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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,474 697 45.3 41.4-49.3 372 23.4 20.4-26.7 180 14.2 11.4-17.5 225 17.1 14.1-20.6
No 263 121 43.7 34.6-53.3 70 22.7 15.8-31.5 30 15.1 8.6-25.0 42 18.5 12.4-26.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 23 55.9 29.7-79.2 2 8.5 1.4-37.5 2 2.4 0.5-10.5 6 33.2 12.0-64.6
Recommended Range 674 331 51.0 45.0-56.9 174 22.1 17.8-27.0 76 12.6 9.0-17.4 93 14.4 10.9-18.7
Overweight 588 260 41.9 35.8-48.2 155 24.6 19.8-30.1 69 14.0 9.6-19.9 104 19.5 14.7-25.4
Obese 354 169 41.5 34.0-49.4 79 23.3 17.6-30.1 53 18.9 12.8-27.0 53 16.4 10.5-24.8
Current Smoker
No 1,302 623 45.2 40.9-49.5 338 23.6 20.5-27.2 145 13.9 10.9-17.5 196 17.3 14.2-20.9
Yes 431 195 46.5 39.1-54.0 100 21.3 16.0-27.8 65 15.4 10.5-22.1 71 16.8 11.5-23.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,511 727 46.5 42.5-50.5 384 23.3 20.3-26.7 182 14.2 11.4-17.6 218 16.0 13.2-19.2
Yes 212 84 39.2 29.3-50.1 54 22.0 15.3-30.6 25 13.4 7.2-23.6 49 25.4 16.8-36.5
Heavy Drinker
No 1,661 783 45.0 41.3-48.8 421 23.5 20.6-26.6 198 13.8 11.2-16.9 259 17.7 14.9-21.0
Yes 65 31 54.0 33.4-73.3 18 17.2 9.1-30.2 9 22.4 8.2-48.2 7 6.4 2.5-15.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 769 361 48.6 43.0-54.3 186 19.4 15.8-23.6 84 13.2 9.2-18.5 138 18.8 14.8-23.7
Some Physical Activity 722 328 42.8 37.3-48.5 200 26.1 21.6-31.1 93 14.5 11.0-18.8 101 16.6 12.5-21.8
Physically Inactive 205 109 46.5 35.4-57.9 48 26.5 17.8-37.5 28 16.9 9.1-29.5 20 10.1 5.2-18.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 195 96 39.4 29.2-50.7 37 17.2 11.1-25.7 29 21.5 12.2-35.1 33 21.8 12.0-36.4
No 1,541 722 46.0 42.1-50.0 405 23.8 20.8-27.0 180 13.5 10.8-16.7 234 16.7 13.9-19.9
Disability Status
Yes 418 211 45.3 37.5-53.4 91 21.0 15.6-27.6 50 16.4 10.0-25.9 66 17.3 11.6-24.9
No 1,303 604 45.5 41.3-49.8 344 23.4 20.2-26.9 154 13.7 10.9-17.0 201 17.4 14.3-21.0
Current Asthma
Yes 125 64 47.9 34.7-61.3 32 26.7 15.4-42.3 16 14.1 7.6-24.7 13 11.3 5.4-22.2
No 1,613 754 45.2 41.4-49.1 410 22.9 20.1-26.0 194 14.3 11.5-17.6 255 17.6 14.8-21.0
Diabetes
Yes 97 52 45.0 30.8-60.1 22 30.4 17.6-47.3 11 10.5 4.5-22.6 12 14.0 6.7-27.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 9 39.4 16.9-67.6 6 21.5 8.0-46.5 4 20.7 6.0-51.7 2 18.3 2.9-62.5
No 1,620 758 45.5 41.7-49.4 414 22.8 20.0-26.0 195 14.4 11.6-17.6 253 17.3 14.5-20.6
Arthritis
Yes 431 216 44.3 37.3-51.6 97 28.5 21.9-36.2 50 12.9 8.0-20.1 68 14.3 10.3-19.5
No 1,301 600 45.7 41.5-50.0 344 21.9 18.9-25.2 159 14.6 11.6-18.2 198 17.8 14.6-21.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 337 172 47.2 38.1-56.5 67 21.3 15.2-29.0 42 11.0 7.3-16.4 56 20.5 13.3-30.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 33 18 47.9 27.0-69.5 9 29.3 13.5-52.5 5 17.3 5.7-42.3 1 5.5 0.8-30.3
No 1,368 629 45.0 41.0-49.2 366 23.4 20.3-26.8 162 14.8 11.7-18.4 211 16.8 13.8-20.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 393 182 48.3 40.9-55.8 100 24.3 18.8-30.7 53 16.3 11.4-22.9 58 11.1 7.7-15.9
No 928 448 47.1 42.2-52.2 239 24.1 20.2-28.4 103 12.0 9.1-15.7 138 16.8 13.5-20.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 107 59 42.2 29.6-56.0 23 38.3 25.1-53.4 12 11.0 4.8-23.0 13 8.5 3.9-17.6
No 1,620 755 45.5 41.7-49.4 415 22.3 19.5-25.4 195 14.4 11.6-17.7 255 17.8 14.9-21.1

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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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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