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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,348 1,166 47.8 45.3-50.3 981 43.2 40.7-45.7 94 4.6 3.6- 5.8 107 4.4 3.5- 5.5
Female 3,708 1,852 49.1 47.1-51.0 1,514 41.0 39.1-42.9 179 5.3 4.5- 6.3 163 4.6 3.9- 5.5
RACE
White 4,292 2,126 47.9 46.0-49.7 1,823 43.7 41.8-45.5 177 4.6 3.9- 5.5 166 3.8 3.2- 4.6
African American 1,093 542 47.4 43.8-51.1 429 40.9 37.3-44.6 62 6.2 4.6- 8.3 60 5.5 4.1- 7.3
Asian 58 37 59.8 43.3-74.3 11 23.9 12.1-41.7 3 5.4 1.6-16.7 7 10.9 4.9-22.6
Native American 118 58 55.3 44.0-66.2 49 37.5 27.2-49.0 7 5.2 2.3-11.2 4 2.0 0.7- 5.6
Other Minorities 464 242 51.9 45.9-57.8 168 36.1 30.6-42.1 22 4.8 2.8- 8.1 32 7.2 4.8-10.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 474 252 52.2 46.3-58.0 165 35.8 30.3-41.7 26 5.5 3.4- 8.8 31 6.5 4.3- 9.9
-English Speaking 157 87 53.2 43.6-62.6 50 33.1 24.6-42.8 10 7.6 3.7-14.9 10 6.1 2.9-12.4
-Spanish Speaking 317 165 51.8 44.5-59.0 115 36.8 30.1-44.1 16 4.7 2.5- 8.9 21 6.7 4.0-10.9
Non-Hispanic 5,579 2,766 48.0 46.4-49.6 2,327 42.8 41.2-44.4 247 4.9 4.2- 5.7 239 4.3 3.7- 5.0
AGE
18-24 660 312 43.6 38.8-48.5 286 47.5 42.6-52.5 36 4.8 3.2- 7.1 26 4.1 2.6- 6.5
25-34 2,075 1,127 53.5 50.8-56.1 802 39.1 36.5-41.8 81 4.1 3.2- 5.4 65 3.3 2.5- 4.4
35-44 2,270 1,113 47.2 44.7-49.7 947 42.8 40.3-45.3 103 5.3 4.2- 6.6 107 4.7 3.8- 5.9
45-54 1,051 466 44.6 40.9-48.4 460 42.4 38.8-46.2 53 6.0 4.4- 8.2 72 7.0 5.3- 9.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 726 324 46.2 41.6-50.9 287 38.4 33.9-43.0 50 6.9 4.9- 9.6 65 8.5 6.3-11.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,695 746 43.0 40.1-46.0 755 45.8 42.8-48.8 94 5.7 4.5- 7.1 100 5.6 4.4- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,630 798 47.6 44.6-50.6 706 44.0 41.0-47.0 68 5.1 3.8- 6.7 58 3.3 2.5- 4.5
College Graduate 2,003 1,150 54.9 52.2-57.6 745 38.9 36.3-41.6 61 3.4 2.5- 4.6 47 2.8 2.0- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 462 212 47.0 40.6-53.5 188 41.3 35.0-47.9 31 5.6 3.7- 8.4 31 6.1 3.9- 9.4
$15,000- 24,999 947 457 46.5 42.4-50.7 397 42.8 38.7-46.9 50 6.0 4.3- 8.4 43 4.7 3.3- 6.8
$25,000- 34,999 769 388 48.2 43.9-52.5 320 42.8 38.6-47.2 32 5.3 3.5- 8.0 29 3.7 2.4- 5.7
$35,000- 49,999 909 448 46.9 43.0-50.8 384 43.9 40.0-47.8 37 4.6 3.2- 6.5 40 4.6 3.3- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 930 447 44.6 40.8-48.5 412 46.4 42.5-50.3 40 5.5 3.8- 7.8 31 3.5 2.3- 5.2
$75,000+ 1,083 615 57.4 53.8-60.9 400 36.2 32.8-39.8 31 3.0 2.0- 4.5 37 3.4 2.3- 4.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,235 548 43.8 40.4-47.4 553 45.2 41.7-48.7 70 6.0 4.5- 7.9 64 5.0 3.8- 6.5
No 4,793 2,460 49.6 47.9-51.4 1,931 41.3 39.6-43.1 197 4.6 3.9- 5.4 205 4.5 3.8- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 403 199 46.2 40.4-52.1 165 42.7 37.1-48.6 16 5.8 3.4- 9.7 23 5.3 3.3- 8.4
Non-Veteran 5,520 2,745 48.6 47.0-50.3 2,282 42.1 40.4-43.7 249 4.8 4.1- 5.6 244 4.5 3.9- 5.3
Currently Serving 132 74 49.6 39.8-59.4 48 39.8 30.5-49.9 8 9.0 4.3-18.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.2

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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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