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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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: 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%)
TOTAL 9,087 3,924 41.6 39.7-43.4 5,163 58.4 56.6-60.3
GENDER
Male 3,232 1,761 49.5 46.5-52.5 1,471 50.5 47.5-53.5
Female 5,855 2,163 34.4 32.3-36.6 3,692 65.6 63.4-67.7
RACE
White 7,099 3,359 48.9 46.8-51.0 3,740 51.1 49.0-53.2
African American 1,364 365 23.9 20.2-28.1 999 76.1 71.9-79.8
Native American 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 361 60 11.6 7.3-17.9 301 88.4 82.1-92.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 328 63 15.7 9.9-24.1 265 84.3 75.9-90.1
-English Speaking 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 160 *** *** *** 151 94.2 83.1-98.2
Non-Hispanic 8,741 3,853 43.3 41.4-45.2 4,888 56.7 54.8-58.6
AGE
18-34 807 299 35.7 31.3-40.3 508 64.3 59.7-68.7
35-44 1,178 459 40.7 36.4-45.2 719 59.3 54.8-63.6
45-54 1,679 723 42.6 38.9-46.4 956 57.4 53.6-61.1
55-64 2,070 996 49.1 45.7-52.5 1,074 50.9 47.5-54.3
65-74 1,807 858 50.0 46.6-53.4 949 50.0 46.6-53.4
75+ 1,457 555 38.7 34.9-42.7 902 61.3 57.3-65.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,063 370 30.3 26.0-35.0 693 69.7 65.0-74.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,531 1,180 43.8 40.1-47.5 1,351 56.2 52.5-59.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,292 1,116 48.3 44.7-51.9 1,176 51.7 48.1-55.3
College Graduate 3,182 1,248 38.2 35.4-41.1 1,934 61.8 58.9-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,036 324 25.5 21.4-30.1 712 74.5 69.9-78.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,479 556 33.1 28.8-37.7 923 66.9 62.3-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 917 431 43.7 38.1-49.4 486 56.3 50.6-61.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,149 583 48.6 43.5-53.8 566 51.4 46.2-56.5
$50,000-74,999 1,112 580 53.9 48.6-59.1 532 46.1 40.9-51.4
$75,000+ 1,941 920 51.5 47.7-55.3 1,021 48.5 44.7-52.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,922 1,263 41.6 38.4-44.8 1,659 58.4 55.2-61.6
No 6,130 2,649 41.6 39.4-43.9 3,481 58.4 56.1-60.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,292 789 59.4 54.6-64.0 503 40.6 36.0-45.4
Non-Veteran 7,793 3,135 39.1 37.1-41.1 4,658 60.9 58.9-62.9

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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).

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