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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Family Planning

Are you or your husband/wife/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
Some things people do to keep from getting pregnant include not having sex at certain times, using birth
control methods such as the pill, Norplant, shots or D epo-provera, condoms, diaphragm, foam, IUD, having
their tubes tied, or having a vasectomy.(If multiple partners consider usual method.)*.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not Sexually Active Same sex partner
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,964 4,090 58.3 56.8-59.8 1,626 25.5 24.3-26.9 1,223 15.8 14.7-16.9 25 0.4 0.2- 0.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 155 94 63.1 53.9-71.4 32 23.8 16.5-32.9 29 13.1 8.7-19.3 0 0.0 . - .
Buncombe 164 90 56.5 48.0-64.7 38 23.2 16.9-31.0 34 19.1 13.2-26.8 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8
Cabarrus 201 127 66.3 58.7-73.1 37 19.1 13.7-26.0 35 14.0 9.6-20.0 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5
Catawba 173 100 57.2 48.4-65.6 53 33.7 25.9-42.4 20 9.1 5.4-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 223 141 62.7 55.0-69.9 42 22.1 16.0-29.6 40 15.2 10.7-21.2 0 0.0 . - .
Davidson 167 91 54.2 45.0-63.2 51 32.3 24.5-41.2 25 13.4 8.3-21.0 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 223 132 57.1 49.1-64.8 42 20.3 14.9-27.1 45 21.3 14.9-29.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
Forsyth 205 120 62.0 54.3-69.1 45 23.9 17.9-31.2 40 14.1 9.9-19.8 0 0.0 . - .
Gaston 164 93 55.8 47.1-64.1 37 23.9 17.4-31.9 34 20.4 14.0-28.6 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 173 101 57.3 48.5-65.7 43 25.9 19.3-33.8 28 15.8 9.7-24.8 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7
Iredell 208 127 55.6 47.4-63.6 59 33.6 26.0-42.3 21 10.0 6.1-15.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Johnston 233 131 53.5 45.8-61.0 64 31.8 25.0-39.6 37 14.5 9.9-20.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Mecklenburg 360 201 56.9 51.2-62.5 93 27.7 22.8-33.1 64 15.0 11.2-19.7 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0
New Hanover 166 94 55.2 46.4-63.8 41 30.0 22.1-39.2 29 12.8 8.4-18.9 2 2.1 0.5- 7.8
Onslow 210 135 60.6 52.8-67.8 46 26.9 20.3-34.7 28 12.0 8.0-17.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5
Orange 216 132 58.3 50.5-65.6 49 22.6 17.1-29.4 34 18.5 12.8-26.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
Pitt 212 120 56.3 48.6-63.7 52 26.7 20.6-33.7 40 17.1 11.7-24.2 0 0.0 . - .
Randolph 161 101 60.8 51.6-69.2 34 24.5 17.3-33.6 26 14.7 9.4-22.3 0 0.0 . - .
Robeson 176 96 54.8 46.3-63.1 47 28.1 21.2-36.4 32 16.6 11.1-24.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
Rowan 198 116 57.2 49.2-64.9 45 26.4 19.8-34.4 35 15.4 10.6-21.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
Union 205 137 68.9 61.2-75.6 33 16.7 11.7-23.3 35 14.4 9.8-20.6 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 350 201 55.3 49.2-61.2 82 25.8 20.8-31.4 65 18.3 13.9-23.7 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 150 99 67.0 57.5-75.2 30 20.1 14.1-28.0 20 12.3 6.6-21.8 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Northeast Partnership II 172 92 54.3 45.7-62.7 40 24.1 17.4-32.3 40 21.6 15.2-29.7 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership I 163 86 51.5 41.3-61.5 43 32.1 22.2-43.9 34 16.4 11.2-23.5 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 157 99 63.5 54.5-71.7 31 21.8 15.3-30.1 27 14.7 9.3-22.4 0 0.0 . - .
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 225 138 58.7 50.9-66.1 47 22.6 16.8-29.7 40 18.7 12.9-26.3 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 178 106 61.7 53.5-69.3 35 20.7 14.7-28.2 37 17.6 12.5-24.3 0 0.0 . - .
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 187 102 54.8 46.9-62.4 52 30.6 23.8-38.3 33 14.6 10.0-20.9 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee/Moore 182 107 52.9 44.2-61.4 42 30.3 22.6-39.3 33 16.7 11.0-24.7 0 0.0 . - .
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 248 131 52.6 45.4-59.7 75 33.0 26.4-40.2 42 14.4 10.2-20.0 0 0.0 . - .
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 166 112 69.0 60.8-76.1 29 17.9 12.4-25.3 24 12.7 8.2-19.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 154 86 60.7 50.9-69.7 36 23.0 16.2-31.5 32 16.3 10.7-24.2 0 0.0 . - .
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 205 114 55.6 47.7-63.3 53 29.6 22.7-37.5 37 14.5 9.9-20.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 234 138 60.2 52.3-67.7 48 23.9 17.8-31.2 48 15.9 11.0-22.5 0 0.0 . - .
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 393 217 54.8 48.6-60.9 97 27.6 22.1-34.0 79 17.6 13.3-22.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 6,571 3,873 58.5 57.0-60.0 1,529 25.4 24.1-26.8 1,144 15.7 14.6-16.9 25 0.4 0.2- 0.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,336 1,371 58.2 55.6-60.7 544 24.7 22.6-27.0 415 16.9 14.9-19.1 6 0.3 0.1- 0.6
Piedmont 3,937 2,322 58.0 56.1-60.0 931 26.4 24.7-28.2 669 15.2 13.8-16.7 15 0.4 0.2- 0.8
Western NC 691 397 59.6 55.1-64.0 151 23.7 20.1-27.9 139 16.2 13.2-19.7 4 0.4 0.2- 1.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 386 218 57.7 51.6-63.7 85 24.4 19.5-30.0 81 17.5 13.3-22.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Northwest 1,326 771 58.9 55.7-62.2 334 27.1 24.2-30.2 216 13.7 11.7-16.0 5 0.3 0.1- 0.7
Charlotte 1,076 644 59.3 55.6-62.9 241 26.1 22.9-29.5 187 14.3 12.0-17.0 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0
Greensboro 858 531 61.4 57.2-65.4 189 24.5 21.0-28.3 136 13.7 11.1-16.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4
Southern Regional 727 426 58.5 53.9-62.9 169 25.2 21.4-29.5 131 16.2 13.0-20.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Coastal 334 195 57.4 51.0-63.5 74 24.8 19.6-30.8 63 17.0 12.6-22.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Wake 1,061 602 55.1 51.2-58.9 254 26.2 22.9-29.7 198 18.1 15.2-21.5 7 0.6 0.2- 1.5
Area L 257 156 61.4 54.4-67.9 56 23.2 17.9-29.5 45 15.5 11.0-21.3 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern 873 521 60.6 56.5-64.6 201 24.8 21.2-28.7 149 14.4 11.9-17.4 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-44 years old and not pregnant
and of male respondents who reported being ages 18-59 years old.

^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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