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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the main reason that there are firearms
in or around your home?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Hunting or sport 66.4 69.3 67.6 70.7 70.4 55.8 63.0
Protection 15.7 16.6 18.4 15.8 11.9 16.8 16.9
Work 1.6 1.1 4.7 2.3 1.1 .9
Some other reason 16.3 13.1 9.3 11.3 16.6 26.6 20.1
Male Hunting or sport 68.2 73.9 69.4 76.0 68.7 56.3 65.9
Protection 13.9 16.0 16.8 14.0 10.8 14.7 13.7
Work 1.2
3.8 1.6 .6 1.4
Some other reason 16.7 10.1 10.0 8.4 19.9 27.5 20.5
Female Hunting or sport 64.0 62.4 65.6 65.0 72.8 55.0 59.0
Protection 18.1 17.5 20.3 17.7 13.4 19.8 21.3
Work 2.2 2.6 5.7 3.0 1.9

Some other reason 15.7 17.5 8.5 14.3 11.9 25.2 19.7
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their homes.

What is the main reason that there are firearms
in or around your home?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1,445 95 222 308 349 237 234
Hunting or sport 924 64 141 212 234 131 142
Protection 241 17 45 51 45 41 42
Work 22 1 10 7 3 1
Some other reason 237 13 19 36 63 59 47
Don?t know/Not sure 9
4
2 2 1
Refused 12
3 2 2 3 2
Male Total 708 47 106 136 183 116 120
Hunting or sport 474 34 69 104 120 68 79
Protection 98 8 18 19 20 16 17
Work 8
4 2 1 1
Some other reason 119 5 11 11 41 28 23
Don?t know/Not sure 4
2

2
Refused 5
2
1 1 1
Female Total 737 48 116 172 166 121 114
Hunting or sport 450 30 72 108 114 63 63
Protection 143 9 27 32 25 25 25
Work 14 1 6 5 2

Some other reason 118 8 8 25 22 31 24
Don?t know/Not sure 5
2
2
1
Refused 7
1 2 1 2 1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their homes.