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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

Has the youngest child in your household had a sunburn within the past 12 months?,
By sunburn, I mean reddening of the skin that lasted at least 12 hours.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,825 645 15.8 14.5-17.3 3,180 84.2 82.7-85.5
GENDER
Male 1,259 208 15.2 13.1-17.5 1,051 84.8 82.5-86.9
Female 2,566 437 16.4 14.7-18.2 2,129 83.6 81.8-85.3
RACE
White 2,581 571 21.7 19.8-23.6 2,010 78.3 76.4-80.2
African American 775 38 3.9 2.7- 5.6 737 96.1 94.4-97.3
Asian 36 1 2.0 0.3-13.3 35 98.0 86.7-99.7
Native American 84 17 16.7 9.6-27.3 67 83.3 72.7-90.4
Other Minorities 330 17 4.6 2.5- 8.1 313 95.4 91.9-97.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 346 22 5.6 3.4- 9.3 324 94.4 90.7-96.6
-English Speaking 111 13 11.3 5.6-21.6 98 88.7 78.4-94.4
-Spanish Speaking 235 9 3.5 1.7- 7.2 226 96.5 92.8-98.3
Non-Hispanic 3,477 623 17.2 15.7-18.7 2,854 82.8 81.3-84.3
AGE
18-24 286 23 8.5 5.4-13.2 263 91.5 86.8-94.6
25-34 1,448 183 11.7 10.0-13.7 1,265 88.3 86.3-90.0
35-44 1,432 321 20.5 18.1-23.0 1,111 79.5 77.0-81.9
45-54 476 94 20.4 16.3-25.1 382 79.6 74.9-83.7
55-64 122 15 11.7 5.5-23.2 107 88.3 76.8-94.5
65-74 44 5 10.4 3.0-29.9 39 89.6 70.1-97.0
75+ 4 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 518 56 10.3 7.5-14.0 462 89.7 86.0-92.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 197 16.7 14.2-19.4 883 83.3 80.6-85.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,021 177 16.9 14.4-19.8 844 83.1 80.2-85.6
College Graduate 1,202 214 17.0 14.7-19.7 988 83.0 80.3-85.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 289 33 10.2 6.6-15.4 256 89.8 84.6-93.4
$15,000- 24,999 658 93 13.2 10.4-16.7 565 86.8 83.3-89.6
$25,000- 34,999 482 85 16.6 12.9-21.2 397 83.4 78.8-87.1
$35,000- 49,999 550 112 19.6 16.1-23.7 438 80.4 76.3-83.9
$50,000-74,999 550 88 15.6 12.4-19.4 462 84.4 80.6-87.6
$75,000+ 715 135 18.3 15.2-21.8 580 81.7 78.2-84.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 743 153 19.1 15.8-22.7 590 80.9 77.3-84.2
No 3,060 491 15.2 13.7-16.7 2,569 84.8 83.3-86.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 278 42 15.1 10.7-20.9 236 84.9 79.1-89.3
Non-Veteran 3,456 585 15.8 14.4-17.3 2,871 84.2 82.7-85.6
Currently Serving 90 18 20.5 12.6-31.7 72 79.5 68.3-87.4

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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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