Topics
A to Z
Data &
 Statistics
Forms &
Publications
News &
Advisories
Licensing &
Certification
Rules &
Regulations
Public Health
Directory
Print this Article   Bookmark and Share
Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1997

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1997

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home? Would you say for?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Hunting 61.1 67.5 61.0 63.0 63.8 56.5 55.1
Protection 22.3 20.1 24.9 24.0 22.5 24.1 17.3
Work 2.3 1.7 4.0 3.0 1.5
2.8
Other reason 13.6 10.7 9.1 9.4 11.4 19.4 23.1
Don't know/Not sure .4
.9 .6

.8
Refused .3


.7
.9
Male Hunting 60.6 67.4 63.3 61.8 61.9 60.6 50.9
Protection 22.0 14.1 23.3 26.2 22.4 21.1 20.9
Work 2.3 2.3 3.1 1.2 2.6
4.3
Other reason 14.0 16.1 8.5 9.8 11.9 18.2 22.1
Don't know/Not sure .6
1.8 1.0

.6
Refused .5


1.3
1.2
Female Hunting 61.8 67.7 58.5 64.3 66.3 51.5 60.3
Protection 22.5 28.3 26.7 21.5 22.6 27.8 12.8
Work 2.3 .9 5.0 4.9 .2
1.1
Other reason 13.1 3.1 9.9 9.1 10.8 20.7 24.2
Don't know/Not sure .2

.3

1.1
Refused .1




.5
Denominator is: All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home

What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home? Would you say for?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1349 100 218 323 283 190 235
Hunting 807 66 135 201 176 102 127
Protection 314 20 51 73 72 52 46
Work 29 3 10 9 5
2
Other reason 188 11 21 37 29 36 54
Don't know/Not sure 7
1 3

3
Refused 4


1
3
Male Total 688 59 111 157 137 101 123
Hunting 414 36 74 95 89 57 63
Protection 157 11 23 39 30 25 29
Work 13 2 4 2 4
1
Other reason 97 10 9 19 13 19 27
Don't know/Not sure 4
1 2

1
Refused 3


1
2
Female Total 661 41 107 166 146 89 112
Hunting 393 30 61 106 87 45 64
Protection 157 9 28 34 42 27 17
Work 16 1 6 7 1
1
Other reason 91 1 12 18 16 17 27
Don't know/Not sure 3

1

2
Refused 1




1
Denominator is: All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home
Return to Question Page