75.4-83.3

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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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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