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Have Loaded Firearms in Home*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1620 1531 94.2 92.6-95.5 89 5.8 4.5- 7.4
Age
< 20 years 237 225 96.0 91.1-98.3 12 4.0 1.7- 8.9
20-24 years 421 407 97.1 94.3-98.5 14 2.9 1.5- 5.7
25-34 years 783 731 92.0 89.3-94.1 52 8.0 5.9-10.7
35+ years 179 168 94.0 88.1-97.1 11 6.0 2.9-11.9
Mother's Race
White 1100 1018 92.6 90.4-94.2 82 7.4 5.8- 9.6
African American 465 459 98.9 96.6-99.6 6 1.1 0.4- 3.4
Other Minorities 55 54 96.4 78.5-99.5 1 3.6 0.5-21.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 101 101 100 - 0 0.0 -
No 1519 1430 93.6 91.9-95.0 89 6.4 5.0- 8.1
Education
< High School 367 354 96.6 93.1-98.3 13 3.4 1.7- 6.9
High School 526 500 95.3 92.3-97.2 26 4.7 2.8- 7.7
> High School 726 676 92.2 89.5-94.2 50 7.8 5.8-10.5
Marital Status
Married 1079 1008 93.0 90.9-94.7 71 7.0 5.3- 9.1
Other 541 523 96.7 93.9-98.2 18 3.3 1.8- 6.1
Income
15,999 or less 467 449 96.2 93.0-97.9 18 3.8 2.1- 7.0
16,000-24,999 254 240 93.9 89.1-96.7 14 6.1 3.3-10.9
25,000-39,999 247 231 92.3 86.8-95.6 16 7.7 4.4-13.2
40,000 or more 499 459 91.8 88.3-94.3 40 8.2 5.7-11.7
WIC recipient
No 842 783 92.5 90.0-94.4 59 7.5 5.6-10.0
Yes 763 733 95.9 93.6-97.4 30 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Medicaid recipient
No 813 753 92.0 89.4-94.0 60 8.0 6.0-10.6
Yes 807 778 96.6 94.5-97.9 29 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 225 221 98.4 95.7-99.4 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3
1500-2499 grams 526 494 94.1 91.8-95.8 32 5.9 4.2- 8.2
2500+ grams 866 813 94.1 92.4-95.5 53 5.9 4.5- 7.6

*Survey Question:
Listed below are some things about safety. Indicate if it applies to you. 67e. There are loaded
gun, 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.