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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Skin Cancer+

Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.#
One Two Three Four or more burns 5
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 620 305 47.4 41.5-53.3 177 29.4 24.1-35.2 63 12.0 8.4-16.8 75 11.3 8.3-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
GENDER
Male 303 125 43.1 35.2-51.4 89 29.0 21.8-37.3 37 14.6 9.4-21.9 52 13.3 9.2-18.9 0 0.0 . - .
Female 317 180 53.8 45.7-61.7 88 30.0 23.1-37.9 26 8.1 4.7-13.7 23 8.1 4.7-13.6 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 581 276 45.6 39.6-51.6 172 30.0 24.6-36.0 61 12.9 9.1-18.0 72 11.6 8.5-15.6 0 0.0 . - .
African American 18 14 63.2 25.3-89.7 3 33.9 8.6-73.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.9 0.4-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 17 13 86.8 56.7-97.1 1 9.3 1.3-45.4 2 2.3 0.4-11.3 1 1.5 0.2-11.0 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Yes 18 12 70.3 42.4-88.3 4 16.2 5.1-40.9 1 5.8 0.8-32.7 1 7.7 1.0-39.6 0 0.0 . - .
No 602 293 46.2 40.3-52.2 173 30.0 24.6-36.1 62 12.3 8.6-17.3 74 11.4 8.4-15.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 104 35 39.7 26.7-54.2 37 35.2 21.6-51.7 13 11.1 5.4-21.5 19 14.0 8.0-23.3 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 191 88 40.8 31.2-51.3 57 29.9 21.6-39.8 23 15.1 8.0-26.8 23 14.1 8.4-22.8 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 167 88 50.2 39.0-61.3 42 25.2 16.7-36.2 15 12.6 6.5-22.9 22 12.0 6.6-20.7 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 105 52 52.9 38.3-67.0 33 30.1 18.4-45.2 11 10.5 4.2-23.8 9 6.4 2.2-17.6 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 36 28 65.7 40.5-84.4 5 21.1 6.9-48.9 1 7.5 1.1-38.0 2 5.7 1.2-23.4 0 0.0 . - .
65+ 16 13 68.6 35.7-89.6 3 31.4 10.4-64.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 42 24 47.9 28.2-68.3 9 24.6 11.3-45.5 4 21.9 7.9-47.7 5 5.6 2.1-14.1 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 160 89 52.1 40.1-63.8 39 26.9 16.7-40.4 15 12.9 6.6-23.8 17 8.1 4.5-13.9 0 0.0 . - .
Some Post-H.S. 175 83 48.3 37.5-59.1 58 28.8 20.5-38.9 22 14.0 7.4-24.9 12 8.9 4.4-17.2 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 243 109 42.0 33.4-51.1 71 33.2 24.9-42.6 22 7.1 4.2-11.6 41 17.7 11.7-25.9 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 17 52.0 27.7-75.3 11 17.0 7.4-34.6 4 23.6 7.5-54.1 2 7.4 1.7-26.4 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 89 46 38.2 24.8-53.7 22 39.4 24.5-56.5 8 11.3 4.6-25.2 13 11.1 5.2-22.1 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 86 49 51.9 36.6-66.9 23 26.5 15.8-41.0 11 18.2 7.7-37.3 3 3.4 1.0-10.9 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 126 54 42.8 30.5-56.0 42 27.7 18.5-39.1 14 17.0 8.3-31.7 16 12.6 6.6-22.7 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000+ 217 97 45.0 35.2-55.3 65 33.8 24.1-45.1 20 7.1 3.9-12.4 35 14.1 8.8-22.0 0 0.0 . - .
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 51 26 41.4 26.3-58.2 13 29.3 16.4-46.8 7 20.8 8.4-42.8 5 8.5 3.3-20.4 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 30 14 41.5 24.7-60.5 12 48.9 30.6-67.4 1 2.2 0.3-14.4 3 7.4 2.2-22.5 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 35 18 52.0 34.4-69.1 16 45.4 28.6-63.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.6 0.4-16.3 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 42 20 42.0 27.4-58.1 14 34.8 20.9-51.8 3 9.2 2.9-25.4 5 14.0 5.9-29.7 0 0.0 . - .
Gaston 46 23 50.1 34.6-65.6 15 32.1 18.9-49.0 4 9.7 3.5-24.2 4 8.1 2.6-22.7 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 26 16 61.1 39.8-78.9 4 19.4 7.3-42.5 4 12.9 4.7-30.8 2 6.6 1.6-23.9 0 0.0 . - .
Mecklenburg 47 19 39.7 25.8-55.5 14 30.6 18.1-46.7 5 11.3 4.6-25.4 9 18.4 9.4-33.0 0 0.0 . - .
New Hanover 57 34 62.3 42.1-79.0 9 16.5 7.4-32.7 8 13.4 5.6-29.1 6 7.8 2.9-18.9 0 0.0 . - .
Onslow 54 24 39.4 26.4-54.2 14 28.9 17.5-43.9 7 11.3 5.1-23.1 9 20.4 10.7-35.2 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 49 24 54.3 39.2-68.6 13 24.4 14.0-39.0 4 6.3 2.2-16.6 8 15.0 7.1-29.0 0 0.0 . - .
Western NC 57 25 44.7 30.6-59.8 20 36.0 23.4-50.8 7 11.4 5.3-22.9 5 7.8 3.2-18.1 0 0.0 . - .
Piedmont NC 70 33 44.5 31.7-58.1 19 29.4 17.8-44.3 7 12.7 5.9-24.9 11 13.5 7.0-24.5 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern NC 56 29 50.7 35.5-65.9 14 26.4 14.9-42.4 6 15.8 6.6-33.3 7 7.0 3.0-15.8 0 0.0 . - .

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

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This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn.

#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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