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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 294 255 86.6 81.5-90.5 8 3.1 1.4- 6.6 31 10.4 7.0-15.0
Buncombe 274 239 84.9 79.0-89.4 9 4.8 2.2-10.0 26 10.3 6.9-15.1
Cabarrus 325 276 81.9 76.3-86.5 8 3.5 1.5- 7.6 41 14.6 10.6-19.8
Catawba 264 238 88.8 83.2-92.6 3 1.2 0.3- 4.1 23 10.1 6.4-15.5
Cumberland 351 311 88.2 83.3-91.8 10 2.2 1.1- 4.4 30 9.6 6.2-14.4
Davidson 296 247 84.5 79.0-88.7 10 2.7 1.4- 5.3 39 12.8 8.8-18.0
Durham 333 309 88.1 81.8-92.5 10 2.9 1.5- 5.7 14 8.9 5.0-15.4
Forsyth 336 296 87.1 82.4-90.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4 36 12.1 8.6-16.7
Gaston 266 227 84.3 78.6-88.7 6 2.4 1.0- 5.7 33 13.3 9.3-18.7
Guilford 300 276 90.5 85.9-93.8 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9 20 8.0 5.1-12.5
Iredell 322 281 84.7 79.3-88.9 6 2.5 1.1- 6.0 35 12.8 9.0-17.8
Johnston 376 305 81.4 76.2-85.8 12 2.8 1.5- 5.2 59 15.8 11.7-20.9
Mecklenburg 513 464 87.5 83.3-90.7 10 2.6 1.3- 5.0 39 9.9 7.0-13.8
New Hanover 267 237 89.6 84.8-93.1 6 1.9 0.8- 4.7 24 8.4 5.3-13.0
Onslow 311 289 94.6 91.6-96.5 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8 18 4.4 2.7- 7.2
Orange 336 313 91.8 87.4-94.7 3 1.4 0.4- 4.3 20 6.8 4.2-10.9
Pitt 300 275 88.3 82.3-92.5 7 3.9 1.6- 9.0 18 7.8 4.6-12.9
Randolph 257 223 85.1 78.9-89.7 6 3.2 1.1- 9.1 28 11.7 7.9-16.9
Robeson 295 235 74.9 68.1-80.6 15 7.8 4.4-13.4 45 17.3 12.6-23.3
Rowan 335 298 86.1 80.7-90.1 7 2.4 1.1- 5.1 30 11.6 7.8-16.7
Union 345 312 91.2 87.4-94.0 9 2.5 1.3- 4.8 24 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Wake 498 457 90.4 86.7-93.1 14 3.4 1.8- 6.3 27 6.2 4.1- 9.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 261 238 90.1 84.6-93.8 6 2.7 1.0- 6.7 17 7.2 4.2-12.3
Northeast Partnership II 327 278 84.7 79.6-88.7 11 3.6 1.9- 6.7 38 11.7 8.2-16.5
Northeast Partnership I 291 236 82.3 76.6-86.9 12 3.7 1.9- 7.0 43 14.0 10.0-19.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 269 227 80.4 73.5-85.9 10 5.8 2.9-11.2 32 13.8 9.3-19.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 360 298 81.3 75.7-85.9 17 4.7 2.7- 8.3 45 13.9 10.0-19.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 289 243 83.3 77.7-87.6 10 3.4 1.6- 6.8 36 13.4 9.5-18.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 308 272 88.9 84.4-92.2 12 3.4 1.8- 6.2 24 7.7 5.0-11.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 319 278 83.1 77.1-87.8 9 5.6 2.8-10.8 32 11.3 7.7-16.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 414 347 82.3 77.4-86.4 18 5.9 3.5- 9.8 49 11.8 8.6-15.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 269 233 85.1 79.3-89.5 4 1.4 0.4- 4.4 32 13.5 9.3-19.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 248 220 87.0 80.6-91.6 6 3.1 1.2- 8.2 22 9.8 6.1-15.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 320 281 88.2 83.6-91.6 5 1.1 0.5- 2.8 34 10.7 7.4-15.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 406 335 78.3 72.4-83.3 11 2.2 1.0- 4.8 60 19.5 14.7-25.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 709 598 85.2 81.9-88.0 25 3.2 2.1- 5.0 86 11.6 9.1-14.7
No 10,566 9,251 86.0 85.1-86.9 277 3.0 2.5- 3.4 1,038 11.0 10.2-11.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,788 3,251 84.5 82.9-86.0 124 3.6 2.9- 4.5 413 11.9 10.5-13.3
Piedmont 6,321 5,598 87.6 86.4-88.6 150 2.8 2.3- 3.4 573 9.6 8.7-10.6
Western NC 1,166 1,000 82.8 79.6-85.5 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 138 14.9 12.3-17.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 664 561 80.2 75.6-84.1 20 3.1 1.8- 5.3 83 16.7 13.1-21.2
Northwest 2,159 1,897 86.6 84.7-88.4 41 1.7 1.2- 2.5 221 11.7 10.0-13.5
Charlotte 1,691 1,489 87.4 85.2-89.3 43 3.0 2.1- 4.4 159 9.5 7.9-11.5
Greensboro 1,451 1,304 88.5 86.2-90.5 25 2.0 1.3- 3.2 122 9.5 7.7-11.7
Southern Regional 1,215 1,031 83.9 81.0-86.4 52 4.7 3.4- 6.5 132 11.4 9.2-14.0
Coastal 541 469 84.6 80.3-88.2 13 2.4 1.2- 4.6 59 13.0 9.7-17.3
Wake 1,627 1,433 88.2 85.9-90.2 53 3.5 2.4- 5.1 141 8.3 6.7-10.2
Area L 432 363 81.3 76.1-85.7 15 4.6 2.5- 8.2 54 14.1 10.4-18.9
Eastern 1,411 1,249 87.8 85.5-89.8 38 3.1 2.1- 4.5 124 9.1 7.4-11.1

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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, 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.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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