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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 155 21 10.2 6.3-16.0 3 4.8 1.3-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 130 84.7 75.9-90.7
Buncombe 143 17 10.8 6.3-18.1 6 4.7 2.0-10.4 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 3 1.9 0.6- 6.0 115 81.1 73.0-87.3
Cabarrus 181 17 9.0 5.4-14.6 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.5 0.6- 9.9 159 87.5 80.7-92.2
Catawba 140 14 9.4 5.1-16.7 5 1.9 0.7- 4.6 3 3.8 1.1-12.2 0 0.0 . - . 118 85.0 76.5-90.8
Cumberland 193 15 6.3 3.5-11.0 9 6.0 2.6-13.5 4 1.6 0.6- 4.5 3 1.5 0.4- 5.4 162 84.5 77.2-89.8
Davidson 152 21 11.5 6.9-18.5 7 3.7 1.5- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 123 83.9 76.1-89.5
Durham 186 23 10.4 6.2-17.0 7 4.4 1.4-13.1 6 2.9 1.2- 6.8 2 2.6 0.6-11.5 148 79.6 70.7-86.4
Forsyth 166 15 7.5 4.3-12.8 7 3.8 1.4- 9.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 143 87.9 81.2-92.5
Gaston 137 12 9.8 5.4-17.3 3 2.6 0.8- 8.0 2 1.5 0.3- 7.1 5 4.1 1.6-10.4 115 82.0 73.4-88.3
Guilford 148 17 15.2 8.5-25.7 5 3.2 1.2- 8.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 0 0.0 . - . 124 80.9 70.6-88.1
Iredell 178 19 8.9 5.4-14.4 5 2.1 0.8- 5.7 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0 151 87.3 81.2-91.7
Johnston 205 14 8.6 4.3-16.6 5 3.4 1.3- 8.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 182 86.2 78.1-91.6
Mecklenburg 296 29 9.1 6.1-13.4 12 3.5 1.8- 6.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 253 86.7 82.0-90.3
New Hanover 146 19 10.7 6.5-17.2 7 6.5 2.3-16.8 5 1.8 0.8- 4.5 3 3.2 0.9-10.5 112 77.8 68.3-85.0
Onslow 197 25 11.9 7.9-17.7 4 2.0 0.7- 5.8 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 3 2.1 0.6- 7.4 164 83.1 76.5-88.2
Orange 191 23 10.6 6.6-16.6 9 6.9 3.1-14.7 3 1.5 0.4- 6.0 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2 154 79.6 71.6-85.8
Pitt 180 14 7.0 3.8-12.6 10 5.8 2.7-12.0 3 2.2 0.6- 7.2 2 1.4 0.3- 5.9 151 83.5 76.0-89.0
Randolph 132 13 9.2 5.2-16.0 5 3.6 1.2-10.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 4 2.6 0.8- 7.7 109 84.0 75.8-89.8
Robeson 150 12 8.6 4.3-16.4 3 3.4 1.1-10.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1 132 86.2 77.7-91.9
Rowan 182 19 10.9 6.6-17.5 6 3.2 1.2- 8.2 2 1.2 0.2- 6.0 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 154 83.0 75.2-88.7
Union 188 17 9.8 5.7-16.3 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 167 89.0 82.6-93.3
Wake 289 35 11.2 7.9-15.7 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 3 1.3 0.4- 4.4 7 3.4 1.3- 8.3 235 81.4 75.7-86.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 133 15 8.2 4.7-14.0 5 3.3 1.3- 8.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 113 88.4 82.0-92.8
Northeast Partnership II 148 17 10.1 6.1-16.3 3 3.7 1.0-12.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 126 84.8 76.6-90.4
