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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

HIV/AIDS

I'm going to read two statements about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. After I read each one, please tell me whether you think it is true or false, or if you don't know.
There are medical treatments available that are intended to help a person who is infected with HIV to live longer.*

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  Total
Respond.^
True False Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,275 9,849 86.0 85.1-86.8 302 3.0 2.6- 3.4 1,124 11.0 10.3-11.8
GENDER
Male 4,303 3,716 84.5 83.0-85.8 122 3.1 2.5- 3.9 465 12.4 11.1-13.7
Female 6,972 6,133 87.4 86.4-88.4 180 2.8 2.4- 3.4 659 9.7 8.9-10.7
RACE
White 8,212 7,404 89.6 88.7-90.4 143 1.7 1.4- 2.1 665 8.7 7.9- 9.5
African American 2,092 1,767 84.1 82.0-86.1 106 5.8 4.6- 7.2 219 10.1 8.6-11.8
Asian 85 59 63.7 50.1-75.4 3 4.0 1.2-12.6 23 32.3 21.1-46.0
Native American 238 186 81.7 75.3-86.7 15 6.3 3.5-11.0 37 12.0 8.2-17.4
Other Minorities 587 386 62.1 56.7-67.2 34 6.8 4.4-10.4 167 31.1 26.3-36.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 615 416 63.7 58.4-68.6 31 6.5 4.1-10.1 168 29.8 25.3-34.9
-English Speaking 231 199 82.7 75.1-88.3 11 6.9 3.5-13.3 21 10.4 6.2-16.9
-Spanish Speaking 384 217 56.0 49.4-62.5 20 6.3 3.6-11.0 147 37.6 31.6-44.1
Non-Hispanic 10,652 9,427 87.9 87.1-88.7 271 2.7 2.3- 3.1 954 9.4 8.7-10.2
AGE
18-24 835 690 80.3 76.5-83.7 46 6.6 4.7- 9.2 99 13.1 10.3-16.4
25-34 2,373 2,096 85.6 83.5-87.5 47 2.4 1.6- 3.6 230 12.0 10.2-13.9
35-44 2,785 2,508 89.6 88.1-91.0 72 2.5 1.9- 3.4 205 7.8 6.7- 9.2
45-54 2,764 2,435 87.3 85.6-88.9 73 2.5 1.9- 3.3 256 10.2 8.8-11.8
55-64 2,518 2,120 83.0 80.9-84.9 64 3.0 2.3- 4.1 334 14.0 12.2-16.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,451 982 64.4 61.0-67.6 88 6.2 4.7- 8.2 381 29.4 26.3-32.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,279 2,748 83.2 81.5-84.8 125 4.6 3.7- 5.6 406 12.2 10.9-13.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,992 2,710 90.0 88.5-91.4 55 2.0 1.4- 2.8 227 8.0 6.8- 9.3
College Graduate 3,544 3,404 95.5 94.5-96.3 34 0.8 0.5- 1.2 106 3.7 2.9- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,111 897 77.5 73.7-80.8 46 5.0 3.5- 7.0 168 17.6 14.5-21.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,774 1,420 75.4 72.4-78.1 62 3.8 2.8- 5.2 292 20.8 18.2-23.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,357 1,183 85.6 83.0-87.9 39 3.3 2.3- 4.9 135 11.0 9.0-13.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,665 1,506 89.8 87.8-91.5 39 2.2 1.5- 3.2 120 7.9 6.4- 9.8
$50,000-74,999 1,570 1,477 93.1 91.2-94.6 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 77 5.9 4.5- 7.6
$75,000+ 1,849 1,765 96.2 95.1-97.1 20 1.0 0.6- 1.6 64 2.8 2.1- 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,073 2,587 82.1 80.2-83.9 111 4.6 3.6- 5.8 375 13.3 11.7-15.0
No 7,981 7,096 88.0 87.0-88.9 177 2.2 1.9- 2.7 708 9.8 9.0-10.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,130 1,003 87.5 84.8-89.8 29 3.0 2.0- 4.7 98 9.5 7.5-12.0
Non-Veteran 9,982 8,691 85.7 84.7-86.6 271 3.0 2.6- 3.5 1,020 11.4 10.5-12.2
Currently Serving 161 153 93.7 87.4-97.0 2 2.1 0.5- 8.2 6 4.2 1.8- 9.5

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being less than age 65.

^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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