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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Firearms

Are any of these loaded firearms also unlocked?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 618 405 60.0 53.9-65.8 213 40.0 34.2-46.1
GENDER
Male 352 227 57.4 49.3-65.1 125 42.6 34.9-50.7
Female 266 178 65.3 57.6-72.3 88 34.7 27.7-42.4
RACE
White 538 353 62.3 56.5-67.8 185 37.7 32.2-43.5
African American 63 40 49.7 31.1-68.5 23 50.3 31.5-68.9
Other Minorities 11 9 39.4 8.1-82.7 2 60.6 17.3-91.9
HISPANIC
Yes 10 7 20.5 3.4-65.2 3 79.5 34.8-96.6
No 598 392 61.3 55.5-66.8 206 38.7 33.2-44.5
AGE
18-24 37 25 55.5 32.8-76.1 12 44.5 23.9-67.2
25-34 74 41 39.9 25.6-56.3 33 60.1 43.7-74.4
35-44 103 66 65.9 52.7-77.0 37 34.1 23.0-47.3
45-54 147 100 63.6 51.8-74.0 47 36.4 26.0-48.2
55-64 131 96 75.5 65.1-83.6 35 24.5 16.4-34.9
65+ 124 75 54.3 43.3-64.9 49 45.7 35.1-56.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 55 48.3 30.6-66.5 36 51.7 33.5-69.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 201 117 49.5 39.5-59.5 84 50.5 40.5-60.5
Some Post-H.S. 170 120 67.7 57.0-76.8 50 32.3 23.2-43.0
College Graduate 155 112 71.3 61.0-79.7 43 28.7 20.3-39.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 41 59.5 33.7-80.9 19 40.5 19.1-66.3
$15,000- 24,999 90 57 55.8 35.3-74.6 33 44.2 25.4-64.7
$25,000- 34,999 79 47 53.8 39.6-67.4 32 46.2 32.6-60.4
$35,000- 49,999 106 58 49.9 36.7-63.0 48 50.1 37.0-63.3
$50,000+ 217 153 65.4 56.5-73.2 64 34.6 26.8-43.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 27 21 77.8 56.1-90.6 6 22.2 9.4-43.9
Appalachia II 36 28 79.6 62.5-90.2 8 20.4 9.8-37.5
Appalachia III 42 28 56.9 39.8-72.4 14 43.1 27.6-60.2
Catawba 32 16 47.5 25.0-71.1 16 52.5 28.9-75.0
Edisto 9 5 43.2 13.5-78.7 4 56.8 21.3-86.5
Low Country 23 15 61.2 35.0-82.3 8 38.8 17.7-65.0
Palmetto 48 30 59.7 44.1-73.6 18 40.3 26.4-55.9
Pee Dee 229 154 68.4 60.8-75.1 75 31.6 24.9-39.2
Savannah 31 21 61.8 41.0-79.1 10 38.2 20.9-59.0
Trident 39 18 41.4 25.9-58.8 21 58.6 41.2-74.1
Upper Savannah 37 27 64.9 41.0-83.1 10 35.1 16.9-59.0
Waccamaw 38 24 53.4 29.4-75.9 14 46.6 24.1-70.6
Wateree 20 14 59.1 33.0-80.9 6 40.9 19.1-67.0

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having firearms now loaded.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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