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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 both unlocked and loaded?***

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 531 97 16.5 13.1-20.6 434 83.5 79.4-86.9
GENDER
Male 266 53 19.7 14.5-26.2 213 80.3 73.8-85.5
Female 265 44 13.5 9.4-19.0 221 86.5 81.0-90.6
RACE
White 459 88 17.5 13.7-22.1 371 82.5 77.9-86.3
African American 24 3 9.7 2.7-29.7 21 90.3 70.3-97.3
Other Minorities 48 6 10.9 4.4-24.5 42 89.1 75.5-95.6
HISPANIC
Yes 12 3 21.5 6.2-53.1 9 78.5 46.9-93.8
No 518 94 16.4 12.9-20.6 424 83.6 79.4-87.1
AGE GROUPS
Under 5 122 22 17.4 10.8-26.7 100 82.6 73.3-89.2
5 through 10 139 12 6.8 3.6-12.5 127 93.2 87.5-96.4
11 through 13 96 22 19.2 11.8-29.7 74 80.8 70.3-88.2
14 through 17 174 41 23.9 16.7-32.9 133 76.1 67.1-83.3
PARENT EDUCATION
Less H.S. 11 2 21.5 4.8-59.8 9 78.5 40.2-95.2
H.S. 73 16 21.3 11.9-35.2 57 78.7 64.8-88.1
Some College 153 26 14.9 9.5-22.6 127 85.1 77.4-90.5
College Graduate 294 53 16.0 11.6-21.6 241 84.0 78.4-88.4
SCHOOL
Public 346 67 16.6 12.4-21.7 279 83.4 78.3-87.6
Private/Home 62 9 18.4 8.7-34.9 53 81.6 65.1-91.3
GRADE
Not In School 119 20 15.4 9.3-24.3 99 84.6 75.7-90.7
K-5th 151 16 9.3 5.3-15.9 135 90.7 84.1-94.7
6th-8th 103 25 18.7 11.8-28.5 78 81.3 71.5-88.2
9th-12th* 158 36 24.6 16.9-34.4 122 75.4 65.6-83.1
HEALTH INSURANCE
State Health Plan 36 3 11.0 2.5-37.3 33 89.0 62.7-97.5
Private 335 64 16.6 12.4-21.8 271 83.4 78.2-87.6
Health Choice 12 3 40.1 12.2-76.3 9 59.9 23.7-87.8
Medicaid 69 15 16.3 9.1-27.4 54 83.7 72.6-90.9
Other 53 6 8.4 3.1-20.8 47 91.6 79.2-96.9
No health insurance 23 5 22.7 8.7-47.5 18 77.3 52.5-91.3
CHILDREN WITH SHCN**
Yes 51 8 16.2 7.6-31.0 43 83.8 69.0-92.4
No 474 88 16.7 13.1-21.1 386 83.3 78.9-86.9

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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, kept unlocked, and kept loaded (Responded 'Yes' to questions 1, 2 & 3 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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