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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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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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
-Forsyth County 429 66 13.7 10.6-17.6 106 23.5 19.2-28.4 179 43.1 37.8-48.4 46 11.9 8.8-16.0 32 7.8 5.4-11.2
GENDER
Male 151 16 8.5 4.8-14.7 25 18.1 12.0-26.4 72 46.4 37.8-55.1 26 18.7 12.9-26.5 12 8.3 4.6-14.5
Female 278 50 18.2 13.7-23.8 81 28.1 22.7-34.3 107 40.2 34.0-46.8 20 6.1 3.8- 9.6 20 7.4 4.6-11.7
RACE
White 308 36 10.7 7.4-15.2 69 20.0 15.7-25.1 141 47.1 40.9-53.4 36 13.2 9.4-18.3 26 9.0 5.9-13.5
Other 119 30 21.5 14.7-30.3 36 31.5 22.3-42.4 38 33.8 24.8-44.2 9 8.3 4.1-15.9 6 5.0 2.2-11.0
AGE
18-44 168 24 11.3 7.3-17.0 30 19.6 13.5-27.8 84 48.0 39.7-56.5 17 11.7 7.1-18.6 13 9.3 5.2-16.1
45+ 260 41 15.4 11.0-21.0 76 26.4 20.9-32.8 95 39.4 32.8-46.5 29 12.1 8.2-17.5 19 6.7 4.1-10.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 37 19.8 14.1-27.2 44 27.1 20.0-35.7 60 38.1 30.1-46.8 13 10.3 5.9-17.5 7 4.6 1.9-10.6
Some College + 268 29 10.1 6.7-14.9 62 21.3 16.3-27.4 119 46.0 39.3-52.8 33 12.9 9.0-18.2 25 9.7 6.4-14.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 224 41 18.1 13.0-24.6 58 25.7 19.7-32.8 89 38.6 31.7-45.9 24 12.3 8.0-18.3 12 5.4 2.8- 9.9
$50,000+ 133 10 5.7 3.0-10.7 28 17.7 11.7-25.7 63 50.7 41.3-60.0 17 13.9 8.6-21.7 15 12.1 7.1-19.8

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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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