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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 9,428 1,783 21.9 20.5-23.3 7,645 78.1 76.7-79.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,057 1,509 22.1 20.6-23.6 6,548 77.9 76.4-79.4
No 1,363 272 20.8 17.5-24.5 1,091 79.2 75.5-82.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 183 34 20.4 12.6-31.4 149 79.6 68.6-87.4
Recommended Range 3,269 685 24.1 21.8-26.7 2,584 75.9 73.3-78.2
Overweight 3,111 600 24.0 21.5-26.6 2,511 76.0 73.4-78.5
Obese 2,305 369 17.0 14.6-19.6 1,936 83.0 80.4-85.4
Current Smoker
No 7,231 1,332 21.5 20.0-23.2 5,899 78.5 76.8-80.0
Yes 2,155 445 23.1 20.2-26.2 1,710 76.9 73.8-79.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,704 1,549 20.4 19.1-21.9 7,155 79.6 78.1-80.9
Yes 629 216 37.6 31.5-44.2 413 62.4 55.8-68.5
Heavy Drinker
No 9,082 1,702 21.7 20.4-23.2 7,380 78.3 76.8-79.6
Yes 246 66 32.3 22.3-44.2 180 67.7 55.8-77.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,231 785 26.2 23.8-28.8 2,446 73.8 71.2-76.2
Some Physical Activity 3,672 738 24.3 22.1-26.7 2,934 75.7 73.3-77.9
Physically Inactive 2,194 212 10.0 8.1-12.4 1,982 90.0 87.6-91.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,062 208 11.2 9.0-13.9 1,854 88.8 86.1-91.0
No 7,340 1,572 24.4 22.8-26.1 5,768 75.6 73.9-77.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,025 435 16.0 13.8-18.5 2,590 84.0 81.5-86.2
No 6,216 1,327 24.5 22.7-26.3 4,889 75.5 73.7-77.3
Current Asthma
Yes 731 130 22.4 17.7-28.0 601 77.6 72.0-82.3
No 8,675 1,651 21.9 20.5-23.4 7,024 78.1 76.6-79.5
Diabetes
Yes 954 101 11.7 8.8-15.4 853 88.3 84.6-91.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 21 21.2 11.8-35.2 56 78.8 64.8-88.2
No 8,383 1,660 22.8 21.4-24.4 6,723 77.2 75.6-78.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,287 446 14.8 12.9-16.9 2,841 85.2 83.1-87.1
No 6,075 1,328 24.8 23.0-26.7 4,747 75.2 73.3-77.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,175 352 12.2 10.3-14.4 2,823 87.8 85.6-89.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 33 26.6 17.2-38.7 71 73.4 61.3-82.8
No 6,140 1,397 25.8 24.0-27.6 4,743 74.2 72.4-76.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,743 407 16.0 13.9-18.3 2,336 84.0 81.7-86.1
No 4,851 949 23.3 21.4-25.3 3,902 76.7 74.7-78.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 112 12.9 10.0-16.6 855 87.1 83.4-90.0
No 8,275 1,654 22.9 21.4-24.4 6,621 77.1 75.6-78.6

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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.

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

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