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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,251 618 48.9 45.6-52.1 305 25.2 22.4-28.1 196 14.4 12.4-16.8 44 4.3 3.0- 6.1 88 7.2 5.7- 9.1
Female 2,556 1,382 54.7 52.3-57.0 526 20.9 19.1-22.9 372 13.8 12.3-15.6 91 3.6 2.8- 4.6 185 7.0 5.8- 8.3
RACE
White 2,579 1,488 57.6 55.3-59.9 605 24.8 22.9-26.9 332 12.1 10.7-13.7 61 2.3 1.7- 3.1 93 3.2 2.5- 4.0
African American 763 304 41.3 37.0-45.8 126 16.3 13.4-19.7 151 18.1 15.1-21.6 51 7.1 5.1- 9.8 131 17.2 14.1-20.7
Asian 36 18 49.3 30.5-68.3 7 17.6 7.2-37.3 6 13.1 4.5-32.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 20.0 8.0-41.8
Native American 84 36 39.6 27.0-53.8 21 17.3 9.3-29.9 15 22.1 11.9-37.3 1 3.7 0.5-21.9 11 17.3 7.9-33.8
Other Minorities 326 142 40.7 34.2-47.5 70 23.9 18.2-30.6 61 17.2 12.9-22.5 22 8.5 4.9-14.2 31 9.8 6.6-14.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 344 142 39.3 33.0-46.0 76 24.0 18.5-30.5 68 19.3 14.7-24.8 22 8.1 4.7-13.6 36 9.3 6.4-13.3
-English Speaking 110 51 42.1 31.5-53.4 23 20.0 12.7-30.1 23 24.1 15.0-36.5 2 4.0 1.0-14.9 11 9.7 4.6-19.4
-Spanish Speaking 234 91 38.3 30.7-46.4 53 25.5 18.7-33.7 45 17.5 12.6-23.8 20 9.6 5.3-16.7 25 9.1 5.9-13.8
Non-Hispanic 3,461 1,857 53.8 51.8-55.8 755 22.6 21.0-24.4 500 13.4 12.1-14.9 113 3.4 2.7- 4.2 236 6.8 5.8- 7.9
AGE
18-24 281 165 57.0 49.8-63.9 53 22.4 16.8-29.2 26 8.3 5.4-12.6 8 2.4 0.9- 5.8 29 10.0 6.5-15.1
25-34 1,444 847 58.0 54.9-61.2 267 18.7 16.3-21.4 196 13.7 11.6-16.0 47 3.5 2.5- 5.0 87 6.1 4.7- 7.7
35-44 1,426 673 47.2 44.1-50.4 365 26.7 24.0-29.6 237 15.0 13.0-17.3 48 4.2 2.9- 6.0 103 6.8 5.4- 8.6
45-54 478 219 45.6 40.2-51.2 113 25.8 21.2-30.9 81 14.8 11.4-18.9 24 5.1 3.0- 8.3 41 8.8 6.0-12.6
55-64 121 65 53.1 41.7-64.2 18 15.1 8.7-24.8 23 20.4 12.2-32.2 5 2.8 1.0- 7.4 10 8.6 4.3-16.6
65-74 42 24 59.3 40.1-76.1 9 16.3 7.6-31.4 3 9.3 2.3-31.1 3 8.6 2.3-26.7 3 6.5 1.6-22.8
75+ 2 1 51.5 6.2-94.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 48.5 5.6-93.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 511 237 44.8 39.5-50.2 91 20.3 15.9-25.5 89 16.7 13.2-21.0 32 6.3 4.1- 9.4 62 11.9 8.9-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,077 539 51.0 47.3-54.7 218 20.9 18.1-24.1 172 13.9 11.7-16.5 34 4.5 2.9- 6.8 114 9.7 7.9-12.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,012 551 53.5 49.8-57.2 209 21.5 18.6-24.7 161 16.6 14.0-19.6 37 3.5 2.3- 5.1 54 4.9 3.5- 6.8
College Graduate 1,203 671 55.7 52.2-59.1 313 26.7 23.8-29.8 146 11.1 9.1-13.4 31 2.6 1.7- 4.0 42 4.0 2.7- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 288 134 44.8 37.6-52.3 51 16.2 11.5-22.3 49 16.6 11.7-23.1 15 7.5 3.6-15.3 39 14.9 10.3-21.1
$15,000- 24,999 652 318 48.3 43.5-53.2 129 20.6 16.9-24.8 111 16.9 13.6-20.7 26 4.8 2.9- 7.7 68 9.5 7.2-12.4
$25,000- 34,999 476 234 49.0 43.4-54.7 98 19.7 15.6-24.7 77 17.0 13.1-21.9 23 5.4 3.3- 8.8 44 8.9 6.2-12.5
$35,000- 49,999 545 296 53.9 49.0-58.7 118 24.6 20.5-29.2 82 13.4 10.6-16.8 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 33 5.5 3.7- 8.0
$50,000-74,999 550 303 53.2 48.2-58.2 128 24.3 20.3-28.8 78 13.4 10.4-17.2 21 4.6 2.9- 7.3 20 4.5 2.7- 7.2
$75,000+ 716 398 55.3 50.9-59.7 189 27.4 23.7-31.5 86 11.4 8.8-14.6 17 2.0 1.1- 3.8 26 3.8 2.3- 6.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 742 372 47.6 43.2-52.0 155 23.5 19.7-27.9 114 14.0 11.2-17.3 31 5.2 3.4- 8.0 70 9.7 7.4-12.6
No 3,040 1,616 53.1 51.0-55.3 671 22.6 20.8-24.5 449 14.1 12.7-15.7 103 3.6 2.8- 4.6 201 6.5 5.5- 7.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 276 137 48.5 41.6-55.6 65 23.6 18.2-30.0 48 18.0 13.1-24.2 9 3.7 1.7- 8.2 17 6.1 3.6-10.3
Non-Veteran 3,439 1,812 52.4 50.3-54.5 752 22.8 21.1-24.6 504 13.7 12.3-15.1 122 4.0 3.2- 5.0 249 7.1 6.2- 8.3
Currently Serving 91 51 55.4 43.7-66.6 14 18.2 10.7-29.2 16 16.6 9.6-27.0 3 1.8 0.5- 5.9 7 8.0 3.2-18.3

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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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