TABLE 2.

Prevalence Estimates of Loaded Household Firearms and Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearms Among Adults With Children and Youth <18 Years Old and the Estimated Number of Children and Youth Living With Loaded and Loaded and Unlocked Firearms, 2002

StateLoaded Household Firearm, % ± 95% CIEstimated No. of Children and Youth Living with Loaded Firearms, N(95% CI)Loaded and Unlocked Household Firearm, % ± 95% CIEstimated No. of Children and Youth Living with Loaded and Unlocked Firearms, N(95% CI)
Alabama13.4 ± 2.5145 560 (113 730–177 380)7.3 ± 2.076 110 (54 630–97 590)
Alaska10.7 ± 2.819 970 (14 480–25 470)6.6 ± 2.412 380 (7670–17 090)
Arizona7.1 ± 2.1108 630 (74 080–143 180)4.4 ± 1.867 980 (38 480–97 480)
Arkansas11.6 ± 2.180 080 (63 690–96 480)6.6 ± 1.740 500 (29 610–51 400)
California*NANA1.0 ± 0.684 440 (37 890–130 990)
Colorado4.0 ± 1.143 300 (30 850–55 750)1.9 ± 0.817 820 (10 110–25 540)
Connecticut1.8 ± 0.718 150 (9280–27 020)0.5 ± 0.33390 (850–5930)
Delaware4.6 ± 1.47910 (4960–10 860)2.0 ± 1.02890 (1400–4380)
District of Columbia1.9 ± 1.61420 (230–2610)0.6 ± 0.7660 (0–1450)
Florida6.5 ± 1.4248 430 (186 560–310 300)3.2 ± 1.0128 860 (80 580–177 150)
Georgia10.3 ± 1.6228 650 (189 220–268 080)4.9 ± 1.1104 700 (78 130–131 270)
Hawaii1.2 ± 0.54040 (1790–6300)0.6 ± 0.31650 (840–2470)
Idaho9.1 ± 1.530 740 (25 360–36 120)5.2 ± 1.217 030 (12 960–21 090)
Illinois2.2 ± 0.970 620 (36 590–104 650)1.0 ± 0.728 650 (7080–50 230)
Indiana7.8 ± 1.3111 810 (91 480–132 140)3.8 ± 0.951 410 (37 990–64 840)
Iowa2.1 ± 1.016 100 (7370–24 840)1.4 ± 0.810 080 (2860–17 290)
Kansas5.5 ± 1.240 540 (30 290–50 800)2.4 ± 0.816 330 (9830–22 820)
Kentucky9.6 ± 2.094 600 (73 690–115 500)4.3 ± 1.437 460 (26 970–47 950)
Louisiana10.0 ± 1.7113 360 (90 900–135 820)4.4 ± 1.254 630 (37 130–72 140)
Maine1.8 ± 1.16030 (2180–9890)0.9 ± 0.82260 (400–4110)
Maryland3.6 ± 1.242 860 (27 070–58 650)1.8 ± 0.920 820 (9240–32 390)
Massachusetts1.0 ± 0.515 680 (8260–23 100)0.3 ± 0.24880 (800–8970)
Michigan4.0 ± 1.1104 160 (73 680–134 630)1.9 ± 0.849 560 (28 050–71 070)
Minnesota2.7 ± 1.030 560 (17 640–43 480)1.8 ± 0.819 770 (9110–30 430)
Mississippi11.1 ± 1.987 350 (70 220–104 470)4.7 ± 1.236 780 (26 470–47 090)
Missouri7.1 ± 1.880 400 (60 150–100 650)3.0 ± 1.235 180 (21 420–48 950)
Montana11.1 ± 2.322 500 (17 660–27 340)6.4 ± 1.711 700 (8420–14 980)
Nebraska3.2 ± 1.112 070 (7520–16 620)1.7 ± 0.87170 (3400–10 930)
Nevada5.9 ± 1.736 220 (24 260–48 180)2.6 ± 1.114 560 (7510–21 610)
New Hampshire2.8 ± 0.97750 (5360–10 150)1.1 ± 0.62530 (1240–3820)
New Jersey1.2 ± 0.623 150 (10 870–35 420)0.5 ± 0.47710 (1900–13 520)
New Mexico7.5 ± 1.434 850 (27 850–41 850)4.0 ± 1.016 190 (11 960–20 410)
New York1.8 ± 0.795 640 (50 910–140 370)1.0 ± 0.552 430 (19 490–85 370)
North Carolina7.7 ± 1.7168 360 (126 570–210 160)3.8 ± 1.282 110 (51 760–112 450)
North Dakota2.4 ± 1.03730 (1980–5470)1.6 ± 0.82880 (1270–4500)
Ohio2.9 ± 1.083 050 (52 380–113 730)1.4 ± 0.733 610 (14 860–52 350)
Oklahoma8.9 ± 1.378 680 (64 780–92 570)4.4 ± 0.940 560 (29 790–51 330)
Oregon6.1 ± 1.657 990 (41 620–74 370)3.0 ± 1.126 550 (15 520–37 570)
Pennsylvania4.0 ± 0.8113 360 (88 180–138 530)2.0 ± 0.654 500 (37 990–71 010)
Rhode Island1.8 ± 0.94720 (2290–7150)0.6 ± 0.51950 (150–3740)
South Carolina8.9 ± 1.883 610 (64 840–102 380)4.4 ± 1.342 200 (28 850–55 550)
South Dakota3.8 ± 1.19390 (4830–13 950)2.3 ± 0.96000 (1750–10 250)
Tennessee9.7 ± 2.0136 340 (104 570–168 100)3.5 ± 1.343 370 (27 530–59 210)
Texas8.1 ± 1.3434 300 (348 180–520 410)4.2 ± 0.9199 670 (152 140–247 190)
Utah4.3 ± 1.128 090 (19 750–36 420)2.1 ± 0.811 910 (6380–17 430)
Vermont3.2 ± 1.04220 (2740–5690)1.5 ± 0.81660 (780–2530)
Virginia6.3 ± 1.4121 210 (88 320–154 090)2.9 ± 0.949 210 (32 570–65 850)
Washington5.0 ± 1.470 710 (50 350–91 060)1.8 ± 0.824 790 (14 240–35 340)
West Virginia6.4 ± 1.727 030 (19 400–34 660)3.1 ± 1.210 690 (6510–14 870)
Wisconsin2.8 ± 1.341 140 (22 590–59 700)1.3 ± 1.014 940 (4570–25 320)
Wyoming9.4 ± 1.912 640 (9750–15 530)5.1 ± 1.47540 (5100–9970)
Median5.342 0002.319 770
Range1.0–13.41420–434 3000.3–7.3660–199 670
  • Data are based on self-reports. NA indicates not available.

  • * California's questions to assess loaded and unlocked firearms differed from those of other states.