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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 1,094 449 39.4 36.0-42.9 335 31.8 28.6-35.3 152 14.7 12.3-17.5 158 14.1 11.7-16.8
African American 31 16 52.9 32.9-72.0 7 20.7 9.5-39.3 4 5.9 2.0-16.0 4 20.5 7.1-46.7
Asian 2 1 66.7 11.1-97.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 33.3 3.0-88.9 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 19 8 57.3 31.0-80.0 7 34.3 14.9-60.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.5 2.5-24.8
Other Minorities 55 28 58.3 42.1-72.9 15 20.4 11.0-34.5 3 6.1 1.8-18.9 9 15.3 7.1-29.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 53 28 61.0 44.6-75.2 13 17.7 9.1-31.7 2 4.6 1.0-18.6 10 16.6 8.0-31.5
-English Speaking 18 11 66.2 40.2-85.1 5 22.3 8.4-47.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.5 2.3-42.0
-Spanish Speaking 35 17 59.4 39.4-76.6 8 16.3 6.8-34.0 2 6.1 1.3-23.8 8 18.3 7.9-36.7
Non-Hispanic 1,151 475 39.7 36.4-43.2 351 31.7 28.5-35.1 158 14.4 12.0-17.1 167 14.2 11.9-16.8
AGE
18-24 121 44 39.6 29.2-51.1 34 27.8 18.9-38.8 20 14.6 8.5-24.0 23 18.0 11.1-27.7
25-34 321 121 37.7 31.7-44.2 98 31.1 25.3-37.5 45 14.0 10.1-19.1 57 17.2 12.8-22.7
35-44 323 124 37.2 31.1-43.7 106 33.3 27.5-39.7 48 16.5 12.0-22.4 45 12.9 9.3-17.8
45-54 237 110 45.3 37.8-53.0 69 30.8 24.1-38.4 29 12.6 8.2-18.8 29 11.3 6.9-18.0
55-64 136 68 49.3 38.7-59.9 37 27.9 19.4-38.3 14 10.2 5.5-18.1 17 12.7 7.2-21.3
65-74 53 28 51.1 35.9-66.2 14 23.6 13.5-38.1 5 11.5 4.5-26.4 6 13.7 6.0-28.3
75+ 13 7 48.5 23.2-74.7 6 51.5 25.3-76.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 62 51.6 41.1-62.0 35 27.3 19.0-37.6 10 7.0 3.3-14.1 18 14.1 8.2-23.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 130 43.7 36.7-50.8 77 25.6 19.9-32.2 43 13.9 9.5-19.8 55 16.9 12.5-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 313 121 36.9 30.8-43.4 109 36.3 30.1-43.1 36 11.9 8.1-17.1 47 14.9 10.7-20.3
College Graduate 463 190 39.3 34.1-44.8 144 31.3 26.5-36.6 72 17.0 13.3-21.6 57 12.3 9.0-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 62 28 49.0 30.7-67.5 15 22.4 11.1-40.0 8 13.2 4.7-32.0 11 15.4 6.6-32.1
$15,000- 24,999 153 65 44.0 34.6-53.8 44 28.2 20.2-37.9 16 9.8 5.7-16.4 28 18.0 11.6-26.7
$25,000- 34,999 135 55 40.7 31.5-50.5 41 31.8 23.4-41.5 18 12.6 7.4-20.8 21 14.9 9.3-23.1
$35,000- 49,999 184 84 44.1 36.0-52.5 58 33.9 26.1-42.7 18 9.4 5.6-15.5 24 12.6 7.8-19.6
$50,000-74,999 208 97 46.8 38.9-54.8 61 29.1 22.3-37.1 28 13.7 9.2-19.8 22 10.4 6.4-16.3
$75,000+ 300 107 35.5 29.2-42.3 99 33.0 27.1-39.5 46 17.0 12.2-23.2 48 14.5 10.6-19.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 285 117 41.9 34.9-49.2 78 26.7 20.9-33.4 40 12.4 8.7-17.4 50 19.0 13.8-25.6
No 889 376 41.2 37.3-45.2 277 31.8 28.2-35.7 117 14.4 11.7-17.6 119 12.6 10.2-15.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 120 42.8 35.8-50.0 69 29.5 23.1-36.8 28 13.0 8.7-19.0 36 14.8 9.9-21.5
Non-Veteran 905 364 40.8 36.9-44.8 285 31.4 27.8-35.2 126 13.9 11.4-17.0 130 13.9 11.4-16.9
Currently Serving 44 18 40.1 25.7-56.6 8 20.7 9.9-38.1 7 17.7 8.1-34.4 11 21.5 11.3-37.2

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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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