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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 44 17 37.9 21.6-57.4 18 45.6 27.5-65.0 4 6.7 1.9-20.7 4 8.7 2.9-23.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.5
Buncombe 62 32 56.1 40.6-70.5 23 35.9 22.5-51.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 5 6.1 2.4-14.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
Cabarrus 78 34 45.4 32.9-58.6 38 48.6 35.8-61.5 3 2.6 0.8- 8.3 3 3.4 0.9-11.9 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 60 29 49.4 35.3-63.7 22 33.6 21.9-47.7 2 3.8 0.9-14.3 7 13.3 6.2-26.3 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 89 35 33.7 22.6-47.0 45 59.1 45.9-71.2 6 4.8 1.8-11.9 3 2.4 0.8- 7.4 0 0.0 . - .
Davidson 71 27 41.0 28.1-55.3 33 39.5 27.3-53.3 5 13.0 3.9-35.5 6 6.4 2.4-16.0 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 74 41 60.5 44.8-74.3 26 31.2 19.0-46.7 3 3.5 0.9-13.2 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0 2 2.8 0.7-10.6
Forsyth 65 29 44.3 30.7-58.9 31 49.1 35.1-63.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 3 3.1 1.0- 9.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.0
Gaston 65 24 33.8 21.3-49.0 29 48.4 33.4-63.6 7 12.9 4.9-29.9 5 4.9 1.9-11.7 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 77 34 45.4 31.8-59.6 34 38.2 26.3-51.7 1 4.4 0.6-24.9 7 11.4 3.9-29.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Iredell 75 29 43.2 30.0-57.3 36 44.9 31.6-59.0 3 2.5 0.8- 7.5 7 9.5 4.1-20.4 0 0.0 . - .
Johnston 85 41 51.6 39.4-63.7 33 32.8 23.0-44.3 2 1.5 0.3- 7.0 9 14.1 6.8-26.9 0 0.0 . - .
Mecklenburg 214 102 49.3 41.5-57.3 91 38.6 31.4-46.3 7 2.9 1.3- 6.4 13 8.8 4.5-16.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
New Hanover 53 26 40.4 25.1-57.9 23 52.9 35.4-69.6 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 2 2.2 0.5- 8.9 1 2.5 0.4-16.0
Onslow 76 41 55.9 42.3-68.7 27 37.8 25.8-51.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.6 6 4.9 2.1-11.3 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 66 42 59.4 45.6-71.8 19 34.0 22.2-48.1 1 1.8 0.2-11.4 3 3.5 1.1-10.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4
Pitt 76 34 45.9 33.3-59.0 30 40.7 28.7-53.9 2 1.8 0.5- 7.1 8 9.6 4.2-20.4 2 2.0 0.5- 8.2
Randolph 64 28 37.6 24.0-53.6 26 33.2 20.3-49.1 6 22.9 8.4-49.0 2 4.2 1.0-15.7 2 2.1 0.5- 8.4
Robeson 72 35 42.7 29.7-56.7 28 41.4 27.8-56.4 4 8.0 2.5-23.1 4 6.8 2.2-19.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4
Rowan 71 28 35.9 23.3-50.7 32 47.4 33.3-61.8 3 7.1 2.1-21.9 7 8.4 3.6-18.1 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4
Union 72 32 46.6 32.0-61.7 23 29.0 18.1-43.0 10 12.5 6.5-22.9 5 8.4 3.0-21.6 2 3.4 0.8-13.2
Wake 162 82 50.7 41.8-59.6 63 38.1 29.9-47.2 7 4.5 2.0- 9.9 6 4.3 1.8- 9.9 4 2.3 0.8- 6.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 63 27 47.3 32.0-63.1 26 39.4 26.0-54.6 2 3.3 0.8-12.5 8 10.0 4.4-21.1 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership II*** 78 35 51.1 38.5-63.5 27 29.2 19.6-41.2 6 6.9 2.9-15.6 7 10.3 4.4-22.1 3 2.5 0.8- 7.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 54 30 50.3 31.9-68.6 18 28.3 16.1-44.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 17.3 4.8-46.6 1 4.2 0.6-24.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 78 27 36.8 24.8-50.7 37 43.6 31.3-56.9 3 6.0 1.4-22.8 10 12.9 6.5-23.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 75 38 50.4 36.6-64.1 23 26.8 17.0-39.5 3 4.6 1.4-13.8 10 14.3 7.2-26.4 1 4.0 0.6-23.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 60 23 34.5 22.6-48.7 29 51.5 37.3-65.5 3 7.4 2.1-22.6 4 4.8 1.7-12.6 1 1.8 0.2-11.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 70 31 53.0 38.5-67.1 25 34.7 22.4-49.5 5 4.2 1.7-10.1 8 6.9 3.1-14.7 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 81 35 38.3 26.9-51.2 36 51.7 38.9-64.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 8 7.8 3.7-15.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 95 47 52.8 40.4-64.9 39 38.1 27.0-50.7 4 3.2 1.0- 9.8 4 5.1 1.8-13.4 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 58 30 50.8 35.5-65.9 24 41.0 27.1-56.4 2 3.7 0.9-13.8 2 4.6 1.1-16.8 0 0.0 . - .
