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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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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  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 14,297 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
-Mecklenburg County 614 132 20.5 17.2-24.2 146 22.8 19.3-26.8 235 39.2 34.9-43.6 55 9.3 7.0-12.3 46 8.3 6.0-11.3
GENDER
Male 239 32 14.1 9.9-19.6 48 22.0 16.6-28.5 107 42.0 35.4-48.9 28 11.3 7.6-16.4 24 10.7 6.9-16.3
Female 375 100 26.6 21.9-32.0 98 23.6 19.2-28.6 128 36.5 31.1-42.1 27 7.4 4.9-11.0 22 5.9 3.8- 9.2
RACE
White 427 61 13.4 10.2-17.4 102 21.6 17.7-26.2 191 47.1 41.9-52.4 41 9.8 7.1-13.4 32 8.0 5.4-11.6
Other 183 70 34.8 27.5-42.8 43 25.4 18.7-33.5 43 23.1 16.8-30.9 14 8.4 4.6-14.6 13 8.4 4.5-14.9
AGE
18-44 306 59 20.3 15.7-25.9 62 18.9 14.7-24.0 129 40.3 34.5-46.5 32 11.6 8.1-16.5 24 8.8 5.5-13.6
45+ 306 73 20.8 16.4-26.2 84 27.4 21.8-33.7 105 37.7 31.7-44.2 23 6.7 4.3-10.3 21 7.3 4.6-11.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 170 52 28.3 21.3-36.5 32 16.5 10.8-24.2 52 31.8 24.3-40.4 18 11.7 7.1-18.8 16 11.7 6.7-19.7
Some College + 443 80 17.1 13.6-21.2 114 25.6 21.4-30.4 183 42.5 37.5-47.6 37 8.3 5.9-11.5 29 6.6 4.5- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 256 67 25.2 19.6-31.7 59 24.1 18.3-31.0 84 32.7 26.4-39.7 24 9.4 6.1-14.3 22 8.7 5.3-13.7
$50,000+ 234 34 14.3 10.1-19.9 55 22.6 17.4-28.9 113 48.8 41.9-55.8 21 8.7 5.6-13.4 11 5.5 2.7-11.0

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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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