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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 Demographics

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
Region 8 376 180 48.5 42.3-54.7 196 51.5 45.3-57.7
GENDER
Male 149 86 60.3 50.7-69.1 63 39.7 30.9-49.3
Female 227 94 38.9 31.4-46.9 133 61.1 53.1-68.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 230 125 54.8 47.0-62.4 105 45.2 37.6-53.0
Non-Hispanic Black 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 141 71 52.5 42.6-62.3 70 47.5 37.7-57.4
65+ 127 64 48.0 38.2-57.9 63 52.0 42.1-61.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 64 42.9 33.5-52.9 99 57.1 47.1-66.5
Some Post-H.S. 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 163 59 37.0 28.0-47.0 104 63.0 53.0-72.0
$50,000+ 127 84 69.7 59.8-78.0 43 30.3 22.0-40.2
Don't know/Not Sure 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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