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Have Gun, Rifles, or Other Firearms in Home *

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1626 1109 67.2 64.3-70.0 517 32.8 30.0-35.7
Age
< 20 years 252 200 78.6 71.0-84.6 52 21.4 15.4-29.0
20-24 years 453 322 70.8 65.1-75.9 131 29.2 24.1-34.9
25-34 years 741 461 61.3 56.9-65.5 280 38.7 34.5-43.1
35+ years 180 126 69.4 60.0-77.4 54 30.6 22.6-40.0
Mother's Race
White 1081 633 59.3 55.6-62.8 448 40.7 37.2-44.4
African American 479 427 89.8 85.5-92.9 52 10.2 7.1-14.5
Other Minorities 66 49 74.0 58.3-85.3 17 26.0 14.7-41.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 82 74 95.3 87.9-98.2 8 4.7 1.8-12.1
No 1543 1034 64.8 61.8-67.8 509 35.2 32.2-38.2
Education
< High School 336 268 79.4 73.2-84.5 68 20.6 15.5-26.8
High School 553 380 68.1 62.9-72.8 173 31.9 27.2-37.1
> High School 735 459 60.5 56.0-64.7 276 39.5 35.3-44.0
Marital Status
Married 1072 658 61.4 57.7-64.9 414 38.6 35.1-42.3
Other 554 451 79.7 74.7-83.9 103 20.3 16.1-25.3
Income
15,999 or less 492 397 80.0 74.9-84.3 95 20.0 15.7-25.1
16,000-24,999 259 184 71.2 63.8-77.6 75 28.8 22.4-36.2
25,000-39,999 262 160 60.2 52.7-67.3 102 39.8 32.7-47.3
40,000 or more 482 267 53.6 48.1-58.9 215 46.4 41.1-51.9
WIC recipient
No 862 521 59.2 55.1-63.2 341 40.8 36.8-44.9
Yes 748 578 76.9 72.7-80.6 170 23.1 19.4-27.3
Medicaid recipient
No 825 489 58.1 53.9-62.1 336 41.9 37.9-46.1
Yes 801 620 77.5 73.4-81.1 181 22.5 18.9-26.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 198 145 75.5 69.1-81.0 53 24.5 19.0-30.9
1500-2499 grams 541 383 73.2 69.4-76.8 158 26.8 23.2-30.6
2500+ grams 886 580 66.7 63.5-69.7 306 33.3 30.3-36.5

*Survey Question:
Listed below are some things about safety. Indicate if it applies to you. 67d. There are guns,
rifles, or other firearms in my home

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.