How important do you think it is for people to know their HIV status? Would you say: Very important, Somewhat
important, or Not at all important?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Very important
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Somewhat important
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Not at all important
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Don't know
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4734 4273  90.8  (89.5-91.9) 224   4.9  ( 4.1- 5.9) 15   0.3  ( 0.1- 0.6) 222   4.0  ( 3.3- 4.9)
     GENDER          
Male 1654 1424  87.8  (85.5-89.9)  99   5.6  ( 4.2- 7.3)  8   0.4  ( 0.2- 1.0) 123   6.2  ( 4.7- 8.0)
Female 3080 2849  93.5  (92.3-94.6) 125   4.3  ( 3.4- 5.4)  7   0.2  ( 0.1- 0.4)  99   2.0  ( 1.5- 2.6)
   RACE/ETHNICITY          
White/NH 4419 3996  90.7  (89.3-91.9) 208   5.0  ( 4.1- 6.0) 15   0.3  ( 0.2- 0.6) 200   4.0  ( 3.2- 5.0)
African American/NH  159  142  92.3  (86.9-95.6)   9   4.7  ( 2.3- 9.4)     8   3.0  ( 1.3- 6.9)
       AGE          
18-24  410  378  92.2  (87.3-95.2)  14   3.4  ( 1.5- 7.1)  1   0.5  ( 0.1- 3.1)  17   4.0  ( 2.0- 8.0)
25-34  911  849  92.4  (89.2-94.6)  32   4.5  ( 2.8- 7.0)    30   3.2  ( 1.8- 5.7)
35-44 1190 1086  91.3  (88.9-93.2)  59   5.4  ( 3.8- 7.5)    45   3.4  ( 2.4- 4.8)
45-54 1204 1063  89.4  (86.8-91.6)  61   5.4  ( 3.8- 7.6) 10   0.7  ( 0.3- 1.5)  70   4.5  ( 3.2- 6.2)
55-64 1019  897  88.4  (85.2-91.0)  58   5.8  ( 4.2- 8.0)  4   0.3  ( 0.1- 0.9)  60   5.5  ( 3.6- 8.3)
65+    0        
     EDUCATION          
Less Than H.S.  817  715  87.3  (82.7-90.9)  25   3.8  ( 1.9- 7.4)  2   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.1)  75   8.6  ( 5.9-12.5)
H.S. or G.E.D. 1947 1741  90.9  (89.0-92.5) 106   4.8  ( 3.7- 6.2)  8   0.3  ( 0.1- 1.0)  92   4.0  ( 2.9- 5.4)
Some Post-H.S. 1174 1087  92.6  (90.1-94.6)  49   4.5  ( 3.0- 6.6)  3   0.3  ( 0.1- 0.9)  35   2.6  ( 1.5- 4.4)
College Graduate  789  724  91.0  (87.7-93.5)  43   6.7  ( 4.5- 9.7)  2   0.2  ( 0.1- 0.8)  20   2.1  ( 1.1- 3.9)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME          
Less than $15,000  607  565  92.9  (89.4-95.3)  16   3.0  ( 1.7- 5.3)  1   0.1  ( 0.0- 0.5)  25   4.1  ( 2.3- 7.1)
$15,000- 24,999  761  700  93.9  (90.9-96.0)  33   2.6  ( 1.7- 4.0)  2   0.1  ( 0.0- 0.3)  26   3.4  ( 1.7- 6.5)
$25,000- 34,999  580  537  95.8  (93.8-97.1)  24   2.5  ( 1.5- 4.1)  3   0.3  ( 0.1- 1.3)  16   1.4  ( 0.8- 2.6)
$35,000- 49,999  658  595  90.1  (86.5-92.8)  44   7.1  ( 4.8-10.4)  1   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.1)  18   2.6  ( 1.5- 4.6)
$50,000 - 74,999  578  524  88.9  (84.7-92.0)  40   9.2  ( 6.3-13.2)  1   0.1  ( 0.0- 1.0)  13   1.8  ( 0.8- 3.7)
$75,000 +  411  387  94.4  (90.4-96.7)  18   4.6  ( 2.4- 8.6)  1   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.2)   5   0.9  ( 0.3- 2.3)

*Asked only to respondents age 18 to 64.
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.