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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often does s/he stay in an area protected by shade

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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 3,807 2,000 52.1 50.2-54.1 831 22.8 21.2-24.5 568 14.1 12.8-15.5 135 3.9 3.2- 4.8 273 7.1 6.1- 8.1
-Buncombe County 69 31 41.5 29.6-54.4 20 34.9 23.1-48.9 12 17.2 9.6-28.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.6 4 4.6 1.6-12.5
GENDER
Male 24 10 37.0 19.9-58.2 12 55.3 34.6-74.3 1 3.8 0.5-22.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.9 0.5-23.4
Female 45 21 45.5 30.9-60.9 8 16.5 8.2-30.4 11 29.3 16.7-46.1 2 3.5 0.8-14.0 3 5.2 1.6-15.5
RACE
White 56 26 43.7 30.4-57.9 18 36.3 23.6-51.3 8 15.5 7.7-28.9 2 2.3 0.5- 9.3 2 2.3 0.5- 9.3
Other 12 4 28.6 9.6-60.1 2 30.6 7.5-70.7 4 25.6 8.2-56.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 15.1 3.3-48.2
AGE
18-44 61 29 45.9 32.8-59.7 17 31.9 19.9-46.9 10 16.2 8.5-28.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 4 5.3 1.8-14.3
45+ 8 2 11.6 2.5-40.4 3 55.3 22.0-84.5 2 23.6 5.5-62.4 1 9.4 1.2-46.5 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 25 8 27.7 13.1-49.3 7 41.2 21.4-64.3 5 16.9 6.4-37.5 1 3.0 0.4-18.9 4 11.3 3.8-28.9
Some College + 44 23 50.9 35.3-66.3 13 30.7 17.9-47.4 7 17.4 8.2-33.2 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 45 19 36.4 22.9-52.4 14 38.1 23.2-55.6 7 16.4 7.7-31.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.6 4 7.3 2.5-19.2
$50,000+ 20 11 56.2 33.3-76.7 5 26.6 11.0-51.6 3 15.3 4.8-39.2 1 2.0 0.3-13.3 0 0.0 . - .

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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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