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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Sexual Behavior (Asked July--December Only)

How many new sex partners did you have during the past twelve months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One partner Two partners Three partners Four or more partners None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,649 207 9.8 8.1-11.8 57 3.0 2.2- 4.3 23 1.5 0.8- 2.6 18 1.1 0.5- 2.3 2,344 84.6 82.3-86.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 46 1 3.6 0.5-21.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 45 96.4 78.1-99.5
Buncombe 62 8 8.4 3.8-17.4 2 7.4 1.4-30.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 52 84.2 67.4-93.2
Cabarrus 78 6 8.5 3.7-18.5 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 70 89.9 80.0-95.2
Catawba 60 6 8.0 3.2-18.9 2 8.2 1.6-32.6 1 2.3 0.3-14.5 0 0.0 . - . 51 81.5 63.7-91.7
Cumberland 87 4 5.0 1.2-19.2 4 10.2 3.5-26.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 79 84.8 68.9-93.4
Davidson 71 6 13.5 4.2-35.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 2 3.1 0.8-11.5 0 0.0 . - . 62 82.8 62.8-93.2
Durham 72 10 11.2 5.0-23.0 2 1.9 0.4- 8.5 1 5.7 0.8-30.9 2 10.2 1.7-42.5 57 71.0 50.4-85.5
Forsyth 65 4 9.1 2.5-28.0 2 2.6 0.6-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 59 88.3 71.1-95.8
Gaston 64 3 5.6 1.6-18.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 61 94.4 81.9-98.4
Guilford 74 11 17.8 8.1-34.9 5 7.9 2.8-20.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.1 1.4-29.6 56 67.2 50.2-80.6
Iredell 75 7 13.5 4.9-32.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 68 86.5 67.9-95.1
Johnston 84 4 4.7 1.7-12.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 1 2.6 0.4-16.1 77 90.9 81.0-95.9
Mecklenburg 209 16 9.4 5.1-16.8 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 3 3.9 1.2-11.8 3 1.2 0.3- 4.6 184 84.6 76.2-90.3
New Hanover 53 3 15.3 5.0-37.9 2 8.3 1.6-33.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.9 46 74.8 52.7-88.8
Onslow 76 2 2.7 0.6-11.4 1 2.9 0.4-18.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.7 1.7-23.5 71 87.7 72.2-95.1
Orange 64 5 6.1 1.9-18.4 3 5.6 1.3-21.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-14.8 55 85.9 71.2-93.8
Pitt 76 6 6.0 2.5-13.5 3 2.5 0.8- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 67 91.4 83.5-95.8
Randolph 62 2 9.9 1.7-41.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 59 89.8 59.3-98.1
Robeson 71 5 8.2 2.8-21.7 2 1.9 0.5- 7.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 62 88.6 76.2-95.0
Rowan 71 11 17.0 7.8-33.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 1 3.0 0.4-18.3 58 79.5 63.4-89.7
Union 72 5 6.5 2.3-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 67 93.5 82.8-97.7
Wake 159 13 12.4 6.3-22.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.8 2 2.4 0.6- 8.9 0 0.0 . - . 142 84.2 73.8-90.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 63 7 18.7 6.8-42.0 2 3.2 0.7-13.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 0 0.0 . - . 53 76.7 55.5-89.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 77 6 9.0 3.8-19.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 71 91.0 80.1-96.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 53 4 16.0 3.9-47.4 1 3.2 0.4-19.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 48 80.8 52.1-94.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 76 4 8.1 2.5-23.4 2 3.7 0.7-18.2 1 4.6 0.7-25.8 0 0.0 . - . 69 83.6 66.5-92.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 74 7 7.7 3.2-17.2 2 6.0 1.3-23.0 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 62 84.3 70.9-92.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 55 3 2.7 0.8- 8.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 51 95.4 87.2-98.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 69 5 5.6 2.2-14.0 2 2.0 0.4- 9.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 61 90.8 81.2-95.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 81 5 9.6 3.4-24.1 2 6.5 1.5-24.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 74 84.0 67.6-92.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 95 8 4.9 2.2-10.5 1 4.5 0.7-25.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.7 0 0.0 . - . 83 88.9 76.0-95.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 57 7 17.7 7.0-38.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 50 82.3 61.9-93.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 64 5 10.8 3.6-27.9 5 13.1 4.1-34.6 2 1.8 0.4- 7.2 0 0.0 . - . 52 74.3 55.3-87.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 70 3 6.6 1.7-22.2 1 2.2 0.3-14.0 1 4.1 0.6-23.5 0 0.0 . - . 65 87.1 70.7-95.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 64 5 8.0 3.1-19.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 57 90.8 79.6-96.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 158 13 15.0 7.2-28.6 3 2.3 0.7- 7.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 0 0.0 . - . 141 82.0 69.1-90.3
No 2,491 194 9.5 7.8-11.5 54 3.1 2.2- 4.4 22 1.5 0.9- 2.7 18 1.2 0.5- 2.4 2,203 84.8 82.4-86.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 864 57 8.6 6.0-12.2 20 3.8 2.1- 6.8 8 1.0 0.4- 2.9 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9 773 85.8 81.6-89.1
Piedmont 1,542 127 10.1 7.9-12.9 29 2.5 1.6- 3.9 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2 11 1.4 0.6- 3.5 1,363 84.4 81.2-87.2
Western NC 243 23 10.5 6.3-17.2 8 4.0 1.5-10.3 3 1.9 0.4- 8.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 208 83.2 75.3-89.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 126 13 8.2 4.3-15.0 3 3.0 0.6-14.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 109 88.2 79.3-93.6
Northwest 489 47 11.6 7.7-17.2 10 2.9 1.3- 6.5 7 1.9 0.6- 6.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 424 83.3 77.3-88.0
Charlotte 476 32 8.4 5.2-13.1 6 1.3 0.4- 3.5 4 2.2 0.7- 6.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.6 431 87.5 82.1-91.5
Greensboro 310 28 12.5 7.2-20.6 8 3.9 1.6- 9.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 3.3 0.7-13.7 270 80.3 71.1-87.1
Southern Regional 286 18 5.7 3.0-10.4 9 6.6 3.1-13.6 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 254 86.8 79.8-91.7
Coastal 113 6 7.9 3.0-18.9 3 4.5 1.1-16.1 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 101 86.3 74.5-93.1
Wake 417 31 10.1 6.1-16.1 9 2.4 1.1- 5.3 4 2.3 0.8- 6.6 4 2.0 0.5- 8.3 369 83.3 76.5-88.4
Area L 102 8 13.9 5.7-30.2 2 1.7 0.4- 8.1 1 3.8 0.5-22.0 0 0.0 . - . 91 80.6 64.4-90.5
Eastern 330 24 9.7 5.5-16.7 7 3.4 1.1-10.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 295 85.1 77.5-90.5

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, Edgecombe, 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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