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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,627 2,623 18.2 17.4-19.0 12,004 81.8 81.0-82.6
GENDER
Male 5,364 834 15.9 14.7-17.1 4,530 84.1 82.9-85.3
Female 9,263 1,789 20.4 19.4-21.5 7,474 79.6 78.5-80.6
RACE
White 10,965 2,468 23.4 22.4-24.4 8,497 76.6 75.6-77.6
African American 2,599 41 1.8 1.2- 2.6 2,558 98.2 97.4-98.8
Asian 87 6 3.5 1.4- 8.6 81 96.5 91.4-98.6
Native American 287 34 14.3 9.2-21.6 253 85.7 78.4-90.8
Other Minorities 607 64 9.4 6.7-12.9 543 90.6 87.1-93.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 651 81 11.2 8.4-14.9 570 88.8 85.1-91.6
-English Speaking 269 55 20.2 14.7-27.0 214 79.8 73.0-85.3
-Spanish Speaking 382 26 7.1 4.2-11.8 356 92.9 88.2-95.8
Non-Hispanic 13,959 2,541 18.7 17.9-19.6 11,418 81.3 80.4-82.1
AGE
18-24 816 306 35.3 31.2-39.6 510 64.7 60.4-68.8
25-34 2,339 657 27.1 25.0-29.4 1,682 72.9 70.6-75.0
35-44 2,743 711 23.7 21.9-25.7 2,032 76.3 74.3-78.1
45-54 2,727 512 17.8 16.1-19.6 2,215 82.2 80.4-83.9
55-64 2,504 280 10.3 8.9-11.8 2,224 89.7 88.2-91.1
65-74 1,950 108 6.1 4.9- 7.7 1,842 93.9 92.3-95.1
75+ 1,477 39 2.4 1.6- 3.5 1,438 97.6 96.5-98.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,398 168 8.2 6.8- 9.8 2,230 91.8 90.2-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,270 673 16.0 14.6-17.5 3,597 84.0 82.5-85.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,680 732 20.4 18.8-22.1 2,948 79.6 77.9-81.2
College Graduate 4,253 1,044 24.1 22.6-25.7 3,209 75.9 74.3-77.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,686 120 7.1 5.4- 9.3 1,566 92.9 90.7-94.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,471 304 11.8 10.3-13.6 2,167 88.2 86.4-89.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,693 316 18.7 16.4-21.2 1,377 81.3 78.8-83.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,929 422 20.8 18.7-23.1 1,507 79.2 76.9-81.3
$50,000-74,999 1,764 436 24.0 21.7-26.5 1,328 76.0 73.5-78.3
$75,000+ 1,990 570 27.2 24.9-29.6 1,420 72.8 70.4-75.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,730 526 12.2 11.0-13.5 4,204 87.8 86.5-89.0
No 9,784 2,085 20.9 19.9-21.9 7,699 79.1 78.1-80.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,880 233 11.6 10.1-13.4 1,647 88.4 86.6-89.9
Non-Veteran 12,581 2,348 19.3 18.5-20.3 10,233 80.7 79.7-81.5
Currently Serving 164 41 22.5 16.1-30.4 123 77.5 69.6-83.9

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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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