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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-WHITE FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,346 909 23.1 21.2-25.1 3,437 76.9 74.9-78.8
AGE
18-24 229 105 44.0 34.6-53.9 124 56.0 46.1-65.4
25-34 590 250 39.1 33.7-44.8 340 60.9 55.2-66.3
35-44 764 263 36.1 31.4-41.0 501 63.9 59.0-68.6
45-54 837 182 19.8 16.3-23.9 655 80.2 76.1-83.7
55-64 727 72 7.3 5.2-10.3 655 92.7 89.7-94.8
65-74 637 26 4.4 2.6- 7.4 611 95.6 92.6-97.4
75+ 531 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4 526 99.5 98.6-99.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 582 57 6.5 4.4- 9.5 525 93.5 90.5-95.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,286 234 20.1 16.7-23.9 1,052 79.9 76.1-83.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,158 250 25.3 21.4-29.6 908 74.7 70.4-78.6
College Graduate 1,311 366 31.3 27.7-35.2 945 68.7 64.8-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 461 63 13.7 9.5-19.2 398 86.3 80.8-90.5
$15,000- 24,999 736 130 20.7 16.2-26.1 606 79.3 73.9-83.8
$25,000- 34,999 476 108 22.4 17.1-28.9 368 77.6 71.1-82.9
$35,000- 49,999 573 127 25.4 20.2-31.4 446 74.6 68.6-79.8
$50,000-74,999 486 150 30.0 24.6-36.0 336 70.0 64.0-75.4
$75,000+ 580 193 32.6 27.7-38.0 387 67.4 62.0-72.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 50 23.2 17.2-30.5 195 76.8 69.5-82.8
Guilford 198 37 20.5 14.8-27.7 161 79.5 72.3-85.2
Mecklenburg 182 38 23.3 17.0-31.1 144 76.7 68.9-83.0
Orange 236 60 36.6 26.0-48.6 176 63.4 51.4-74.0
Wake 196 50 26.8 20.1-34.7 146 73.2 65.3-79.9
Chatham/Lee 175 31 23.2 16.0-32.5 144 76.8 67.5-84.0
Nash/Wilson 151 20 13.2 8.3-20.3 131 86.8 79.7-91.7
Craven/Pamlico 221 57 30.1 23.5-37.6 164 69.9 62.4-76.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 63 27.5 21.2-34.9 195 72.5 65.1-78.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 58 23.9 17.6-31.6 216 76.1 68.4-82.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 41 24.6 17.3-33.8 144 75.4 66.2-82.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 52 25.5 19.4-32.8 177 74.5 67.2-80.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 24 19.8 13.2-28.4 95 80.2 71.6-86.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 33 18.6 12.8-26.4 143 81.4 73.6-87.2
Northeast NC I 138 27 23.1 16.0-32.2 111 76.9 67.8-84.0
Northeast NC II 219 45 23.0 17.2-30.1 174 77.0 69.9-82.8
Northeastern Partnership 357 72 23.0 18.2-28.7 285 77.0 71.3-81.8
Mountain AHEC 735 147 20.3 16.6-24.6 588 79.7 75.4-83.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,323 269 23.0 19.4-27.1 1,054 77.0 72.9-80.6
Piedmont 1,829 384 23.3 20.6-26.2 1,445 76.7 73.8-79.4
Western NC 1,194 256 22.5 19.1-26.3 938 77.5 73.7-80.9

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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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