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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Family Planning

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  Total
Respond.^
Tubes tied Vasectomy Pill Condoms Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,713 875 19.8 18.3-21.4 614 14.5 13.3-15.9 884 26.4 24.5-28.5 612 19.5 17.7-21.5 728 19.7 18.1-21.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 78 20 20.1 12.4-30.9 14 16.0 8.8-27.2 16 22.1 12.0-36.9 12 17.8 8.9-32.3 16 24.1 13.5-39.3
Buncombe 81 15 16.3 9.5-26.4 17 15.4 9.3-24.4 17 29.3 18.3-43.5 12 16.2 8.3-29.2 20 22.8 14.4-34.3
Cabarrus 98 24 24.5 15.3-36.7 17 16.1 9.9-25.1 23 27.0 17.4-39.3 14 14.3 7.9-24.3 20 18.2 11.4-27.7
Catawba 94 26 27.2 16.7-41.2 17 12.9 7.6-21.0 22 22.6 13.8-34.6 9 7.8 3.7-15.9 20 29.5 16.8-46.3
Cumberland 118 38 27.4 19.5-37.1 17 11.5 6.7-18.9 28 21.1 13.9-30.7 16 15.7 9.0-26.0 19 24.3 14.7-37.4
Davidson 101 19 13.3 8.1-21.1 27 23.6 15.9-33.7 22 28.9 18.1-42.7 12 11.9 6.3-21.3 21 22.3 13.9-33.8
Durham 106 15 11.2 6.4-18.9 12 11.2 6.0-20.1 40 43.8 32.0-56.4 16 14.7 7.6-26.6 23 19.0 11.9-28.9
Forsyth 105 24 19.5 12.7-28.8 22 18.7 12.1-27.7 21 22.7 14.2-34.4 16 18.2 10.4-29.8 22 20.9 13.7-30.6
Gaston 80 23 23.8 15.4-34.9 17 14.9 8.8-24.1 12 15.2 7.5-28.3 8 17.1 7.7-33.8 20 29.0 17.9-43.4
Guilford 116 22 20.5 12.6-31.6 22 17.6 11.3-26.4 32 25.3 17.4-35.2 26 24.9 15.9-36.7 14 11.8 6.7-19.8
Iredell 116 30 20.7 14.1-29.5 21 13.7 8.5-21.3 32 33.1 22.9-45.3 16 19.2 11.1-31.2 17 13.3 8.1-21.2
Johnston 135 25 13.9 8.7-21.5 13 7.8 4.3-13.8 37 29.8 20.2-41.6 24 21.9 13.5-33.4 36 26.6 18.3-37.0
Mecklenburg 223 36 14.2 9.9-20.0 41 15.6 11.2-21.2 61 26.4 19.6-34.5 47 25.1 17.3-34.8 38 18.8 13.2-26.0
New Hanover 69 15 18.5 10.5-30.6 10 11.3 5.6-21.3 17 27.7 16.1-43.2 15 24.9 12.8-42.7 12 17.7 9.0-31.9
Onslow 112 25 21.8 13.7-32.9 21 16.1 10.0-24.9 32 30.7 21.7-41.6 7 6.7 2.6-16.6 27 24.6 16.6-35.0
Orange 96 9 8.8 4.1-18.0 23 18.8 11.8-28.5 22 20.3 12.4-31.3 20 23.9 14.5-36.8 22 28.3 15.7-45.5
Pitt 105 29 25.6 17.7-35.6 9 8.9 4.5-16.8 25 24.2 16.0-34.8 17 13.3 7.9-21.6 25 27.9 18.7-39.5
Randolph 92 24 20.0 12.8-29.8 15 12.0 6.8-20.2 22 31.2 18.4-47.8 12 12.8 6.9-22.5 19 24.1 14.3-37.5
Robeson 87 32 30.2 20.8-41.7 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 22 27.4 17.4-40.2 14 19.9 10.0-35.7 17 20.4 12.2-32.2
Rowan 95 27 26.0 17.4-37.0 18 18.0 11.1-27.9 22 25.0 15.5-37.6 13 12.0 6.6-21.0 15 18.9 10.7-31.2
Union 114 21 17.4 10.9-26.8 27 20.8 13.8-30.2 24 19.5 12.5-29.2 23 25.2 15.0-39.1 19 17.0 9.6-28.4
Wake 189 28 12.4 8.3-18.1 43 19.3 14.0-25.9 48 31.0 23.5-39.7 38 21.3 15.2-28.9 32 16.0 11.2-22.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 68 20 28.2 17.2-42.7 13 14.3 7.7-24.9 16 22.9 12.6-38.0 9 16.8 6.8-35.7 10 17.9 7.7-36.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 93 23 20.2 12.9-30.2 12 9.7 5.1-17.7 17 16.0 9.5-25.7 13 22.7 12.6-37.6 28 31.4 20.7-44.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 86 26 23.8 15.5-34.7 10 11.9 6.0-22.2 14 20.4 10.4-36.2 19 22.3 13.5-34.5 17 21.6 13.1-33.