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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Behavior--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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  Total
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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,854 2,448 49.1 47.4-50.8 1,996 41.8 40.1-43.5 212 4.9 4.2- 5.7 198 4.2 3.6- 4.9
No 1,195 566 46.1 42.4-49.8 497 43.1 39.4-46.8 60 5.1 3.7- 7.0 72 5.8 4.4- 7.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 87 42 46.8 33.6-60.4 35 45.8 32.8-59.3 7 5.8 2.6-12.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3
Recommended Range 2,207 1,116 49.0 46.4-51.7 909 42.1 39.5-44.8 98 4.7 3.7- 5.8 84 4.2 3.3- 5.3
Overweight 1,998 1,026 49.7 47.0-52.5 798 41.2 38.5-43.9 89 4.9 3.8- 6.2 85 4.2 3.3- 5.4
Obese 1,470 699 45.4 42.3-48.5 626 43.9 40.8-47.1 66 5.4 4.1- 7.1 79 5.3 4.0- 6.9
Current Smoker
No 4,381 2,218 49.6 47.7-51.4 1,779 41.2 39.3-43.0 197 4.8 4.1- 5.7 187 4.5 3.8- 5.3
Yes 1,661 791 45.3 42.3-48.4 713 44.7 41.7-47.8 75 5.4 4.1- 7.0 82 4.6 3.5- 5.9
Binge Drinker
No 5,270 2,572 47.5 45.8-49.2 2,203 42.4 40.7-44.1 257 5.4 4.7- 6.3 238 4.6 4.0- 5.4
Yes 722 422 56.2 51.6-60.6 259 38.9 34.5-43.4 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2 26 3.2 1.9- 5.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,778 2,877 48.6 47.0-50.2 2,383 42.0 40.4-43.6 266 5.0 4.3- 5.7 252 4.4 3.8- 5.1
Yes 229 119 46.9 39.0-55.0 92 44.5 36.5-52.8 5 4.1 1.6-10.1 13 4.4 2.4- 8.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 630 266 40.1 35.3-45.1 288 45.9 40.8-51.1 38 7.3 4.9-10.8 38 6.7 4.5- 9.7
No 5,415 2,746 49.4 47.8-51.1 2,204 41.7 40.0-43.3 234 4.7 4.0- 5.4 231 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Current Asthma
Yes 425 194 42.4 36.6-48.5 191 47.9 41.9-54.0 20 5.6 3.4- 9.1 20 4.1 2.5- 6.7
No 5,606 2,812 48.9 47.2-50.5 2,295 41.7 40.1-43.3 249 4.9 4.2- 5.6 250 4.6 4.0- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 202 89 45.2 36.5-54.1 88 42.9 34.6-51.8 16 8.0 4.4-14.2 9 3.9 1.8- 8.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 110 50 41.6 31.2-52.8 48 46.4 35.9-57.3 7 7.0 3.0-15.4 5 5.0 1.9-12.1
No 5,699 2,860 48.7 47.1-50.3 2,340 42.0 40.4-43.6 247 4.8 4.1- 5.5 252 4.5 3.9- 5.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 44 18 38.6 24.1-55.3 19 43.6 28.4-60.1 3 9.8 2.8-29.1 4 8.1 2.9-20.7

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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, 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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