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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure

The next question is about sunburns, including any time that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours.Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,014 2,730 19.8 19.0-20.7 12,284 80.2 79.3-81.0
GENDER
Male 5,541 1,245 23.2 21.8-24.6 4,296 76.8 75.4-78.2
Female 9,473 1,485 16.7 15.8-17.7 7,988 83.3 82.3-84.2
RACE
White 11,225 2,444 24.3 23.2-25.3 8,781 75.7 74.7-76.8
African American 2,693 117 4.3 3.4- 5.3 2,576 95.7 94.7-96.6
Asian 90 7 5.4 2.4-11.7 83 94.6 88.3-97.6
Native American 291 46 15.9 11.1-22.2 245 84.1 77.8-88.9
Other Minorities 624 105 17.6 14.0-21.9 519 82.4 78.1-86.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 670 107 17.1 13.6-21.3 563 82.9 78.7-86.4
-English Speaking 279 47 16.9 12.2-23.0 232 83.1 77.0-87.8
-Spanish Speaking 391 60 17.2 12.7-22.8 331 82.8 77.2-87.3
Non-Hispanic 14,323 2,620 20.0 19.2-20.9 11,703 80.0 79.1-80.8
AGE
18-24 842 284 33.4 29.5-37.7 558 66.6 62.3-70.5
25-34 2,391 735 30.3 28.1-32.7 1,656 69.7 67.3-71.9
35-44 2,821 772 27.2 25.3-29.3 2,049 72.8 70.7-74.7
45-54 2,803 533 20.4 18.5-22.4 2,270 79.6 77.6-81.5
55-64 2,555 261 10.8 9.3-12.6 2,294 89.2 87.4-90.7
65-74 1,999 105 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,894 94.6 93.2-95.7
75+ 1,527 30 2.4 1.5- 3.7 1,497 97.6 96.3-98.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,489 242 11.6 10.0-13.4 2,247 88.4 86.6-90.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,429 669 17.0 15.5-18.5 3,760 83.0 81.5-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 3,758 756 22.1 20.4-23.9 3,002 77.9 76.1-79.6
College Graduate 4,311 1,061 25.5 23.9-27.2 3,250 74.5 72.8-76.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,736 179 11.8 9.6-14.5 1,557 88.2 85.5-90.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,545 340 14.9 13.1-16.9 2,205 85.1 83.1-86.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,732 332 21.0 18.6-23.5 1,400 79.0 76.5-81.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,970 433 22.1 20.0-24.4 1,537 77.9 75.6-80.0
$50,000-74,999 1,796 448 25.1 22.7-27.6 1,348 74.9 72.4-77.3
$75,000+ 2,011 595 30.0 27.6-32.5 1,416 70.0 67.5-72.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,796 653 15.3 14.0-16.7 4,143 84.7 83.3-86.0
No 9,771 2,023 22.2 21.2-23.3 7,748 77.8 76.7-78.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,933 298 16.1 14.1-18.2 1,635 83.9 81.8-85.9
Non-Veteran 12,887 2,368 20.3 19.4-21.2 10,519 79.7 78.8-80.6
Currently Serving 169 60 35.9 28.0-44.7 109 64.1 55.3-72.0

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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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