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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Sexual Behavior+

During the past 12 months, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?*

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  Total
Respond.#
One Two Three or more None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,214 1,610 75.6 72.6-78.3 93 3.8 2.8- 5.3 99 4.6 3.4- 6.1 412 16.0 13.7-18.6
GENDER
Male 843 618 74.5 69.5-78.9 41 4.4 2.8- 7.1 71 7.6 5.4-10.6 113 13.5 9.9-18.0
Female 1,371 992 76.6 73.2-79.7 52 3.3 2.2- 4.8 28 1.7 1.0- 2.8 299 18.5 15.7-21.6
RACE
White 1,684 1,270 79.1 76.0-81.9 65 3.3 2.3- 4.8 66 4.4 3.0- 6.3 283 13.3 11.1-15.8
African American 409 254 63.5 56.3-70.2 24 6.7 3.6-12.2 27 6.1 3.7-10.0 104 23.6 18.1-30.2
Other Minorities 95 70 72.2 50.2-87.0 2 1.1 0.2- 5.5 3 1.8 0.5- 5.7 20 24.9 10.6-48.2
HISPANIC
Yes 68 54 67.9 39.1-87.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 2.9 1.0- 8.2 10 29.2 10.2-59.9
No 2,142 1,552 75.9 73.0-78.5 93 4.0 2.9- 5.5 95 4.7 3.4- 6.3 402 15.5 13.4-17.8
AGE
18-24 239 136 53.5 43.7-63.0 35 14.1 9.0-21.4 31 10.1 6.0-16.6 37 22.3 14.3-33.2
25-34 530 417 81.4 75.8-86.0 27 4.2 2.2- 8.0 32 6.4 3.8-10.6 54 8.0 5.2-12.1
35-44 554 439 85.1 80.9-88.5 22 1.7 1.0- 2.8 21 3.3 1.8- 5.7 72 10.0 7.2-13.7
45-54 488 368 78.9 72.4-84.3 7 1.0 0.4- 2.5 10 2.4 0.8- 6.9 103 17.7 12.8-23.8
55-64 370 237 71.4 64.5-77.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 5 1.5 0.4- 5.2 126 26.8 20.9-33.6
65+ 33 13 57.3 34.0-77.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 20 42.7 22.3-66.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 133 65.6 53.3-76.1 11 2.3 1.0- 4.9 11 3.1 1.4- 6.6 57 29.1 18.9-42.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 687 486 75.1 70.1-79.5 29 4.2 2.5- 7.1 25 2.5 1.4- 4.3 147 18.2 14.4-22.9
Some Post-H.S. 599 431 73.6 67.9-78.6 35 6.3 3.8-10.3 34 6.5 3.9-10.6 99 13.7 10.2-18.0
College Graduate 711 557 81.9 77.1-85.9 18 2.0 0.9- 4.8 27 5.7 3.3- 9.8 109 10.3 7.8-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 186 82 48.7 37.3-60.3 15 6.0 2.6-13.4 10 7.0 2.5-17.9 79 38.2 27.8-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 345 215 66.3 58.5-73.3 21 6.4 3.6-11.3 18 4.4 2.2- 8.5 91 22.9 17.0-30.2
$25,000- 34,999 312 205 67.1 58.6-74.6 22 9.0 4.7-16.4 19 6.3 3.4-11.4 66 17.6 12.4-24.5
$35,000- 49,999 400 326 86.1 80.9-90.1 15 1.9 1.0- 3.6 14 3.0 1.5- 6.0 45 9.0 5.8-13.8
$50,000+ 681 596 89.1 85.0-92.2 11 1.5 0.5- 4.2 21 4.0 2.1- 7.6 53 5.3 3.6- 7.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 155 109 73.3 64.7-80.4 9 4.0 1.9- 8.6 6 6.1 2.7-13.4 31 16.5 11.1-23.9
Cumberland 168 116 61.1 42.0-77.3 13 5.2 2.7- 9.7 13 7.8 4.0-14.6 26 25.9 10.3-51.6
Durham 135 96 73.0 61.1-82.3 5 2.3 0.8- 6.2 9 10.3 4.8-20.8 25 14.5 8.4-23.8
Forsyth 153 103 69.8 58.9-78.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.2 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 40 24.8 16.1-36.2
Gaston 161 123 79.3 71.3-85.6 6 5.2 1.9-13.1 8 6.3 3.1-12.6 24 9.2 5.9-14.0
Guilford 149 102 71.1 62.1-78.8 5 3.7 1.3-10.0 11 9.4 4.8-17.7 31 15.8 10.7-22.7
Mecklenburg 161 124 77.1 67.8-84.3 6 4.9 1.9-11.8 7 6.9 2.6-16.7 24 11.2 7.1-17.3
New Hanover 147 94 62.2 52.4-71.1 12 9.5 5.1-17.2 11 11.0 5.7-20.2 30 17.3 11.3-25.6
Onslow 176 143 84.6 77.0-90.1 4 2.9 1.1- 7.7 3 3.0 0.8-11.3 26 9.4 5.9-14.8
Wake 162 121 74.1 64.5-81.9 6 7.1 2.8-17.0 5 3.6 1.1-11.3 30 15.1 9.8-22.6
Western NC 200 155 83.7 77.8-88.3 6 2.7 1.0- 7.2 6 2.4 1.0- 5.6 33 11.2 7.6-16.2
Piedmont NC 236 167 74.7 67.7-80.7 8 3.5 1.5- 8.2 7 2.7 1.0- 6.7 54 19.0 14.0-25.5
Eastern NC 211 157 78.5 71.3-84.3 8 2.5 1.1- 5.8 8 4.4 1.8-10.0 38 14.6 10.0-20.8

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* This question was asked of respondents who reported 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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