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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp
or tanning machine, whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,632 1,127 7.3 6.8- 7.8 13,505 92.7 92.2-93.2
GENDER
Male 5,366 182 3.5 3.0- 4.2 5,184 96.5 95.8-97.0
Female 9,266 945 10.8 10.0-11.6 8,321 89.2 88.4-90.0
RACE
White 10,971 1,070 9.4 8.8-10.1 9,901 90.6 89.9-91.2
African American 2,599 13 0.4 0.2- 0.7 2,586 99.6 99.3-99.8
Asian 87 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 86 99.3 95.2-99.9
Native American 287 16 8.8 4.5-16.5 271 91.2 83.5-95.5
Other Minorities 605 21 2.7 1.6- 4.6 584 97.3 95.4-98.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 651 29 3.2 2.0- 5.1 622 96.8 94.9-98.0
-English Speaking 269 25 7.2 4.5-11.5 244 92.8 88.5-95.5
-Spanish Speaking 382 4 1.3 0.5- 3.9 378 98.7 96.1-99.5
Non-Hispanic 13,964 1,098 7.6 7.1- 8.2 12,866 92.4 91.8-92.9
AGE
18-24 816 148 16.5 13.6-19.9 668 83.5 80.1-86.4
25-34 2,338 304 10.7 9.4-12.2 2,034 89.3 87.8-90.6
35-44 2,745 323 10.5 9.1-11.9 2,422 89.5 88.1-90.9
45-54 2,726 223 7.1 6.1- 8.3 2,503 92.9 91.7-93.9
55-64 2,505 92 2.9 2.3- 3.7 2,413 97.1 96.3-97.7
65-74 1,953 30 1.7 1.1- 2.8 1,923 98.3 97.2-98.9
75+ 1,478 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7 1,474 99.7 99.3-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,400 89 4.0 3.1- 5.2 2,311 96.0 94.8-96.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,269 357 7.4 6.6- 8.4 3,912 92.6 91.6-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,682 366 10.0 8.8-11.3 3,316 90.0 88.7-91.2
College Graduate 4,255 313 6.7 5.9- 7.7 3,942 93.3 92.3-94.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,687 58 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,629 97.0 95.9-97.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,469 132 4.8 3.8- 5.9 2,337 95.2 94.1-96.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,694 155 8.7 7.2-10.4 1,539 91.3 89.6-92.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,929 195 8.7 7.4-10.3 1,734 91.3 89.7-92.6
$50,000-74,999 1,763 189 9.5 7.9-11.2 1,574 90.5 88.8-92.1
$75,000+ 1,994 207 9.4 8.0-11.0 1,787 90.6 89.0-92.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,730 226 5.3 4.5- 6.3 4,504 94.7 93.7-95.5
No 9,787 896 8.2 7.6- 8.8 8,891 91.8 91.2-92.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,880 47 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,833 97.8 97.0-98.4
Non-Veteran 12,586 1,069 8.2 7.7- 8.8 11,517 91.8 91.2-92.3
Currently Serving 164 11 6.0 2.9-11.9 153 94.0 88.1-97.1

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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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