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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 156 75 44.6 35.9-53.7 68 43.9 35.1-53.1 9 8.0 3.8-15.9 4 3.5 1.3- 9.0
Buncombe 144 79 54.5 45.4-63.3 54 37.2 28.9-46.3 6 4.2 1.7- 9.6 5 4.2 1.6-10.4
Cabarrus 185 96 51.6 43.7-59.5 76 42.2 34.5-50.2 6 2.5 1.1- 5.6 7 3.7 1.7- 7.9
Catawba 139 75 50.1 40.1-60.0 55 44.0 34.1-54.3 4 2.6 0.9- 7.3 5 3.4 1.2- 9.4
Cumberland 198 107 51.6 43.6-59.6 68 33.1 26.0-41.0 11 8.3 4.6-14.6 12 7.0 3.4-13.8
Davidson 154 70 41.9 32.7-51.7 69 48.7 39.1-58.3 7 4.9 2.2-10.6 8 4.5 2.2- 9.2
Durham 193 106 53.6 45.0-62.0 73 38.8 30.8-47.5 9 5.6 2.4-12.3 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0
Forsyth 171 90 51.3 43.0-59.6 64 37.6 29.9-46.0 9 5.9 3.0-11.5 8 5.1 2.4-10.4
Gaston 137 62 46.6 37.5-55.8 64 45.5 36.6-54.8 7 5.4 2.5-11.1 4 2.5 0.9- 6.8
Guilford 152 76 45.8 36.8-55.0 67 48.7 39.5-58.0 8 5.1 2.4-10.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
Iredell 176 107 59.2 49.9-67.9 57 35.4 26.9-45.0 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 6 2.7 1.2- 6.4
Johnston 207 104 52.9 44.7-60.9 86 39.0 31.5-47.2 9 3.4 1.7- 6.9 8 4.6 2.0-10.3
Mecklenburg 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
New Hanover 148 89 57.5 48.1-66.4 49 33.6 25.7-42.6 5 5.0 1.5-15.8 5 3.8 1.5- 9.3
Onslow 196 111 55.5 47.6-63.1 71 36.6 29.3-44.4 8 5.0 2.5- 9.8 6 3.0 1.3- 6.7
Orange 192 133 69.9 62.3-76.6 54 27.0 20.7-34.4 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 3 1.9 0.6- 6.1
Pitt 180 91 50.4 42.3-58.6 72 37.7 30.3-45.8 9 6.8 3.3-13.7 8 5.0 2.3-10.7
Randolph 134 57 45.7 36.1-55.7 67 45.3 36.0-55.0 5 3.9 1.5- 9.4 5 5.1 1.8-13.5
Robeson 156 75 48.0 39.0-57.1 59 37.9 29.5-47.1 11 7.3 3.8-13.6 11 6.8 3.5-12.7
Rowan 186 71 35.0 27.7-43.1 88 50.0 41.8-58.2 15 8.4 4.9-14.1 12 6.6 3.6-11.6
Union 189 97 52.5 44.2-60.7 79 40.5 32.7-48.9 5 2.8 1.1- 6.9 8 4.2 2.0- 8.7
Wake 306 165 51.7 45.4-57.9 120 41.3 35.2-47.6 9 3.2 1.6- 6.2 12 3.9 2.1- 7.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 132 56 41.8 33.0-51.2 56 43.8 34.8-53.3 11 8.5 4.6-15.3 9 5.9 3.0-11.3
Northeast Partnership II 150 59 37.4 29.1-46.5 80 54.9 45.8-63.7 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8 8 5.8 2.8-11.7
Northeast Partnership I 132 71 53.2 43.5-62.7 48 36.8 27.9-46.7 5 4.5 1.7-11.1 8 5.5 2.6-11.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 127 55 43.2 33.8-53.1 56 44.5 35.0-54.4 7 4.7 2.2- 9.8 9 7.6 3.8-14.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 194 82 39.5 31.9-47.7 92 48.6 40.4-56.8 11 7.6 4.0-13.9 9 4.4 2.0- 9.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 127 58 49.0 39.3-58.8 56 41.6 32.6-51.3 7 4.4 2.0- 9.5 6 5.0 2.1-11.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 155 73 46.8 38.4-55.3 68 43.4 35.2-52.0 8 4.7 2.3- 9.4 6 5.0 2.1-11.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 154 81 52.6 43.1-61.9 57 37.4 28.7-47.0 5 1.8 0.7- 4.4 11 8.2 4.2-15.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 215 101 47.4 39.8-55.2 91 42.0 34.7-49.7 12 6.0 3.3-10.9 11 4.6 2.2- 9.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 147 70 48.0 39.3-56.8 59 38.8 30.7-47.6 10 7.9 4.1-14.5 8 5.3 2.5-10.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 134 53 35.3 27.0-44.7 69 54.8 45.2-64.0 2 1.9 0.4- 8.0 10 8.0 4.1-15.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 182 75 39.9 32.1-48.3 86 48.6 40.4-57.0 12 6.3 3.3-11.6 9 5.2 2.4-10.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 209 89 42.4 34.3-50.9 101 47.9 39.6-56.3 12 6.2 3.3-11.4 7 3.5 1.5- 8.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 328 148 43.6 37.6-49.8 151 47.2 41.0-53.4 11 3.9 2.1- 7.2 18 5.3 3.3- 8.6
No 5,728 2,870 48.7 47.1-50.3 2,344 41.8 40.2-43.4 262 5.0 4.3- 5.8 252 4.5 3.9- 5.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,015 996 47.7 45.1-50.4 817 41.2 38.6-43.9 99 5.8 4.6- 7.3 103 5.2 4.2- 6.6
Piedmont 3,418 1,749 50.4 48.3-52.5 1,385 41.0 38.9-43.1 147 4.5 3.7- 5.4 137 4.2 3.4- 5.1
Western NC 623 273 42.0 37.3-46.7 293 48.2 43.4-53.0 27 5.3 3.5- 7.9 30 4.6 3.0- 7.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 344 163 45.4 39.0-52.1 151 44.9 38.4-51.5 18 5.8 3.4- 9.7 12 3.9 2.0- 7.3
Northwest 1,162 544 43.3 39.8-46.8 500 46.0 42.4-49.6 56 5.3 3.9- 7.1 62 5.5 4.1- 7.4
Charlotte 936 469 51.2 47.3-55.1 389 40.1 36.3-44.0 36 4.1 2.7- 6.1 42 4.6 3.2- 6.5
Greensboro 763 408 51.8 47.3-56.2 306 40.9 36.6-45.4 33 5.2 3.5- 7.6 16 2.1 1.2- 3.7
Southern Regional 651 321 48.6 43.9-53.3 260 39.5 35.0-44.2 35 7.1 4.8-10.4 35 4.8 3.1- 7.4
Coastal 269 140 48.8 41.9-55.7 109 42.3 35.5-49.4 11 4.8 2.2-10.2 9 4.1 2.1- 8.0
Wake 911 478 51.5 47.4-55.6 357 40.2 36.2-44.4 38 3.9 2.6- 5.8 38 4.4 3.0- 6.3
Area L 209 96 44.8 37.5-52.5 86 42.8 35.4-50.5 11 4.7 2.5- 8.4 16 7.7 4.6-12.7
Eastern 763 377 47.0 42.8-51.3 319 43.2 39.1-47.5 33 5.0 3.4- 7.2 34 4.7 3.2- 6.9

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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