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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What are the main reasons 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 61.7 72.3 61.2 62.8 64.7 57.6 55.7
Protection 23.0 18.8 26.0 22.0 22.0 23.0 24.8
Work 1.8 3.0 1.8 2.3 1.4 2.6 .4
Other reason 12.3 5.9 9.3 12.6 10.8 14.1 17.8
Don't know/Not sure .9
1.3
1.0 1.6 1.3
Refused .3
.4 .3
1.0
Male Hunting 62.4 69.8 61.4 64.6 62.8 61.3 56.6
Protection 22.7 17.0 26.7 22.3 25.0 15.1 25.7
Work 2.5 5.7 2.0 2.3 1.9 5.4
Other reason 10.6 7.5 6.9 10.3 8.3 12.9 16.8
Don't know/Not sure 1.3
2.0
1.9 3.2 .9
Refused .6
1.0 .6
2.2
Female Hunting 61.1 75.0 61.1 60.8 66.9 54.1 54.7
Protection 23.3 20.8 25.4 21.7 18.7 30.6 23.9
Work 1.2
1.6 2.4 .7
.9
Other reason 14.0 4.2 11.1 15.1 13.7 15.3 18.8
Don't know/Not sure .4
.8


1.7
Denominator is: All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home



What are the main reasons 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 1385 101 227 341 295 191 230
Hunting 855 73 139 214 191 110 128
Protection 319 19 59 75 65 44 57
Work 25 3 4 8 4 5 1
Other reason 170 6 21 43 32 27 41
Don't know/Not sure 12
3
3 3 3
Refused 4
1 1
2
Male Total 691 53 101 175 156 93 113
Hunting 431 37 62 113 98 57 64
Protection 157 9 27 39 39 14 29
Work 17 3 2 4 3 5
Other reason 73 4 7 18 13 12 19
Don't know/Not sure 9
2
3 3 1
Refused 4
1 1
2
Female Total 694 48 126 166 139 98 117
Hunting 424 36 77 101 93 53 64
Protection 162 10 32 36 26 30 28
Work 8
2 4 1
1
Other reason 97 2 14 25 19 15 22
Don't know/Not sure 3
1


2
Denominator is: All survey respondents who keep firearms in their home
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