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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

When the youngest child in your household is oudoors 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 3,735 591 15.4 14.1-16.9 768 21.3 19.7-23.1 1,575 42.3 40.4-44.3 503 13.0 11.8-14.4 298 7.9 6.9- 9.0
GENDER
Male 1,215 176 14.1 12.0-16.6 264 21.0 18.4-23.8 539 45.1 41.8-48.4 152 12.4 10.4-14.7 84 7.4 5.8- 9.3
Female 2,520 415 16.5 14.7-18.3 504 21.6 19.6-23.7 1,036 40.2 37.8-42.5 351 13.5 12.0-15.2 214 8.3 7.0- 9.7
RACE
White 2,519 317 12.1 10.6-13.7 483 20.0 18.1-22.0 1,128 45.4 43.0-47.8 378 14.0 12.5-15.7 213 8.6 7.3-10.0
African American 753 168 20.8 17.5-24.5 149 19.4 16.1-23.1 286 38.6 34.4-43.1 90 12.9 10.2-16.2 60 8.4 6.1-11.3
Asian 36 10 22.2 10.8-40.2 9 24.5 11.6-44.6 12 35.1 18.7-55.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 4 16.4 5.7-38.8
Native American 85 10 15.3 6.5-31.8 17 14.0 7.5-24.6 40 50.8 36.6-64.8 8 12.2 4.7-28.0 10 7.8 3.6-15.9
Other Minorities 324 83 25.4 19.9-31.8 109 34.4 28.0-41.3 98 29.0 23.2-35.5 23 8.6 5.3-13.7 11 2.6 1.4- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 343 85 24.5 19.3-30.7 103 31.0 25.0-37.8 106 31.1 25.2-37.6 30 9.0 5.8-13.7 19 4.4 2.6- 7.3
-English Speaking 108 21 18.2 11.4-27.9 17 11.1 6.5-18.4 47 51.7 40.3-62.9 10 7.9 3.7-16.1 13 11.1 5.8-20.2
-Spanish Speaking 235 64 26.8 20.3-34.5 86 38.2 30.5-46.4 59 23.7 17.6-31.0 20 9.4 5.5-15.5 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7
Non-Hispanic 3,390 506 14.2 12.9-15.7 665 20.1 18.5-21.8 1,467 43.8 41.7-45.8 473 13.6 12.2-15.0 279 8.4 7.3- 9.6
AGE
18-24 280 75 25.3 19.7-31.9 78 27.8 21.9-34.8 90 30.3 24.3-37.1 22 12.2 7.7-18.8 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6
25-34 1,424 274 18.4 16.1-20.9 339 25.5 22.7-28.5 555 38.5 35.5-41.7 152 10.7 8.9-12.8 104 7.0 5.5- 8.7
35-44 1,392 157 11.8 9.8-14.1 225 17.0 14.6-19.6 650 46.8 43.5-50.0 235 15.6 13.5-18.0 125 8.9 7.2-10.9
45-54 465 51 11.2 7.8-15.8 88 17.8 14.1-22.2 217 49.1 43.5-54.7 68 13.5 10.2-17.6 41 8.5 5.9-12.0
55-64 118 24 15.9 10.1-24.1 27 23.8 15.3-35.0 39 35.0 24.8-46.9 17 10.1 5.8-17.3 11 15.2 7.5-28.3
65-74 41 5 4.8 1.7-13.1 10 18.0 8.4-34.3 16 54.1 35.0-72.1 8 18.3 8.2-35.9 2 4.8 1.1-18.2
75+ 2 1 51.5 6.2-94.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 48.5 5.6-93.8 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 506 110 22.5 18.2-27.4 135 27.4 22.7-32.6 175 33.5 28.6-38.7 44 8.7 6.1-12.3 42 7.9 5.4-11.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,050 163 14.8 12.4-17.5 202 21.0 18.1-24.4 436 40.2 36.6-43.9 153 15.1 12.6-18.0 96 8.9 7.0-11.3
Some Post-H.S. 989 166 16.3 13.7-19.3 200 21.0 18.0-24.3 395 40.3 36.6-44.0 158 15.8 13.2-18.6 70 6.7 5.1- 8.7
College Graduate 1,186 152 11.8 9.8-14.2 230 18.9 16.3-21.8 567 50.1 46.6-53.6 148 11.4 9.4-13.6 89 7.8 6.2- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 286 55 18.4 13.6-24.5 70 25.6 19.7-32.5 98 34.2 27.1-42.0 37 12.8 8.6-18.5 26 9.0 5.5-14.4
$15,000- 24,999 633 122 20.6 16.6-25.2 161 26.8 22.6-31.3 235 35.7 31.2-40.6 74 11.5 8.8-15.0 41 5.4 3.8- 7.6
$25,000- 34,999 471 71 13.8 10.6-17.9 88 19.5 15.4-24.3 204 43.9 38.3-49.6 67 14.1 10.5-18.7 41 8.7 5.9-12.7
$35,000- 49,999 530 80 14.1 11.1-17.8 86 18.0 14.2-22.4 249 47.2 42.2-52.2 73 13.5 10.5-17.1 42 7.3 5.2-10.2
$50,000-74,999 540 78 14.7 11.4-18.7 85 15.5 12.3-19.5 259 47.7 42.7-52.8 76 13.0 10.1-16.6 42 9.0 6.4-12.6
$75,000+ 706 80 10.7 8.3-13.6 120 16.6 13.6-20.1 338 49.8 45.4-54.2 115 15.7 12.8-19.2 53 7.2 5.3- 9.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 719 104 14.0 11.2-17.4 155 22.1 18.4-26.3 278 38.8 34.5-43.2 111 15.3 12.3-18.8 71 9.8 7.4-13.0
No 2,994 486 15.8 14.3-17.5 607 21.2 19.4-23.1 1,288 43.1 40.9-45.3 390 12.6 11.2-14.1 223 7.4 6.3- 8.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 266 29 12.5 8.1-18.8 68 22.6 17.4-28.8 109 38.7 32.1-45.7 37 16.5 11.6-23.0 23 9.7 6.1-15.0
Non-Veteran 3,379 544 15.6 14.2-17.2 686 21.4 19.7-23.2 1,430 42.7 40.6-44.8 452 12.7 11.4-14.1 267 7.6 6.6- 8.8
Currently Serving 89 18 19.3 11.6-30.3 14 14.6 8.3-24.2 36 41.0 30.1-52.9 13 13.5 7.4-23.2 8 11.7 5.5-23.3

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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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