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2008 North Carolina Statewide CHAMP Survey Results

Gun Safety

Are any of the guns in or around your home ever kept loaded?***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,168 214 17.8 15.3-20.7 954 82.2 79.3-84.7
GENDER
Male 607 101 16.1 12.8-20.1 506 83.9 79.9-87.2
Female 561 113 19.7 15.9-24.1 448 80.3 75.9-84.1
RACE
White 981 185 18.1 15.3-21.3 796 81.9 78.7-84.7
African American 78 12 17.5 9.2-30.6 66 82.5 69.4-90.8
Other Minorities 109 17 15.2 8.8-25.1 92 84.8 74.9-91.2
HISPANIC
Yes 28 7 20.3 8.2-42.2 21 79.7 57.8-91.8
No 1,139 207 17.8 15.2-20.7 932 82.2 79.3-84.8
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 271 61 23.1 17.3-30.1 210 76.9 69.9-82.7
5 through 10 342 53 13.9 10.1-18.8 289 86.1 81.2-89.9
11 through 13 217 34 12.8 8.4-19.2 183 87.2 80.8-91.6
14 through 17 338 66 21.3 16.2-27.4 272 78.7 72.6-83.8
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 22 5 16.6 5.8-38.8 17 83.4 61.2-94.2
H.S. 182 33 17.4 11.8-24.9 149 82.6 75.1-88.2
Some College 342 56 16.3 11.9-21.9 286 83.7 78.1-88.1
College Graduate 622 120 18.7 15.2-22.9 502 81.3 77.1-84.8
SCHOOL
Public 783 137 17.2 14.1-20.8 646 82.8 79.2-85.9
Private/Home 120 18 11.7 6.8-19.5 102 88.3 80.5-93.2
GRADE
Not In School 262 58 22.4 16.6-29.5 204 77.6 70.5-83.4
K-5th 377 59 14.2 10.5-18.9 318 85.8 81.1-89.5
6th-8th 211 41 15.9 10.8-22.7 170 84.1 77.3-89.2
9th-12th* 318 56 20.3 15.1-26.7 262 79.7 73.3-84.9
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 79 12 17.8 8.2-34.3 67 82.2 65.7-91.8
Private 719 135 17.3 14.2-20.8 584 82.7 79.2-85.8
Health Choice 31 3 15.6 4.2-43.5 28 84.4 56.5-95.8
Medicaid 186 33 17.1 11.3-25.0 153 82.9 75.0-88.7
Other 103 19 19.8 11.5-32.0 84 80.2 68.0-88.5
No health insurance 43 10 27.8 13.6-48.4 33 72.2 51.6-86.4
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 112 21 17.3 10.4-27.3 91 82.7 72.7-89.6
No 1,044 192 18.1 15.3-21.2 852 81.9 78.8-84.7

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*Includes those in college or other post high school education
**SHCN=Children with Special Health Care Needs

***Only asked of respondents who reported having at gun at home (Responded 'Yes' to question 1 of Gun Safety Module)

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = numerator, % = 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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