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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms

Is the firearm kept locked in a gun safe or gun cabinet, or do you use a trigger lock or cable lock? *

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  Total
Respond.^
Gun safe/cabinet Trigger lock Cable lock More than one of above Firearm not secured
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 752 156 22.1 17.0-28.3 75 15.1 10.2-21.9 17 3.3 1.7- 6.4 44 8.8 5.1-14.7 460 50.6 44.1-57.0
GENDER
Male 446 84 22.7 16.0-31.2 42 14.5 8.4-23.8 11 4.2 1.9- 8.7 29 11.2 6.2-19.5 280 47.4 39.4-55.6
Female 306 72 20.7 15.3-27.6 33 16.7 10.3-25.9 *** *** *** 15 3.2 1.4- 7.1 180 58.0 49.2-66.4
RACE
White 660 139 22.5 16.9-29.3 61 14.1 8.9-21.6 15 2.7 1.4- 5.4 40 8.0 4.6-13.5 405 52.6 45.6-59.6
African American 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Native American 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 739 153 22.1 16.9-28.4 73 15.2 10.2-22.0 16 3.2 1.6- 6.4 44 9.0 5.2-15.0 453 50.5 44.0-57.0
AGE
18-34 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 137 27 18.9 11.8-28.9 19 10.4 6.1-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 208 44 17.6 12.0-25.1 16 7.8 4.3-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 182 29 16.4 9.0-27.9 17 11.9 6.3-21.4 *** *** *** 14 6.9 3.7-12.7 *** *** ***
75+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 236 60 20.0 13.8-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 223 *** *** *** 20 11.4 6.0-20.6 *** *** *** 16 9.9 4.5-20.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 212 37 19.4 12.8-28.3 24 10.1 6.0-16.4 *** *** *** 11 5.5 2.3-12.4 133 61.1 50.9-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 79 12 9.7 4.9-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 77 11 9.5 4.7-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 8.4 3.3-19.9 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 292 48 16.2 11.1-22.9 23 8.5 5.1-14.0 *** *** *** 25 14.4 7.3-26.3 191 57.5 47.9-66.5
No 458 106 24.6 17.6-33.2 52 18.4 11.6-27.9 12 3.3 1.5- 6.7 19 6.2 2.7-13.9 269 47.5 39.3-55.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 34 18.1 12.1-26.1 19 8.5 4.8-14.8 *** *** *** 13 9.6 3.9-21.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 555 122 23.1 17.0-30.6 56 16.7 10.8-25.0 11 2.2 1.0- 4.6 31 8.6 4.5-15.9 335 49.3 41.8-56.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported having unlocked 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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