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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 4,033 1,078 26.4 24.8-28.1 865 21.1 19.7-22.7 902 22.5 21.0-24.2 392 10.3 9.2-11.6 796 19.6 18.2-21.2
African American 838 298 34.0 30.2-37.9 120 14.2 11.6-17.3 138 16.8 14.0-20.1 43 5.3 3.7- 7.3 239 29.8 26.1-33.8
Asian 39 11 28.2 15.0-46.5 4 9.8 3.5-24.6 11 26.9 13.6-46.3 2 6.9 1.7-23.7 11 28.2 14.9-46.8
Native American 90 32 41.5 28.6-55.7 8 9.4 3.3-24.0 13 11.2 6.1-19.8 7 10.3 4.4-22.4 30 27.5 18.0-39.7
Other Minorities 291 66 22.5 17.1-29.1 49 16.4 11.5-22.8 60 20.3 15.2-26.7 41 16.5 11.4-23.2 75 24.3 18.4-31.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 293 65 22.2 16.8-28.6 53 18.3 13.1-24.8 63 20.6 15.5-26.9 42 15.5 10.7-21.8 70 23.5 17.7-30.5
-English Speaking 96 23 23.9 15.0-35.8 19 21.2 12.6-33.6 23 25.4 16.0-37.8 8 8.8 3.9-19.0 23 20.6 13.1-30.9
-Spanish Speaking 197 42 21.6 15.4-29.5 34 17.3 11.4-25.3 40 18.9 13.2-26.4 34 17.7 11.8-25.8 47 24.5 17.4-33.4
Non-Hispanic 5,020 1,427 28.1 26.6-29.6 994 19.3 18.1-20.7 1,065 21.3 20.0-22.8 447 9.6 8.6-10.6 1,087 21.7 20.3-23.2
AGE
18-24 321 63 19.8 14.9-25.9 41 11.2 7.9-15.8 78 24.6 19.0-31.1 47 16.7 12.2-22.6 92 27.7 21.7-34.6
25-34 869 151 19.0 15.9-22.4 176 19.4 16.4-22.8 225 23.7 20.6-27.1 114 13.1 10.5-16.1 203 24.9 21.4-28.8
35-44 1,053 225 21.9 19.0-25.1 226 22.0 19.1-25.2 261 25.3 22.3-28.6 101 8.9 7.2-11.1 240 21.9 19.0-25.1
45-54 1,014 272 27.2 24.0-30.7 216 20.5 17.8-23.6 220 21.3 18.4-24.5 91 10.8 8.4-13.9 215 20.1 17.4-23.2
55-64 961 331 33.7 30.2-37.4 173 17.2 14.5-20.3 175 18.0 15.2-21.3 87 10.1 7.9-12.9 195 20.9 17.9-24.4
65-74 669 261 38.5 34.2-43.0 131 20.6 17.2-24.6 107 17.0 13.7-20.8 29 4.0 2.7- 5.9 141 20.0 16.6-23.7
75+ 415 184 45.1 39.4-50.8 80 17.8 13.8-22.6 61 14.6 11.0-19.0 19 5.2 2.9- 9.2 71 17.4 13.4-22.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 906 329 34.3 30.5-38.3 117 13.2 10.5-16.4 144 16.3 13.4-19.6 63 8.9 6.6-12.0 253 27.3 23.7-31.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,504 378 25.1 22.5-27.8 258 16.5 14.3-18.8 314 21.7 19.2-24.5 144 10.9 9.0-13.2 410 25.8 23.3-28.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,252 332 26.4 23.5-29.4 248 19.7 17.2-22.5 272 21.0 18.4-23.8 121 9.9 8.1-12.0 279 23.1 20.3-26.1
College Graduate 1,644 448 26.3 23.8-28.9 426 25.2 22.8-27.8 399 24.4 21.9-27.0 160 10.2 8.5-12.2 211 14.0 11.9-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 477 183 35.2 29.8-41.1 56 12.1 8.6-16.8 63 14.8 10.7-20.2 34 7.4 4.5-12.0 141 30.4 24.9-36.7
$15,000- 24,999 788 249 31.1 27.2-35.3 117 13.2 10.6-16.3 154 20.3 17.0-24.1 73 10.6 7.9-14.0 195 24.8 21.1-28.9
$25,000- 34,999 646 149 21.3 18.0-25.1 136 19.8 16.5-23.6 141 21.6 18.2-25.6 56 10.3 7.7-13.7 164 26.9 22.9-31.3
$35,000- 49,999 801 205 27.3 23.7-31.3 164 21.2 17.9-24.8 191 23.0 19.7-26.6 79 10.3 7.9-13.2 162 18.3 15.4-21.6
$50,000-74,999 766 184 25.4 21.8-29.3 169 20.1 17.1-23.6 169 22.4 19.1-26.1 80 10.4 8.2-13.2 164 21.7 18.5-25.3
$75,000+ 878 204 21.5 18.6-24.8 230 26.9 23.5-30.6 228 25.3 22.0-28.8 102 13.1 10.5-16.3 114 13.2 10.7-16.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,609 532 30.4 27.8-33.2 287 18.6 16.3-21.1 282 18.2 16.0-20.7 117 8.3 6.6-10.4 391 24.5 21.9-27.3
No 3,672 947 26.3 24.6-28.1 758 19.6 18.1-21.2 837 22.5 20.9-24.2 372 10.9 9.6-12.2 758 20.7 19.1-22.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,700 548 31.0 28.5-33.7 362 20.4 18.2-22.7 296 18.0 15.9-20.4 137 9.5 7.7-11.6 357 21.1 18.9-23.5
Non-Veteran 3,488 919 26.1 24.4-28.0 664 18.8 17.3-20.5 789 22.3 20.7-24.1 341 10.4 9.2-11.8 775 22.3 20.6-24.2
Currently Serving 129 26 25.1 17.1-35.3 22 17.4 11.1-26.2 44 32.9 24.5-42.6 11 7.3 3.8-13.8 26 17.3 11.3-25.6

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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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