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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

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 63.2 75.8 68.5 68.9 58.8 62.6 50.2
Protection 21.0 17.3 22.0 19.1 17.9 19.7 28.7
Work 2.0 4.2 4.3 2.1 1.1 1.5
Some other reason 13.8 2.6 5.1 9.8 22.2 16.2 21.1
Male Hunting or sport 63.6 77.3 66.9 64.9 64.8 57.3 55.7
Protection 20.4 14.5 24.1 19.3 16.6 23.1 23.6
Work 2.1 5.8 4.1 2.8
2.1
Some other reason 13.9 2.3 4.8 13.0 18.6 17.6 20.8
Female Hunting or sport 62.8 73.9 70.6 73.5 51.0 68.8 44.2
Protection 21.7 20.9 19.3 18.8 19.6 15.8 34.4
Work 1.8 2.2 4.6 1.4 2.5 .8
Some other reason 13.7 3.0 5.5 6.3 26.9 14.6 21.4
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home
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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 802 64 122 205 162 126 123
Hunting or sport 503 46 85 144 92 78 58
Protection 162 12 22 35 31 25 37
Work 18 3 6 4 2 3
Some other reason 114 2 8 22 37 19 26
Don?t know/Not sure 5 1 1

1 2
Male Total 403 33 67 103 79 61 60
Hunting or sport 254 24 48 67 49 34 32
Protection 77 6 11 18 14 14 14
Work 10 2 3 3
2
Some other reason 60 1 5 15 16 10 13
Don?t know/Not sure 2



1 1
Female Total 399 31 55 102 83 65 63
Hunting or sport 249 22 37 77 43 44 26
Protection 85 6 11 17 17 11 23
Work 8 1 3 1 2 1
Some other reason 54 1 3 7 21 9 13
Don?t know/Not sure 3 1 1


1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home