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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,606 857 50.2 46.2-54.2 749 49.8 45.8-53.8
GENDER
Male 597 376 55.0 48.2-61.6 221 45.0 38.4-51.8
Female 1,009 481 45.6 41.0-50.3 528 54.4 49.7-59.0
RACE
White 1,486 798 52.3 48.1-56.5 688 47.7 43.5-51.9
Other minorities 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,566 849 52.2 48.1-56.2 717 47.8 43.8-51.9
AGE
18-34 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 439 249 49.9 43.5-56.3 190 50.1 43.7-56.5
55-64 394 229 59.8 53.7-65.6 165 40.2 34.4-46.3
65-74 364 195 58.2 52.1-64.2 169 41.8 35.8-47.9
75+ 285 123 41.5 34.8-48.5 162 58.5 51.5-65.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 221 101 41.2 32.4-50.7 120 58.8 49.3-67.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 475 277 50.8 43.3-58.3 198 49.2 41.7-56.7
Some Post-H.S. 414 238 53.2 45.1-61.0 176 46.8 39.0-54.9
College Graduate 494 240 54.1 48.0-60.1 254 45.9 39.9-52.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 308 154 38.9 31.4-46.9 154 61.1 53.1-68.6
$25,000- 34,999 202 120 60.3 51.1-68.8 82 39.7 31.2-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 199 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 413 247 61.2 52.9-68.9 166 38.8 31.1-47.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 589 321 50.7 44.1-57.3 268 49.3 42.7-55.9
No 1,011 534 50.2 45.1-55.2 477 49.8 44.8-54.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 233 160 66.3 55.5-75.6 73 33.7 24.4-44.5
Non-Veteran 1,373 697 48.1 43.8-52.4 676 51.9 47.6-56.2

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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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