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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Excess Sun Exposure

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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,739 819 45.4 41.7-49.2 442 23.1 20.4-26.2 210 14.2 11.6-17.4 268 17.2 14.4-20.3
-Guilford County 69 30 43.8 30.5-58.1 20 22.0 13.4-33.9 7 10.0 4.6-20.7 12 24.2 12.6-41.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 94 46 45.8 33.8-58.4 26 26.4 16.8-38.9 12 10.7 5.6-19.6 10 17.0 8.1-32.4
Guilford 69 30 43.8 30.5-58.1 20 22.0 13.4-33.9 7 10.0 4.6-20.7 12 24.2 12.6-41.3
Mecklenburg 82 39 48.4 33.8-63.4 23 21.1 13.1-32.3 9 12.1 5.4-24.9 11 18.3 8.2-36.1
Orange 103 46 44.0 30.2-58.7 30 28.6 18.5-41.3 12 9.0 4.7-16.8 15 18.4 9.4-32.9
Wake 99 51 50.4 38.1-62.6 18 17.2 10.3-27.3 18 22.2 12.6-36.2 12 10.2 5.4-18.3
Chatham/Lee 56 32 58.4 42.6-72.6 12 23.2 12.4-39.2 3 3.3 1.0-10.3 9 15.1 6.8-30.4
Nash/Wilson 48 24 48.6 30.9-66.5 12 17.9 9.4-31.6 10 30.1 13.8-53.8 2 3.4 0.8-13.7
Craven/Pamlico 90 47 48.3 36.2-60.6 22 24.3 15.5-36.1 4 3.7 1.4- 9.9 17 23.6 14.2-36.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 105 42 41.7 30.8-53.5 33 29.8 20.5-41.1 13 11.4 6.2-19.9 17 17.1 10.6-26.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 112 57 45.0 34.4-56.0 24 26.3 17.0-38.5 13 14.3 7.4-26.1 18 14.3 8.4-23.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 71 35 45.8 32.6-59.6 20 29.2 18.4-43.2 8 14.2 6.5-28.2 8 10.8 5.3-20.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 99 48 43.4 31.9-55.6 22 24.7 15.1-37.7 19 23.8 13.5-38.5 10 8.1 4.2-15.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 57 28 48.2 33.3-63.3 20 33.5 21.1-48.7 5 6.3 2.5-15.3 4 12.0 4.0-30.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 60 26 39.9 25.8-55.9 15 23.5 12.7-39.4 5 6.7 2.3-17.8 14 29.9 15.9-49.0
Northeast NC I 65 31 48.2 34.9-61.6 12 19.3 10.6-32.5 6 5.9 2.4-13.5 16 26.7 16.2-40.8
Northeast NC II 92 44 50.1 37.5-62.7 18 14.9 9.0-23.7 11 17.1 8.5-31.4 19 17.8 11.0-27.5
Northeastern Partnership 157 75 49.5 39.7-59.4 30 16.2 11.0-23.2 17 13.8 7.4-24.3 35 20.4 14.3-28.3
Mountain AHEC 273 133 43.8 36.0-51.9 71 29.3 22.3-37.5 36 9.2 6.0-13.9 33 17.7 11.3-26.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 531 254 47.8 40.8-55.0 125 20.0 15.4-25.5 57 12.4 8.5-17.8 95 19.8 14.4-26.6
Piedmont 740 339 44.4 39.3-49.7 199 23.8 19.8-28.2 92 15.4 11.5-20.1 110 16.4 12.8-20.9
Western NC 468 226 44.7 38.1-51.4 118 26.6 21.3-32.7 61 13.4 8.8-20.0 63 15.3 10.9-20.9

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Guilford County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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*Asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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