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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you are outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often do you stay in the shade?

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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 14,297 2,482 15.8 15.1-16.5 3,766 25.4 24.5-26.3 5,450 39.9 38.8-40.9 1,534 11.3 10.7-12.0 1,065 7.6 7.1- 8.2
-Buncombe County 350 48 12.8 9.4-17.3 87 25.1 20.3-30.6 145 42.7 37.0-48.7 46 13.4 10.0-17.9 24 5.9 3.8- 9.2
GENDER
Male 135 11 7.6 4.0-14.0 30 24.1 16.9-33.1 62 46.8 37.9-56.0 20 13.9 8.8-21.1 12 7.6 4.1-13.7
Female 215 37 17.9 12.6-24.7 57 26.0 20.1-33.0 83 38.7 31.8-46.1 26 13.0 8.8-18.9 12 4.3 2.4- 7.7
RACE
White 311 37 11.2 7.8-15.8 75 24.3 19.2-30.1 133 43.6 37.5-49.8 45 15.0 11.1-19.9 21 5.9 3.7- 9.5
Other 37 10 24.0 12.1-42.1 11 28.9 15.7-47.0 12 38.4 22.3-57.6 1 2.4 0.3-15.4 3 6.2 1.9-18.1
AGE
18-44 131 10 5.4 2.8-10.2 28 23.2 15.9-32.6 62 49.3 39.9-58.7 25 18.0 12.0-26.1 6 4.0 1.7- 9.6
45+ 219 38 18.0 12.7-24.8 59 26.3 20.3-33.4 83 38.2 31.2-45.7 21 10.3 6.5-15.7 18 7.3 4.3-11.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 125 18 14.6 8.9-23.1 34 26.3 18.6-35.7 49 40.9 31.6-51.0 12 10.3 5.7-17.9 12 8.0 4.2-14.7
Some College + 225 30 11.8 7.9-17.4 53 24.4 18.5-31.4 96 43.8 36.7-51.1 34 15.3 10.8-21.2 12 4.8 2.6- 8.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 200 31 15.8 10.7-22.8 42 19.0 13.8-25.6 88 45.8 38.1-53.6 25 12.6 8.3-18.6 14 6.9 3.8-12.0
$50,000+ 87 9 8.0 4.0-15.6 20 24.1 15.4-35.7 38 44.8 33.8-56.2 17 20.2 12.6-30.8 3 3.0 0.9- 9.5

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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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