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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-MALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,541 1,245 23.2 21.8-24.6 4,296 76.8 75.4-78.2
RACE
White 4,186 1,130 28.6 27.0-30.4 3,056 71.4 69.6-73.0
African American 893 33 3.2 2.1- 4.7 860 96.8 95.3-97.9
Asian 41 2 3.0 0.7-12.2 39 97.0 87.8-99.3
Native American 91 19 20.9 12.1-33.6 72 79.1 66.4-87.9
Other Minorities 301 56 18.9 13.9-25.2 245 81.1 74.8-86.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 302 55 18.4 13.5-24.6 247 81.6 75.4-86.5
-English Speaking 101 19 17.0 10.3-26.8 82 83.0 73.2-89.7
-Spanish Speaking 201 36 18.9 12.9-26.8 165 81.1 73.2-87.1
Non-Hispanic 5,231 1,188 23.6 22.2-25.0 4,043 76.4 75.0-77.8
AGE
18-24 338 123 34.8 28.8-41.4 215 65.2 58.6-71.2
25-34 897 328 34.7 31.1-38.6 569 65.3 61.4-68.9
35-44 1,095 336 30.0 26.8-33.4 759 70.0 66.6-73.2
45-54 1,046 244 24.1 21.0-27.4 802 75.9 72.6-79.0
55-64 1,006 139 14.2 11.7-17.2 867 85.8 82.8-88.3
65-74 695 57 8.0 6.0-10.7 638 92.0 89.3-94.0
75+ 445 16 3.4 2.0- 5.9 429 96.6 94.1-98.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 968 130 13.4 11.0-16.3 838 86.6 83.7-89.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,585 318 20.8 18.4-23.5 1,267 79.2 76.5-81.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,299 324 26.4 23.5-29.4 975 73.6 70.6-76.5
College Graduate 1,676 473 29.2 26.6-32.0 1,203 70.8 68.0-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 508 69 15.0 10.8-20.5 439 85.0 79.5-89.2
$15,000- 24,999 835 155 18.1 15.1-21.5 680 81.9 78.5-84.9
$25,000- 34,999 668 140 22.5 18.9-26.5 528 77.5 73.5-81.1
$35,000- 49,999 824 190 23.1 19.8-26.6 634 76.9 73.4-80.2
$50,000-74,999 790 217 27.0 23.5-30.8 573 73.0 69.2-76.5
$75,000+ 894 306 34.8 31.1-38.6 588 65.2 61.4-68.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,651 294 18.5 16.3-21.0 1,357 81.5 79.0-83.7
No 3,681 915 25.5 23.8-27.3 2,766 74.5 72.7-76.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,768 267 16.0 14.1-18.3 1,501 84.0 81.7-85.9
Non-Veteran 3,620 929 25.8 24.1-27.6 2,691 74.2 72.4-75.9
Currently Serving 134 45 34.7 26.2-44.3 89 65.3 55.7-73.8

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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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