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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Sexual Behavior+

Some people use condoms to keep from getting infected with HIV through sexual activity. How effective do you think a properly used condom is for this purpose? Would you say:*

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  Total
Respond.#
Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all effective Don't know how effective Don't know method
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,857 933 50.7 47.0-54.5 726 37.8 34.3-41.4 74 4.0 2.8- 5.6 103 6.6 4.9- 8.8 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5
GENDER
Male 763 400 52.4 47.1-57.5 288 34.2 29.5-39.2 28 4.9 3.0- 7.9 38 7.6 4.8-11.8 9 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Female 1,094 533 49.1 43.7-54.5 438 41.4 36.3-46.8 46 3.1 2.0- 4.8 65 5.5 3.9- 7.7 12 0.8 0.4- 1.7
RACE
White 1,431 709 49.9 45.6-54.3 586 39.9 35.8-44.2 55 3.6 2.4- 5.4 64 5.5 3.8- 8.0 17 1.0 0.6- 1.8
African American 325 171 53.8 45.4-62.0 109 29.5 22.5-37.6 15 5.7 2.8-11.2 28 10.7 6.0-18.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
Other Minorities 75 36 46.2 30.7-62.5 27 40.9 26.2-57.4 3 4.1 1.0-15.1 7 7.0 2.6-17.1 2 1.8 0.3- 9.2
HISPANIC
Yes 61 33 49.8 32.0-67.7 20 41.8 24.8-61.1 2 2.6 0.5-13.0 6 5.7 1.9-16.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 1,791 897 50.7 46.9-54.5 705 37.7 34.1-41.4 72 4.1 2.9- 5.8 96 6.6 4.8- 9.0 21 0.9 0.5- 1.6
AGE
18-24 204 115 62.5 52.7-71.2 74 30.4 22.4-39.7 8 2.2 0.8- 5.8 7 5.0 2.0-11.7 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 482 271 51.9 45.1-58.6 170 39.1 32.5-46.1 17 2.8 1.4- 5.5 17 5.0 2.7- 9.1 7 1.2 0.5- 3.0
35-44 497 237 44.5 38.0-51.2 208 43.2 36.6-50.0 26 6.7 3.9-11.4 22 4.9 2.2-10.5 4 0.6 0.2- 2.1
45-54 397 186 50.3 41.4-59.1 167 36.7 29.3-44.6 13 4.4 1.9- 9.8 29 8.5 4.4-15.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
55-64 259 118 49.6 41.1-58.2 101 35.9 28.3-44.4 8 1.6 0.7- 3.9 27 11.4 6.9-18.2 5 1.4 0.5- 4.1
65+ 18 6 43.8 18.1-73.3 6 16.6 6.2-37.5 2 8.6 2.0-30.8 1 6.3 0.8-34.4 3 24.7 7.3-57.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 65 52.9 41.2-64.3 66 35.9 25.9-47.3 9 2.5 1.0- 6.1 11 7.9 3.7-16.1 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 555 252 45.0 38.8-51.4 216 38.7 32.6-45.1 26 4.3 2.4- 7.8 52 10.6 7.0-15.6 9 1.4 0.6- 3.0
Some Post-H.S. 514 264 52.3 46.1-58.5 201 38.8 32.9-45.0 23 5.2 2.8- 9.4 22 3.1 1.8- 5.3 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8
College Graduate 630 352 55.3 48.7-61.7 242 37.0 31.2-43.2 15 2.4 1.3- 4.4 18 4.8 2.2-10.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 56 57.1 43.0-70.2 38 27.9 17.7-41.0 9 9.8 3.7-23.3 9 5.2 2.0-12.7 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 261 134 52.7 43.4-61.8 92 34.1 26.1-43.0 17 4.1 2.2- 7.7 15 8.3 3.6-17.8 3 0.8 0.2- 4.2
$25,000- 34,999 256 132 56.8 47.2-65.9 96 34.2 25.6-43.9 9 2.1 0.8- 5.8 15 5.7 2.6-12.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.7
$35,000- 49,999 367 186 48.4 41.1-55.7 145 42.1 35.0-49.5 11 3.1 1.2- 7.6 20 5.7 3.0-10.6 5 0.8 0.2- 2.3
$50,000+ 634 331 50.1 43.6-56.7 258 39.8 33.7-46.2 17 4.0 2.1- 7.4 23 5.2 2.7- 9.9 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 127 54 45.3 35.7-55.2 57 43.4 34.2-53.2 8 5.8 2.7-11.8 8 5.5 2.5-11.7 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 143 74 51.2 40.7-61.6 57 42.0 31.9-52.8 4 2.5 0.9- 6.7 8 4.4 2.1- 9.0 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 111 64 61.2 46.9-73.7 39 32.5 21.5-45.9 2 1.4 0.3- 5.6 5 4.5 1.5-12.2 1 0.4 0.1- 3.2
Forsyth 115 63 57.0 46.7-66.8 43 34.9 26.0-44.9 5 4.8 1.8-12.4 2 2.0 0.5- 7.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.6
Gaston 138 64 46.8 37.7-56.2 57 39.3 30.7-48.6 8 6.3 3.0-12.8 7 6.5 3.0-13.6 2 1.0 0.3- 4.1
Guilford 122 61 49.9 39.8-59.9 48 41.2 31.5-51.7 4 2.2 0.7- 6.4 6 4.5 2.0-10.1 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7
Mecklenburg 144 79 53.8 44.7-62.7 54 37.3 29.0-46.4 4 2.1 0.6- 6.5 5 5.0 2.0-11.9 2 1.8 0.4- 6.9
New Hanover 128 72 57.7 47.4-67.3 45 35.5 26.3-45.8 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 8 5.7 2.6-11.9 0 0.0 . - .
Onslow 152 70 50.8 38.8-62.6 62 37.2 27.3-48.4 9 5.9 3.0-11.5 9 4.7 2.2- 9.9 2 1.4 0.3- 5.3
Wake 142 82 59.0 49.4-67.9 49 31.2 23.3-40.2 4 3.9 1.4-10.4 7 5.9 2.4-13.9 0 0.0 . - .
Western NC 171 84 48.0 39.6-56.4 65 36.2 28.7-44.5 6 4.7 1.8-11.7 12 8.5 4.4-15.8 4 2.6 0.9- 7.2
Piedmont NC 188 86 47.4 37.4-57.7 79 42.0 32.6-52.1 9 2.9 1.2- 6.7 11 7.2 3.2-15.2 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
Eastern NC 176 80 49.6 40.6-58.5 71 35.4 27.4-44.4 8 6.4 3.1-12.8 15 8.0 4.6-13.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

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* This question was asked of respondents who reported having sex in the last 12 months and being ages 18-64 years old.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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