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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,264 59 4.6 3.1- 6.9 1,205 95.4 93.1-96.9
GENDER
Female 1,264 59 4.6 3.1- 6.9 1,205 95.4 93.1-96.9
RACE
African American 1,264 59 4.6 3.1- 6.9 1,205 95.4 93.1-96.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 12 93.8 64.0-99.2
-English Speaking 13 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 12 93.8 64.0-99.2
Non-Hispanic 1,251 58 4.6 3.1- 6.9 1,193 95.4 93.1-96.9
AGE
18-24 93 6 8.0 2.8-20.6 87 92.0 79.4-97.2
25-34 200 14 7.5 3.3-16.3 186 92.5 83.7-96.7
35-44 262 4 1.5 0.4- 5.7 258 98.5 94.3-99.6
45-54 259 17 5.4 3.0- 9.5 242 94.6 90.5-97.0
55-64 183 9 3.9 1.4-10.5 174 96.1 89.5-98.6
65-74 148 5 1.6 0.6- 4.1 143 98.4 95.9-99.4
75+ 106 3 1.9 0.4- 7.9 103 98.1 92.1-99.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 9 3.2 1.3- 7.5 284 96.8 92.5-98.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 17 5.8 2.7-11.9 411 94.2 88.1-97.3
Some Post-H.S. 303 22 5.3 3.0- 8.9 281 94.7 91.1-97.0
College Graduate 237 11 3.1 1.5- 6.3 226 96.9 93.7-98.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 18 4.9 2.6- 8.9 254 95.1 91.1-97.4
$15,000- 24,999 286 9 4.3 1.3-12.9 277 95.7 87.1-98.7
$25,000- 34,999 163 10 5.5 2.6-11.4 153 94.5 88.6-97.4
$35,000- 49,999 113 4 5.2 1.1-20.7 109 94.8 79.3-98.9
$50,000-74,999 64 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1 61 98.4 94.9-99.5
$75,000+ 53 4 4.8 1.2-17.2 49 95.2 82.8-98.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 2 19.0 4.0-56.5 14 81.0 43.5-96.0
Guilford 71 4 4.3 1.6-11.4 67 95.7 88.6-98.4
Mecklenburg 82 3 2.2 0.6- 7.5 79 97.8 92.5-99.4
Orange 31 2 7.2 1.8-24.9 29 92.8 75.1-98.2
Wake 55 2 3.4 0.8-13.1 53 96.6 86.9-99.2
Chatham/Lee 53 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 52 98.0 86.9-99.7
Nash/Wilson 81 3 2.4 0.7- 7.6 78 97.6 92.4-99.3
Craven/Pamlico 57 7 12.7 5.7-25.7 50 87.3 74.3-94.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 1 4.3 0.5-30.1 8 95.7 69.9-99.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 4 2.9 1.0- 7.6 101 97.1 92.4-99.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 94 99.0 93.0-99.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 6 6.0 2.5-13.7 95 94.0 86.3-97.5
Northeast NC I 170 10 7.8 4.1-14.4 160 92.2 85.6-95.9
Northeast NC II 100 4 5.4 1.9-14.4 96 94.6 85.6-98.1
Northeastern Partnership 270 14 6.6 3.8-11.4 256 93.4 88.6-96.2
Mountain AHEC 32 2 10.7 2.2-39.0 30 89.3 61.0-97.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 669 31 3.3 2.1- 5.1 638 96.7 94.9-97.9
Piedmont 549 24 4.6 2.6- 7.9 525 95.4 92.1-97.4
Western NC 46 4 29.9 8.0-67.7 42 70.1 32.3-92.0

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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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