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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Skin Cancer Prevention

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often does s/he stay in an area protected by shade

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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%)
North Carolina 3,807 2,000 52.1 50.2-54.1 831 22.8 21.2-24.5 568 14.1 12.8-15.5 135 3.9 3.2- 4.8 273 7.1 6.1- 8.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 89 54 65.0 53.8-74.8 13 12.6 7.1-21.3 13 14.1 8.0-23.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 8 7.4 3.6-14.7
Buncombe 69 31 41.5 29.6-54.4 20 34.9 23.1-48.9 12 17.2 9.6-28.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.6 4 4.6 1.6-12.5
Cabarrus 106 50 44.8 34.6-55.4 30 30.6 21.6-41.3 18 17.4 10.7-27.1 2 1.9 0.4- 9.5 6 5.3 2.1-12.6
Catawba 78 47 60.2 48.1-71.2 13 15.7 9.0-26.0 12 16.0 9.1-26.6 2 2.6 0.5-12.9 4 5.5 2.0-14.7
Cumberland 132 70 54.4 45.0-63.5 25 19.9 13.3-28.7 23 16.1 10.5-24.0 6 4.4 1.7-10.6 8 5.2 2.4-10.7
Davidson 98 58 61.1 49.5-71.6 11 13.9 7.3-25.1 15 11.1 6.4-18.7 5 4.9 1.9-12.2 9 8.9 4.4-17.4
Durham 108 49 44.7 34.5-55.4 30 30.5 21.1-41.7 14 12.5 6.9-21.5 4 3.9 1.3-11.3 11 8.4 4.3-15.7
Forsyth 109 52 48.2 38.1-58.5 28 26.8 18.6-37.1 15 11.3 6.7-18.4 4 3.0 1.1- 8.1 10 10.7 5.4-20.0
Gaston 99 51 46.2 35.8-56.9 21 24.6 16.1-35.7 15 17.3 10.1-28.1 7 6.8 3.0-14.6 5 5.1 2.0-12.2
Guilford 94 44 44.7 33.9-56.0 26 29.4 20.1-40.8 13 13.2 7.3-22.6 3 2.4 0.6- 8.7 8 10.3 5.0-20.2
Iredell 121 63 50.4 40.8-60.0 26 20.7 14.1-29.4 23 21.2 14.0-30.7 4 3.0 1.0- 8.5 5 4.7 1.9-11.5
Johnston 143 82 57.4 47.4-66.7 28 16.3 10.6-24.3 17 13.5 8.0-22.0 4 3.5 1.2-10.2 12 9.3 5.0-16.5
Mecklenburg 183 102 57.4 49.5-65.0 45 24.1 18.1-31.3 12 5.1 2.8- 9.2 9 4.8 2.4- 9.3 15 8.6 4.9-14.6
New Hanover 75 46 58.2 46.1-69.5 14 22.3 13.6-34.3 11 13.3 7.3-23.2 4 6.1 2.3-15.4 0 0.0 . - .
Onslow 132 85 63.5 53.6-72.4 21 16.4 10.6-24.4 19 15.8 9.3-25.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 5 3.2 1.3- 7.8
Orange 107 57 55.5 45.0-65.5 28 26.7 18.6-36.8 11 8.7 4.6-16.1 3 1.9 0.6- 6.0 8 7.2 3.4-14.7
Pitt 103 53 55.3 44.4-65.8 25 22.7 15.1-32.6 15 10.8 6.2-18.2 3 2.6 0.8- 8.3 7 8.5 3.6-19.0
Randolph 80 35 39.7 28.4-52.2 22 30.3 19.9-43.1 16 20.6 12.0-33.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 6 8.5 3.5-19.1
Robeson 108 51 46.6 36.3-57.3 22 18.5 11.5-28.5 23 26.6 17.6-37.9 5 3.1 1.2- 7.5 7 5.2 2.3-11.3
Rowan 122 69 58.9 49.0-68.2 22 16.2 10.4-24.2 18 13.4 8.2-21.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 12 10.6 5.6-18.9
Union 130 63 47.8 37.5-58.2 31 22.8 15.7-31.8 21 18.7 10.8-30.2 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 9 6.9 3.4-13.6
Wake 186 101 52.2 44.2-60.2 46 24.2 17.9-31.8 22 12.1 7.8-18.4 9 7.4 3.7-14.2 8 4.0 1.9- 8.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 90 54 63.9 53.0-73.5 20 19.9 12.8-29.5 12 10.8 5.9-19.0 2 2.5 0.6- 9.6 2 2.9 0.7-11.9
Northeast Partnership II 107 56 48.8 38.6-59.1 18 17.5 11.0-26.8 17 17.4 10.6-27.2 3 2.7 0.8- 9.0 13 13.6 7.7-22.7
