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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 unlocked?***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,171 402 31.8 28.6-35.2 769 68.2 64.8-71.4
GENDER
Male 609 203 29.7 25.4-34.3 406 70.3 65.7-74.6
Female 562 199 34.2 29.5-39.2 363 65.8 60.8-70.5
RACE
White 981 350 33.9 30.3-37.7 631 66.1 62.3-69.7
African American 80 14 14.3 7.7-24.9 66 85.7 75.1-92.3
Other Minorities 110 38 32.9 22.8-44.8 72 67.1 55.2-77.2
HISPANIC
Yes 28 8 24.9 10.9-47.3 20 75.1 52.7-89.1
No 1,142 393 32.0 28.7-35.4 749 68.0 64.6-71.3
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 270 77 26.8 20.8-33.8 193 73.2 66.2-79.2
5 through 10 343 100 27.1 21.7-33.2 243 72.9 66.8-78.3
11 through 13 217 83 32.6 25.6-40.4 134 67.4 59.6-74.4
14 through 17 341 142 42.2 35.6-49.0 199 57.8 51.0-64.4
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 22 8 31.0 12.6-58.2 14 69.0 41.8-87.4
H.S. 185 56 33.2 25.0-42.6 129 66.8 57.4-75.0
Some College 340 122 33.7 27.7-40.2 218 66.3 59.8-72.3
College Graduate 624 216 30.6 26.4-35.2 408 69.4 64.8-73.6
SCHOOL
Public 784 274 32.7 28.8-37.0 510 67.3 63.0-71.2
Private/Home 122 48 32.4 23.5-42.7 74 67.6 57.3-76.5
GRADE
Not In School 261 77 27.9 21.8-35.0 184 72.1 65.0-78.2
K-5th 378 107 26.1 21.1-31.9 271 73.9 68.1-78.9
6th-8th 212 86 36.1 28.6-44.4 126 63.9 55.6-71.4
9th-12th* 320 132 41.4 34.7-48.4 188 58.6 51.6-65.3
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 79 29 31.5 20.2-45.5 50 68.5 54.5-79.8
Private 721 252 32.7 28.7-37.1 469 67.3 62.9-71.3
Health Choice 31 12 38.9 20.0-61.8 19 61.1 38.2-80.0
Medicaid 185 48 22.9 16.2-31.2 137 77.1 68.8-83.8
Other 103 38 34.4 24.2-46.1 65 65.6 53.9-75.8
No health insurance 45 21 50.0 32.6-67.4 24 50.0 32.6-67.4
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 111 34 27.8 19.1-38.6 77 72.2 61.4-80.9
No 1,048 362 32.0 28.6-35.6 686 68.0 64.4-71.4

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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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