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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 590 280 47.4 42.3-52.5 233 39.2 34.4-44.2 23 4.8 2.8- 7.9 46 7.7 5.2-11.4 8 0.9 0.4- 2.3
Female 970 438 46.7 42.8-50.7 407 41.0 37.2-44.9 52 4.9 3.5- 6.9 61 5.9 4.3- 7.9 12 1.5 0.8- 2.8
RACE
White 1,114 500 46.0 42.3-49.8 476 43.2 39.5-47.0 55 4.7 3.3- 6.5 65 4.5 3.4- 5.9 18 1.6 0.9- 2.8
African American 243 139 60.6 52.9-67.8 79 30.4 24.0-37.7 9 2.7 1.2- 6.0 15 5.9 3.3-10.5 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
Other Minorities 194 76 39.0 30.3-48.6 80 36.9 28.8-45.8 11 7.4 3.3-15.7 26 16.3 10.0-25.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 157 60 38.4 28.8-49.1 64 34.7 26.0-44.5 8 8.4 3.6-18.1 24 17.7 10.5-28.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8
Non-Hispanic 1,398 656 48.6 45.3-52.0 573 41.0 37.7-44.3 67 4.2 3.1- 5.7 83 4.9 3.8- 6.3 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2
AGE
18-24 99 46 52.1 40.6-63.4 41 36.6 26.4-48.1 6 7.3 3.0-16.6 5 3.7 1.3-10.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
25-34 444 220 48.7 42.9-54.5 169 38.2 32.8-43.9 24 3.8 2.3- 6.2 29 9.0 5.6-14.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
35-44 673 306 47.2 42.6-51.8 278 39.8 35.5-44.3 37 5.5 3.5- 8.5 40 5.4 3.8- 7.6 12 2.1 1.1- 4.2
45-49 329 141 38.3 32.3-44.7 142 47.7 41.2-54.4 8 3.0 1.2- 7.1 33 9.1 6.1-13.3 5 1.9 0.7- 4.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 61 30.9 22.6-40.6 69 44.1 34.0-54.6 6 3.6 0.8-14.3 26 20.1 11.9-31.9 3 1.4 0.3- 6.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 389 166 44.1 37.7-50.8 159 40.2 33.9-46.9 20 5.8 3.1-10.8 36 7.7 5.1-11.4 8 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 403 178 48.5 42.1-55.0 185 42.7 36.5-49.1 23 5.0 3.0- 8.3 14 3.1 1.7- 5.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
College Graduate 601 312 53.6 48.8-58.5 226 36.7 32.2-41.5 26 4.4 2.8- 6.8 31 4.3 2.9- 6.5 6 0.9 0.4- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 76 36 48.6 31.7-65.9 22 19.6 10.2-34.3 4 8.9 2.2-29.3 12 20.2 8.3-41.3 2 2.7 0.5-13.9
$15,000- 24,999 211 87 39.3 31.3-48.0 92 44.5 36.1-53.2 14 7.4 3.7-14.2 16 8.2 4.2-15.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
$25,000- 34,999 144 63 49.4 38.9-59.9 59 38.8 29.5-49.1 8 3.0 1.4- 6.6 13 8.2 4.2-15.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
$35,000- 49,999 218 99 45.0 36.7-53.6 100 47.3 38.6-56.1 11 5.0 2.4- 9.8 6 1.8 0.8- 4.1 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0
$50,000-74,999 257 128 50.2 42.6-57.9 101 39.5 32.2-47.3 9 2.4 1.2- 4.8 14 5.4 2.9- 9.7 5 2.5 0.8- 7.1
$75,000+ 512 253 51.0 45.6-56.4 206 40.0 34.9-45.4 18 3.3 1.9- 5.7 29 4.9 3.2- 7.3 6 0.8 0.4- 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 326 139 44.9 37.9-52.1 137 41.1 34.3-48.3 14 3.9 1.8- 8.0 30 8.7 5.4-13.7 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5
No 1,230 578 47.7 44.0-51.3 500 39.6 36.2-43.2 61 5.1 3.6- 7.2 77 6.4 4.7- 8.7 14 1.2 0.6- 2.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 82 36 40.7 28.9-53.6 37 48.9 36.5-61.5 4 4.2 1.5-11.5 3 4.4 1.1-15.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.6
Non-Veteran 1,478 682 47.4 44.1-50.8 603 39.6 36.4-42.9 71 4.9 3.5- 6.7 104 7.0 5.3- 9.0 18 1.2 0.7- 2.0

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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, 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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