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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 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 954 606 60.7 56.9-64.3 348 39.3 35.7-43.1
GENDER
Male 531 344 60.2 55.2-65.1 187 39.8 34.9-44.8
Female 423 262 61.5 56.2-66.5 161 38.5 33.5-43.8
RACE
White 849 554 63.3 59.5-67.0 295 36.7 33.0-40.5
African American 73 34 41.1 28.5-55.1 39 58.9 44.9-71.5
Other 25 15 61.9 39.7-80.0 10 38.1 20.0-60.3
HISPANIC
Yes 9 5 75.7 42.4-92.9 4 24.3 7.1-57.6
No 937 595 60.3 56.5-64.0 342 39.7 36.0-43.5
AGE
18-24 34 22 59.4 39.3-76.8 12 40.6 23.2-60.7
25-34 130 74 54.0 44.6-63.2 56 46.0 36.8-55.4
35-44 151 90 57.2 48.4-65.7 61 42.8 34.3-51.6
45-54 222 144 63.1 55.8-69.9 78 36.9 30.1-44.2
55-64 230 158 68.2 61.3-74.4 72 31.8 25.6-38.7
65+ 182 115 61.8 54.0-69.1 67 38.2 30.9-46.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 50 52.4 40.6-64.0 40 47.6 36.0-59.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 299 176 56.3 49.3-63.0 123 43.7 37.0-50.7
Some Post-H.S. 287 187 62.0 55.2-68.4 100 38.0 31.6-44.8
College Graduate 277 192 66.6 59.9-72.7 85 33.4 27.3-40.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 47 59.3 46.2-71.1 26 40.7 28.9-53.8
$15,000- $24,999 149 87 53.6 42.8-64.0 62 46.4 36.0-57.2
$25,000- $34,999 131 86 62.5 51.9-72.0 45 37.5 28.0-48.1
$35,000- $49,999 169 102 59.2 50.6-67.3 67 40.8 32.7-49.4
$50,000+ 352 229 62.1 56.2-67.6 123 37.9 32.4-43.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 62 34 56.5 42.6-69.5 28 43.5 30.5-57.4
Appalachia II 114 81 67.8 56.8-77.1 33 32.2 22.9-43.2
Appalachia III 85 47 54.6 42.1-66.5 38 45.4 33.5-57.9
Catawba 64 35 50.0 36.9-63.2 29 50.0 36.8-63.1
Edisto Savannah 93 63 67.0 55.5-76.8 30 33.0 23.2-44.5
Low Country 40 25 64.3 45.2-79.6 15 35.7 20.4-54.8
Palmetto 122 74 57.0 46.5-66.9 48 43.0 33.1-53.5
Pee Dee 94 60 59.7 47.9-70.5 34 40.3 29.5-52.1
Trident 80 53 62.3 49.1-73.8 27 37.7 26.2-50.9
Upper Savannah 68 48 65.8 51.8-77.5 20 34.2 22.5-48.2
Waccamaw 70 48 72.3 59.9-82.0 22 27.7 18.0-40.1
Wateree 55 34 47.3 30.7-64.5 21 52.7 35.5-69.3
Region***
Region I 130 82 61.6 51.8-70.5 48 38.4 29.5-48.2
Region II 199 128 62.3 54.1-69.8 71 37.7 30.2-45.9
Region III 186 109 54.6 46.3-62.7 77 45.4 37.3-53.7
Region IV 149 94 54.8 44.5-64.7 55 45.2 35.3-55.5
Region V 93 63 67.0 55.5-76.8 30 33.0 23.2-44.5
Region VI 70 48 72.3 59.9-82.0 22 27.7 18.0-40.1
Region VII 80 53 62.3 49.1-73.8 27 37.7 26.2-50.9
Region VIII 40 25 64.3 45.2-79.6 15 35.7 20.4-54.8

*By UNLOCKED we mean you do not need a key or a combination to get the gun or to fire it. We do not count safety as a lock.
This question was asked of respondents who reported keeping loaded firearms in or around their houses.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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