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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Sexual Behavior

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

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Respond.^
Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all effective Don't know how effective
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,056 3,018 48.5 46.9-50.0 2,495 42.1 40.5-43.6 273 5.0 4.3- 5.7 270 4.5 3.9- 5.2
-Alamance County 156 75 44.6 35.9-53.7 68 43.9 35.1-53.1 9 8.0 3.8-15.9 4 3.5 1.3- 9.0
GENDER
Male 55 27 41.7 27.9-56.9 23 45.4 31.0-60.6 3 9.1 2.8-25.7 2 3.8 0.9-14.3
Female 101 48 47.2 36.9-57.8 45 42.6 32.6-53.2 6 7.0 3.0-15.6 2 3.2 0.8-12.0
RACE
White 118 53 42.2 32.6-52.3 56 46.3 36.3-56.6 7 9.1 4.0-19.4 2 2.4 0.6- 9.4
Other 37 22 53.1 34.2-71.2 11 35.2 19.3-55.2 2 5.2 1.0-22.7 2 6.6 1.6-23.1
AGE
18-44 124 65 47.3 37.3-57.5 51 43.4 33.5-53.8 5 5.9 2.0-15.6 3 3.5 1.1-10.3
45+ 32 10 34.3 18.4-54.6 17 45.9 27.9-65.1 4 16.3 6.1-37.1 1 3.5 0.5-21.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 25 37.3 24.5-52.1 35 51.8 37.8-65.5 5 9.1 3.6-21.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.4
Some College + 90 50 50.0 38.3-61.6 33 38.1 27.3-50.3 4 7.2 2.3-20.3 3 4.8 1.5-13.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 43 48.2 36.1-60.5 38 42.6 31.0-55.1 5 6.0 2.3-14.6 2 3.2 0.8-12.3
$50,000+ 46 20 38.6 24.6-54.8 21 44.2 29.1-60.6 3 11.7 3.4-33.5 2 5.4 1.3-19.6

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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