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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you protect your skin from the sun,
such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?
Would you say:

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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 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
-Cabarrus County 408 137 31.0 26.3-36.2 89 21.9 17.8-26.6 73 18.4 14.5-23.0 27 7.3 4.8-10.8 82 21.5 17.1-26.6
GENDER
Male 151 47 30.0 22.7-38.4 30 20.7 14.6-28.5 30 18.1 12.5-25.6 10 7.9 4.2-14.3 34 23.3 16.5-31.9
Female 257 90 31.9 26.1-38.4 59 23.0 17.8-29.1 43 18.6 13.6-24.8 17 6.7 3.9-11.2 48 19.8 14.8-26.0
RACE
White 343 118 31.6 26.5-37.2 81 24.3 19.6-29.6 61 18.7 14.4-23.8 20 5.4 3.4- 8.6 63 20.0 15.4-25.5
Other 62 18 27.3 16.5-41.6 8 12.7 6.0-24.8 12 17.9 9.5-31.1 7 15.4 7.3-29.5 17 26.8 16.1-41.1
AGE
18-44 171 46 24.8 18.5-32.3 35 21.3 15.4-28.8 38 20.6 14.8-28.0 10 6.4 3.3-12.0 42 26.9 19.9-35.3
45+ 236 90 36.2 29.5-43.4 54 22.4 17.1-28.8 35 16.5 11.6-22.9 17 8.0 4.7-13.4 40 16.9 12.1-23.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 57 27.7 21.3-35.2 30 14.9 10.1-21.4 33 17.7 12.3-24.9 13 7.8 4.2-14.0 57 31.9 24.8-40.0
Some College + 217 80 34.1 27.4-41.5 59 28.4 22.2-35.4 40 19.0 13.9-25.6 14 6.8 3.9-11.6 24 11.7 7.3-18.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 73 33.4 26.3-41.3 34 16.4 11.4-23.1 28 15.5 10.4-22.5 14 6.6 3.7-11.6 48 28.1 21.0-36.5
$50,000+ 112 33 29.9 21.8-39.6 33 30.7 22.3-40.6 26 20.3 13.7-29.1 6 6.0 2.7-13.1 14 13.0 7.4-21.7

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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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