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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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: 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
-Piedmont NC 5,042 1,999 38.8 36.4-41.3 3,043 61.2 58.7-63.6
GENDER
Male 1,820 929 48.0 44.1-52.0 891 52.0 48.0-55.9
Female 3,222 1,070 30.6 27.9-33.5 2,152 69.4 66.5-72.1
RACE
White 3,958 1,733 46.3 43.5-49.2 2,225 53.7 50.8-56.5
African American 798 209 23.6 19.1-28.8 589 76.4 71.2-80.9
Other minorities 261 49 16.5 10.1-25.7 212 83.5 74.3-89.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,855 1,967 40.3 37.8-42.9 2,888 59.7 57.1-62.2
AGE
18-34 427 132 32.0 26.5-38.0 295 68.0 62.0-73.5
35-54 1,693 620 39.9 36.2-43.6 1,073 60.1 56.4-63.8
55-64 1,099 484 45.5 40.9-50.1 615 54.5 49.9-59.1
65-74 990 459 50.0 45.2-54.7 531 50.0 45.3-54.8
75+ 786 290 36.2 31.1-41.6 496 63.8 58.4-68.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 535 172 30.1 24.0-37.1 363 69.9 62.9-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,320 598 41.0 36.0-46.2 722 59.0 53.8-64.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,225 564 46.8 41.9-51.7 661 53.2 48.3-58.1
College Graduate 1,950 657 32.9 29.5-36.5 1,293 67.1 63.5-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 483 134 22.3 17.0-28.8 349 77.7 71.2-83.0
$15,000- 24,999 787 272 32.2 26.2-38.8 515 67.8 61.2-73.8
$25,000- 34,999 471 203 37.7 30.3-45.8 268 62.3 54.2-69.7
$35,000- 49,999 608 299 47.8 40.7-54.9 309 52.2 45.1-59.3
$50,000+ 1,887 816 47.1 43.3-51.0 1,071 52.9 49.0-56.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,525 587 36.7 32.4-41.2 938 63.3 58.8-67.6
No 3,499 1,405 39.6 36.7-42.6 2,094 60.4 57.4-63.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 657 385 56.5 49.7-63.0 272 43.5 37.0-50.3
Non-Veteran 4,383 1,614 36.7 34.1-39.3 2,769 63.3 60.7-65.9

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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).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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