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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

HIV/AIDS

How important do you think it is for people to know their HIV status by getting tested?
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  Total
Respond.#
Very important Somewhat important Not at all important Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,866 4,461 92.1 90.9-93.1 292 6.0 5.1- 7.1 24 0.5 0.3- 0.8 89 1.4 1.0- 1.9
GENDER
Male 1,924 1,720 91.0 89.1-92.5 153 7.2 5.8- 9.0 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9 41 1.4 0.9- 2.3
Female 2,942 2,741 93.2 91.7-94.4 139 4.9 3.8- 6.3 14 0.5 0.3- 1.1 48 1.4 1.0- 2.1
RACE
White 3,613 3,298 91.6 90.2-92.8 231 6.6 5.5- 7.9 15 0.4 0.2- 0.7 69 1.5 1.1- 2.0
African American 942 888 94.5 92.1-96.3 39 4.3 2.7- 6.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 14 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Other Minorities 244 212 89.5 82.9-93.7 19 5.9 3.1-11.1 7 2.0 0.8- 4.8 6 2.7 0.7- 9.3
HISPANIC
Yes 151 139 92.7 83.9-96.8 9 5.6 2.1-14.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.8 0.4- 8.1
No 4,707 4,314 92.1 90.9-93.1 283 6.1 5.1- 7.1 24 0.5 0.3- 0.8 86 1.4 1.0- 1.9
AGE
18-24 540 521 97.2 94.6-98.5 15 2.0 0.9- 4.3 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
25-34 1,137 1,074 93.6 90.9-95.6 49 5.4 3.6- 8.1 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6
35-44 1,263 1,156 91.9 89.5-93.7 81 6.1 4.5- 8.3 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3 22 1.6 1.0- 2.7
45-54 1,120 988 89.1 86.2-91.5 100 9.0 6.8-11.8 9 0.6 0.2- 1.6 23 1.3 0.8- 2.3
55-64 806 722 89.3 85.6-92.1 47 6.7 4.6- 9.7 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2 29 3.5 1.9- 6.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 459 414 89.5 84.7-93.0 27 6.7 4.0-11.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 16 3.6 1.8- 7.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,459 1,354 93.0 90.8-94.7 74 5.7 4.2- 7.9 5 0.2 0.1- 1.0 26 1.0 0.6- 1.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,309 1,203 91.8 89.3-93.7 82 6.5 4.8- 8.7 7 0.7 0.3- 1.9 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0
College Graduate 1,631 1,484 92.4 90.6-93.9 108 5.7 4.4- 7.4 10 0.6 0.3- 1.2 29 1.3 0.8- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 346 90.9 85.7-94.3 25 5.4 3.0- 9.5 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 11 3.6 1.5- 8.2
$15,000- 24,999 740 690 94.8 92.0-96.6 34 3.8 2.2- 6.3 3 0.4 0.1- 2.3 13 1.0 0.5- 2.4
$25,000- 34,999 718 673 92.6 89.2-95.0 33 5.6 3.5- 8.8 3 0.6 0.1- 2.9 9 1.2 0.5- 2.6
$35,000- 49,999 876 799 89.6 86.0-92.4 60 8.9 6.2-12.4 5 0.6 0.2- 1.9 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0
$50,000+ 1,462 1,343 93.3 91.5-94.8 91 5.4 4.1- 7.2 7 0.3 0.1- 0.6 21 1.0 0.5- 1.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 334 298 91.5 88.0-94.0 23 5.8 3.7- 9.0 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 9 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Cumberland 341 320 94.2 90.7-96.4 17 5.0 2.9- 8.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4
Durham 318 299 95.1 91.9-97.1 14 3.5 1.9- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 1.4 0.6- 3.6
Forsyth 340 303 87.7 83.1-91.2 31 9.4 6.5-13.5 3 1.6 0.5- 5.0 3 1.3 0.4- 3.9
Gaston 354 321 90.7 86.8-93.6 15 4.6 2.6- 7.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 15 3.7 2.1- 6.3
Guilford 320 291 91.3 87.4-94.1 22 6.9 4.4-10.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3
Mecklenburg 355 330 92.6 88.8-95.2 17 4.9 2.9- 8.0 2 0.6 0.1- 3.0 6 1.9 0.8- 4.7
New Hanover 326 300 92.3 88.4-95.0 22 6.2 3.9- 9.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 3 1.2 0.4- 4.3
Onslow 376 346 93.4 90.2-95.6 23 5.0 3.1- 8.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 6 1.3 0.5- 2.9
Wake 368 333 92.1 88.8-94.5 24 5.4 3.5- 8.4 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 8 1.5 0.7- 3.4
Western NC 436 404 93.0 89.9-95.3 25 5.8 3.8- 8.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4
Piedmont NC 523 477 91.0 87.8-93.4 34 7.5 5.2-10.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2
Eastern NC 475 439 92.9 89.8-95.1 25 5.1 3.3- 7.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 10 1.7 0.8- 3.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being less than age 65.

#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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