Northeast Partnership I 128 17 11.1 6.5-18.3 3 3.2 0.7-12.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.0 0 0.0 . - . 107 84.0 74.9-90.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 123 14 10.4 5.8-18.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 105 86.5 78.0-92.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 195 19 11.7 7.2-18.6 9 7.1 3.0-16.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1 3 2.0 0.4- 9.3 163 78.7 69.8-85.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 128 10 7.5 3.7-14.6 5 3.2 1.2- 8.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 0 0.0 . - . 111 88.5 81.1-93.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 157 18 10.8 6.6-17.2 3 2.2 0.6- 8.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 133 85.3 78.2-90.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 149 16 14.7 8.6-24.0 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1 2 1.8 0.4- 8.8 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 127 80.7 71.2-87.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 216 24 10.7 6.8-16.5 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4 3 1.0 0.3- 2.9 5 2.0 0.8- 5.2 179 84.3 78.1-89.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 145 17 10.4 6.3-16.5 5 4.1 1.6-10.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1 3 1.9 0.6- 6.1 119 83.2 75.8-88.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 132 10 8.0 3.7-16.4 6 5.0 1.8-13.0 4 1.9 0.7- 5.0 0 0.0 . - . 112 85.1 75.9-91.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 179 17 8.6 5.1-14.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 158 89.8 84.0-93.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 209 29 12.0 7.4-18.9 6 2.0 0.8- 5.2 5 2.6 0.8- 8.2 4 1.9 0.6- 6.1 165 81.5 73.9-87.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 322 37 9.8 6.9-13.8 8 3.3 1.4- 7.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 274 85.6 80.6-89.6
No 5,655 597 10.2 9.2-11.3 179 3.3 2.8- 4.1 63 1.1 0.8- 1.5 71 1.5 1.1- 2.1 4,745 83.9 82.6-85.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,994 195 9.6 7.9-11.5 67 4.4 3.1- 6.1 21 0.8 0.5- 1.3 23 1.4 0.8- 2.4 1,688 83.8 81.4-86.0
Piedmont 3,365 369 10.5 9.3-11.9 98 2.9 2.2- 3.7 33 1.0 0.7- 1.6 41 1.5 1.0- 2.3 2,824 84.1 82.4-85.6
Western NC 618 70 10.2 7.6-13.6 22 3.2 2.0- 5.2 11 1.6 0.7- 3.7 8 1.4 0.6- 3.1 507 83.7 79.7-87.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 343 46 12.2 8.4-17.4 12 2.9 1.6- 5.5 7 2.4 0.9- 6.2 7 2.0 0.8- 4.9 271 80.6 74.7-85.3
Northwest 1,148 121 9.3 7.5-11.4 41 3.1 2.0- 4.7 12 1.0 0.5- 1.9 7 0.8 0.4- 1.9 967 85.8 83.2-88.0
Charlotte 926 90 9.6 7.5-12.1 23 2.6 1.6- 4.2 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5 10 0.9 0.4- 1.9 798 86.4 83.5-88.8
Greensboro 755 84 10.5 7.9-13.7 23 3.6 2.2- 6.0 7 0.9 0.4- 2.3 7 0.6 0.3- 1.5 634 84.4 80.7-87.4
Southern Regional 635 60 9.7 7.1-13.1 20 5.5 3.0-10.1 9 1.1 0.6- 2.3 13 1.6 0.8- 3.0 533 82.0 77.4-85.9
Coastal 268 27 8.4 5.4-12.8 12 4.7 2.2- 9.6 6 1.1 0.5- 2.5 4 3.1 1.0- 9.6 219 82.7 76.2-87.7
Wake 889 99 11.3 8.9-14.1 23 2.7 1.6- 4.6 13 1.5 0.8- 3.0 14 2.7 1.3- 5.3 740 81.9 78.2-85.0
Area L 204 28 12.1 8.1-17.6 5 2.2 0.7- 7.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 169 84.0 77.5-89.0
Eastern 761 75 8.8 6.7-11.4 27 3.8 2.4- 6.0 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 7 1.0 0.4- 2.2 647 85.8 82.6-88.5

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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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