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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,263 713 51.9 46.9-57.0 550 48.1 43.0-53.1
No 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 402 219 50.2 40.6-59.7 183 49.8 40.3-59.4
Overweight 525 308 52.9 45.2-60.5 217 47.1 39.5-54.8
Obese 410 230 50.6 42.3-58.8 180 49.4 41.2-57.7
Current Smoker
No 1,089 617 50.8 45.4-56.2 472 49.2 43.8-54.6
Yes 311 *** *** *** *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 265 159 55.3 45.2-65.0 106 44.7 35.0-54.8
No 1,128 623 50.7 45.3-56.1 505 49.3 43.9-54.7
Binge Drinker
No 1,203 665 49.9 44.7-55.1 538 50.1 44.9-55.3
Yes 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 1,284 723 50.8 45.8-55.8 561 49.2 44.2-54.2
Yes 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,228 694 50.7 45.5-55.8 534 49.3 44.2-54.5
Current Asthma
Yes 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,288 731 51.7 46.6-56.7 557 48.3 43.3-53.4
Diabetes
Yes 235 138 61.2 50.9-70.5 97 38.8 29.5-49.1
No 1,170 651 50.1 44.8-55.3 519 49.9 44.7-55.2
Disability
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

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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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