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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-WHITE FEMALES

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 898 446 49.0 44.0-54.0 236 26.0 22.0-30.6 115 13.7 10.6-17.6 101 11.2 8.5-14.6
AGE
18-24 105 38 38.6 24.9-54.5 29 30.3 18.8-44.9 17 17.6 8.8-32.1 21 13.5 6.9-24.7
25-34 248 110 44.4 35.7-53.5 78 30.7 23.3-39.4 40 19.0 13.0-26.9 20 5.9 3.1-10.9
35-44 260 134 55.5 47.2-63.6 68 24.0 17.9-31.5 27 8.3 5.0-13.4 31 12.2 7.7-18.8
45-54 181 96 50.1 39.7-60.5 43 21.4 14.0-31.3 21 12.9 7.0-22.5 21 15.6 9.0-25.8
55-64 67 40 64.6 46.5-79.3 13 14.3 6.8-27.7 8 9.1 2.5-27.9 6 12.0 4.0-30.7
65-74 26 21 88.7 68.9-96.5 4 9.6 2.6-30.1 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 27 52.9 34.3-70.8 14 29.4 15.3-49.0 10 10.0 4.6-20.7 5 7.6 3.0-18.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 227 110 53.0 42.7-63.0 53 21.1 13.9-30.8 31 11.3 6.9-18.0 33 14.6 8.4-23.9
Some Post-H.S. 248 123 40.7 31.6-50.4 66 29.7 21.9-39.0 34 18.9 12.0-28.5 25 10.7 6.4-17.3
College Graduate 365 185 52.8 45.4-60.1 103 26.1 20.2-32.9 39 11.1 7.3-16.5 38 10.1 6.6-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 25 33.2 18.0-53.0 15 27.2 12.9-48.6 10 18.7 7.5-39.4 10 20.8 10.1-38.2
$15,000- 24,999 128 64 42.8 30.5-56.1 36 38.6 25.9-52.9 16 10.8 4.1-25.8 12 7.8 3.2-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 106 44 49.4 34.9-64.0 27 19.4 11.5-30.7 20 11.2 6.2-19.4 15 20.0 9.2-38.1
$35,000- 49,999 125 68 58.1 45.1-70.0 35 26.1 16.8-38.1 15 13.6 6.7-25.4 7 2.3 1.0- 5.4
$50,000-74,999 150 67 37.2 27.4-48.3 48 26.5 18.3-36.6 22 21.6 12.6-34.6 13 14.7 7.9-25.6
$75,000+ 193 94 46.1 36.9-55.6 51 26.9 19.2-36.4 21 14.6 8.8-23.1 27 12.4 7.5-19.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 49 20 38.2 24.1-54.7 15 28.3 16.3-44.5 8 12.0 5.4-24.6 6 21.5 8.3-45.3
Guilford 36 16 47.8 31.1-64.9 10 23.8 12.0-41.7 5 15.2 6.2-32.9 5 13.3 5.3-29.6
Mecklenburg 38 22 56.8 39.3-72.7 9 22.9 12.0-39.4 3 8.2 2.6-22.8 4 12.1 4.0-31.4
Orange 59 27 46.5 26.9-67.3 16 25.8 13.3-43.9 7 8.8 3.5-20.6 9 18.9 7.4-40.7
Wake 49 26 52.4 36.2-68.1 10 23.2 11.5-41.4 7 14.2 6.6-28.1 6 10.1 4.3-22.0
Chatham/Lee 31 18 57.0 35.7-76.0 6 23.9 9.5-48.6 2 4.3 1.0-17.3 5 14.8 5.8-32.9
Nash/Wilson 20 6 24.8 10.4-48.4 9 44.8 23.7-67.8 4 26.2 9.8-53.6 1 4.3 0.6-25.4
Craven/Pamlico 57 32 49.6 35.3-63.9 13 23.3 13.6-36.9 2 2.9 0.7-11.1 10 24.2 12.9-40.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 62 27 45.3 30.9-60.5 20 33.4 20.4-49.6 7 8.6 3.8-18.6 8 12.7 6.2-24.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 58 31 45.2 30.6-60.7 14 23.8 13.2-39.1 7 18.9 7.5-40.1 6 12.1 4.6-28.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 41 21 49.1 30.7-67.7 12 26.6 13.7-45.4 5 16.5 5.7-39.1 3 7.8 2.4-22.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 52 27 56.1 41.0-70.1 10 15.3 7.8-27.8 12 22.5 12.2-37.6 3 6.2 1.9-18.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 23 13 53.4 32.5-73.2 8 37.7 19.6-60.1 2 8.9 2.2-29.6 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 30 12 36.5 20.0-56.9 9 24.1 11.8-43.0 4 11.7 3.7-31.3 5 27.7 11.1-54.1
Northeast NC I 27 16 61.4 41.0-78.4 4 15.5 5.8-35.4 4 12.2 4.1-31.1 3 10.9 3.2-31.3
Northeast NC II 45 25 53.2 37.0-68.8 10 22.9 12.1-38.9 5 15.5 5.9-35.0 5 8.4 3.1-20.9
Northeastern Partnership 72 41 55.5 42.3-68.0 14 20.8 12.2-33.2 9 14.6 6.7-28.9 8 9.1 4.2-18.7
Mountain AHEC 146 69 42.2 32.0-53.1 39 34.2 24.0-46.3 24 10.8 6.3-17.9 14 12.7 6.4-23.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 264 137 51.4 41.4-61.2 68 26.0 18.1-35.7 31 13.4 8.1-21.2 28 9.3 5.3-15.7
Piedmont 380 190 50.9 43.9-57.8 98 23.7 18.4-30.0 45 13.3 9.2-18.8 47 12.1 8.3-17.5
Western NC 254 119 39.5 31.5-48.0 70 33.5 25.4-42.7 39 15.7 9.0-26.2 26 11.3 6.9-18.0

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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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