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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,827 1,629 32.9 31.3-34.5 916 18.9 17.6-20.3 979 20.3 18.9-21.7 381 8.6 7.6- 9.7 922 19.3 17.9-20.7
GENDER
Male 1,735 525 30.4 27.9-33.1 326 18.7 16.7-21.0 347 18.9 16.9-21.1 161 10.2 8.5-12.1 376 21.8 19.4-24.3
Female 3,092 1,104 35.1 33.1-37.1 590 19.1 17.5-20.8 632 21.5 19.8-23.3 220 7.3 6.2- 8.5 546 17.0 15.5-18.6
RACE
White 3,197 1,067 31.6 29.7-33.5 675 21.6 20.0-23.4 663 21.2 19.5-22.9 277 9.2 8.0-10.5 515 16.4 14.9-18.0
African American 1,201 429 37.3 34.0-40.8 176 14.5 12.4-17.0 239 18.9 16.5-21.7 56 4.7 3.4- 6.3 301 24.5 21.6-27.7
Other Minorities 13 5 50.5 21.4-79.3 1 5.2 0.7-30.3 6 35.7 13.9-65.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.6 1.2-43.1
AGE
18-24 318 64 21.5 15.9-28.6 48 13.8 9.9-19.0 86 24.8 19.3-31.2 44 12.1 8.5-17.1 76 27.7 20.9-35.6
25-34 796 185 24.3 20.8-28.2 162 20.8 17.6-24.3 197 23.8 20.5-27.3 83 10.5 8.1-13.4 169 20.7 17.5-24.2
35-44 856 263 31.3 27.7-35.1 184 21.0 18.0-24.3 180 21.8 18.6-25.3 74 8.4 6.5-10.8 155 17.5 14.8-20.6
45-54 891 297 33.6 30.0-37.4 166 18.9 16.0-22.2 199 20.4 17.5-23.6 72 9.9 7.4-13.2 157 17.2 14.4-20.3
55-64 839 325 37.3 33.5-41.4 150 16.7 13.9-19.9 155 18.5 15.5-21.9 47 7.5 5.3-10.5 162 20.0 16.7-23.7
65-74 644 279 42.2 37.7-46.7 126 21.3 17.5-25.6 103 16.0 13.0-19.7 32 5.2 3.5- 7.5 104 15.4 12.4-18.9
75+ 465 211 45.6 40.3-50.9 75 16.3 12.8-20.5 55 13.2 9.8-17.4 28 5.0 3.3- 7.5 96 19.9 16.0-24.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 815 334 38.1 33.7-42.6 100 13.0 10.2-16.5 107 12.6 9.9-15.9 56 10.1 7.1-14.2 218 26.2 22.1-30.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,540 470 30.5 27.8-33.4 271 17.0 14.9-19.3 336 22.7 20.2-25.3 120 7.4 6.0- 9.0 343 22.5 20.0-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,270 408 31.4 28.4-34.5 241 19.6 17.1-22.4 287 22.7 20.2-25.5 108 9.2 7.4-11.3 226 17.1 14.8-19.6
College Graduate 1,193 412 33.7 30.6-36.9 303 25.4 22.7-28.4 247 20.2 17.7-22.9 96 8.6 6.9-10.7 135 12.1 9.9-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 240 37.2 32.3-42.3 80 13.1 10.1-16.9 100 14.0 11.0-17.8 42 7.0 4.8-10.1 170 28.7 23.8-34.2
$15,000- 24,999 902 332 35.7 31.8-39.8 137 14.7 12.0-17.9 167 18.4 15.5-21.7 72 10.2 7.3-14.0 194 21.0 17.8-24.7
$25,000- 34,999 577 181 30.4 26.2-34.9 121 20.4 17.0-24.5 119 22.0 18.3-26.3 42 8.4 6.0-11.7 114 18.7 15.4-22.6
$35,000- 49,999 640 204 34.7 30.4-39.3 120 18.6 15.3-22.3 146 20.9 17.5-24.6 63 9.2 7.0-11.9 107 16.7 13.5-20.4
$50,000-74,999 524 166 30.3 26.0-35.0 114 20.7 17.0-25.0 112 22.6 18.6-27.1 52 10.2 7.6-13.7 80 16.2 12.8-20.3
$75,000+ 542 165 28.8 24.7-33.2 128 24.4 20.4-28.8 141 24.6 20.8-28.9 49 10.1 7.4-13.7 59 12.1 9.1-15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,688 664 37.0 34.3-39.8 284 18.2 16.0-20.6 266 15.6 13.6-17.8 109 7.2 5.6- 9.0 365 22.0 19.6-24.7
No 3,095 952 30.9 28.9-33.0 621 19.3 17.7-21.0 704 22.6 20.9-24.5 271 9.4 8.2-10.8 547 17.7 16.1-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 691 229 31.6 27.7-35.7 156 22.9 19.5-26.7 118 17.4 14.4-20.8 53 8.1 6.1-10.8 135 20.0 16.7-23.8
Non-Veteran 4,004 1,369 33.4 31.6-35.2 732 18.1 16.7-19.6 823 20.5 19.0-22.0 317 8.8 7.6-10.0 763 19.3 17.7-20.9
Currently Serving 132 31 28.5 19.9-39.0 28 18.9 12.3-28.0 38 30.3 22.0-40.1 11 7.8 3.9-14.8 24 14.5 9.1-22.3

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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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