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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Sexual Behavior

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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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%)
North Carolina 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
-Rowan County 186 71 35.0 27.7-43.1 88 50.0 41.8-58.2 15 8.4 4.9-14.1 12 6.6 3.6-11.6
GENDER
Male 72 21 28.9 18.8-41.8 41 57.2 44.3-69.2 6 8.9 4.0-18.8 4 5.0 1.8-13.3
Female 114 50 41.5 32.2-51.5 47 42.3 32.8-52.4 9 7.9 4.0-15.2 8 8.3 4.0-16.1
RACE
White 144 50 31.1 23.6-39.7 71 51.3 42.2-60.3 13 9.9 5.6-16.9 10 7.8 4.1-14.3
Other 42 21 44.7 28.6-62.1 17 46.8 30.2-64.2 2 4.9 1.1-19.0 2 3.5 0.8-14.2
AGE
18-44 147 57 35.4 27.3-44.5 68 49.7 40.6-58.9 12 8.3 4.6-14.5 10 6.6 3.4-12.4
45+ 39 14 33.0 18.9-51.0 20 51.3 34.1-68.2 3 9.3 2.5-28.6 2 6.4 1.5-22.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 103 39 33.9 24.4-45.0 47 51.9 40.8-62.8 8 7.0 3.2-14.6 9 7.2 3.6-13.9
Some College + 83 32 36.7 26.3-48.5 41 47.1 35.7-58.8 7 10.7 5.1-21.1 3 5.6 1.8-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 99 39 36.2 26.1-47.7 44 49.8 38.3-61.3 9 7.3 3.6-14.5 7 6.7 3.1-13.9
$50,000+ 57 22 36.2 24.2-50.4 29 48.1 34.5-62.0 4 10.1 3.8-24.3 2 5.5 1.4-19.5

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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, 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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