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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you protect your skin from the sun,
such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?
Would you say:

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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 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
GENDER
Male 5,319 1,493 27.5 26.1-29.0 1,049 19.2 18.0-20.6 1,130 21.3 20.0-22.7 489 10.1 9.0-11.2 1,158 21.9 20.5-23.3
Female 9,147 3,165 33.3 32.1-34.5 1,896 21.2 20.2-22.3 1,884 21.8 20.8-22.9 661 7.5 6.9- 8.2 1,541 16.1 15.2-17.0
RACE
White 10,853 3,495 30.4 29.3-31.5 2,419 22.3 21.4-23.3 2,282 22.1 21.1-23.1 893 8.8 8.1- 9.5 1,764 16.4 15.5-17.3
African American 2,556 876 33.9 31.6-36.3 369 14.4 12.8-16.2 506 19.8 18.0-21.8 140 5.9 4.9- 7.2 665 25.9 23.8-28.1
Asian 86 29 33.6 22.4-46.9 13 15.1 8.2-26.1 22 24.4 14.4-38.4 2 3.7 0.9-13.8 20 23.1 13.9-35.9
Native American 287 101 35.2 27.8-43.3 35 10.2 6.2-16.2 53 19.7 14.5-26.2 20 8.7 5.0-14.6 78 26.3 20.1-33.5
Other Minorities 602 128 20.4 16.5-24.8 96 16.8 13.1-21.4 132 21.3 17.4-25.9 90 16.5 12.7-21.1 156 25.0 20.6-30.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 647 138 20.3 16.6-24.6 110 18.2 14.4-22.7 152 22.1 18.2-26.5 93 15.7 12.2-20.0 154 23.7 19.5-28.5
-English Speaking 266 76 27.1 20.9-34.3 52 20.6 14.9-27.7 70 26.4 20.1-34.0 20 8.9 5.2-14.6 48 17.0 12.3-23.2
-Spanish Speaking 381 62 17.3 12.8-22.8 58 17.1 12.4-23.0 82 20.1 15.5-25.7 73 18.8 14.1-24.6 106 26.7 21.2-33.1
Non-Hispanic 13,803 4,515 31.3 30.3-32.2 2,832 20.4 19.6-21.3 2,859 21.5 20.7-22.4 1,057 8.3 7.7- 8.9 2,540 18.5 17.7-19.4
AGE
18-24 809 174 21.4 17.9-25.2 125 14.2 11.5-17.3 214 26.3 22.5-30.4 109 14.5 11.6-18.0 187 23.7 20.0-27.9
25-34 2,334 530 22.6 20.6-24.8 496 21.1 19.1-23.3 593 24.6 22.6-26.8 253 11.2 9.6-13.0 462 20.4 18.3-22.7
35-44 2,730 776 26.9 24.9-29.0 609 22.4 20.5-24.4 621 24.0 22.0-26.1 215 7.9 6.7- 9.2 509 18.8 17.0-20.7
45-54 2,701 833 30.6 28.4-32.8 579 21.2 19.4-23.1 597 21.9 20.0-23.9 206 8.9 7.5-10.5 486 17.4 15.7-19.3
55-64 2,472 889 34.7 32.4-37.1 503 19.9 18.0-22.0 480 19.2 17.3-21.3 178 8.3 6.9- 9.9 422 17.8 15.9-19.9
65-74 1,915 795 40.9 38.2-43.7 370 19.4 17.3-21.7 307 16.7 14.6-18.9 107 5.5 4.4- 6.9 336 17.6 15.5-19.8
75+ 1,437 633 43.2 40.0-46.4 247 17.6 15.2-20.3 189 14.6 12.4-17.1 81 5.7 4.3- 7.6 287 18.9 16.5-21.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,351 851 33.6 31.1-36.1 317 13.4 11.6-15.4 380 16.9 14.9-19.0 167 8.9 7.3-10.8 636 27.2 24.8-29.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,221 1,230 27.5 25.9-29.3 730 17.4 16.0-18.9 924 22.9 21.3-24.6 378 9.6 8.5-10.9 959 22.6 21.0-24.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,647 1,140 30.0 28.2-31.9 767 21.0 19.4-22.7 785 22.0 20.3-23.7 288 8.3 7.3- 9.5 667 18.7 17.1-20.4
College Graduate 4,222 1,427 32.0 30.3-33.8 1,127 26.2 24.6-27.8 923 22.7 21.2-24.4 314 8.2 7.2- 9.4 431 10.9 9.7-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,652 631 36.2 33.1-39.4 218 13.1 11.0-15.6 271 16.8 14.4-19.6 115 7.5 5.8- 9.8 417 26.3 23.3-29.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,437 834 32.8 30.4-35.2 376 14.3 12.6-16.1 462 20.2 18.2-22.4 213 9.7 8.1-11.6 552 23.1 20.9-25.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,683 482 26.4 24.0-29.0 345 19.8 17.6-22.2 369 22.6 20.2-25.1 142 9.7 8.0-11.7 345 21.5 19.0-24.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,910 557 29.1 26.7-31.7 402 21.3 19.1-23.6 469 23.8 21.6-26.2 172 9.5 8.0-11.3 310 16.3 14.4-18.4
$50,000-74,999 1,755 503 28.1 25.6-30.7 418 22.3 20.1-24.7 402 23.6 21.3-26.1 155 8.9 7.4-10.7 277 17.0 15.0-19.3
$75,000+ 1,984 598 27.8 25.5-30.1 558 28.8 26.4-31.3 462 23.4 21.1-25.7 167 9.7 8.1-11.6 199 10.4 8.9-12.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,641 1,685 33.4 31.7-35.1 828 18.6 17.2-20.1 799 18.4 16.9-19.9 322 7.9 6.9- 9.1 1,007 21.7 20.2-23.3
No 9,719 2,934 29.2 28.1-30.4 2,099 21.0 20.0-22.1 2,192 23.0 21.9-24.1 826 9.2 8.5-10.0 1,668 17.6 16.6-18.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,865 614 31.6 29.1-34.1 391 20.4 18.3-22.6 331 18.2 16.1-20.5 148 9.2 7.5-11.2 381 20.7 18.5-23.0
Non-Veteran 12,437 4,009 30.4 29.4-31.4 2,519 20.3 19.4-21.2 2,634 22.1 21.1-23.0 988 8.7 8.0- 9.4 2,287 18.6 17.7-19.5
Currently Serving 162 35 25.8 18.3-34.9 34 19.0 12.9-26.9 48 30.8 23.2-39.6 14 7.5 4.1-13.3 31 17.0 11.4-24.4

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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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