Northeast Partnership I 86 35 44.1 32.8-56.0 20 21.2 13.5-31.8 16 15.9 9.3-25.8 4 3.6 1.3- 9.8 11 15.1 8.0-26.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 91 43 45.3 34.2-56.9 24 25.6 17.2-36.3 11 12.6 6.4-23.3 2 2.7 0.7-10.4 11 13.7 6.7-26.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 127 72 53.4 43.9-62.8 23 22.4 15.1-31.9 14 10.6 6.0-18.0 5 3.7 1.5- 8.8 13 9.8 5.5-16.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 90 52 55.4 44.1-66.2 11 14.6 7.9-25.4 19 21.5 13.7-32.0 3 3.8 1.2-11.4 5 4.7 1.8-11.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 112 52 42.2 32.7-52.3 28 29.3 20.6-39.8 20 15.8 9.8-24.5 3 3.6 1.1-10.9 9 9.1 4.3-18.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 92 44 45.6 34.2-57.5 17 17.7 10.5-28.1 18 21.1 12.4-33.4 5 6.8 2.3-18.3 8 8.9 3.9-18.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 135 70 50.5 41.0-60.0 23 18.1 11.7-27.0 21 16.8 10.6-25.5 5 2.2 0.8- 5.6 16 12.4 7.2-20.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 83 45 55.4 43.8-66.5 22 25.0 16.4-36.1 10 10.4 5.5-19.0 4 5.4 2.0-13.7 2 3.8 0.9-14.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 76 35 49.7 37.6-61.8 18 21.1 12.9-32.5 15 18.1 10.8-28.7 3 2.9 0.9- 9.1 5 8.3 3.3-19.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 111 56 52.7 42.3-62.8 29 25.4 17.4-35.6 15 13.5 8.1-21.8 5 3.5 1.3- 9.2 6 4.8 2.0-11.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 135 73 53.1 42.7-63.2 31 19.8 13.3-28.6 22 21.8 13.9-32.5 4 3.5 1.1-10.3 5 1.8 0.6- 5.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 222 109 49.8 42.6-57.1 45 20.0 14.8-26.3 36 15.3 10.7-21.3 8 3.3 1.5- 7.0 24 11.6 7.6-17.4
No 3,585 1,891 52.3 50.2-54.3 786 22.9 21.3-24.7 532 14.0 12.7-15.5 127 3.9 3.2- 4.9 249 6.8 5.9- 7.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,324 719 54.5 51.4-57.7 257 19.8 17.4-22.4 203 14.7 12.6-17.0 47 3.5 2.5- 4.8 98 7.5 6.0- 9.4
Piedmont 2,127 1,104 51.2 48.6-53.9 485 24.0 21.8-26.4 305 13.0 11.4-14.8 74 4.1 3.0- 5.5 159 7.6 6.3- 9.2
Western NC 356 177 50.4 44.2-56.6 89 24.3 19.4-29.9 60 18.0 13.5-23.5 14 4.1 2.2- 7.4 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 199 101 49.8 41.4-58.3 50 24.1 17.9-31.7 33 20.2 13.8-28.6 6 3.1 1.2- 8.1 9 2.7 1.2- 5.7
Northwest 716 380 53.8 49.3-58.1 151 22.4 18.9-26.4 114 13.8 11.3-16.7 25 3.7 2.4- 5.7 46 6.4 4.5- 8.8
Charlotte 600 307 51.7 46.9-56.6 145 24.5 20.6-28.9 79 11.8 9.1-15.0 26 4.1 2.6- 6.5 43 7.9 5.5-11.1
Greensboro 450 231 49.4 43.6-55.2 112 26.6 21.7-32.1 60 12.5 9.2-16.8 10 1.9 0.9- 4.2 37 9.6 6.4-14.0
Southern Regional 420 221 54.9 49.3-60.4 74 17.5 13.6-22.2 73 16.4 12.8-20.6 21 4.9 2.9- 8.2 31 6.4 4.2- 9.4
Coastal 159 91 52.1 43.6-60.4 25 18.3 12.5-26.1 29 19.9 13.7-28.1 7 4.9 2.3-10.1 7 4.8 2.2-10.2
Wake 577 299 50.6 45.4-55.8 130 23.5 19.3-28.3 84 13.8 10.7-17.8 21 5.7 3.4- 9.6 43 6.3 4.4- 9.0
Area L 150 66 43.7 35.0-52.8 37 23.8 17.2-31.9 20 13.9 8.5-22.0 9 5.3 2.6-10.6 18 13.3 7.7-22.0
Eastern 506 289 57.0 51.8-62.0 102 21.2 17.2-25.8 71 12.5 9.5-16.2 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 35 7.4 5.1-10.7

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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