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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 299 159 53.6 47.4-59.8 116 37.9 32.0-44.1 8 3.4 1.7- 6.9 16 5.0 3.0- 8.4
GENDER
Male 118 62 52.2 42.4-61.9 46 40.4 31.1-50.4 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 8 5.3 2.5-11.0
Female 181 97 54.9 47.0-62.6 70 35.6 28.6-43.3 6 4.7 2.1-10.4 8 4.8 2.3- 9.6
RACE
White 200 112 55.2 47.6-62.6 75 38.0 30.9-45.6 3 1.9 0.6- 6.1 10 4.9 2.5- 9.2
Other 99 47 50.7 39.7-61.6 41 37.7 27.9-48.6 5 6.2 2.5-14.5 6 5.4 2.3-12.2
AGE
18-44 257 140 54.9 48.2-61.5 97 36.7 30.5-43.4 8 4.0 2.0- 8.0 12 4.4 2.4- 7.9
45+ 42 19 45.8 29.5-63.0 19 45.0 29.2-61.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.1 3.4-22.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 72 31 48.4 35.5-61.4 32 41.9 29.8-55.2 2 2.9 0.7-11.0 7 6.8 3.0-14.7
Some College + 227 128 55.8 48.7-62.6 84 36.2 29.8-43.2 6 3.7 1.6- 8.2 9 4.3 2.2- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 123 61 52.7 42.8-62.5 49 37.0 28.1-46.8 4 3.8 1.4- 9.8 9 6.5 3.2-12.8
$50,000+ 130 71 52.2 42.9-61.4 51 40.9 32.0-50.5 2 2.2 0.5- 9.1 6 4.6 2.0-10.4

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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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