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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Family Planning

Some things people do to keep from getting pregnant include not having sex at certain times, using birth
control methods such as the pill, Norplant, shots or Depo-provera, condoms, diaphragm, foam, IUD, having
their tubes tied, or having a vasect omy.

Are you or your husband/wife/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not Sexually Active Same sex partner
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,240 3,822 61.1 59.4-62.8 1,478 23.2 21.9-24.6 914 15.2 13.9-16.7 26 0.4 0.3- 0.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 143 80 56.4 45.2-67.1 31 20.8 13.4-30.8 32 22.8 14.1-34.7 0 0.0 . - .
Buncombe 134 83 65.9 55.8-74.7 27 20.0 13.3-28.9 22 13.1 7.5-21.8 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5
Cabarrus 159 100 62.4 52.8-71.1 41 24.1 17.2-32.7 18 13.4 7.6-22.7 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 161 96 64.6 54.8-73.3 44 22.8 16.5-30.8 21 12.6 6.9-21.7 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 196 120 60.1 50.8-68.6 41 22.4 16.1-30.4 34 16.7 10.2-26.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
Davidson 166 101 59.2 49.7-68.1 38 25.0 17.9-33.9 26 15.2 9.2-24.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
Durham 204 113 56.3 47.2-65.0 47 21.8 15.7-29.5 41 19.7 13.4-28.0 3 2.2 0.7- 7.1
Forsyth 172 106 60.4 50.9-69.1 37 21.5 15.3-29.5 27 17.2 10.4-27.1 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Gaston 145 81 55.9 45.6-65.6 38 26.0 18.5-35.3 26 18.1 11.1-28.3 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 189 117 64.9 56.4-72.6 47 24.6 17.9-32.9 22 8.8 5.3-14.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5
Iredell 193 119 61.3 52.0-69.9 54 28.7 21.4-37.2 20 10.0 4.8-19.8 0 0.0 . - .
Johnston 208 140 69.3 60.4-77.0 40 19.4 13.3-27.6 27 10.9 6.4-18.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
Mecklenburg 377 230 59.7 52.9-66.1 86 23.5 18.6-29.2 57 16.2 11.2-22.7 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
New Hanover 125 69 57.5 45.7-68.5 32 23.9 16.4-33.4 23 18.2 9.7-31.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
Onslow 173 114 62.0 52.1-71.0 38 29.2 20.7-39.4 20 8.7 4.9-15.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Orange 157 104 64.5 53.7-74.0 28 15.5 10.2-22.8 25 20.0 12.0-31.4 0 0.0 . - .
Pitt 170 109 63.9 55.1-71.9 37 24.0 17.2-32.4 24 12.0 7.4-19.0 0 0.0 . - .
Randolph 152 96 59.4 48.4-69.5 31 17.9 12.0-25.9 24 22.2 13.4-34.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
Robeson 158 89 53.4 43.5-62.9 50 33.0 24.5-42.8 18 13.3 7.3-22.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Rowan 168 99 61.7 52.2-70.4 38 20.4 14.2-28.4 30 17.7 11.1-27.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
Union 171 114 64.3 54.5-73.1 44 29.5 21.3-39.4 13 6.1 3.0-12.2 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 302 198 63.6 56.0-70.5 67 22.2 17.0-28.5 37 14.2 8.8-22.3 0 0.0 . - .
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 133 70 48.7 37.7-59.7 37 27.7 19.6-37.5 26 23.7 14.5-36.2 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership II*** 172 95 59.2 49.7-68.1 44 23.9 17.1-32.3 33 16.9 10.7-25.7 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership I*** 141 90 63.6 52.3-73.6 28 24.2 15.2-36.2 23 12.2 7.2-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 179 101 61.7 53.2-69.6 48 26.0 19.3-34.1 30 12.3 7.9-18.5 0 0.0 . - .
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 188 125 62.9 53.4-71.6 39 21.8 15.4-30.1 24 15.2 8.8-25.0 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 141 81 56.1 45.4-66.3 36 25.3 18.0-34.4 24 18.6 10.2-31.5 0 0.0 . - .
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 172 104 60.4 50.9-69.2 45 24.1 17.6-32.1 23 15.4 9.2-24.7 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee/Moore 185 121 60.4 50.0-69.9 40 20.3 14.4-27.8 23 19.1 10.7-31.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 223 138 60.6 52.0-68.6 61 25.1 18.8-32.6 24 14.3 8.6-22.8 0 0.0 . - .
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 171 105 60.4 51.0-69.1 38 24.6 17.2-33.8 27 14.8 8.9-23.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 159 96 57.3 46.3-67.6 40 23.1 15.7-32.6 22 18.2 10.0-30.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 171 99 61.8 52.5-70.4 44 23.8 17.1-32.2 27 14.1 8.5-22.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 182 119 67.2 57.4-75.7 42 18.7 12.9-26.3 21 14.1 7.8-24.3 0 0.0 . - .
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 363 212 59.1 52.3-65.6 83 23.4 18.3-29.4 68 17.5 12.6-23.6 0 0.0 . - .
No 5,877 3,610 61.2 59.5-63.0 1,395 23.2 21.9-24.7 846 15.1 13.7-16.7 26 0.4 0.3- 0.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,026 1,232 59.9 56.9-62.8 484 24.6 22.2-27.2 305 15.3 12.9-18.0 5 0.2 0.0- 0.6
Piedmont 3,619 2,222 61.4 59.2-63.6 850 22.7 21.0-24.6 529 15.3 13.6-17.3 18 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Western NC 595 368 62.3 57.0-67.4 144 22.6 18.7-27.1 80 14.6 10.7-19.6 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 316 202 66.7 59.5-73.3 69 19.1 14.5-24.8 43 13.8 8.9-20.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Northwest 1,245 745 59.3 55.5-63.0 314 25.0 21.9-28.3 179 15.2 12.3-18.6 7 0.5 0.2- 1.3
Charlotte 990 608 61.2 56.9-65.3 242 23.3 20.1-26.9 136 15.2 11.9-19.0 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0
Greensboro 802 507 64.3 59.8-68.7 166 20.7 17.2-24.7 124 14.1 11.1-17.7 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Southern Regional 672 412 58.6 53.1-63.9 168 24.5 20.4-29.2 90 16.5 12.2-22.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.8
Coastal 261 149 56.8 48.7-64.5 68 26.0 20.2-32.9 43 17.0 10.7-26.1 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Wake 955 598 62.0 57.5-66.3 213 22.4 19.0-26.1 140 15.1 11.6-19.4 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Area L 257 142 58.2 50.6-65.4 68 26.3 20.2-33.5 47 15.5 10.8-21.6 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern 742 459 59.8 54.7-64.6 170 24.1 20.4-28.3 112 16.1 12.2-20.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-50 years old and not pregnant
and of male respondents who reported being ages 18-59 years old.

^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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