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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Firearms-WHITES

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: bu t 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
-WHITES 7,099 3,359 48.9 46.8-51.0 3,740 51.1 49.0-53.2
GENDER
Male 2,596 1,504 56.0 52.6-59.3 1,092 44.0 40.7-47.4
Female 4,503 1,855 42.5 39.9-45.1 2,648 57.5 54.9-60.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 6,984 3,320 49.1 47.0-51.3 3,664 50.9 48.7-53.0
AGE
18-34 532 245 46.4 40.7-52.3 287 53.6 47.7-59.3
35-44 851 379 49.0 43.8-54.1 472 51.0 45.9-56.2
45-54 1,248 609 48.9 44.4-53.3 639 51.1 46.7-55.6
55-64 1,648 861 54.5 50.8-58.2 787 45.5 41.8-49.2
65-74 1,513 756 53.4 49.7-57.0 757 46.6 43.0-50.3
75+ 1,255 487 40.4 36.4-44.6 768 59.6 55.4-63.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 693 290 39.2 33.3-45.5 403 60.8 54.5-66.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,930 996 53.1 48.8-57.2 934 46.9 42.8-51.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,826 972 55.3 51.2-59.3 854 44.7 40.7-48.8
College Graduate 2,637 1,093 42.4 39.3-45.6 1,544 57.6 54.4-60.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 671 256 35.9 30.0-42.4 415 64.1 57.6-70.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,058 449 41.1 35.7-46.8 609 58.9 53.2-64.3
$25,000- 34,999 701 354 50.5 44.1-56.8 347 49.5 43.2-55.9
$35,000- 49,999 897 495 55.8 49.9-61.5 402 44.2 38.5-50.1
$50,000- 74,999 954 513 57.2 51.6-62.7 441 42.8 37.3-48.4
$75,000+ 1,679 824 55.5 51.5-59.4 855 44.5 40.6-48.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,302 1,062 47.0 43.5-50.6 1,240 53.0 49.4-56.5
No 4,771 2,288 49.6 47.0-52.2 2,483 50.4 47.8-53.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,068 674 62.8 57.7-67.5 394 37.2 32.5-42.3
Non-Veteran 6,030 2,685 46.9 44.5-49.2 3,345 53.1 50.8-55.5

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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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