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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Skin Cancer+

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine, whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,068 298 8.9 7.6-10.5 2,770 91.1 89.5-92.4
GENDER
Male 1,181 63 4.8 3.4- 6.9 1,118 95.2 93.1-96.6
Female 1,887 235 12.6 10.6-15.0 1,652 87.4 85.0-89.4
RACE
White 2,310 279 11.4 9.6-13.4 2,031 88.6 86.6-90.4
African American 564 6 0.6 0.2- 1.4 558 99.4 98.6-99.8
Other Minorities 149 11 6.1 3.0-12.0 138 93.9 88.0-97.0
HISPANIC
Yes 88 6 6.6 2.7-15.5 82 93.4 84.5-97.3
No 2,974 292 9.0 7.7-10.6 2,682 91.0 89.4-92.3
AGE
18-24 281 47 13.3 8.8-19.7 234 86.7 80.3-91.2
25-34 566 98 15.0 11.5-19.3 468 85.0 80.7-88.5
35-44 648 81 11.7 8.7-15.6 567 88.3 84.4-91.3
45-54 579 53 8.4 5.5-12.6 526 91.6 87.4-94.5
55-64 382 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9 371 98.0 96.1-99.0
65+ 585 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4 577 98.1 95.6-99.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 23 6.8 3.7-11.9 376 93.2 88.1-96.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 883 89 8.2 6.1-10.8 794 91.8 89.2-93.9
Some Post-H.S. 802 93 10.4 7.9-13.6 709 89.6 86.4-92.1
College Graduate 974 93 9.7 7.3-12.9 881 90.3 87.1-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 278 15 7.5 3.7-14.7 263 92.5 85.3-96.3
$15,000- 24,999 491 35 5.7 3.6- 9.0 456 94.3 91.0-96.4
$25,000- 34,999 468 49 9.0 6.2-12.7 419 91.0 87.3-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 486 59 11.0 7.9-15.2 427 89.0 84.8-92.1
$50,000+ 799 98 11.8 8.9-15.4 701 88.2 84.6-91.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 211 27 13.7 9.0-20.2 184 86.3 79.8-91.0
Cumberland 208 16 6.5 3.7-11.3 192 93.5 88.7-96.3
Durham 208 9 3.4 1.6- 7.0 199 96.6 93.0-98.4
Forsyth 230 10 4.2 2.2- 8.1 220 95.8 91.9-97.8
Gaston 232 36 14.3 10.0-20.1 196 85.7 79.9-90.0
Guilford 194 22 9.2 5.9-14.2 172 90.8 85.8-94.1
Mecklenburg 211 17 7.3 4.4-12.0 194 92.7 88.0-95.6
New Hanover 195 22 9.3 5.7-14.9 173 90.7 85.1-94.3
Onslow 214 19 7.6 4.6-12.3 195 92.4 87.7-95.4
Wake 208 11 4.3 2.2- 8.1 197 95.7 91.9-97.8
Western NC 309 35 11.8 8.3-16.6 274 88.2 83.4-91.7
Piedmont NC 323 43 11.4 8.1-15.9 280 88.6 84.1-91.9
Eastern NC 325 31 7.4 4.9-11.0 294 92.6 89.0-95.1

+ 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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