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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

Firearm Safety

The next questions are about safety and firearms. Some people keep guns for recreational purposes such as hunting or sport shooting.
People also keep guns in the home for protection. Please include weapons such as pistols, shotguns, and rifles: but 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 3,008 1,271 43.6 41.5-45.7 1,737 56.4 54.3-58.5
Medicaid Region 5 391 175 45.4 39.5-51.4 216 54.6 48.6-60.5
GENDER
Male 136 66 47.7 37.9-57.7 70 52.3 42.3-62.1
Female 255 109 43.7 36.5-51.2 146 56.3 48.8-63.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 159 80 49.7 40.9-58.5 79 50.3 41.5-59.1
Non-Hispanic Black 124 44 34.0 24.7-44.7 80 66.0 55.3-75.3
Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 135 58 46.9 37.2-56.9 77 53.1 43.1-62.8
45-64 136 59 43.6 34.2-53.6 77 56.4 46.4-65.8
65+ 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 177 63 36.3 28.0-45.5 114 63.7 54.5-72.0
Some Post-H.S. 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 187 58 32.8 24.8-42.0 129 67.2 58.0-75.2
$50,000+ 116 82 69.7 59.5-78.3 34 30.3 21.7-40.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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