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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Excess Sun Exposure

The next question is about sunburns, including any time that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours.Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,014 2,730 19.8 19.0-20.7 12,284 80.2 79.3-81.0
-Eastern NC 5,035 893 19.0 17.7-20.4 4,142 81.0 79.6-82.3
GENDER
Male 1,816 395 22.0 19.8-24.3 1,421 78.0 75.7-80.2
Female 3,219 498 16.3 14.8-17.9 2,721 83.7 82.1-85.2
RACE
White 3,319 753 24.7 22.9-26.5 2,566 75.3 73.5-77.1
African American 1,271 61 4.5 3.4- 6.1 1,210 95.5 93.9-96.6
Other Minorities 14 1 7.2 1.0-38.0 13 92.8 62.0-99.0
AGE
18-24 335 105 27.4 22.0-33.5 230 72.6 66.5-78.0
25-34 820 233 28.4 24.9-32.1 587 71.6 67.9-75.1
35-44 887 224 24.6 21.4-28.0 663 75.4 72.0-78.6
45-54 925 175 20.5 17.4-23.9 750 79.5 76.1-82.6
55-64 874 96 12.4 9.7-15.7 778 87.6 84.3-90.3
65-74 681 44 7.4 5.2-10.3 637 92.6 89.7-94.8
75+ 493 11 2.0 1.0- 3.8 482 98.0 96.2-99.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 864 83 11.0 8.5-14.1 781 89.0 85.9-91.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,626 225 15.0 13.0-17.3 1,401 85.0 82.7-87.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,318 289 23.8 21.2-26.7 1,029 76.2 73.3-78.8
College Graduate 1,218 295 25.7 22.8-28.7 923 74.3 71.3-77.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 669 79 11.6 8.8-15.2 590 88.4 84.8-91.2
$15,000- 24,999 946 122 12.6 10.2-15.4 824 87.4 84.6-89.8
$25,000- 34,999 593 107 20.1 16.5-24.3 486 79.9 75.7-83.5
$35,000- 49,999 666 141 21.4 18.0-25.3 525 78.6 74.7-82.0
$50,000-74,999 538 140 28.0 23.7-32.7 398 72.0 67.3-76.3
$75,000+ 547 165 30.7 26.5-35.3 382 69.3 64.7-73.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,746 240 15.5 13.5-17.8 1,506 84.5 82.2-86.5
No 3,119 627 21.1 19.4-22.9 2,492 78.9 77.1-80.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 714 114 17.7 14.6-21.4 600 82.3 78.6-85.4
Non-Veteran 4,175 724 18.4 17.0-19.8 3,451 81.6 80.2-83.0
Currently Serving 136 53 41.1 31.8-51.0 83 58.9 49.0-68.2

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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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