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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 745 312 42.3 37.0-47.9 185 21.6 17.8-26.1 86 13.9 10.1-18.7 162 22.2 17.8-27.2
Female 994 507 49.2 44.5-54.0 257 25.0 21.2-29.2 124 14.7 11.4-18.7 106 11.1 8.5-14.3
RACE
White 1,574 735 46.7 42.8-50.6 402 23.2 20.3-26.3 190 13.1 10.5-16.1 247 17.1 14.3-20.3
African American 76 45 48.9 32.3-65.7 16 19.2 9.1-36.1 8 20.2 8.2-41.7 7 11.7 3.7-31.1
Asian 7 2 12.1 1.6-53.3 5 87.9 46.7-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 33 17 36.3 12.5-69.5 7 37.3 8.9-78.4 4 20.1 3.7-62.4 5 6.3 1.7-20.2
Other Minorities 40 17 31.7 14.3-56.3 11 8.8 3.6-20.0 7 34.9 15.4-61.3 5 24.6 8.7-52.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 54 25 32.9 17.0-53.9 9 7.6 3.2-16.9 9 29.7 13.3-53.9 11 29.8 13.8-53.1
-English Speaking 27 14 30.5 11.9-58.8 4 4.4 1.2-14.3 3 17.3 2.9-59.7 6 47.9 18.5-78.8
-Spanish Speaking 27 11 34.5 13.8-63.3 5 9.7 3.3-25.1 6 37.9 15.4-67.1 5 18.0 6.1-42.8
Non-Hispanic 1,682 793 46.2 42.5-50.0 433 24.1 21.2-27.2 200 13.3 10.8-16.3 256 16.4 13.7-19.4
AGE
18-24 199 79 40.8 30.8-51.7 56 22.4 15.5-31.4 26 17.2 10.0-28.1 38 19.5 12.2-29.7
25-34 459 207 46.1 39.5-52.9 130 23.9 18.9-29.8 60 14.3 10.2-19.6 62 15.7 11.5-21.2
35-44 483 216 45.3 39.1-51.7 123 22.5 18.1-27.7 60 13.3 9.4-18.5 84 18.8 14.2-24.5
45-54 339 163 44.9 36.5-53.6 83 23.8 17.5-31.4 44 15.9 9.9-24.5 49 15.5 9.6-24.0
55-64 149 93 62.3 49.1-73.9 26 19.8 10.7-33.9 14 8.6 3.7-19.0 16 9.2 4.9-16.7
65-74 73 40 48.7 32.8-64.9 19 30.5 17.4-47.8 4 3.5 1.2- 9.8 10 17.3 6.6-38.0
75+ 25 15 52.7 27.3-76.7 3 17.7 3.4-57.1 0 0.0 . - . 7 29.6 12.1-56.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 73 46.4 33.3-59.9 33 15.6 9.1-25.4 21 24.0 12.6-41.1 32 14.0 7.5-24.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 217 48.8 41.2-56.3 109 20.8 15.8-26.8 51 12.4 7.4-20.1 70 18.0 12.6-25.2
Some Post-H.S. 475 225 42.7 35.7-50.0 125 26.2 20.7-32.7 59 14.5 10.2-20.2 66 16.5 11.6-22.9
College Graduate 655 302 45.0 39.4-50.7 175 24.3 19.9-29.3 78 12.8 9.6-17.0 100 17.9 13.8-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 129 55 29.8 18.8-43.8 30 20.4 11.7-33.0 19 19.6 8.0-40.6 25 30.2 16.0-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 261 130 47.1 37.6-56.9 61 22.8 15.9-31.6 30 15.4 8.7-25.9 40 14.7 8.7-23.6
$25,000- 34,999 209 94 51.4 40.5-62.2 58 24.4 16.2-35.0 27 12.8 7.0-22.4 30 11.4 6.4-19.5
$35,000- 49,999 263 126 46.8 38.1-55.7 70 25.8 18.9-34.3 35 12.6 8.0-19.4 32 14.8 9.1-23.0
$50,000-74,999 278 126 42.9 34.2-52.0 79 23.2 17.2-30.6 36 14.7 9.4-22.1 37 19.2 13.4-26.8
$75,000+ 341 150 42.1 34.7-49.8 86 22.8 17.3-29.3 38 13.0 8.7-18.8 67 22.2 15.9-30.1
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

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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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