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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure

Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One Two Three Four or more burns
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,662 1,209 44.0 41.7-46.4 769 29.4 27.2-31.6 355 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 12.6 11.1-14.3
GENDER
Male 1,206 503 41.1 37.8-44.6 365 30.7 27.6-34.0 161 13.8 11.6-16.4 177 14.3 12.1-16.9
Female 1,456 706 47.7 44.6-50.9 404 27.7 24.9-30.7 194 14.2 12.1-16.6 152 10.4 8.7-12.4
RACE
White 2,392 1,069 42.6 40.1-45.0 707 30.4 28.1-32.8 321 14.4 12.6-16.2 295 12.7 11.1-14.4
African American 108 66 63.2 51.2-73.8 20 17.8 10.5-28.4 11 8.1 3.8-16.1 11 10.9 5.1-21.8
Asian 6 4 75.1 34.4-94.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 24.9 5.5-65.6 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 43 16 45.8 27.3-65.5 12 28.5 15.3-46.9 7 13.1 4.9-30.5 8 12.7 5.8-25.6
Other Minorities 102 50 54.8 42.5-66.5 27 21.7 13.9-32.3 12 11.0 5.7-20.0 13 12.5 6.5-22.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 104 51 55.2 43.0-66.8 25 19.2 12.0-29.3 11 11.2 5.7-20.8 17 14.4 8.0-24.5
-English Speaking 45 25 56.6 39.2-72.5 9 16.3 7.7-31.2 5 15.5 5.8-35.3 6 11.6 4.5-27.0
-Spanish Speaking 59 26 54.6 38.8-69.5 16 20.5 11.3-34.2 6 9.3 3.7-21.4 11 15.6 7.6-29.5
Non-Hispanic 2,555 1,157 43.4 41.0-45.8 743 30.0 27.8-32.3 343 14.1 12.5-15.9 312 12.5 11.0-14.2
AGE
18-24 280 115 40.9 33.7-48.5 81 30.5 23.8-38.0 44 13.8 9.6-19.5 40 14.8 10.3-20.8
25-34 727 308 41.0 36.7-45.4 215 29.5 25.5-33.7 106 15.1 12.1-18.6 98 14.5 11.5-18.0
35-44 754 316 40.9 36.6-45.3 235 31.3 27.3-35.7 105 15.9 12.7-19.6 98 11.9 9.5-14.9
45-54 518 247 47.1 41.8-52.4 149 29.3 24.6-34.4 64 12.6 9.5-16.7 58 11.0 7.9-15.1
55-64 255 142 53.6 45.5-61.5 63 25.9 19.5-33.6 25 9.8 6.1-15.3 25 10.7 6.6-16.8
65-74 93 56 56.9 44.5-68.5 19 20.4 12.5-31.4 8 10.2 4.6-21.1 10 12.5 6.3-23.2
75+ 25 19 70.7 46.7-86.9 6 29.3 13.1-53.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 230 110 50.2 42.4-58.1 61 26.8 20.4-34.3 27 9.6 6.1-14.8 32 13.4 8.9-19.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 648 308 46.8 42.0-51.8 167 25.8 21.7-30.3 87 13.6 10.5-17.5 86 13.8 10.8-17.5
Some Post-H.S. 739 324 42.7 38.3-47.2 233 33.0 28.7-37.5 86 11.4 8.8-14.6 96 13.0 10.2-16.3
College Graduate 1,043 466 41.6 38.0-45.3 307 29.8 26.5-33.4 155 17.2 14.5-20.4 115 11.4 9.1-14.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 83 51.8 40.1-63.3 37 21.7 14.1-32.0 25 14.8 8.1-25.3 19 11.7 6.1-21.0
$15,000- 24,999 332 149 46.8 40.1-53.7 91 25.0 19.6-31.3 41 11.5 8.1-16.2 51 16.6 12.0-22.5
$25,000- 34,999 325 129 39.7 33.3-46.4 96 30.8 24.9-37.4 52 15.2 11.0-20.5 48 14.4 10.5-19.4
$35,000- 49,999 422 209 47.9 42.2-53.6 118 28.9 23.8-34.5 44 12.0 8.5-16.5 51 11.3 8.1-15.4
$50,000-74,999 438 221 48.5 42.8-54.3 125 30.5 25.2-36.3 51 11.2 8.2-15.1 41 9.8 6.9-13.9
$75,000+ 588 233 38.2 33.5-43.2 193 32.7 28.2-37.4 86 16.2 12.7-20.4 76 13.0 10.1-16.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 628 278 43.6 38.7-48.6 159 26.3 22.1-31.0 93 13.6 10.8-17.1 98 16.5 13.0-20.6
No 1,984 911 44.3 41.6-47.1 596 30.3 27.8-32.9 255 14.1 12.2-16.2 222 11.3 9.7-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 135 43.1 36.4-50.0 73 28.8 22.7-35.8 32 13.0 8.8-18.7 43 15.1 10.4-21.5
Non-Veteran 2,316 1,048 44.3 41.7-46.8 681 29.7 27.3-32.1 315 14.1 12.4-16.0 272 12.0 10.5-13.8
Currently Serving 59 25 40.3 27.3-54.8 12 19.6 10.2-34.5 8 17.8 8.7-32.8 14 22.4 12.7-36.4

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*Asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn

^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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