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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-MALES

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
-MALES 3,232 1,761 49.5 46.5-52.5 1,471 50.5 47.5-53.5
RACE
White 2,596 1,504 56.0 52.6-59.3 1,092 44.0 40.7-47.4
African American 403 162 34.2 27.3-41.9 241 65.8 58.1-72.7
Other Minorities 215 87 29.6 20.7-40.4 128 70.4 59.6-79.3
AGE
18-34 289 127 42.1 35.3-49.3 162 57.9 50.7-64.7
35-44 416 189 48.0 41.2-54.9 227 52.0 45.1-58.8
45-54 608 317 47.0 40.7-53.4 291 53.0 46.6-59.3
55-64 757 427 58.3 52.9-63.4 330 41.7 36.6-47.1
65-74 679 419 63.5 58.1-68.6 260 36.5 31.4-41.9
75+ 461 272 56.9 49.1-64.4 189 43.1 35.6-50.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 372 199 43.1 35.5-51.1 173 56.9 48.9-64.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 885 531 52.6 46.6-58.6 354 47.4 41.4-53.4
Some Post-H.S. 746 468 57.2 51.2-63.0 278 42.8 37.0-48.8
College Graduate 1,217 554 40.9 36.4-45.6 663 59.1 54.4-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 286 131 35.7 27.5-44.8 155 64.3 55.2-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 484 268 46.4 38.6-54.3 216 53.6 45.7-61.4
$25,000- 34,999 333 212 55.3 45.2-65.0 121 44.7 35.0-54.8
$35,000- 49,999 456 280 51.8 43.9-59.6 176 48.2 40.4-56.1
$50,000- 74,999 457 274 60.3 52.2-67.9 183 39.7 32.1-47.8
$75,000+ 856 427 54.0 48.5-59.5 429 46.0 40.5-51.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 977 565 53.6 48.0-59.0 412 46.4 41.0-52.0
No 2,242 1,190 48.3 44.7-51.9 1,052 51.7 48.1-55.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,176 751 61.9 56.8-66.7 425 38.1 33.3-43.2
Non-Veteran 2,054 1,010 45.7 42.1-49.4 1,044 54.3 50.6-57.9

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

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