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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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
-Forsyth County 437 134 29.3 24.8-34.4 97 21.9 17.9-26.5 77 17.8 14.2-22.2 35 8.2 5.7-11.8 94 22.7 18.5-27.6
GENDER
Male 156 36 22.7 16.1-30.9 36 23.2 16.8-31.2 26 16.2 10.9-23.4 15 8.8 5.0-15.1 43 29.1 21.8-37.5
Female 281 98 35.2 29.3-41.6 61 20.7 16.1-26.2 51 19.3 14.6-25.0 20 7.7 4.7-12.2 51 17.1 12.9-22.4
RACE
White 315 101 30.4 25.0-36.3 73 23.6 18.7-29.3 61 19.7 15.3-25.1 25 8.6 5.5-13.1 55 17.7 13.5-22.9
Other 120 32 26.5 18.4-36.6 23 16.9 10.9-25.3 16 13.4 7.9-21.9 10 7.5 3.8-14.3 39 35.7 26.3-46.3
AGE
18-44 168 36 18.9 13.4-26.0 35 19.9 14.1-27.2 39 21.7 15.7-29.2 13 8.5 4.8-14.6 45 31.0 23.4-39.7
45+ 268 97 36.7 30.4-43.6 62 23.4 18.2-29.6 38 15.1 10.8-20.6 22 8.0 4.9-12.8 49 16.7 12.5-22.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 162 51 28.9 21.9-37.1 33 20.7 14.6-28.5 26 15.3 10.2-22.2 11 6.3 3.2-12.0 41 28.8 21.3-37.7
Some College + 275 83 29.6 23.8-36.1 64 22.6 17.6-28.6 51 19.3 14.6-25.2 24 9.3 6.0-14.3 53 19.1 14.5-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 229 64 26.5 20.6-33.3 45 19.2 14.1-25.7 42 17.0 12.4-22.8 19 9.6 5.7-15.6 59 27.7 21.5-34.9
$50,000+ 135 43 32.0 23.9-41.5 42 30.5 22.7-39.6 20 15.6 9.9-23.9 11 7.6 4.0-13.8 19 14.3 9.0-21.9

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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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