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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 359 114 28.9 23.9-34.5 74 22.5 17.8-28.1 70 18.4 14.3-23.2 38 11.1 7.8-15.6 63 19.1 14.1-25.3
GENDER
Male 144 36 22.0 15.6-30.2 36 26.1 18.8-34.9 29 17.8 12.2-25.3 18 13.5 8.2-21.4 25 20.6 12.9-31.2
Female 215 78 36.8 29.9-44.2 38 18.5 13.3-25.2 41 18.9 13.8-25.4 20 8.3 5.3-12.9 38 17.4 12.5-23.8
RACE
White 327 104 29.4 24.1-35.3 70 23.4 18.4-29.3 63 18.8 14.5-24.0 34 10.0 6.9-14.3 56 18.5 13.3-25.1
Other 30 10 27.6 13.9-47.4 4 17.3 6.0-40.4 5 7.5 2.8-18.3 4 21.2 7.7-46.5 7 26.4 11.8-49.1
AGE
18-44 144 32 19.7 13.4-27.8 28 21.1 14.3-29.9 32 19.3 13.3-27.2 21 14.0 8.6-21.9 31 26.0 17.3-37.1
45+ 212 82 37.8 30.8-45.4 44 23.3 17.2-30.7 38 17.7 12.7-24.1 17 8.5 5.0-14.1 31 12.7 8.6-18.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 187 60 27.3 20.6-35.3 34 21.3 14.8-29.7 29 14.3 9.6-20.7 19 11.1 6.6-18.2 45 25.9 18.0-35.7
Some College + 171 54 31.1 24.1-39.1 40 24.2 17.9-31.9 41 23.4 17.1-31.1 19 11.2 6.8-17.7 17 10.1 6.0-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 73 31.8 24.8-39.7 40 22.4 16.1-30.3 34 14.4 10.0-20.3 27 13.0 8.3-19.6 34 18.5 11.6-28.2
$50,000+ 76 17 21.1 12.9-32.6 19 24.1 15.5-35.4 19 24.1 15.2-35.8 9 13.7 7.0-25.2 12 17.0 9.3-29.0

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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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