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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

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 70.6 77.2 72.2 71.6 66.7 69.4 69.9
Protection 15.5 14.2 15.9 15.5 16.2 15.0 15.3
Work .8 .9 3.2 .2 1.2

Some other reason 13.1 7.7 8.7 12.7 15.9 15.6 14.8
Male Hunting or sport 73.4 79.5 72.1 75.0 69.0 74.3 72.5
Protection 13.9 11.2 15.1 13.8 15.2 14.1 13.2
Work .5 1.2 1.4
1.0

Some other reason 12.1 8.1 11.4 11.1 14.7 11.7 14.4
Female Hunting or sport 66.9 72.1 72.3 67.2 63.8 62.6 67.1
Protection 17.6 21.1 16.8 17.7 17.4 16.3 17.7
Work 1.2
5.5 .4 1.5

Some other reason 14.3 6.8 5.5 14.7 17.2 21.1 15.2
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 1,426 105 223 303 346 203 246
Hunting or sport 961 77 160 210 222 132 160
Protection 226 17 35 49 55 31 39
Work 13 1 7 1 4

Some other reason 199 9 19 38 59 33 41
Don't know/Not sure 14 1 2 2 3 3 3
Refused 13

3 3 4 3
Male Total 728 66 109 163 164 105 121
Hunting or sport 516 50 79 120 111 74 82
Protection 102 9 16 23 22 15 17
Work 5 1 2
2

Some other reason 93 6 12 17 27 12 19
Don't know/Not sure 4

2
1 1
Refused 8

1 2 3 2
Female Total 698 39 114 140 182 98 125
Hunting or sport 445 27 81 90 111 58 78
Protection 124 8 19 26 33 16 22
Work 8
5 1 2

Some other reason 106 3 7 21 32 21 22
Don't know/Not sure 10 1 2
3 2 2
Refused 5

2 1 1 1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their homes.