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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Behavior

How many new sex partners did you have during the past twelve months?

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  Total
Respond.^
One partner Two partners Three partners Four or more partners None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,977 634 10.2 9.3-11.2 187 3.3 2.8- 4.0 65 1.1 0.8- 1.4 72 1.5 1.1- 2.0 5,019 83.9 82.7-85.1
GENDER
Male 2,300 246 10.4 8.9-12.1 112 4.9 3.9- 6.3 43 1.7 1.2- 2.5 59 2.4 1.6- 3.4 1,840 80.6 78.4-82.5
Female 3,677 388 10.0 8.9-11.2 75 1.8 1.3- 2.4 22 0.4 0.3- 0.7 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1 3,179 87.2 85.9-88.5
RACE
White 4,257 402 8.6 7.7- 9.7 126 2.7 2.2- 3.3 36 0.7 0.5- 1.2 45 1.1 0.8- 1.6 3,648 86.8 85.5-88.0
African American 1,066 150 13.3 11.0-15.9 39 4.4 2.8- 6.7 19 1.7 1.0- 3.0 12 1.6 0.8- 3.1 846 79.0 75.7-81.9
Asian 53 10 14.5 6.8-28.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.9 0.6-23.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 41 80.1 64.7-89.9
Native American 119 12 8.7 4.2-17.4 2 1.2 0.2- 6.8 3 2.8 0.9- 8.5 3 2.3 0.7- 7.1 99 84.9 75.7-91.1
Other Minorities 456 57 14.9 10.7-20.3 19 6.6 3.9-11.0 6 1.5 0.6- 3.3 11 3.3 1.4- 7.7 363 73.7 67.5-79.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 468 55 14.6 10.5-20.0 16 5.9 3.3-10.3 6 1.5 0.6- 3.3 10 3.0 1.2- 7.5 381 75.0 68.8-80.4
-English Speaking 153 28 21.2 14.1-30.6 2 2.0 0.3-11.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.7 3 3.6 0.8-14.2 118 71.6 61.3-80.1
-Spanish Speaking 315 27 12.2 7.5-19.2 14 7.3 4.0-13.1 4 1.4 0.5- 3.7 7 2.8 0.8- 9.0 263 76.3 68.4-82.7
Non-Hispanic 5,506 579 9.7 8.8-10.7 171 3.0 2.5- 3.7 59 1.0 0.7- 1.4 62 1.3 0.9- 1.7 4,635 85.0 83.8-86.1
AGE
18-24 649 99 17.4 13.6-22.0 57 11.0 8.1-15.0 21 3.9 2.3- 6.6 33 7.2 4.6-11.1 439 60.5 55.3-65.5
25-34 2,047 232 10.7 9.1-12.5 61 3.0 2.1- 4.2 26 1.0 0.6- 1.7 23 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,705 84.2 82.1-86.1
35-44 2,249 218 8.7 7.5-10.2 53 2.1 1.5- 2.9 13 0.4 0.2- 0.8 9 0.3 0.1- 0.5 1,956 88.5 86.9-90.0
45-54 1,032 85 7.2 5.5- 9.2 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 5 0.4 0.1- 0.9 7 0.6 0.2- 1.4 919 90.9 88.7-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 722 90 14.3 11.0-18.5 39 6.6 4.4- 9.7 11 1.7 0.8- 3.5 15 2.6 1.4- 4.9 567 74.7 70.0-78.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,678 173 9.9 8.3-11.8 56 4.0 2.7- 5.7 16 0.8 0.4- 1.6 26 2.0 1.1- 3.6 1,407 83.3 80.8-85.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,614 194 11.3 9.5-13.3 40 2.8 2.0- 4.0 17 1.1 0.6- 1.8 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3 1,345 83.5 81.1-85.6
College Graduate 1,961 177 7.7 6.4- 9.2 52 1.8 1.3- 2.5 21 0.9 0.5- 1.7 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1 1,698 89.0 87.3-90.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 460 95 22.2 16.8-28.8 18 3.2 1.8- 5.8 12 2.7 1.3- 5.7 12 4.2 1.7- 9.7 323 67.6 60.8-73.8
$15,000- 24,999 939 115 11.7 9.4-14.5 38 4.7 3.0- 7.3 17 1.8 1.0- 3.1 12 1.7 0.8- 3.5 757 80.1 76.5-83.2
$25,000- 34,999 758 96 10.3 8.1-13.0 35 4.9 3.3- 7.3 10 1.1 0.5- 2.1 13 1.8 1.0- 3.2 604 82.0 78.5-85.0
$35,000- 49,999 899 88 9.9 7.8-12.5 22 1.9 1.1- 3.1 9 0.9 0.4- 1.8 12 1.4 0.7- 2.8 768 86.0 83.0-88.4
$50,000-74,999 926 96 9.8 7.7-12.4 20 1.7 1.0- 2.9 7 1.0 0.4- 2.7 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 797 86.8 83.9-89.2
$75,000+ 1,076 57 5.3 3.9- 7.3 14 1.5 0.8- 2.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 0.4 0.1- 1.9 1,002 92.8 90.5-94.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,226 154 11.7 9.7-14.0 59 4.8 3.4- 6.7 15 1.0 0.5- 1.8 21 2.4 1.3- 4.5 977 80.1 77.0-82.8
No 4,727 479 9.9 8.8-11.1 125 2.9 2.3- 3.7 50 1.1 0.7- 1.5 51 1.2 0.8- 1.7 4,022 84.9 83.5-86.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 397 38 8.3 5.8-11.8 14 2.6 1.4- 4.6 5 0.9 0.4- 2.3 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 334 86.7 82.6-89.9
Non-Veteran 5,446 580 10.4 9.4-11.5 171 3.5 2.8- 4.2 57 1.0 0.7- 1.5 63 1.4 1.0- 2.0 4,575 83.7 82.3-84.9
Currently Serving 133 15 9.0 5.0-15.8 2 1.1 0.2- 5.1 3 1.6 0.5- 5.0 3 1.7 0.4- 6.1 110 86.7 79.4-91.7

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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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