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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 618 191 27.4 23.7-31.4 130 21.3 18.0-25.1 130 22.0 18.5-26.1 48 9.4 6.9-12.7 119 19.9 16.5-23.7
GENDER
Male 241 53 20.6 15.6-26.6 53 21.7 16.7-27.8 56 24.7 19.1-31.2 21 10.6 6.8-16.3 58 22.3 17.2-28.5
Female 377 138 34.0 28.9-39.4 77 20.9 16.8-25.8 74 19.5 15.4-24.4 27 8.1 5.4-12.1 61 17.5 13.3-22.5
RACE
White 432 146 30.8 26.3-35.7 106 25.5 21.2-30.4 97 24.1 19.7-29.1 27 7.2 4.9-10.6 56 12.3 9.3-16.2
Other 182 43 19.6 14.0-26.7 24 12.9 8.5-19.1 31 17.7 12.2-25.0 21 14.0 8.6-21.9 63 35.9 28.3-44.2
AGE
18-44 308 82 23.7 19.0-29.1 72 23.2 18.5-28.7 72 24.6 19.5-30.6 25 9.2 6.1-13.8 57 19.3 14.7-24.8
45+ 308 107 30.9 25.5-37.0 58 19.4 14.8-24.9 58 19.3 14.8-24.8 23 9.6 6.0-15.0 62 20.7 16.0-26.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 52 26.9 20.1-35.0 15 9.0 5.3-15.0 30 20.3 13.9-28.6 20 14.4 8.7-22.7 55 29.4 22.2-37.7
Some College + 445 139 27.6 23.4-32.2 115 26.8 22.5-31.6 100 22.9 18.8-27.5 28 7.2 4.9-10.4 63 15.5 12.0-19.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 257 79 25.9 20.5-32.3 34 13.9 9.7-19.6 49 20.2 15.0-26.7 26 12.7 8.2-19.1 69 27.3 21.4-34.0
$50,000+ 238 70 26.8 21.2-33.1 74 30.5 24.6-37.1 62 26.2 20.5-32.9 12 5.8 3.3-10.1 20 10.7 6.8-16.3

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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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