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 98 20 14.7 8.9-23.4 10 8.4 4.3-15.7 23 25.7 16.8-37.3 29 34.3 23.8-46.6 16 16.9 9.8-27.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 121 30 17.7 11.7-26.1 18 14.7 9.0-23.2 26 23.3 14.8-34.7 19 21.2 12.5-33.6 28 23.0 15.4-32.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 78 28 34.5 23.8-47.0 10 13.7 7.2-24.4 14 17.2 9.3-29.6 10 13.2 6.5-25.2 16 21.4 12.7-33.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 103 34 25.7 17.1-36.7 10 7.2 3.7-13.7 21 25.3 14.9-39.7 20 27.0 16.5-40.9 18 14.8 8.7-24.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 116 26 19.6 12.9-28.5 17 12.8 7.8-20.4 28 25.6 17.1-36.5 24 21.9 14.2-32.3 21 20.1 12.4-30.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 135 41 26.7 19.0-36.2 20 13.4 8.1-21.4 38 33.3 24.0-44.2 21 15.0 8.5-25.0 15 11.5 6.8-19.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 101 27 27.0 18.7-37.3 18 15.8 9.8-24.4 19 23.7 15.2-34.9 12 9.9 5.4-17.5 25 23.6 15.9-33.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 93 20 22.6 13.9-34.5 13 11.0 6.2-18.9 24 34.3 22.3-48.6 19 17.7 11.0-27.3 17 14.4 8.5-23.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 96 23 20.3 12.8-30.4 12 11.0 6.1-19.3 28 36.8 25.6-49.6 15 19.9 11.2-32.9 18 12.0 7.1-19.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 115 30 21.6 14.4-31.2 26 17.6 10.8-27.3 19 20.6 12.4-32.4 15 20.6 11.6-33.8 25 19.6 12.2-30.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 206 56 21.5 16.0-28.2 26 10.9 7.1-16.3 37 17.8 12.2-25.1 38 24.2 16.4-34.2 49 25.6 18.7-34.0
No 3,507 819 19.7 18.2-21.4 588 14.7 13.4-16.2 847 26.9 24.9-29.0 574 19.2 17.4-21.2 679 19.4 17.8-21.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,200 322 22.5 19.8-25.4 150 11.5 9.6-13.8 281 23.6 20.5-27.0 192 19.3 16.1-22.9 255 23.1 20.0-26.5
Piedmont 2,155 476 18.5 16.6-20.5 400 15.9 14.2-17.8 526 27.9 25.3-30.6 360 19.7 17.3-22.3 393 18.0 16.1-20.2
Western NC 358 77 20.4 16.0-25.6 64 14.5 10.8-19.3 77 25.9 20.3-32.4 60 19.1 14.0-25.5 80 20.1 15.6-25.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 196 45 19.8 14.3-26.8 43 16.8 11.6-23.7 36 23.6 16.5-32.5 27 19.1 12.2-28.6 45 20.7 14.7-28.3
Northwest 726 173 21.3 18.0-25.1 137 15.6 13.0-18.7 172 28.0 23.8-32.7 103 15.1 12.1-18.8 141 19.8 16.5-23.7
Charlotte 596 126 17.9 14.6-21.7 110 14.9 12.0-18.3 146 27.0 22.3-32.3 107 22.4 17.5-28.3 107 17.8 14.2-22.0
Greensboro 488 105 20.0 15.7-25.2 87 15.2 11.8-19.4 116 24.7 19.9-30.3 89 21.0 16.2-26.8 91 19.0 14.9-24.0
Southern Regional 403 118 24.0 19.4-29.2 55 13.6 10.1-18.1 90 21.4 16.7-26.9 65 18.6 13.6-24.7 75 22.6 17.4-28.7
Coastal 146 45 29.5 21.8-38.6 19 11.9 7.2-18.9 32 23.0 15.6-32.5 24 17.9 11.0-27.9 26 17.7 11.4-26.4
Wake 574 112 14.5 11.6-18.0 84 14.9 11.7-18.7 159 32.3 27.3-37.8 106 21.1 17.0-25.9 113 17.2 13.9-21.1
Area L 138 36 18.3 12.5-26.1 14 8.0 4.5-13.7 26 23.9 15.7-34.7 37 29.0 20.3-39.5 25 20.8 13.4-30.8
Eastern 446 115 22.7 18.4-27.7 65 12.9 9.7-16.9 107 23.8 18.8-29.7 54 16.0 11.0-22.7 105 24.6 19.5-30.6

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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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