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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

Firearm Safety

Gun Ownership*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Gun(s) in home Gun(s) not loaded Gun(s) loaded but locked Gun(s) Loaded and unlocked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,970 1,737 57.2 55.1-59.3 657 23.5 21.7-25.5 253 9.0 7.8-10.3 323 10.3 9.1-11.6
Medicaid Region 5 388 216 54.9 48.8-60.8 83 22.3 17.5-27.8 39 12.2 8.6-17.2 50 10.6 7.7-14.5
GENDER
Male 136 70 52.3 42.3-62.1 32 28.9 20.3-39.3 12 8.4 4.2-16.4 22 10.4 6.4-16.5
Female 252 146 56.8 49.3-64.1 51 17.3 12.7-23.2 27 15.1 10.0-22.0 28 10.8 7.0-16.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 158 79 50.4 41.6-59.2 36 21.4 14.9-29.7 21 16.3 10.5-24.6 22 11.8 7.5-18.2
Non-Hispanic Black 123 80 66.4 55.7-75.7 25 22.5 14.4-33.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 13.7 8.1-22.1
AGE
18-44 134 77 53.3 43.3-63.1 31 25.0 17.0-35.2 15 14.5 8.4-23.9 11 7.1 3.7-13.2
45-64 136 77 56.4 46.4-65.8 22 17.4 11.0-26.4 15 13.6 7.9-22.3 22 12.7 7.9-19.8
65+ 115 *** *** *** 30 25.5 17.0-36.4 *** *** *** 17 13.8 7.6-23.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 176 114 64.0 54.8-72.3 31 20.1 13.6-28.7 11 8.0 4.0-15.5 20 7.8 4.5-13.3
Some Post-H.S. 115 *** *** *** 23 19.2 12.4-28.5 12 15.3 8.4-26.0 14 11.8 6.7-19.9
College Graduate 95 *** *** *** 28 29.1 20.1-40.3 15 17.1 9.9-28.0 16 16.6 9.8-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 186 129 67.4 58.2-75.4 25 16.2 10.1-24.9 12 8.9 4.7-16.3 20 7.4 4.3-12.6
$50,000+ 116 34 30.3 21.7-40.5 41 34.0 24.8-44.5 18 17.5 10.5-27.8 23 18.2 11.6-27.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 86 *** *** *** 17 17.9 10.1-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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Data in this table were derived from the Firearm Safety questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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