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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 367 71 22.0 17.4-27.3 296 78.0 72.7-82.6
GENDER
Male 141 35 26.6 19.3-35.4 106 73.4 64.6-80.7
Female 226 36 17.5 12.4-24.1 190 82.5 75.9-87.6
RACE
White 325 70 25.1 19.9-31.0 255 74.9 69.0-80.1
Other 40 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 39 97.9 86.6-99.7
AGE
18-44 135 48 36.4 27.9-45.9 87 63.6 54.1-72.1
45+ 232 23 11.9 7.7-18.0 209 88.1 82.0-92.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 16 12.6 7.5-20.4 116 87.4 79.6-92.5
Some College + 235 55 27.5 21.3-34.7 180 72.5 65.3-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 209 39 20.9 15.1-28.1 170 79.1 71.9-84.9
$50,000+ 89 24 29.0 19.8-40.3 65 71.0 59.7-80.2

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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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