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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,718 578 33.9 31.1-36.8 249 14.6 12.7-16.8 368 22.1 19.8-24.7 97 6.4 5.1- 8.2 426 23.0 20.6-25.4
AGE
18-24 112 20 21.2 12.5-33.6 13 12.4 6.8-21.3 35 28.7 19.5-40.1 11 10.2 5.0-19.6 33 27.6 18.7-38.6
25-34 317 72 25.1 19.5-31.6 48 14.2 10.3-19.3 82 26.6 21.3-32.8 28 9.7 6.0-15.3 87 24.4 19.2-30.4
35-44 334 99 28.2 22.4-34.9 41 13.2 9.2-18.4 82 25.4 20.0-31.7 15 5.6 3.1- 9.9 97 27.6 22.2-33.7
45-54 327 101 33.6 27.5-40.4 50 15.2 11.0-20.7 63 20.8 15.6-27.0 18 5.8 3.4- 9.8 95 24.6 19.5-30.4
55-64 248 112 47.7 40.3-55.3 39 14.9 10.2-21.3 46 16.9 12.4-22.7 10 5.1 2.5-10.2 41 15.4 11.0-21.1
65-74 211 96 44.1 35.7-52.8 36 18.5 13.0-25.6 34 16.2 10.6-24.1 7 4.1 1.7- 9.6 38 17.2 11.5-24.8
75+ 158 70 43.1 34.2-52.4 22 15.5 9.3-24.9 25 17.9 11.8-26.2 8 5.0 2.4-10.4 33 18.5 12.3-27.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 364 156 41.6 35.7-47.8 47 13.2 9.6-17.9 60 16.8 12.8-21.8 13 4.3 2.4- 7.7 88 24.1 19.0-30.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 558 161 29.4 24.9-34.5 72 12.9 9.8-16.7 128 23.1 19.0-27.9 30 5.6 3.6- 8.6 167 28.9 24.6-33.6
Some Post-H.S. 450 136 31.7 26.4-37.5 63 14.0 10.5-18.4 100 23.3 18.7-28.5 30 7.7 4.9-12.0 121 23.4 19.0-28.4
College Graduate 343 123 37.1 30.8-43.9 66 18.4 14.0-23.8 80 23.8 18.8-29.7 24 7.9 4.9-12.3 50 12.8 9.1-17.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 372 146 37.6 31.9-43.7 34 10.0 6.9-14.2 70 19.3 14.9-24.7 20 7.8 4.4-13.5 102 25.3 20.5-30.8
$15,000- 24,999 419 150 38.0 32.3-44.1 50 12.8 9.3-17.5 86 21.4 16.8-26.9 21 3.8 2.3- 6.1 112 23.9 19.4-29.0
$25,000- 34,999 224 67 32.2 25.1-40.2 37 13.5 9.4-19.0 49 26.1 19.0-34.6 13 7.2 3.7-13.5 58 21.1 15.7-27.7
$35,000- 49,999 172 48 25.2 18.3-33.6 32 21.6 14.6-30.7 45 23.8 17.4-31.7 11 7.3 3.9-13.4 36 22.0 15.4-30.4
$50,000-74,999 91 27 34.0 22.7-47.4 9 6.5 3.2-12.8 30 31.9 21.9-43.9 6 6.9 2.5-17.4 19 20.7 12.0-33.4
$75,000+ 79 25 29.0 19.0-41.6 17 25.9 15.8-39.3 10 14.3 7.4-26.0 12 14.6 7.6-26.1 15 16.2 9.4-26.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 620 238 35.9 31.6-40.5 69 12.6 9.6-16.5 115 20.0 16.2-24.3 32 6.0 3.9- 9.0 166 25.5 21.7-29.8
No 1,079 332 32.8 29.2-36.6 177 15.5 13.1-18.3 250 23.3 20.4-26.6 65 6.8 5.0- 9.0 255 21.6 18.7-24.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 23 48.6 31.2-66.2 9 22.4 10.7-40.8 5 6.8 2.4-17.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.3 12 21.2 11.1-36.7
Non-Veteran 1,659 555 33.5 30.7-36.4 237 14.3 12.4-16.5 361 22.6 20.2-25.2 96 6.6 5.2- 8.4 410 22.9 20.6-25.5
Currently Serving 9 0 0.0 . - . 3 27.8 7.7-64.1 2 22.9 5.6-59.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 49.3 19.1-80.1

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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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