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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you protect your skin from the sun,
such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?
Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
-Alamance County 390 112 27.0 22.2-32.5 75 20.9 16.3-26.3 85 21.5 17.2-26.5 34 9.2 6.4-13.1 84 21.4 17.2-26.3
GENDER
Male 117 26 24.7 16.7-35.0 27 25.5 17.1-36.3 28 22.4 15.1-31.9 12 9.4 5.3-16.3 24 17.9 11.9-26.1
Female 273 86 28.7 23.1-34.9 48 17.6 13.2-23.1 57 20.8 16.0-26.7 22 9.1 5.7-14.2 60 23.8 18.5-30.1
RACE
White 305 82 25.7 20.4-31.8 60 20.3 15.5-26.0 71 23.1 18.0-29.0 25 9.2 6.0-13.8 67 21.8 17.1-27.4
Other 83 28 29.4 19.6-41.6 15 23.4 13.1-38.2 14 16.9 9.8-27.7 9 9.7 4.8-18.6 17 20.6 12.5-32.1
AGE
18-44 139 29 20.1 13.5-28.9 30 25.2 17.1-35.5 35 23.2 16.2-32.1 16 11.1 6.7-17.9 29 20.4 14.1-28.6
45+ 250 83 32.1 25.8-39.1 45 17.9 13.1-23.8 49 19.9 14.9-26.2 18 8.0 4.8-13.1 55 22.2 16.9-28.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 61 30.9 23.8-39.1 20 11.4 6.4-19.5 39 19.0 13.7-25.9 15 9.0 5.2-15.2 55 29.7 22.9-37.5
Some College + 199 51 23.6 17.5-31.1 54 29.1 22.3-37.0 46 23.7 17.5-31.4 19 9.5 5.9-15.0 29 14.0 9.5-20.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 240 73 27.1 21.2-33.9 37 19.5 13.5-27.3 52 19.7 14.7-25.8 18 8.1 4.8-13.4 60 25.6 19.8-32.4
$50,000+ 81 22 29.8 19.1-43.2 17 19.2 11.6-30.0 19 24.5 15.1-37.1 10 12.1 6.4-21.9 13 14.4 8.1-24.3

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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 (MAHEC): 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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