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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Excess Sun Exposure

The next question is about sunburns, including any time that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours.Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,428 1,783 21.9 20.5-23.3 7,645 78.1 76.7-79.5
-Guilford County 443 71 18.3 14.2-23.4 372 81.7 76.6-85.8
GENDER
Male 165 30 21.3 14.4-30.3 135 78.7 69.7-85.6
Female 278 41 15.6 11.3-21.0 237 84.4 79.0-88.7
RACE
White 310 66 25.9 20.1-32.6 244 74.1 67.4-79.9
Other 132 5 2.3 1.0- 5.6 127 97.7 94.4-99.0
AGE
18-44 176 49 27.1 19.9-35.8 127 72.9 64.2-80.1
45+ 263 22 10.3 6.5-15.9 241 89.7 84.1-93.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 14 9.9 5.7-16.6 138 90.1 83.4-94.3
Some College + 289 57 23.5 17.7-30.5 232 76.5 69.5-82.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 28 16.0 10.2-24.3 165 84.0 75.7-89.8
$50,000+ 141 36 27.3 19.6-36.6 105 72.7 63.4-80.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 96 24.8 19.9-30.3 358 75.2 69.7-80.1
Guilford 443 71 18.3 14.2-23.4 372 81.7 76.6-85.8
Mecklenburg 448 82 22.5 17.2-28.7 366 77.5 71.3-82.8
Orange 450 105 29.8 23.3-37.2 345 70.2 62.8-76.7
Wake 452 100 24.5 19.7-30.0 352 75.5 70.0-80.3
Chatham/Lee 400 58 16.7 12.5-22.0 342 83.3 78.0-87.5
Nash/Wilson 379 48 15.1 10.7-20.9 331 84.9 79.1-89.3
Craven/Pamlico 455 92 22.5 18.0-27.6 363 77.5 72.4-82.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 438 107 26.2 21.4-31.7 331 73.8 68.3-78.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 455 113 27.4 22.2-33.3 342 72.6 66.7-77.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 477 72 13.9 10.3-18.3 405 86.1 81.7-89.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 426 101 24.2 18.1-31.7 325 75.8 68.3-81.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 61 15.7 11.8-20.6 415 84.3 79.4-88.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 66 18.7 14.0-24.5 352 81.3 75.5-86.0
Northeast NC I 460 66 17.2 13.2-22.0 394 82.8 78.0-86.8
Northeast NC II 511 96 23.0 18.4-28.2 415 77.0 71.8-81.6
Northeastern Partnership 971 162 20.9 17.6-24.7 809 79.1 75.3-82.4
Mountain AHEC 1,305 277 22.0 18.9-25.4 1,028 78.0 74.6-81.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,312 552 20.9 18.5-23.6 2,760 79.1 76.4-81.5
Piedmont 4,040 755 21.9 19.9-23.9 3,285 78.1 76.1-80.1
Western NC 2,076 476 24.2 21.4-27.2 1,600 75.8 72.8-78.6

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^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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