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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 144 79 54.5 45.4-63.3 54 37.2 28.9-46.3 6 4.2 1.7- 9.6 5 4.2 1.6-10.4
GENDER
Male 55 30 55.4 41.2-68.8 20 36.2 23.9-50.6 3 5.1 1.5-15.9 2 3.4 0.7-14.4
Female 89 49 53.6 42.4-64.5 34 38.2 28.0-49.5 3 3.2 1.0- 9.7 3 5.0 1.5-15.5
RACE
White 124 68 55.3 45.5-64.6 45 35.2 26.6-44.8 6 4.8 2.0-11.0 5 4.8 1.8-11.9
Other 19 10 47.9 24.9-71.8 9 52.1 28.2-75.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 114 65 58.1 47.9-67.7 42 36.3 27.2-46.5 5 4.4 1.7-10.9 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9
45+ 30 14 38.5 22.0-58.1 12 41.1 23.6-61.2 1 3.2 0.4-19.5 3 17.2 5.6-42.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 41 17 38.2 23.7-55.2 19 49.0 32.7-65.6 2 5.5 1.2-22.1 3 7.3 2.1-22.5
Some College + 103 62 61.9 51.3-71.5 35 31.8 23.0-42.1 4 3.6 1.3- 9.4 2 2.8 0.6-11.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 85 44 48.4 36.8-60.1 34 42.3 31.1-54.4 4 5.4 1.9-14.5 3 4.0 1.1-13.1
$50,000+ 44 24 58.1 42.5-72.3 17 34.1 21.4-49.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.1 2 5.9 1.4-22.2

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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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