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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Skin Cancer+

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,066 754 23.0 20.9-25.2 2,312 77.0 74.8-79.1
GENDER
Male 1,181 262 19.3 16.5-22.6 919 80.7 77.4-83.5
Female 1,885 492 26.3 23.4-29.3 1,393 73.7 70.7-76.6
RACE
White 2,308 701 28.6 26.0-31.3 1,607 71.4 68.7-74.0
African American 564 11 2.2 0.9- 5.3 553 97.8 94.7-99.1
Other Minorities 149 32 20.6 12.7-31.8 117 79.4 68.2-87.3
HISPANIC
Yes 88 22 27.1 16.1-41.9 66 72.9 58.1-83.9
No 2,972 732 22.9 20.8-25.1 2,240 77.1 74.9-79.2
AGE
18-24 280 120 36.5 28.6-45.1 160 63.5 54.9-71.4
25-34 566 199 30.8 25.4-36.9 367 69.2 63.1-74.6
35-44 648 214 32.4 27.5-37.7 434 67.6 62.3-72.5
45-54 578 126 20.8 16.4-26.0 452 79.2 74.0-83.6
55-64 382 50 9.8 6.7-14.1 332 90.2 85.9-93.3
65+ 585 43 6.3 4.1- 9.6 542 93.7 90.4-95.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 38 8.8 5.8-13.3 361 91.2 86.7-94.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 882 209 22.0 18.5-26.0 673 78.0 74.0-81.5
Some Post-H.S. 801 206 25.0 20.8-29.7 595 75.0 70.3-79.2
College Graduate 974 298 30.3 26.2-34.7 676 69.7 65.3-73.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 278 38 14.3 9.2-21.7 240 85.7 78.3-90.8
$15,000- 24,999 491 85 14.2 10.6-18.9 406 85.8 81.1-89.4
$25,000- 34,999 468 110 20.8 16.3-26.3 358 79.2 73.7-83.7
$35,000- 49,999 485 152 30.3 24.7-36.6 333 69.7 63.4-75.3
$50,000+ 799 252 31.7 27.1-36.7 547 68.3 63.3-72.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 211 52 26.1 19.4-34.0 159 73.9 66.0-80.6
Cumberland 208 39 21.1 14.4-29.8 169 78.9 70.2-85.6
Durham 208 33 17.3 11.8-24.7 175 82.7 75.3-88.2
Forsyth 230 44 19.1 14.0-25.5 186 80.9 74.5-86.0
Gaston 232 56 23.1 17.5-29.7 176 76.9 70.3-82.5
Guilford 194 45 20.1 14.7-26.8 149 79.9 73.2-85.3
Mecklenburg 211 62 28.5 22.2-35.7 149 71.5 64.3-77.8
New Hanover 195 72 35.9 27.4-45.3 123 64.1 54.7-72.6
Onslow 214 59 29.3 20.4-40.2 155 70.7 59.8-79.6
Wake 208 65 30.5 23.7-38.3 143 69.5 61.7-76.3
Western NC 309 68 23.5 18.5-29.4 241 76.5 70.6-81.5
Piedmont NC 322 82 19.4 15.2-24.3 240 80.6 75.7-84.8
Eastern NC 324 77 22.7 17.7-28.6 247 77.3 71.4-82.3

+ 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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