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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often does s/he stay in an area protected by shade

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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 3,807 2,000 52.1 50.2-54.1 831 22.8 21.2-24.5 568 14.1 12.8-15.5 135 3.9 3.2- 4.8 273 7.1 6.1- 8.1
-Mecklenburg County 183 102 57.4 49.5-65.0 45 24.1 18.1-31.3 12 5.1 2.8- 9.2 9 4.8 2.4- 9.3 15 8.6 4.9-14.6
GENDER
Male 57 35 63.6 49.8-75.4 13 22.4 13.2-35.4 3 4.1 1.3-12.6 2 3.6 0.9-13.3 4 6.3 2.1-17.1
Female 126 67 53.4 43.8-62.7 32 25.2 17.9-34.1 9 5.7 2.8-11.3 7 5.6 2.5-11.9 11 10.1 5.3-18.6
RACE
White 114 71 64.3 54.7-72.8 32 27.2 19.6-36.4 6 3.8 1.6- 8.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.2 3 2.9 0.9- 8.7
Other 68 31 47.1 33.9-60.8 13 19.4 10.9-32.0 6 7.1 3.0-15.8 7 9.3 4.2-19.5 11 17.1 9.0-30.0
AGE
18-44 154 85 57.9 49.3-66.0 37 23.3 17.0-31.2 11 5.6 2.9-10.3 8 4.9 2.4-10.1 13 8.3 4.5-14.7
45+ 29 17 55.3 34.8-74.1 8 27.7 13.8-47.9 1 2.6 0.4-16.9 1 4.0 0.6-23.9 2 10.3 2.5-33.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 50 23 48.7 33.7-64.0 11 22.8 12.6-37.8 4 5.2 1.8-14.2 4 7.0 2.5-18.3 8 16.2 7.7-31.0
Some College + 133 79 61.8 52.8-70.1 34 24.7 17.9-33.0 8 5.0 2.4-10.4 5 3.7 1.4- 9.1 7 4.8 2.1-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 61 28 51.9 37.6-65.9 14 23.2 13.5-37.1 7 8.3 3.7-17.5 4 5.4 1.8-15.0 8 11.2 5.1-22.9
$50,000+ 91 57 64.2 53.4-73.7 26 27.4 19.0-37.8 4 4.5 1.6-11.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.0 1.3-11.2

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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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