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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Behavior

During the past twelve months, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?

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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 6,909 5,310 78.1 76.8-79.3 341 4.7 4.1- 5.3 139 2.1 1.7- 2.6 131 2.4 1.9- 3.0 988 12.8 11.8-13.8
GENDER
Male 2,599 1,927 75.6 73.5-77.6 160 5.8 4.8- 7.0 87 3.2 2.4- 4.1 100 4.0 3.0- 5.2 325 11.4 10.0-13.1
Female 4,310 3,383 80.4 78.8-81.8 181 3.6 3.0- 4.3 52 1.1 0.8- 1.6 31 0.9 0.6- 1.4 663 14.0 12.8-15.4
RACE
White 4,868 3,865 81.3 79.9-82.6 211 4.0 3.4- 4.7 79 1.5 1.1- 2.0 71 1.5 1.1- 2.0 642 11.7 10.7-12.9
African American 1,295 884 70.5 67.3-73.5 94 7.2 5.6- 9.3 36 2.9 1.9- 4.4 39 4.0 2.6- 5.9 242 15.4 13.2-18.0
Asian 66 52 86.1 74.3-93.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 1 3.4 0.5-20.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 11 8.9 4.3-17.4
Native American 145 103 72.7 62.0-81.3 5 2.3 0.6- 7.7 6 3.1 1.2- 7.6 4 2.8 1.0- 7.3 27 19.2 11.6-30.0
Other Minorities 504 384 70.5 64.4-75.9 27 5.6 3.5- 8.8 17 4.6 2.6- 7.9 16 5.7 3.0-10.7 60 13.6 9.8-18.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 515 396 70.3 64.3-75.7 26 5.7 3.5- 9.0 17 4.4 2.5- 7.7 16 5.6 2.9-10.7 60 13.9 10.0-19.1
-English Speaking 174 131 73.5 63.7-81.4 9 5.8 2.6-12.6 5 6.2 2.4-15.1 6 4.9 1.7-13.2 23 9.6 5.5-16.4
-Spanish Speaking 341 265 69.1 61.6-75.8 17 5.6 3.2- 9.8 12 3.8 1.9- 7.6 10 5.9 2.7-12.7 37 15.5 10.5-22.3
Non-Hispanic 6,390 4,911 79.0 77.7-80.2 315 4.6 4.0- 5.2 122 1.8 1.5- 2.3 115 2.0 1.6- 2.6 927 12.6 11.7-13.6
AGE
18-24 782 480 55.6 51.0-60.1 82 10.5 8.1-13.5 36 6.0 4.0- 8.9 47 8.7 6.0-12.5 137 19.2 15.7-23.2
25-34 2,240 1,812 82.1 80.0-84.1 118 4.5 3.6- 5.7 50 1.8 1.3- 2.5 46 2.0 1.4- 2.9 214 9.5 8.0-11.4
35-44 2,611 2,059 81.6 79.7-83.4 104 3.9 3.0- 4.9 39 1.4 0.9- 2.2 23 0.9 0.5- 1.6 386 12.2 10.8-13.8
45-54 1,276 959 80.1 77.4-82.6 37 2.1 1.4- 3.0 14 1.1 0.6- 2.1 15 1.5 0.7- 3.3 251 15.2 13.1-17.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 824 606 70.4 65.9-74.6 58 6.4 4.7- 8.8 27 4.1 2.5- 6.6 24 5.0 3.0- 8.3 109 14.1 11.0-17.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,948 1,474 76.2 73.6-78.6 99 5.7 4.5- 7.3 36 1.5 1.0- 2.3 46 3.1 2.0- 4.7 293 13.5 11.7-15.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,880 1,448 78.6 76.2-80.9 90 4.6 3.6- 6.0 38 2.2 1.5- 3.3 30 1.8 1.2- 2.8 274 12.7 10.9-14.7
College Graduate 2,252 1,780 82.8 80.9-84.5 94 3.0 2.3- 3.7 38 1.6 1.0- 2.4 31 1.1 0.7- 1.7 309 11.5 10.1-13.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 613 362 63.0 57.6-68.1 48 7.1 4.8-10.3 25 4.8 2.9- 7.8 19 4.0 1.9- 8.3 159 21.2 17.4-25.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,129 803 71.5 67.7-75.0 68 6.4 4.7- 8.6 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 28 3.9 2.3- 6.5 199 15.5 12.9-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 906 636 74.1 70.5-77.4 69 6.7 5.1- 8.8 25 3.3 2.1- 5.4 24 3.1 1.9- 5.1 152 12.7 10.5-15.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,030 816 80.3 77.2-83.1 46 4.2 3.0- 6.0 12 0.9 0.5- 1.6 19 1.9 1.1- 3.3 137 12.6 10.4-15.3
$50,000-74,999 1,006 863 87.8 85.3-89.9 33 3.0 2.0- 4.5 13 1.4 0.7- 2.9 13 1.2 0.6- 2.3 84 6.6 5.1- 8.4
$75,000+ 1,145 1,042 90.7 88.3-92.6 18 1.5 0.9- 2.7 10 1.3 0.6- 2.8 6 0.7 0.3- 1.9 69 5.8 4.4- 7.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,487 1,033 70.0 66.8-73.1 103 6.7 5.2- 8.4 49 3.4 2.3- 4.9 29 2.9 1.6- 4.9 273 17.1 14.7-19.9
No 5,390 4,259 80.4 79.0-81.7 235 4.1 3.5- 4.8 89 1.8 1.3- 2.3 102 2.3 1.7- 3.0 705 11.5 10.4-12.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 453 341 80.5 76.2-84.2 22 3.9 2.5- 6.1 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 13 2.7 1.5- 4.9 64 10.4 7.7-13.9
Non-Veteran 6,313 4,850 77.7 76.3-79.0 316 4.8 4.2- 5.5 121 2.1 1.6- 2.6 113 2.4 1.8- 3.1 913 13.1 12.1-14.2
Currently Serving 142 118 87.6 80.9-92.1 3 1.8 0.5- 5.6 5 1.9 0.8- 4.5 5 2.5 0.9- 6.8 11 6.3 3.1-12.2

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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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