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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 306 165 51.7 45.4-57.9 120 41.3 35.2-47.6 9 3.2 1.6- 6.2 12 3.9 2.1- 7.0
GENDER
Male 139 76 51.9 42.7-60.9 56 43.1 34.3-52.4 3 2.6 0.8- 7.9 4 2.4 0.8- 6.7
Female 167 89 51.4 43.1-59.7 64 38.9 31.1-47.3 6 3.9 1.7- 8.5 8 5.8 2.8-11.5
RACE
White 218 120 51.8 44.5-59.1 85 41.8 34.8-49.3 7 3.5 1.6- 7.2 6 2.9 1.2- 6.7
Other 85 43 51.1 39.2-62.9 34 40.2 29.1-52.4 2 2.7 0.6-11.1 6 6.0 2.6-13.2
AGE
18-44 258 141 52.4 45.5-59.2 100 40.7 34.1-47.7 6 2.5 1.0- 5.7 11 4.4 2.4- 8.1
45+ 48 24 47.7 33.0-62.8 20 44.3 29.8-59.7 3 7.2 2.3-20.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 64 28 44.2 31.0-58.3 28 44.9 31.7-58.8 3 4.6 1.3-14.9 5 6.3 2.4-15.6
Some College + 242 137 54.1 47.0-61.0 92 40.1 33.4-47.2 6 2.7 1.2- 6.0 7 3.1 1.5- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 97 48 46.3 34.9-58.1 42 46.6 35.1-58.5 4 4.4 1.5-12.3 3 2.7 0.8- 8.8
$50,000+ 155 89 55.9 47.3-64.2 57 38.1 30.2-46.8 4 3.0 1.1- 7.8 5 3.0 1.2- 7.4

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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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