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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,627 2,623 18.2 17.4-19.0 12,004 81.8 81.0-82.6
-Eastern NC 4,893 805 16.5 15.3-17.8 4,088 83.5 82.2-84.7
GENDER
Male 1,754 262 14.5 12.7-16.5 1,492 85.5 83.5-87.3
Female 3,139 543 18.3 16.7-20.0 2,596 81.7 80.0-83.3
RACE
White 3,234 751 23.9 22.2-25.7 2,483 76.1 74.3-77.8
African American 1,226 15 1.3 0.7- 2.3 1,211 98.7 97.7-99.3
Other Minorities 14 1 2.9 0.4-18.9 13 97.1 81.1-99.6
AGE
18-24 320 112 29.4 23.7-35.8 208 70.6 64.2-76.3
25-34 799 206 24.8 21.5-28.4 593 75.2 71.6-78.5
35-44 861 201 21.2 18.3-24.4 660 78.8 75.6-81.7
45-54 900 143 15.8 13.1-18.8 757 84.2 81.2-86.9
55-64 851 94 10.1 8.0-12.7 757 89.9 87.3-92.0
65-74 664 35 6.5 4.5- 9.4 629 93.5 90.6-95.5
75+ 479 14 3.2 1.8- 5.7 465 96.8 94.3-98.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 835 34 4.9 3.2- 7.3 801 95.1 92.7-96.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,562 222 14.4 12.5-16.6 1,340 85.6 83.4-87.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,285 237 18.3 15.9-20.9 1,048 81.7 79.1-84.1
College Graduate 1,202 310 26.5 23.7-29.5 892 73.5 70.5-76.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 651 41 5.9 4.1- 8.3 610 94.1 91.7-95.9
$15,000- 24,999 916 107 11.0 8.8-13.8 809 89.0 86.2-91.2
$25,000- 34,999 580 102 17.4 14.1-21.3 478 82.6 78.7-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 647 128 18.1 14.9-21.7 519 81.9 78.3-85.1
$50,000-74,999 527 129 25.7 21.6-30.3 398 74.3 69.7-78.4
$75,000+ 543 166 28.9 24.8-33.4 377 71.1 66.6-75.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,722 178 10.9 9.3-12.8 1,544 89.1 87.2-90.7
No 3,123 621 19.4 17.8-21.1 2,502 80.6 78.9-82.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 696 86 12.9 10.3-16.1 610 87.1 83.9-89.7
Non-Veteran 4,064 683 16.9 15.6-18.4 3,381 83.1 81.6-84.4
Currently Serving 133 36 24.3 17.0-33.5 97 75.7 66.5-83.0

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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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