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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 5,855 2,163 34.4 32.3-36.6 3,692 65.6 63.4-67.7
RACE
White 4,503 1,855 42.5 39.9-45.1 2,648 57.5 54.9-60.1
African American 961 203 15.1 12.2-18.5 758 84.9 81.5-87.8
Other Minorities 362 100 13.3 9.2-18.9 262 86.7 81.1-90.8
AGE
18-34 518 172 29.3 24.3-35.0 346 70.7 65.0-75.7
35-44 762 270 34.0 28.9-39.4 492 66.0 60.6-71.1
45-54 1,071 406 38.4 34.2-42.8 665 61.6 57.2-65.8
55-64 1,313 569 40.8 36.9-44.9 744 59.2 55.1-63.1
65-74 1,128 439 38.6 34.5-42.9 689 61.4 57.1-65.5
75+ 996 283 28.1 24.2-32.4 713 71.9 67.6-75.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 691 171 18.5 14.7-23.0 520 81.5 77.0-85.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,646 649 35.5 31.4-39.8 997 64.5 60.2-68.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,546 648 40.8 36.6-45.2 898 59.2 54.8-63.4
College Graduate 1,965 694 35.7 32.3-39.3 1,271 64.3 60.7-67.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 750 193 19.5 15.4-24.4 557 80.5 75.6-84.6
$15,000- 24,999 995 288 21.8 18.1-26.0 707 78.2 74.0-81.9
$25,000- 34,999 584 219 34.9 29.0-41.4 365 65.1 58.6-71.0
$35,000- 49,999 693 303 45.8 39.1-52.6 390 54.2 47.4-60.9
$50,000- 74,999 655 306 45.5 39.2-51.9 349 54.5 48.1-60.8
$75,000+ 1,085 493 48.5 43.3-53.7 592 51.5 46.3-56.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,945 698 32.7 29.3-36.2 1,247 67.3 63.8-70.7
No 3,888 1,459 35.2 32.6-37.9 2,429 64.8 62.1-67.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 5,739 2,125 34.4 32.3-36.6 3,614 65.6 63.4-67.7

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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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