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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms

Are any of these loaded firearms also unlocked? By unlocked, we mean you do not need a key or
combination to get the gun or to fire it. We don't count a safety as a lock.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,406 790 51.4 46.6-56.2 616 48.6 43.8-53.4
GENDER
Male 757 460 55.2 48.6-61.6 297 44.8 38.4-51.4
Female 649 330 44.8 38.3-51.5 319 55.2 48.5-61.7
RACE
White 1,205 690 52.4 47.2-57.5 515 47.6 42.5-52.8
African American 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Native American 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,381 777 51.7 46.9-56.6 604 48.3 43.4-53.1
AGE
18-34 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 264 143 46.4 37.6-55.4 121 53.6 44.6-62.4
55-64 375 216 62.8 55.5-69.6 159 37.2 30.4-44.5
65-74 315 195 60.0 51.1-68.3 120 40.0 31.7-48.9
75+ 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 456 254 45.5 37.3-54.0 202 54.5 46.0-62.7
Some Post-H.S. 409 230 50.0 41.2-58.8 179 50.0 41.2-58.8
College Graduate 383 222 58.2 50.4-65.6 161 41.8 34.4-49.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 203 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 208 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 299 179 59.8 49.4-69.4 120 40.2 30.6-50.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 526 304 58.2 51.8-64.4 222 41.8 35.6-48.2
No 877 484 48.6 42.5-54.8 393 51.4 45.2-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 343 203 51.2 42.6-59.7 140 48.8 40.3-57.4
Non-Veteran 1,063 587 51.4 45.8-57.0 476 48.6 43.0-54.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported having loaded firearms in or around their home.

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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