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 65 21 27.4 16.7-41.5 32 45.8 31.0-61.4 5 17.8 6.8-39.1 7 9.0 4.0-18.9 0 0.0 . - .
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 69 28 36.3 24.3-50.2 28 51.6 37.8-65.1 5 3.6 1.4- 8.9 7 7.5 3.3-16.2 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 66 26 26.3 15.7-40.5 26 48.5 33.1-64.2 7 14.7 6.8-28.9 5 6.8 2.6-16.7 2 3.8 0.7-17.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 160 75 50.1 40.2-60.1 59 31.2 23.5-40.0 6 3.5 1.5- 8.1 16 12.7 6.6-23.0 4 2.5 0.8- 7.4
No 2,523 1,145 44.7 42.1-47.3 1,041 41.5 39.0-44.1 121 5.4 4.3- 6.9 186 7.1 5.8- 8.5 30 1.3 0.8- 2.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 878 407 45.2 40.9-49.6 351 40.0 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
Piedmont 1,560 718 47.1 43.8-50.3 640 40.1 37.0-43.3 75 4.8 3.5- 6.6 107 6.8 5.3- 8.8 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Western NC 245 95 34.8 27.6-42.7 109 47.3 39.2-55.6 16 9.5 5.6-15.9 22 6.9 4.3-10.9 3 1.4 0.3- 6.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 128 58 38.0 28.1-49.1 49 43.5 32.4-55.3 8 9.4 4.5-18.5 10 6.5 3.3-12.7 3 2.6 0.6-10.8
Northwest 490 193 38.5 33.0-44.3 230 48.4 42.6-54.2 23 6.2 3.7-10.4 42 6.4 4.5- 8.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.7
Charlotte 482 217 47.0 41.4-52.8 200 39.3 33.9-44.9 31 5.0 3.3- 7.6 30 7.9 5.0-12.5 4 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Greensboro 315 157 47.2 39.6-54.9 119 36.8 30.0-44.1 14 6.9 3.1-14.6 20 8.3 4.2-15.6 5 0.9 0.3- 2.2
Southern Regional 290 136 44.6 37.0-52.4 119 43.8 36.4-51.6 14 4.4 2.3- 8.2 18 6.6 3.7-11.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Coastal 117 48 33.5 24.3-44.2 54 51.1 40.0-62.1 5 5.9 2.2-14.5 8 7.5 3.3-16.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.7
Wake 424 204 50.2 44.1-56.4 166 38.2 32.5-44.3 17 3.7 2.0- 6.6 30 6.0 3.9- 9.3 7 1.9 0.8- 4.2
Area L 106 46 43.0 31.5-55.4 40 32.6 22.9-44.0 5 6.7 2.1-19.1 13 15.3 7.5-28.8 2 2.3 0.5-10.4
Eastern 331 161 51.4 44.4-58.3 123 35.0 28.9-41.6 10 3.1 1.5- 6.5 31 7.9 5.1-11.9 6 2.6 0.7- 9.0

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*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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