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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 594 369 62.6 57.3-67.7 142 22.2 18.3-26.7 80 14.7 10.8-19.7 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7
GENDER
Male 355 205 60.2 53.4-66.6 98 25.9 20.6-32.0 50 13.6 9.2-19.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Female 239 164 67.3 58.4-75.2 44 15.2 10.7-21.1 30 16.7 10.1-26.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
RACE
White 504 320 64.6 58.8-70.0 114 20.5 16.5-25.2 67 14.3 10.1-19.8 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
African American 20 13 70.7 42.7-88.6 5 25.7 9.1-54.4 2 3.7 0.7-16.4 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 65 33 45.0 30.9-60.0 22 35.1 21.9-51.1 10 19.8 10.0-35.6 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 42 26 54.8 37.0-71.4 10 26.7 13.5-45.9 6 18.5 8.0-37.4 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 550 342 63.3 57.7-68.6 132 21.9 17.9-26.5 73 14.3 10.2-19.6 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
AGE
18-24 47 30 55.4 38.0-71.6 4 7.5 2.5-20.4 12 35.6 20.5-54.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6
25-34 152 108 68.7 58.4-77.4 27 21.5 13.8-32.0 17 9.8 5.6-16.6 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 200 130 67.8 59.8-74.9 45 22.1 16.2-29.5 24 9.8 5.8-16.0 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
45-54 118 71 63.4 52.7-72.9 32 25.4 17.3-35.7 15 11.2 6.2-19.2 0 0.0 . - .
55-59 74 30 40.9 28.5-54.7 32 49.2 35.9-62.6 11 8.1 4.2-15.1 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 39 50.6 35.3-65.9 23 33.9 20.9-50.0 8 15.4 5.8-35.0 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 179 110 63.4 53.7-72.1 40 18.0 12.5-25.2 29 18.6 11.6-28.4 0 0.0 . - .
Some Post-H.S. 167 115 73.7 65.2-80.8 32 15.2 10.0-22.4 19 10.8 6.4-17.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
College Graduate 178 105 57.9 48.3-66.8 47 27.6 20.3-36.4 24 12.8 6.7-23.3 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 30 48.6 31.8-65.6 12 21.3 9.3-41.8 18 27.3 15.1-44.2 1 2.9 0.4-17.8
$15,000- 24,999 97 57 60.2 47.7-71.6 23 28.7 18.5-41.6 17 11.1 6.0-19.7 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 80 48 59.6 44.0-73.6 19 20.0 11.2-33.1 13 20.3 9.2-39.1 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 115 77 73.7 63.8-81.7 27 20.6 13.5-30.1 10 5.3 2.5-10.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
$50,000-74,999 78 50 69.7 56.7-80.2 22 25.2 15.5-38.3 6 5.1 2.1-11.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 93 66 67.5 55.3-77.7 25 31.0 20.9-43.3 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 172 99 53.1 42.8-63.1 43 26.8 18.7-36.8 29 19.1 11.3-30.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7
No 420 269 66.1 59.9-71.7 99 20.6 16.4-25.7 50 13.0 8.9-18.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 34 48.7 35.9-61.7 29 36.7 25.2-50.1 16 14.5 7.5-26.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 515 335 64.4 58.6-69.8 113 20.4 16.3-25.1 64 14.7 10.5-20.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.9

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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, 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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