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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 245 95 34.6 27.4-42.5 109 47.5 39.3-55.7 16 9.6 5.6-16.0 22 7.0 4.3-11.0 3 1.4 0.3- 6.3
GENDER
Male 88 34 38.1 26.8-50.9 37 41.0 29.3-53.9 9 13.2 6.6-24.8 6 5.0 2.1-11.7 2 2.6 0.5-12.7
Female 157 61 31.1 22.9-40.8 72 53.8 43.4-63.8 7 6.0 2.6-13.2 16 8.8 5.1-14.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
RACE
White 207 75 32.7 25.1-41.4 94 48.1 39.3-57.1 15 10.5 6.0-17.7 20 7.0 4.2-11.2 3 1.7 0.4- 7.2
African American 13 6 36.2 13.0-68.2 5 46.4 17.1-78.5 1 10.7 1.4-49.3 1 6.7 0.9-37.0 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 25 14 51.7 28.8-73.9 10 41.4 20.7-65.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.9 1.0-35.9 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 6 41.3 17.7-69.7 7 48.3 22.3-75.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 10.4 1.5-47.5 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 231 89 34.2 26.8-42.4 102 47.4 39.0-56.0 16 10.2 5.9-16.9 21 6.7 4.2-10.7 3 1.5 0.3- 6.7
AGE
18-24 23 5 20.4 7.7-44.0 13 61.6 38.1-80.6 4 17.3 6.1-40.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 62 20 31.0 18.4-47.3 34 55.1 39.4-69.9 3 6.7 1.9-20.8 3 3.0 0.9- 9.4 2 4.1 0.7-20.2
35-44 104 49 44.4 33.3-56.1 39 36.0 25.9-47.5 4 6.1 2.0-17.4 12 13.5 7.3-23.7 0 0.0 . - .
45-49 55 21 39.8 25.7-55.7 22 38.1 24.6-53.8 5 11.8 4.8-26.1 6 9.1 3.9-19.7 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 27 9 25.8 9.1-54.7 8 35.2 15.8-61.2 5 28.7 11.6-55.3 5 10.3 3.4-27.2 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 76 29 28.8 17.9-43.0 32 52.2 37.4-66.7 5 8.1 3.1-19.8 7 6.8 2.9-14.9 3 4.0 0.9-16.3
Some Post-H.S. 72 27 38.8 26.7-52.4 32 43.6 30.9-57.1 5 8.1 3.0-20.1 8 9.5 4.5-18.9 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 70 30 44.6 30.9-59.2 37 52.8 38.4-66.7 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 24 10 55.4 28.7-79.3 9 25.8 10.8-49.8 1 11.0 1.6-49.1 3 6.3 1.7-20.4 1 1.5 0.2-10.8
$15,000- 24,999 43 17 21.0 11.0-36.3 18 53.3 34.7-71.0 6 17.3 7.0-37.0 1 3.1 0.4-19.1 1 5.3 0.8-29.4
$25,000- 34,999 30 11 25.5 12.9-44.2 11 38.2 20.7-59.3 5 22.8 9.3-46.0 3 13.6 4.4-35.0 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 53 17 40.0 24.3-58.0 28 48.8 31.8-66.1 3 4.3 1.3-13.0 5 6.9 2.8-16.3 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 37 17 43.8 26.7-62.6 17 51.7 33.4-69.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.5 1.3-13.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 32 16 46.9 28.6-66.1 14 48.9 30.2-67.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.3 1 2.3 0.3-15.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 70 32 44.5 30.0-60.0 24 30.3 19.1-44.5 7 16.4 7.2-32.9 7 8.8 3.7-19.7 0 0.0 . - .
No 174 63 31.5 23.6-40.6 85 53.4 43.8-62.7 9 7.4 3.6-14.6 14 5.8 3.2-10.3 3 1.9 0.4- 8.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 10 6 64.4 30.1-88.4 4 35.6 11.6-69.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 235 89 33.0 25.8-41.1 105 48.1 39.7-56.5 16 10.1 5.9-16.7 22 7.3 4.6-11.5 3 1.5 0.3- 6.6

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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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