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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Skin Cancer+

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often is his or her skin protected from the sun, such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?*
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  Total
Respond.#
Always Nearly always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 831 454 54.6 49.6-59.6 150 16.7 13.4-20.6 117 14.6 11.3-18.7 39 5.0 3.2- 7.6 71 9.1 6.6-12.4
GENDER
Male 302 170 57.0 49.2-64.5 60 18.6 13.4-25.2 39 13.2 8.6-19.9 14 4.9 2.5- 9.5 19 6.2 3.4-11.0
Female 529 284 52.6 46.0-59.1 90 15.1 11.3-19.9 78 15.8 11.5-21.3 25 5.0 2.8- 8.6 52 11.5 7.8-16.6
RACE
White 562 338 60.2 54.2-66.0 113 19.2 15.0-24.2 72 12.8 9.2-17.6 17 2.9 1.5- 5.6 22 4.9 2.9- 8.1
African American 204 79 40.4 30.8-50.7 28 11.7 6.7-19.6 34 16.8 10.3-26.3 19 10.9 5.9-19.1 44 20.3 13.2-29.9
Other Minorities 55 32 52.9 34.4-70.7 9 15.0 5.8-33.8 9 21.7 9.8-41.4 2 1.7 0.3- 8.5 3 8.6 2.1-29.2
HISPANIC
Yes 36 23 62.8 40.4-80.8 2 6.0 1.2-25.7 4 19.2 6.2-46.1 1 1.9 0.3-12.8 6 10.1 3.9-23.7
No 793 430 54.2 49.0-59.3 148 17.4 14.0-21.5 112 14.1 10.8-18.2 38 5.2 3.3- 8.0 65 9.1 6.4-12.6
AGE
18-24 88 53 55.4 40.4-69.4 10 10.0 4.4-21.1 14 22.0 11.9-37.1 3 3.8 0.9-13.9 8 8.8 3.3-21.7
25-34 278 161 59.3 50.5-67.6 46 13.0 8.5-19.5 32 10.1 6.2-16.0 15 6.4 3.2-12.4 24 11.1 6.4-18.6
35-44 330 185 53.0 45.5-60.4 71 21.9 16.3-28.9 41 13.6 9.0-20.1 13 4.4 2.1- 9.0 20 7.0 4.0-12.1
45-54 107 43 46.7 32.5-61.4 20 23.3 13.1-38.1 25 18.8 10.4-31.5 7 4.8 1.7-13.3 12 6.4 3.1-12.6
55-64 14 7 61.2 28.7-86.1 1 3.6 0.5-23.0 3 9.2 2.3-29.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 26.0 6.5-64.0
65+ 9 5 82.8 44.4-96.6 2 8.2 1.2-39.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.6 0.8-45.6 1 1.5 0.2-12.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 76 38 48.5 33.0-64.3 17 19.9 10.5-34.4 10 20.1 9.5-37.7 3 2.2 0.5- 8.9 8 9.3 3.1-24.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 234 120 50.2 40.8-59.7 31 13.7 7.9-22.6 37 11.8 7.6-17.8 15 8.8 4.6-16.0 31 15.5 9.8-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 242 138 56.8 47.7-65.5 43 15.8 10.9-22.5 30 14.1 8.4-22.7 13 6.2 2.9-12.6 18 7.1 3.6-13.5
College Graduate 279 158 59.4 50.9-67.4 59 19.0 13.6-26.0 40 15.5 10.1-23.1 8 1.4 0.6- 3.0 14 4.6 2.4- 8.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 23 49.0 29.9-68.4 6 11.1 3.0-33.3 9 12.1 4.9-27.0 8 10.3 3.6-26.0 9 17.6 6.6-39.3
$15,000- 24,999 126 71 44.4 32.0-57.4 15 17.4 9.1-30.7 19 15.9 7.7-29.9 4 5.3 1.2-20.1 17 17.0 8.7-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 136 78 57.6 45.1-69.2 24 18.3 10.3-30.5 12 8.7 3.9-18.2 5 3.3 0.8-13.5 17 12.0 6.4-21.4
$35,000- 49,999 155 85 56.8 46.1-66.9 31 16.6 10.6-25.0 19 9.0 5.2-15.1 13 11.9 6.2-21.6 7 5.7 2.1-15.0
$50,000+ 265 153 63.9 55.5-71.6 61 19.3 13.9-26.3 36 12.7 7.8-20.0 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4 8 2.3 1.1- 4.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 50 27 48.1 32.7-63.8 12 23.6 13.3-38.5 8 22.3 10.8-40.5 2 3.3 0.8-13.1 1 2.7 0.4-17.0
Cumberland 78 48 59.7 44.8-73.0 9 10.2 5.2-19.0 13 20.5 10.1-37.3 2 4.1 1.0-15.6 6 5.5 2.1-13.5
Durham 50 27 55.5 38.8-71.0 12 30.3 17.0-48.0 4 6.7 2.3-18.1 2 2.5 0.6- 9.5 5 5.0 1.8-13.6
Forsyth 47 22 46.2 31.6-61.5 5 12.5 5.2-27.2 6 12.0 5.1-25.5 5 11.4 4.4-26.5 9 17.9 8.9-32.7
Gaston 73 41 58.4 45.7-70.1 13 17.9 9.9-30.1 14 16.9 9.7-27.7 2 2.1 0.5- 8.2 3 4.7 1.4-15.1
Guilford 50 26 51.1 36.0-65.9 6 8.6 3.7-18.8 7 16.0 7.5-30.7 1 3.2 0.5-19.7 10 21.1 11.3-35.8
Mecklenburg 59 30 56.2 41.6-69.8 15 21.7 12.8-34.5 4 10.4 3.5-27.1 4 5.3 1.7-15.5 6 6.4 2.7-14.3
New Hanover 56 35 68.7 49.5-83.0 11 16.0 7.7-30.1 6 10.6 3.9-26.0 1 2.3 0.3-15.2 3 2.4 0.7- 7.8
Onslow 67 43 72.6 57.5-83.9 13 15.8 8.2-28.4 8 9.7 4.3-20.4 3 1.8 0.5- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 59 30 52.4 38.2-66.2 13 18.8 10.6-31.0 11 24.4 13.2-40.6 2 2.0 0.5- 8.3 3 2.5 0.7- 8.3
Western NC 70 34 54.8 42.1-67.0 16 18.6 11.1-29.4 12 16.3 9.0-27.7 3 3.1 1.0- 9.6 5 7.1 2.9-16.7
Piedmont NC 88 47 53.3 40.9-65.3 13 17.2 9.7-28.7 16 17.3 9.3-29.7 6 6.1 2.4-14.6 6 6.1 2.4-14.4
Eastern NC 84 44 53.4 40.9-65.4 12 14.3 7.8-25.0 8 8.5 3.9-17.6 6 6.6 2.7-15.2 14 17.2 9.7-28.8

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* This question was asked of respondents with one or more children under age 13

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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