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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

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%)
North Carolina 9,087 3,924 41.6 39.7-43.4 5,163 58.4 56.6-60.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 234 97 43.2 33.3-53.6 137 56.8 46.4-66.7
Buncombe 207 85 45.3 35.0-55.9 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 247 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 239 123 47.6 37.9-57.6 116 52.4 42.4-62.1
Cumberland 216 *** *** *** 143 57.5 47.0-67.4
Davidson 250 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 446 106 29.9 21.2-40.4 340 70.1 59.6-78.8
Forsyth 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 518 175 30.7 24.3-37.9 343 69.3 62.1-75.7
Iredell 227 119 51.1 41.6-60.6 108 48.9 39.4-58.4
Johnston 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 472 121 25.1 19.6-31.6 351 74.9 68.4-80.4
New Hanover 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Onslow 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 279 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Pitt 280 121 35.7 26.5-46.1 159 64.3 53.9-73.5
Randolph 349 189 41.9 32.4-52.0 160 58.1 48.0-67.6
Robeson 255 136 53.9 44.0-63.4 119 46.1 36.6-56.0
Rowan 272 140 48.1 38.5-57.9 132 51.9 42.1-61.5
Union 285 140 45.3 36.1-54.9 145 54.7 45.1-63.9
Wake 408 114 29.6 22.2-38.3 294 70.4 61.7-77.8
Wayne 268 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,050 543 50.7 45.8-55.6 507 49.3 44.4-54.2
Northwest 1,827 940 49.2 45.2-53.2 887 50.8 46.8-54.8
Charlotte 1,274 500 33.6 29.3-38.3 774 66.4 61.7-70.7
Greensboro 1,495 585 41.0 35.8-46.4 910 59.0 53.6-64.2
Southern Regional 752 353 48.9 42.3-55.5 399 51.1 44.5-57.7
Coastal 386 141 45.2 36.3-54.5 245 54.8 45.5-63.7
Wake 1,175 380 37.3 31.4-43.5 795 62.7 56.5-68.6
Area L 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,025 444 49.7 42.7-56.8 581 50.3 43.2-57.3

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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.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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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