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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 317 124 39.2 31.9-47.1 89 24.1 18.4-31.0 43 16.6 11.0-24.4 61 20.0 14.5-27.1
Female 423 215 50.9 44.2-57.5 110 23.3 18.3-29.1 49 13.8 9.6-19.4 49 12.0 8.3-17.1
RACE
White 672 302 45.1 39.8-50.6 181 23.2 19.2-27.6 82 13.9 10.2-18.6 107 17.8 13.8-22.6
African American 26 18 76.5 52.9-90.4 7 19.0 7.1-41.8 1 4.5 0.6-26.5 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 30 15 36.3 16.1-62.7 6 18.9 5.2-49.4 8 40.5 18.2-67.5 1 4.4 0.6-26.1
AGE
18-24 81 31 39.4 25.1-55.8 25 25.1 14.5-39.8 10 15.4 5.9-34.8 15 20.1 10.0-36.4
25-34 197 89 46.5 37.4-55.9 53 22.4 15.8-30.6 32 16.0 10.4-23.7 23 15.1 9.5-23.3
35-44 225 97 43.7 35.4-52.5 61 21.6 15.9-28.6 25 14.7 9.1-22.7 42 20.0 13.7-28.3
45-54 144 68 43.0 31.8-55.0 39 26.2 17.2-37.8 20 20.6 11.3-34.5 17 10.2 5.5-18.1
55-64 52 32 61.2 39.4-79.2 12 27.5 11.7-52.0 2 3.3 0.5-17.7 6 8.0 2.6-22.1
65-74 26 15 57.1 32.8-78.3 8 36.9 16.9-62.6 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 2 3.7 0.7-16.2
75+ 9 5 43.4 14.7-77.4 1 23.7 3.6-71.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 32.9 9.9-68.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 57 25 39.8 22.5-60.2 15 17.0 7.8-33.2 10 33.3 16.0-56.8 7 9.8 2.7-29.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 73 47.6 36.0-59.4 41 20.4 13.1-30.3 18 13.9 6.3-28.1 27 18.1 10.7-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 183 83 41.4 31.9-51.5 47 26.2 18.2-36.0 25 14.3 8.7-22.5 28 18.2 10.8-29.1
College Graduate 340 157 45.6 38.4-53.0 96 25.7 20.0-32.4 39 12.9 8.8-18.5 48 15.8 11.4-21.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 18 25.9 11.1-49.4 9 16.7 6.4-36.8 7 35.1 12.3-67.6 8 22.4 8.9-45.9
$15,000- 24,999 93 45 46.1 31.9-60.9 25 21.2 12.1-34.4 11 17.0 7.5-34.1 12 15.8 7.0-31.9
$25,000- 34,999 76 36 50.6 34.5-66.5 22 26.7 14.3-44.3 9 12.1 4.7-27.8 9 10.6 3.8-25.9
$35,000- 49,999 102 45 45.1 32.3-58.5 29 27.0 16.7-40.6 15 13.3 7.1-23.7 13 14.6 6.8-28.5
$50,000-74,999 120 51 38.9 28.5-50.4 37 27.1 18.3-38.2 15 14.6 8.1-24.9 17 19.4 11.5-30.8
$75,000+ 193 83 42.9 33.8-52.4 50 23.2 16.5-31.6 24 15.2 9.6-23.2 36 18.8 12.7-27.0
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

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Piedmont North Carolina**. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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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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