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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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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  Total
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
-Forsyth County 171 90 51.3 43.0-59.6 64 37.6 29.9-46.0 9 5.9 3.0-11.5 8 5.1 2.4-10.4
GENDER
Male 64 36 54.7 41.2-67.5 23 35.4 23.8-49.0 3 5.9 1.9-16.9 2 4.1 1.0-15.1
Female 107 54 48.3 38.3-58.4 41 39.7 30.2-50.1 6 6.0 2.6-13.3 6 6.0 2.6-13.3
RACE
White 110 55 47.6 37.6-57.7 45 41.2 31.6-51.5 6 7.2 3.1-15.7 4 4.0 1.4-10.7
Other 61 35 57.1 42.7-70.4 19 32.2 20.4-46.8 3 4.0 1.2-12.7 4 6.8 2.3-18.2
AGE
18-44 138 71 49.3 40.1-58.5 53 39.7 31.1-49.1 7 5.4 2.4-11.7 7 5.6 2.5-11.9
45+ 33 19 61.3 42.2-77.5 11 27.5 14.5-45.8 2 8.4 2.1-28.0 1 2.8 0.4-17.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 54 24 42.2 28.6-57.1 21 42.5 28.8-57.4 5 9.8 3.8-23.3 4 5.5 1.9-14.8
Some College + 117 66 56.3 46.1-65.9 43 35.0 26.1-45.0 4 3.8 1.4-10.0 4 4.9 1.8-12.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 86 45 49.9 38.2-61.6 32 39.2 28.3-51.3 6 8.0 3.4-17.6 3 2.9 0.8- 9.6
$50,000+ 62 33 53.5 39.9-66.6 23 34.3 22.9-47.8 3 5.6 1.7-17.0 3 6.7 2.1-19.5

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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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