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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,216 597 11.0 10.0-12.1 1,164 22.7 21.3-24.1 2,214 42.5 40.8-44.2 770 14.7 13.6-15.9 471 9.1 8.2-10.1
Female 9,081 1,885 20.2 19.2-21.2 2,602 27.9 26.8-29.1 3,236 37.5 36.2-38.7 764 8.2 7.6- 9.0 594 6.2 5.6- 6.8
RACE
White 10,696 1,495 12.5 11.8-13.3 2,688 24.0 23.0-25.0 4,387 42.9 41.7-44.1 1,287 12.6 11.8-13.4 839 8.0 7.3- 8.6
African American 2,555 820 30.0 27.9-32.2 800 30.7 28.5-33.0 690 29.1 26.9-31.4 113 4.8 3.9- 5.9 132 5.4 4.3- 6.6
Asian 85 22 30.2 18.9-44.5 23 27.5 17.5-40.4 27 28.3 18.1-41.4 3 1.9 0.6- 6.1 10 12.2 5.9-23.5
Native American 282 62 20.8 15.1-28.0 69 22.4 16.7-29.3 88 33.7 26.6-41.6 36 13.6 8.9-20.4 27 9.5 6.1-14.4
Other Minorities 599 68 9.6 7.2-12.7 166 26.6 22.0-31.8 223 38.3 33.2-43.6 89 16.3 12.8-20.6 53 9.2 6.4-12.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 643 75 9.3 7.0-12.2 178 27.5 23.0-32.6 249 39.7 34.8-44.9 91 14.5 11.4-18.4 50 8.9 6.3-12.6
-English Speaking 263 45 13.6 9.5-19.1 68 28.9 22.0-36.9 114 43.4 36.0-51.1 23 8.5 5.0-13.9 13 5.6 3.0-10.2
-Spanish Speaking 380 30 7.3 4.8-11.1 110 26.9 21.2-33.4 135 38.1 31.8-44.8 68 17.2 13.1-22.4 37 10.4 6.9-15.5
Non-Hispanic 13,638 2,405 16.3 15.5-17.0 3,580 25.2 24.3-26.1 5,196 39.9 38.9-40.9 1,443 11.1 10.5-11.8 1,014 7.5 7.0- 8.1
AGE
18-24 813 93 11.2 8.7-14.2 174 21.0 17.5-25.1 349 41.6 37.3-46.0 126 16.8 13.7-20.5 71 9.4 7.1-12.3
25-34 2,309 325 13.0 11.4-14.7 499 22.1 20.0-24.4 1,039 44.5 42.0-47.1 286 13.1 11.4-15.0 160 7.3 6.0- 9.0
35-44 2,710 352 11.7 10.3-13.2 592 21.3 19.4-23.2 1,200 45.0 42.7-47.4 346 13.6 12.0-15.3 220 8.4 7.2- 9.9
45-54 2,662 418 15.7 14.0-17.5 721 26.6 24.5-28.7 1,076 42.0 39.7-44.4 265 9.1 7.9-10.5 182 6.6 5.6- 7.9
55-64 2,439 446 16.8 15.0-18.7 718 29.3 27.0-31.6 880 37.3 34.8-39.8 240 9.9 8.5-11.5 155 6.8 5.6- 8.1
65-74 1,892 422 20.9 18.8-23.2 588 29.6 27.1-32.2 579 32.7 30.1-35.5 163 9.3 7.8-11.1 140 7.5 6.1- 9.1
75+ 1,404 409 28.5 25.6-31.6 452 31.2 28.3-34.3 306 23.7 21.0-26.7 106 7.8 6.1- 9.9 131 8.8 7.1-10.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,330 581 21.2 19.2-23.3 669 26.9 24.5-29.5 669 32.1 29.5-34.7 220 11.0 9.3-13.0 191 8.8 7.3-10.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,178 753 17.0 15.7-18.5 1,107 25.5 23.8-27.2 1,560 39.2 37.3-41.1 425 10.7 9.5-12.0 333 7.6 6.7- 8.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,609 596 14.8 13.5-16.2 945 25.6 23.9-27.5 1,370 39.3 37.3-41.3 419 12.1 10.8-13.6 279 8.2 7.0- 9.5
College Graduate 4,155 547 12.4 11.2-13.7 1,040 24.3 22.7-26.0 1,842 45.4 43.5-47.3 468 11.5 10.3-12.7 258 6.4 5.5- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,641 436 25.5 22.8-28.4 480 25.7 23.0-28.6 495 33.4 30.2-36.9 124 7.8 6.0-10.1 106 7.5 5.8- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,413 523 19.3 17.4-21.3 652 25.8 23.6-28.1 820 35.2 32.7-37.8 244 12.2 10.4-14.2 174 7.6 6.2- 9.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,673 248 14.6 12.6-16.7 428 24.8 22.4-27.4 667 41.2 38.3-44.1 199 11.9 10.1-13.9 131 7.6 6.1- 9.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,889 227 11.6 10.0-13.4 444 24.9 22.5-27.4 863 44.1 41.4-46.8 235 13.0 11.3-15.0 120 6.4 5.2- 7.9
$50,000-74,999 1,730 180 10.8 9.1-12.8 397 21.6 19.4-24.0 800 46.2 43.4-49.1 241 14.1 12.2-16.2 112 7.2 5.9- 8.9
$75,000+ 1,956 168 8.0 6.7- 9.6 440 21.8 19.7-24.1 950 50.0 47.3-52.7 268 13.1 11.5-15.0 130 7.0 5.7- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,601 1,123 21.8 20.4-23.2 1,392 28.5 26.9-30.2 1,346 31.9 30.2-33.7 379 9.4 8.3-10.7 361 8.3 7.3- 9.5
No 9,598 1,337 13.2 12.4-14.1 2,349 24.1 23.0-25.2 4,072 43.3 42.0-44.5 1,145 12.2 11.4-13.0 695 7.3 6.6- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,816 233 13.1 11.3-15.1 478 25.1 22.8-27.6 687 38.9 36.2-41.7 246 13.8 11.9-15.8 172 9.2 7.7-10.8
Non-Veteran 12,319 2,233 16.4 15.6-17.2 3,251 25.4 24.5-26.4 4,690 40.0 38.9-41.1 1,263 10.8 10.1-11.6 882 7.4 6.8- 8.0
Currently Serving 160 16 9.4 5.3-16.0 36 24.4 17.0-33.7 73 42.8 34.3-51.8 24 17.2 11.2-25.4 11 6.2 3.2-11.8

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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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