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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 304 154 54.3 47.4-60.9 150 45.7 39.1-52.6
Region 3 286 125 45.9 39.0-53.0 161 54.1 47.0-61.0
Region 4 546 213 40.8 36.1-45.7 333 59.2 54.3-63.9
Region 5 433 153 37.7 32.5-43.2 280 62.3 56.8-67.5
Region 6 298 131 44.3 37.9-50.9 167 55.7 49.1-62.1
Region 7 483 184 41.4 36.3-46.7 299 58.6 53.3-63.7
Region 8 376 180 48.5 42.3-54.7 196 51.5 45.3-57.7
Region 9 & 10 282 131 47.8 41.1-54.6 151 52.2 45.4-58.9
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,008 475 47.5 43.8-51.2 533 52.5 48.8-56.2
Piedmont 1,596 594 39.7 36.9-42.5 1,002 60.3 57.5-63.1
Western NC 404 202 53.4 47.5-59.2 202 46.6 40.8-52.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 240 116 53.3 45.4-61.0 124 46.7 39.0-54.6
Northwest 495 223 46.5 41.4-51.7 272 53.5 48.3-58.6
Charlotte 408 158 40.6 35.2-46.2 250 59.4 53.8-64.8
Greensboro 327 118 37.2 31.3-43.6 209 62.8 56.4-68.7
Southern Regional 398 188 47.6 41.8-53.4 210 52.4 46.6-58.2
Southeast 179 75 40.9 32.8-49.5 104 59.1 50.5-67.2
Wake 534 199 40.6 35.9-45.6 335 59.4 54.4-64.1
Area L & Eastern 427 194 46.3 40.7-51.9 233 53.7 48.1-59.3
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 382 180 50.2 44.1-56.3 202 49.8 43.7-55.9
Region 2 379 169 45.0 39.1-51.1 210 55.0 48.9-60.9
Region 3 375 143 41.3 35.7-47.2 232 58.7 52.8-64.3
Region 4 408 145 37.4 32.0-43.0 263 62.6 57.0-68.0
Region 5 391 175 45.4 39.5-51.4 216 54.6 48.6-60.5
Region 6 340 118 40.1 33.9-46.7 222 59.9 53.3-66.1

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See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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