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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,627 2,623 18.2 17.4-19.0 12,004 81.8 81.0-82.6
-Mecklenburg County 621 120 19.7 16.5-23.4 501 80.3 76.6-83.5
GENDER
Male 242 42 18.0 13.3-24.0 200 82.0 76.0-86.7
Female 379 78 21.3 17.1-26.2 301 78.7 73.8-82.9
RACE
White 433 112 26.8 22.4-31.7 321 73.2 68.3-77.6
Other 184 7 4.7 2.0-10.9 177 95.3 89.1-98.0
AGE
18-44 309 78 24.6 19.8-30.2 231 75.4 69.8-80.2
45+ 310 40 13.4 9.6-18.5 270 86.6 81.5-90.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 21 12.6 7.9-19.6 151 87.4 80.4-92.1
Some College + 448 99 22.9 18.9-27.5 349 77.1 72.5-81.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 258 40 14.3 10.2-19.6 218 85.7 80.4-89.8
$50,000+ 239 64 26.5 20.9-33.0 175 73.5 67.0-79.1

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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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