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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Firearms

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%)
North Carolina 1,406 790 51.4 46.6-56.2 616 48.6 43.8-53.4
-Western NC 309 181 55.6 47.1-63.7 128 44.4 36.3-52.9
GENDER
Male 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 286 169 55.1 46.3-63.7 117 44.9 36.3-53.7
Other minorities 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 308 180 55.5 47.0-63.7 128 44.5 36.3-53.0
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 134 82 57.9 47.3-67.9 52 42.1 32.1-52.7
No 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 238 138 55.8 46.0-65.2 100 44.2 34.8-54.0

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

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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