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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,627 2,623 18.2 17.4-19.0 12,004 81.8 81.0-82.6
-Buncombe County 359 73 19.4 15.2-24.3 286 80.6 75.7-84.8
GENDER
Male 138 26 17.8 11.8-26.0 112 82.2 74.0-88.2
Female 221 47 20.9 15.6-27.3 174 79.1 72.7-84.4
RACE
White 319 72 21.8 17.2-27.4 247 78.2 72.6-82.8
Other 38 1 1.8 0.2-11.6 37 98.2 88.4-99.8
AGE
18-44 131 42 30.3 22.4-39.7 89 69.7 60.3-77.6
45+ 228 31 12.1 8.3-17.3 197 87.9 82.7-91.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 127 18 12.4 7.6-19.6 109 87.6 80.4-92.4
Some College + 232 55 23.3 17.7-30.1 177 76.7 69.9-82.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 43 19.8 14.4-26.5 161 80.2 73.5-85.6
$50,000+ 89 19 19.0 11.9-28.8 70 81.0 71.2-88.1

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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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