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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Behavior (Ages 18-49)

During the past 12 months, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?

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  Total
Respond.^
One partner Two partners Three partners Four or more partners None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,599 4,452 77.8 76.0-79.6 184 3.8 3.1- 4.7 100 2.0 1.5- 2.7 101 3.0 2.1- 4.2 762 13.3 11.9-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,153 1,647 73.8 70.7-76.6 94 4.7 3.6- 6.2 62 3.0 2.1- 4.1 75 5.3 3.7- 7.6 275 13.2 11.1-15.7
Female 3,446 2,805 81.9 79.8-83.9 90 2.9 2.1- 3.9 38 1.1 0.7- 1.8 26 0.7 0.4- 1.2 487 13.5 11.7-15.5
RACE
White 3,959 3,255 81.1 79.0-83.0 109 3.3 2.5- 4.4 52 1.1 0.8- 1.6 56 1.8 1.2- 2.7 487 12.7 11.0-14.7
African American 935 652 69.0 64.2-73.4 61 6.9 4.8- 9.7 31 5.0 3.2- 7.7 26 5.5 3.2- 9.2 165 13.7 10.8-17.3
Asian 69 56 75.0 56.5-87.4 1 1.8 0.2-11.5 1 7.4 1.1-36.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 10 14.5 6.7-28.7
Native American 126 101 75.2 62.8-84.5 4 4.0 1.3-11.2 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5 6 9.7 3.6-23.6 12 10.0 4.8-19.6
Other Minorities 486 372 74.0 67.1-80.0 8 2.2 1.0- 4.8 12 2.2 1.1- 4.4 11 5.3 1.9-13.9 83 16.3 12.1-21.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 459 351 73.2 65.9-79.4 14 2.9 1.5- 5.7 7 1.9 0.8- 4.2 14 6.2 2.4-15.1 73 15.8 11.6-21.1
-English Speaking 127 89 62.8 43.9-78.4 9 6.5 2.9-14.3 2 2.2 0.5- 8.5 9 19.0 5.8-47.2 18 9.5 4.8-18.1
-Spanish Speaking 332 262 76.3 69.2-82.1 5 1.9 0.6- 5.4 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 5 2.5 0.8- 7.0 55 17.6 12.6-24.2
Non-Hispanic 5,135 4,099 78.5 76.6-80.3 170 3.9 3.2- 4.9 92 2.0 1.5- 2.7 87 2.6 1.9- 3.5 687 13.0 11.5-14.6
AGE
18-24 441 261 56.1 49.7-62.2 34 6.9 4.6-10.2 23 4.1 2.5- 6.6 28 8.2 4.8-13.5 95 24.8 19.7-30.7
25-34 1,415 1,172 81.7 78.8-84.3 58 4.1 3.0- 5.8 29 2.4 1.5- 3.8 35 2.9 1.8- 4.6 121 8.8 7.0-11.1
35-44 2,285 1,880 85.1 83.1-86.9 58 2.5 1.7- 3.7 31 0.9 0.6- 1.5 24 0.9 0.5- 1.4 292 10.6 9.1-12.3
45-49 1,391 1,114 84.6 82.2-86.7 33 1.8 1.2- 2.8 17 0.9 0.5- 1.6 14 0.9 0.5- 1.9 213 11.8 10.0-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 586 422 71.2 65.6-76.3 18 3.1 1.7- 5.6 15 2.2 1.2- 4.1 21 6.4 3.7-10.8 110 17.1 13.2-21.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,439 1,107 72.6 68.3-76.6 56 4.8 3.3- 6.9 29 1.9 1.2- 3.2 28 3.9 1.9- 7.8 219 16.7 13.5-20.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,574 1,247 78.5 75.2-81.4 60 4.4 3.0- 6.3 32 2.8 1.8- 4.5 28 2.6 1.6- 4.3 207 11.7 9.5-14.3
College Graduate 1,991 1,673 85.1 82.5-87.4 50 2.7 1.8- 4.0 24 1.3 0.7- 2.4 24 1.0 0.6- 1.7 220 9.9 8.0-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 478 286 62.3 55.1-68.9 23 3.6 2.1- 6.0 18 4.4 2.4- 7.8 12 5.1 2.3-11.3 139 24.6 19.0-31.3
$15,000- 24,999 783 539 68.5 62.3-74.0 42 5.4 3.6- 8.2 18 2.3 1.2- 4.6 14 4.4 1.6-11.6 170 19.4 15.1-24.5
$25,000- 34,999 555 401 73.9 68.5-78.7 19 4.0 2.4- 6.7 15 2.0 1.0- 3.9 20 4.7 2.9- 7.7 100 15.3 11.6-20.0
$35,000- 49,999 783 617 81.4 77.3-84.9 25 2.6 1.5- 4.4 18 2.4 1.2- 4.6 14 2.0 0.9- 4.4 109 11.6 8.8-15.1
$50,000-74,999 951 838 86.4 82.3-89.7 31 3.7 2.2- 6.1 10 1.6 0.7- 3.3 11 1.5 0.7- 3.3 61 6.9 4.4-10.6
$75,000+ 1,540 1,422 88.2 84.9-90.9 25 2.7 1.5- 4.7 15 1.1 0.5- 2.3 16 1.4 0.7- 2.9 62 6.6 4.5- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,379 982 72.5 68.9-75.9 54 4.4 3.1- 6.2 40 3.9 2.6- 6.0 34 4.2 2.6- 6.7 269 14.9 12.6-17.7
No 4,197 3,459 79.5 77.3-81.6 130 3.6 2.8- 4.7 59 1.5 1.0- 2.1 67 2.7 1.7- 4.1 482 12.7 11.0-14.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 502 395 80.9 75.3-85.5 18 4.4 2.4- 7.9 16 4.2 2.1- 8.1 13 2.6 1.2- 5.5 60 8.0 5.2-12.1
Non-Veteran 5,095 4,056 77.5 75.5-79.4 166 3.7 3.0- 4.7 84 1.8 1.3- 2.4 88 3.0 2.1- 4.3 701 13.9 12.4-15.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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