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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Skin Cancer+

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often do you protect your skin 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 3,039 985 30.1 27.7-32.5 588 19.0 17.0-21.1 617 22.2 19.8-24.7 260 8.0 6.8- 9.5 589 20.8 18.6-23.2
GENDER
Male 1,177 333 26.4 23.0-30.2 215 16.7 14.0-19.8 254 25.1 21.4-29.2 108 7.5 5.8- 9.7 267 24.2 20.7-28.1
Female 1,862 652 33.4 30.2-36.7 373 21.0 18.3-24.0 363 19.5 16.7-22.6 152 8.4 6.8-10.5 322 17.7 15.1-20.5
RACE
White 2,294 770 30.5 27.9-33.4 478 20.2 18.0-22.7 494 24.3 21.5-27.4 189 7.5 6.2- 9.1 363 17.4 15.1-19.9
African American 551 159 30.6 24.8-37.1 78 14.2 10.3-19.1 91 16.6 12.5-21.6 54 9.7 6.6-14.2 169 28.9 23.6-34.9
Other Minorities 149 40 23.0 14.5-34.4 25 16.9 9.8-27.6 25 16.4 9.4-27.0 15 9.7 5.2-17.2 44 34.1 22.5-47.9
HISPANIC
Yes 86 26 25.4 14.7-40.2 16 17.4 8.8-31.6 15 21.8 11.7-36.8 10 11.2 4.5-25.2 19 24.2 13.5-39.5
No 2,947 957 30.2 27.7-32.7 571 19.0 17.0-21.2 601 22.2 19.8-24.8 250 7.9 6.7- 9.4 568 20.7 18.5-23.1
AGE
18-24 278 55 19.7 13.4-28.0 45 13.1 8.9-18.9 79 33.6 24.8-43.7 26 7.2 4.2-12.1 73 26.3 18.7-35.7
25-34 565 134 20.6 16.0-26.1 114 22.9 17.7-29.0 138 23.6 18.4-29.7 71 11.7 8.4-16.1 108 21.2 16.5-26.8
35-44 643 194 30.8 25.7-36.4 144 21.1 17.1-25.7 134 20.2 16.1-25.1 59 9.6 6.9-13.3 112 18.2 14.2-23.1
45-54 572 185 27.8 22.9-33.2 115 19.9 15.5-25.2 122 24.2 19.1-30.3 44 6.7 4.3-10.3 106 21.4 16.5-27.3
55-64 378 139 34.3 27.9-41.2 73 17.7 13.1-23.6 70 22.2 16.5-29.2 25 6.6 3.8-11.2 71 19.2 14.1-25.6
65+ 576 269 46.6 40.7-52.6 94 17.1 13.1-22.0 68 11.5 8.4-15.6 34 5.5 3.5- 8.6 111 19.3 15.1-24.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 389 137 35.7 29.0-43.1 55 14.2 9.7-20.3 60 21.0 15.1-28.5 29 6.4 3.9-10.1 108 22.7 17.7-28.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 872 298 32.3 27.8-37.3 134 13.9 11.1-17.3 166 21.3 16.9-26.5 78 8.3 6.1-11.2 196 24.2 20.0-29.0
Some Post-H.S. 795 234 25.5 21.4-30.0 152 18.7 15.1-22.8 186 25.4 21.1-30.1 66 7.7 5.5-10.7 157 22.8 18.4-27.9
College Graduate 973 314 28.5 24.8-32.7 244 27.5 23.4-32.1 205 21.1 17.3-25.5 86 8.9 6.6-12.0 124 13.8 10.7-17.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 100 32.8 25.1-41.6 40 17.2 10.8-26.4 39 19.9 12.8-29.5 26 8.6 5.0-14.5 68 21.5 15.2-29.4
$15,000- 24,999 486 176 39.2 32.4-46.4 71 11.1 8.0-15.1 86 16.6 11.8-22.9 31 5.9 3.4- 9.9 122 27.3 21.5-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 464 132 27.1 21.6-33.4 84 15.2 11.1-20.3 102 24.0 18.6-30.3 49 9.2 6.4-13.2 97 24.5 19.3-30.7
$35,000- 49,999 484 147 24.2 19.7-29.4 98 21.4 16.7-27.1 99 28.0 21.9-34.9 49 8.5 5.9-12.2 91 17.8 13.4-23.4
$50,000+ 799 239 26.3 22.3-30.8 203 27.2 22.8-32.1 185 22.5 18.0-27.6 64 9.0 6.4-12.5 108 15.0 11.5-19.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 209 73 32.4 25.8-39.8 40 18.2 13.0-24.8 37 16.9 11.9-23.6 21 10.9 6.6-17.5 38 21.6 15.3-29.6
Cumberland 206 80 37.3 29.5-45.7 34 15.8 10.9-22.3 40 17.5 12.7-23.7 13 8.0 4.4-14.2 39 21.4 14.7-30.1
Durham 206 66 26.4 19.9-34.1 41 21.2 15.0-29.0 37 24.4 15.7-35.8 19 8.4 5.0-13.7 43 19.7 13.7-27.5
Forsyth 227 74 32.4 25.7-40.0 46 19.3 14.3-25.4 46 19.0 13.8-25.6 19 9.1 5.7-14.2 42 20.2 14.7-27.2
Gaston 231 73 31.6 25.2-38.7 47 20.6 15.1-27.4 44 16.1 11.7-21.8 21 10.3 6.5-16.1 46 21.4 15.7-28.4
Guilford 192 68 31.4 24.7-39.0 31 19.7 13.4-27.9 39 19.8 14.2-26.9 18 9.0 5.5-14.4 36 20.2 14.4-27.5
Mecklenburg 208 60 29.8 23.2-37.4 44 19.2 14.1-25.7 49 23.5 17.6-30.7 19 10.2 6.2-16.2 36 17.3 12.3-24.0
New Hanover 194 77 35.5 27.3-44.7 38 27.1 16.6-41.0 41 18.5 12.9-25.7 10 5.7 2.9-11.0 28 13.1 8.5-19.8
Onslow 213 60 23.8 18.0-30.7 37 18.6 12.1-27.5 39 16.5 11.6-22.9 23 8.2 4.9-13.2 54 33.0 23.6-43.9
Wake 207 68 31.0 24.1-38.8 44 18.7 13.6-25.1 48 24.7 18.5-32.3 18 10.1 5.8-17.0 29 15.5 10.5-22.5
Western NC 307 83 27.5 22.2-33.6 64 21.7 16.9-27.4 65 19.9 15.4-25.4 32 11.6 7.9-16.7 63 19.2 14.8-24.7
Piedmont NC 319 96 27.4 22.1-33.3 63 18.7 14.3-24.0 72 27.8 21.7-34.9 24 5.2 3.2- 8.4 64 20.9 16.0-26.9
Eastern NC 320 107 32.4 26.6-38.8 59 17.3 13.0-22.6 60 18.9 14.4-24.5 23 7.4 4.7-11.5 71 24.0 18.7-30.3

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

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#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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