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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Sexual Behavior (Asked July--December Only)

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 Don't know method
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,683 1,220 45.0 42.5-47.5 1,100 41.0 38.5-43.4 127 5.3 4.2- 6.7 202 7.4 6.1- 8.8 34 1.4 0.9- 2.1
-Eastern NC 878 407 45.2 40.9-49.6 351 39.9 35.8-44.2 36 4.5 3.0- 6.8 73 8.7 6.5-11.6 11 1.6 0.7- 3.7
GENDER
Male 338 150 43.1 36.4-50.0 134 38.8 32.5-45.5 9 3.5 1.6- 7.4 38 12.3 8.5-17.6 7 2.3 0.8- 6.4
Female 540 257 47.6 42.4-52.8 217 41.1 36.0-46.4 27 5.6 3.6- 8.7 35 4.8 3.3- 6.9 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
RACE
White 532 234 44.9 39.4-50.6 232 43.0 37.7-48.6 24 5.0 3.1- 8.0 35 5.9 4.0- 8.6 7 1.1 0.5- 2.4
African American 213 121 53.7 44.8-62.4 64 31.8 24.3-40.4 7 3.4 1.4- 7.9 18 9.5 4.8-18.2 3 1.6 0.4- 6.1
Other Minorities 133 52 35.7 26.3-46.4 55 39.7 29.5-50.9 5 4.3 1.2-14.5 20 17.0 10.2-27.0 1 3.3 0.5-19.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 86 35 35.8 24.6-48.8 33 37.4 25.5-51.1 2 4.1 0.7-19.4 15 18.4 10.3-30.8 1 4.3 0.6-24.5
Non-Hispanic 791 371 46.7 42.2-51.3 318 40.3 36.0-44.8 34 4.6 3.1- 6.8 58 7.2 5.1- 9.9 10 1.2 0.6- 2.4
AGE
18-24 77 34 45.2 32.1-59.1 32 40.3 28.1-53.9 6 7.6 3.1-17.1 4 5.7 1.7-17.6 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9
25-34 243 125 48.6 41.2-56.1 94 40.6 33.4-48.2 9 3.8 1.7- 8.3 15 6.9 3.7-12.6 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 351 160 44.8 38.5-51.2 150 41.0 35.0-47.3 14 4.0 2.1- 7.4 23 7.3 4.3-12.1 4 2.9 0.8- 9.9
45-49 202 87 40.4 32.7-48.7 73 36.2 28.7-44.4 7 3.2 1.4- 7.0 30 18.0 12.4-25.6 5 2.2 0.9- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 39 43.2 30.7-56.6 35 30.7 20.4-43.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 19 20.4 11.2-34.2 2 4.6 0.8-22.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 251 121 47.9 39.4-56.5 91 36.9 29.2-45.2 11 5.1 2.4-10.5 24 8.3 5.2-13.2 4 1.8 0.6- 5.2
Some Post-H.S. 259 111 41.2 34.1-48.8 112 45.2 37.8-52.8 12 4.4 2.2- 8.7 19 7.8 4.6-13.0 5 1.4 0.6- 3.3
College Graduate 270 136 47.5 40.3-54.7 113 43.1 35.9-50.5 10 5.8 2.9-11.5 11 3.6 2.0- 6.7 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 29 48.3 34.2-62.6 28 31.9 20.7-45.5 4 4.0 1.4-10.9 10 15.9 7.2-31.6 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 121 49 36.8 25.3-50.1 50 42.4 30.8-54.9 7 5.4 1.6-16.6 13 11.0 5.7-20.1 2 4.4 0.8-21.5
$25,000- 34,999 109 53 44.5 32.7-56.9 45 42.9 31.3-55.4 3 4.1 1.2-12.8 7 7.3 2.6-18.7 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9
$35,000- 49,999 141 70 52.1 40.9-63.0 55 37.9 27.6-49.3 5 4.1 1.4-11.8 9 5.2 2.2-11.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 153 73 43.6 34.7-53.0 62 44.3 35.2-53.9 9 7.2 3.6-14.0 7 3.7 1.7- 7.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5
$75,000+ 174 87 46.2 37.8-54.9 69 41.5 33.2-50.3 4 3.8 1.2-11.5 12 7.1 3.7-13.0 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 213 95 46.4 37.9-55.2 85 38.3 30.6-46.5 12 6.5 3.2-12.8 16 6.8 3.9-11.8 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0
No 661 312 45.2 40.3-50.3 263 40.1 35.3-45.1 24 4.0 2.4- 6.5 56 9.1 6.5-12.6 6 1.5 0.5- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 66 48.5 37.8-59.4 54 46.5 35.7-57.6 3 2.7 0.8- 9.2 4 1.9 0.7- 5.4 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5
Non-Veteran 750 341 44.6 39.9-49.4 297 38.6 34.2-43.2 33 4.9 3.2- 7.5 69 10.1 7.5-13.5 10 1.9 0.8- 4.4

Back to Sexual Behavior (Asked July--December Only).

*This question was asked of respondents less than age 50 who had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.

^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.

** 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.

***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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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