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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Excess Sun Exposure

Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One Two Three Four or more burns
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,662 1,209 44.0 41.7-46.4 769 29.4 27.2-31.6 355 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 12.6 11.1-14.3
-Eastern NC 862 402 45.8 41.9-49.8 221 26.0 22.6-29.7 114 14.1 11.5-17.1 125 14.2 11.7-17.1
GENDER
Male 380 162 42.7 37.0-48.5 103 28.7 23.6-34.3 51 14.3 10.7-18.9 64 14.4 11.0-18.5
Female 482 240 49.6 44.4-54.8 118 22.7 18.8-27.2 63 13.7 10.5-17.9 61 13.9 10.5-18.3
RACE
White 732 335 44.1 39.9-48.4 193 27.4 23.6-31.5 97 14.1 11.4-17.3 107 14.4 11.7-17.6
African American 56 30 53.8 38.5-68.3 12 19.0 10.2-32.8 7 12.9 5.2-28.6 7 14.3 6.3-29.5
AGE
18-24 104 49 45.8 34.9-57.2 30 27.3 18.4-38.6 15 12.9 7.4-21.5 10 13.9 6.8-26.4
25-34 230 100 43.7 36.4-51.2 59 24.6 18.7-31.6 32 14.8 9.9-21.5 39 17.0 12.3-23.0
35-44 219 92 40.9 33.7-48.5 59 27.6 21.2-35.0 32 17.2 12.0-23.9 36 14.3 10.0-20.1
45-54 168 78 46.3 37.4-55.4 41 24.2 17.2-32.9 22 13.7 8.5-21.2 27 15.9 10.5-23.3
55-64 94 51 54.2 41.2-66.7 25 31.2 20.0-45.1 8 7.2 3.1-15.9 10 7.4 3.7-14.3
65-74 34 22 55.7 35.8-73.9 5 16.7 6.7-35.7 4 18.5 6.7-41.6 3 9.2 2.7-27.0
75+ 8 6 64.0 24.7-90.6 2 36.0 9.4-75.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 74 35 55.1 41.3-68.0 19 20.6 12.5-32.1 9 9.9 3.8-23.3 11 14.4 7.7-25.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 212 108 47.4 39.5-55.4 50 23.8 17.4-31.6 30 15.2 10.2-21.9 24 13.7 8.6-21.1
Some Post-H.S. 285 124 44.2 37.6-51.0 87 30.7 24.8-37.4 28 10.3 6.8-15.2 46 14.8 10.9-19.9
College Graduate 290 134 43.1 36.7-49.8 65 24.6 18.9-31.4 47 18.4 13.7-24.3 44 13.8 10.1-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 35 59.5 45.0-72.5 17 22.2 12.7-35.8 11 10.0 5.2-18.5 8 8.4 3.9-17.1
$15,000- 24,999 118 50 46.6 35.9-57.7 32 24.8 17.0-34.7 13 7.6 4.2-13.4 23 21.0 13.2-31.8
$25,000- 34,999 103 49 44.6 33.9-55.8 22 21.1 13.6-31.4 13 14.5 8.1-24.5 19 19.8 12.3-30.2
$35,000- 49,999 137 70 50.6 41.0-60.3 28 22.4 14.7-32.7 18 13.8 8.3-22.0 21 13.2 8.3-20.2
$50,000-74,999 137 64 45.8 36.2-55.7 42 31.6 23.3-41.4 16 13.0 7.6-21.3 15 9.6 5.5-16.3
$75,000+ 164 66 36.5 28.7-45.2 48 31.1 23.6-39.7 25 17.0 11.4-24.6 25 15.4 10.2-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 223 90 39.5 32.1-47.4 52 25.0 18.9-32.4 38 18.1 12.9-25.0 43 17.3 12.5-23.5
No 615 299 47.9 43.3-52.7 164 26.5 22.5-31.0 73 12.4 9.6-15.9 79 13.2 10.3-16.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 47 38.9 28.9-50.0 24 29.2 19.4-41.4 13 16.1 9.2-26.6 22 15.8 10.1-24.0
Non-Veteran 702 333 47.8 43.4-52.2 185 25.8 22.1-29.8 94 13.4 10.7-16.7 90 13.1 10.4-16.3
Currently Serving 52 21 38.1 24.7-53.6 11 20.0 9.9-36.2 7 17.9 8.3-34.3 13 24.0 13.4-39.3

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*Asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn

^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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