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Okoro, Catherine A., David E. Nelson, James A. Mercy, Lina S. Balluz, Alex E. Crosby and Ali H. Mokdad. 2005 ‘Table 1: Prevalence Estimates of Adults With Household Firearms, 2002.’ Prevalence of Household Firearms and Firearm-Storage Practices in the 50 States and the District of Columbia: Findings From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002; Vol. 116, No. 3 (September), p. 372. Elk Grove Village, IL: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 1 September

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Table 1: Prevalence Estimates of Adults With Household Firearms, Loaded Household Firearms, and Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearms, 2002

State: Any Household Firearm, % (95% CI) - Loaded Household Firearm, % (95% CI) - Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearm, % (95% CI)

Alabama: 57.2 (55.1–59.4) - 19.2 (17.4–20.9) - 12.7 (11.2–14.1)
Alaska: 60.6 (57.7–63.4) - 15.0 (12.9–17.1) - 10.8 (8.9–12.6)
Arizona: 36.2 (33.4–39.0) - 11.3 (9.4–13.2) - 7.6 (6.2–9.0)
Arkansas: 58.3 (56.4–60.2) - 15.9 (14.5–17.3) - 10.4 (9.2–11.6)
California*: 19.5 (18.0–21.0 -) NA - 2.2 (1.7–2.7)
Colorado: 34.5 (32.8–36.2) - 6.9 (6.0–7.8) - 4.2 (3.5–4.9)
Connecticut: 16.2 (15.0–17.4) - 2.1 (1.6–2.6) - 1.0 (0.7–1.3)
Delaware: 26.7 (24.8–28.7) - 6.5 (5.3–7.7) - 3.4 (2.5–4.3)
District of Columbia: 5.2 (3.8–6.6) - 1.9 (1.1–2.6) - 0.8 (0.4–1.2)
Florida: 26.0 (24.7–27.4) - 8.8 (7.9–9.7) - 4.9 (4.3–5.5)
Georgia: 41.0 (39.1–42.9) - 13.4 (12.2–14.7) - 7.5 (6.6–8.5)
Hawaii: 9.7 (8.7–10.6) - 1.6 (1.2–2.1) - 1.0 (0.6–1.3)
Idaho; 56.8 (55.0–58.6) - 11.8 (10.7–12.9) - 7.9 (6.9–8.8)
Illinois: 19.7 (18.0–21.4) - 2.7 (2.0–3.3) - 1.4 (0.9–1.9)
Indiana: 39.0 (37.6–40.5) - 9.3 (8.4–10.2) - 5.7 (5.0–6.4)
Iowa: 44.0 (42.1–46.0) - 3.9 (3.1–4.7) - 2.5 (1.9–3.1)
Kansas: 43.7 (42.0–45.4) - 6.8 (6.0–7.7) - 4.1 (3.4–4.8)
Kentucky: 48.0 (46.0–50.0) - 12.2 (10.9–13.5) - 6.6 (5.6–7.6)
Louisiana: 45.6 (43.9–47.3) - 13.1 (12.0–14.3) - 7.2 (6.3–8.1)
Maine: 41.1 (38.8–43.3) - 3.2 (2.4–4.0) - 2.0 (1.4–2.6)
Maryland: 22.1 (20.6–23.6) - 3.9 (3.1–4.6) - 2.3 (1.7–2.9)
Massachusetts: 12.8 (11.7–13.8) - 1.6 (1.2–2.0) - 0.4 (0.2–0.6)
Michigan: 40.3 (38.7–41.9) - 5.6 (4.8–6.4) - 3.2 (2.7–3.8)
Minnesota: 44.7 (43.0–46.4) - 3.4 (2.7–4.0) - 2.3 (1.8–2.8)
Mississippi: 54.3 (52.4–56.3) - 15.9 (14.5–17.3) - 8.9 (7.8–9.9)
Missouri: 45.4 (43.4–47.4) - 9.9 (8.7–11.1) - 5.5 (4.6–6.4)
Montana: 61.4 (59.2–63.7) - 12.8 (11.3–14.2) - 8.6 (7.4–9.8)
Nebraska: 42.1 (40.3–43.8) - 4.0 (3.3–4.7) - 2.3 (1.7–2.8)
Nevada: 31.5 (29.2–33.8) - 9.1 (7.7–10.5) - 5.6 (4.5–6.6)
New Hampshire: 30.5 (29.0–32.1) - 3.9 (3.3–4.6) - 2.1 (1.7–2.6)
New Jersey: 11.3 (9.6–13.1) - 1.6 (1.1–2.1) - 0.9 (0.5–1.3)
New Mexico: 39.6 (37.8–41.3) - 10.0 (9.0–10.9) - 6.6 (5.8–7.4)
New York: 18.1 (16.7–19.4) - 2.3 (1.7–2.8) - 1.3 (0.9–1.7)
North Carolina: 40.8 (38.9–42.7) - 11.5 (10.3–12.6) - 6.8 (5.9–7.7)
North Dakota: 54.3 (52.2–56.3) - 3.3 (2.6–4.0) - 2.0 (1.5–2.5)
Ohio: 32.1 (30.3–33.9) - 5.4 (4.6–6.3) - 3.6 (2.9–4.3)
Oklahoma: 44.6 (43.1–46.1) - 13.0 (12.0–13.9) - 7.7 (6.9–8.5)
Oregon: 39.8 (37.7–41.8) - 10.3 (9.1–11.5) - 7.1 (6.1–8.1)
Pennsylvania: 36.5 (35.3–37.6) - 5.4 (4.9–6.0) - 3.5 (3.1–3.9)
Rhode Island: 13.3 (11.9–14.7) - 2.1 (1.4–2.8) - 1.5 (0.8–2.1)
South Carolina: 45.0 (43.0–47.1) - 13.5 (12.0–14.9) - 8.1 (7.0–9.1)
South Dakota: 59.9 (58.3–61.6) - 6.0 (5.2–6.8) - 4.1 (3.5–4.8)
Tennessee: 46.4 (44.3–48.4) - 12.0 (10.7–13.3) - 6.6 (5.6–7.5)
Texas: 35.9 (34.5–37.4) - 12.2 (11.3–13.2) - 7.9 (7.1–8.7)
Utah: 45.3 (43.1–47.5) - 5.4 (4.5–6.3) - 3.3 (2.6–3.9)
Vermont: 45.5 (43.8–47.2) - 3.7 (3.0–4.5) - 2.4 (1.9–2.9)
Virginia: 35.9 (33.9–38.0) - 8.6 (7.4–9.8) - 5.0 (4.1–5.9)
Washington: 36.2 (34.4–38.0) - 7.1 (6.2–8.0) - 4.3 (3.6–5.0)
West Virginia: 57.9 (55.9–59.8) - 9.4 (8.2–10.5) - 5.5 (4.6–6.3)
Wisconsin: 44.3 (42.5–46.2) - 3.4 (2.7–4.1) - 2.2 (1.6–2.8)
Wyoming: 62.8 (60.8–64.7) - 12.8 (11.4–14.1) - 8.3 (7.3–9.4)

Notes:

Data are based on self-reports. NA indicates not available.
*California's firearm questions differed from those of other states.

[Editor's Note: State-level data on the percentage of adults living in households with firearms (gun prevalence) were obtained from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The world's largest telephone survey with more than 200,000 adult respondents annually, the BRFSS is an ongoing data collection programme sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with all 50 states participating. As at January 2014, responses to BRFSS questions on the household prevalence of firearms were only available for 2001, 2002 and 2004. See: Miller, Barber et al, 20131].

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