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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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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  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 14,297 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
-Eastern NC 4,773 908 17.0 15.8-18.3 1,271 26.6 25.1-28.2 1,747 37.7 36.1-39.4 497 11.5 10.4-12.7 350 7.2 6.3- 8.1
GENDER
Male 1,704 205 11.4 9.8-13.3 390 24.2 21.6-26.9 715 41.1 38.4-43.9 250 15.2 13.2-17.4 144 8.1 6.7- 9.8
Female 3,069 703 21.9 20.2-23.7 881 28.8 26.9-30.8 1,032 34.7 32.7-36.8 247 8.2 7.1- 9.4 206 6.4 5.4- 7.4
RACE
White 3,147 459 12.8 11.6-14.2 761 23.6 21.9-25.5 1,280 41.9 39.8-44.0 395 13.9 12.4-15.5 252 7.7 6.7- 8.9
African American 1,200 379 29.6 26.6-32.8 391 33.8 30.5-37.2 315 27.4 24.4-30.5 51 4.0 3.0- 5.4 64 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Other Minorities 14 5 38.5 15.2-68.7 4 23.8 8.2-52.3 2 26.9 6.0-67.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.7 2.9-32.3
AGE
18-24 319 40 11.9 8.1-17.1 75 26.5 19.7-34.7 130 37.8 31.2-44.9 44 13.8 9.7-19.2 30 10.0 6.5-15.0
25-34 784 134 14.6 12.0-17.6 161 21.3 18.1-25.0 332 43.0 38.9-47.2 100 14.7 11.7-18.3 57 6.4 4.7- 8.6
35-44 849 140 14.5 12.1-17.3 197 23.3 20.0-27.0 348 41.2 37.4-45.2 105 13.1 10.6-16.2 59 7.8 5.8-10.3
45-54 884 147 15.2 12.6-18.1 238 28.1 24.6-32.0 348 39.7 35.9-43.7 82 9.0 7.0-11.5 69 8.0 6.1-10.5
55-64 829 141 16.1 13.3-19.3 244 29.6 25.9-33.5 308 37.4 33.5-41.6 81 11.0 8.4-14.3 55 5.9 4.3- 8.0
65-74 636 159 24.1 20.4-28.2 205 29.8 25.7-34.2 182 30.6 26.4-35.1 52 9.9 7.3-13.4 38 5.6 3.9- 7.9
75+ 453 143 31.5 26.7-36.8 146 32.2 27.4-37.4 93 22.3 18.0-27.3 32 6.9 4.7-10.1 39 7.1 5.1- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 810 208 21.0 17.8-24.5 239 28.2 23.9-32.9 232 31.7 27.4-36.2 68 10.4 7.6-13.9 63 8.8 6.5-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,525 304 19.3 17.1-21.8 417 27.7 25.1-30.6 559 36.8 33.9-39.8 140 9.4 7.7-11.4 105 6.7 5.3- 8.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,257 232 15.9 13.8-18.4 337 27.4 24.5-30.4 449 37.5 34.4-40.7 144 12.5 10.4-14.9 95 6.7 5.3- 8.5
College Graduate 1,172 162 11.8 9.9-14.0 276 23.0 20.3-26.0 502 43.8 40.5-47.2 145 14.3 11.9-17.0 87 7.1 5.7- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 634 177 26.5 22.4-31.1 192 29.0 24.2-34.4 189 31.1 26.5-36.2 40 6.4 4.1-10.0 36 6.9 4.5-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 893 229 22.3 19.2-25.8 230 26.7 23.0-30.8 291 33.1 29.2-37.3 84 11.5 8.8-14.9 59 6.3 4.6- 8.6
$25,000- 34,999 568 97 16.2 13.1-19.9 156 28.5 24.3-33.1 204 36.8 32.3-41.5 63 10.9 8.3-14.1 48 7.6 5.5-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 634 78 12.0 9.4-15.2 152 25.6 21.7-30.1 278 42.0 37.6-46.6 82 13.3 10.5-16.8 44 7.0 5.0- 9.8
$50,000-74,999 518 42 7.4 5.2-10.3 130 23.5 19.6-28.0 237 44.5 39.6-49.5 80 18.2 14.4-22.7 29 6.4 4.3- 9.4
$75,000+ 537 54 9.1 6.7-12.3 106 18.2 14.9-22.0 258 50.6 45.8-55.4 79 15.4 12.1-19.5 40 6.7 4.7- 9.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,679 428 23.2 20.9-25.6 516 29.8 27.1-32.5 467 29.8 27.2-32.7 136 9.4 7.8-11.5 132 7.8 6.4- 9.5
No 3,052 474 13.9 12.6-15.4 741 25.0 23.0-27.0 1,266 41.7 39.6-43.9 357 12.5 11.1-14.1 214 6.8 5.8- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 671 86 12.7 10.1-15.9 191 26.5 22.9-30.5 249 38.3 34.1-42.6 92 15.2 12.1-18.8 53 7.4 5.5-10.0
Non-Veteran 3,973 808 18.1 16.8-19.6 1,050 26.7 24.9-28.5 1,441 37.5 35.6-39.4 386 10.5 9.4-11.8 288 7.2 6.3- 8.2
Currently Serving 129 14 10.4 5.7-18.3 30 25.8 17.4-36.5 57 41.0 31.7-51.0 19 17.0 10.4-26.4 9 5.8 2.7-12.2

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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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