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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 679 146 24.2 18.5-31.0 68 14.8 9.6-22.1 15 3.2 1.5- 6.4 41 7.8 4.5-13.2 409 50.0 43.3-56.8
No 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 208 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 294 62 28.5 19.8-39.1 30 10.8 6.0-18.7 *** *** *** 13 3.5 1.8- 6.6 182 53.3 43.8-62.7
Obese 219 47 15.7 10.9-22.2 20 15.4 9.1-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Current Smoker
No 584 124 22.3 16.8-29.0 59 13.6 8.5-20.9 13 2.5 1.2- 5.0 33 7.6 3.9-14.3 355 54.1 46.7-61.3
Yes 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 152 *** *** *** 14 10.3 5.0-20.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 593 128 22.6 16.8-29.6 60 15.9 10.3-23.7 14 2.8 1.2- 6.2 34 9.6 5.4-16.6 357 49.2 42.0-56.4
Binge Drinker
No 631 128 23.0 17.0-30.4 60 15.8 10.0-23.9 14 3.7 1.8- 7.7 37 7.1 4.0-12.3 392 50.4 43.1-57.6
Yes 106 22 18.2 10.4-29.8 11 10.9 4.7-23.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 687 140 23.4 17.8-30.1 65 14.5 9.3-21.9 16 3.6 1.8- 7.1 41 8.3 4.6-14.4 425 50.2 43.4-57.0
Yes 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 91 16 8.9 4.2-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 657 140 24.2 18.4-31.0 66 15.2 9.8-22.7 14 3.5 1.7- 7.1 39 6.6 3.9-11.1 398 50.6 43.7-57.4
Current Asthma
Yes 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 694 148 23.5 18.0-30.1 66 14.5 9.4-21.7 16 3.4 1.7- 6.8 41 7.9 4.5-13.7 423 50.7 44.0-57.4
Diabetes
Yes 134 26 14.0 8.4-22.3 14 14.7 7.5-26.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 617 130 23.5 17.7-30.5 61 15.2 9.8-23.0 15 2.7 1.4- 5.4 39 8.5 4.7-14.6 372 50.1 43.0-57.2
Disability
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

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