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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Excess Sun Exposure

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%)
North Carolina 15,014 2,730 19.8 19.0-20.7 12,284 80.2 79.3-81.0
-Alamance County 403 61 16.6 12.8-21.3 342 83.4 78.7-87.2
GENDER
Male 123 23 18.3 11.9-26.9 100 81.7 73.1-88.1
Female 280 38 15.5 11.2-21.0 242 84.5 79.0-88.8
RACE
White 314 55 19.0 14.5-24.5 259 81.0 75.5-85.5
Other 87 6 9.8 4.2-21.2 81 90.2 78.8-95.8
AGE
18-44 143 43 28.9 21.4-37.8 100 71.1 62.2-78.6
45+ 259 18 7.8 4.7-12.8 241 92.2 87.2-95.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 201 19 10.6 6.6-16.6 182 89.4 83.4-93.4
Some College + 201 42 22.6 16.6-29.9 159 77.4 70.1-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 247 36 16.8 12.0-23.1 211 83.2 76.9-88.0
$50,000+ 81 21 24.8 15.9-36.6 60 75.2 63.4-84.1

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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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