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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Behavior-WHITES

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 4,292 2,126 47.9 46.0-49.7 1,823 43.7 41.8-45.5 177 4.6 3.9- 5.5 166 3.8 3.2- 4.6
GENDER
Male 1,669 823 47.1 44.3-50.0 718 44.7 41.8-47.6 62 4.2 3.2- 5.5 66 4.0 3.0- 5.3
Female 2,623 1,303 48.6 46.3-50.9 1,105 42.7 40.4-45.0 115 5.1 4.1- 6.3 100 3.6 2.9- 4.6
AGE
18-24 399 181 41.8 36.2-47.7 186 49.7 43.7-55.7 24 6.1 3.7- 9.8 8 2.4 1.0- 5.6
25-34 1,395 759 53.1 49.9-56.4 556 41.2 38.0-44.4 45 3.3 2.4- 4.6 35 2.4 1.6- 3.5
35-44 1,695 825 46.6 43.7-49.5 725 44.2 41.3-47.2 69 4.6 3.5- 6.0 76 4.6 3.5- 6.0
45-54 803 361 44.7 40.5-48.9 356 43.4 39.2-47.7 39 6.4 4.4- 9.1 47 5.6 4.0- 7.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 299 114 37.5 31.2-44.3 130 43.0 36.3-50.0 28 10.4 6.7-15.8 27 9.1 5.7-14.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,146 484 41.3 37.8-44.8 540 48.3 44.8-51.9 58 5.4 4.0- 7.1 64 5.0 3.8- 6.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,195 586 47.7 44.2-51.2 523 44.5 41.0-48.0 46 4.8 3.5- 6.7 40 3.0 2.1- 4.2
College Graduate 1,650 942 54.8 51.8-57.7 628 39.9 37.0-42.8 45 2.8 2.0- 4.0 35 2.5 1.7- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 93 41.3 33.2-50.0 97 45.4 36.7-54.2 18 8.1 4.8-13.3 12 5.2 2.2-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 467 216 42.1 36.7-47.7 212 48.8 43.1-54.6 22 5.9 3.5- 9.8 17 3.1 1.8- 5.3
$25,000- 34,999 532 274 48.6 43.5-53.8 219 43.3 38.2-48.5 18 4.3 2.4- 7.4 21 3.8 2.2- 6.4
$35,000- 49,999 700 339 46.2 41.8-50.7 302 44.4 40.0-48.9 30 5.0 3.4- 7.3 29 4.5 2.9- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 768 367 44.2 40.0-48.4 348 48.1 43.9-52.4 30 4.4 2.9- 6.6 23 3.3 2.1- 5.1
$75,000+ 959 545 57.3 53.4-61.0 358 37.0 33.3-40.8 27 2.9 1.8- 4.6 29 2.8 1.9- 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 833 374 43.9 39.9-48.1 375 45.6 41.4-49.8 49 6.7 4.8- 9.3 35 3.8 2.6- 5.5
No 3,442 1,745 48.8 46.8-50.9 1,442 43.3 41.2-45.3 125 4.1 3.3- 5.0 130 3.8 3.1- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 272 136 45.5 38.6-52.5 109 43.3 36.5-50.4 10 5.3 2.7-10.2 17 5.9 3.4-10.1
Non-Veteran 3,935 1,946 48.1 46.2-50.0 1,679 43.6 41.7-45.6 164 4.6 3.8- 5.5 146 3.7 3.0- 4.5
Currently Serving 84 44 45.7 34.1-57.8 35 46.3 34.4-58.6 3 5.5 1.8-15.9 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7

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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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