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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Skin Cancer Prevention

Has the youngest child in your household had a sunburn within the past 12 months?,
By sunburn, I mean reddening of the skin that lasted at least 12 hours.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,825 645 15.8 14.5-17.3 3,180 84.2 82.7-85.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 89 11 10.2 5.3-18.6 78 89.8 81.4-94.7
Buncombe 71 19 25.4 16.1-37.8 52 74.6 62.2-83.9
Cabarrus 106 17 18.5 11.0-29.4 89 81.5 70.6-89.0
Catawba 79 20 25.4 16.4-37.1 59 74.6 62.9-83.6
Cumberland 134 26 15.8 10.5-23.0 108 84.2 77.0-89.5
Davidson 97 18 15.9 9.6-25.2 79 84.1 74.8-90.4
Durham 106 11 12.0 6.5-21.3 95 88.0 78.7-93.5
Forsyth 108 19 14.9 9.3-23.2 89 85.1 76.8-90.7
Gaston 99 18 14.6 8.7-23.6 81 85.4 76.4-91.3
Guilford 92 9 7.5 3.5-15.1 83 92.5 84.9-96.5
Iredell 119 23 16.8 11.0-24.8 96 83.2 75.2-89.0
Johnston 143 12 8.3 4.1-16.3 131 91.7 83.7-95.9
Mecklenburg 182 22 11.5 7.5-17.2 160 88.5 82.8-92.5
New Hanover 76 13 20.3 12.1-32.0 63 79.7 68.0-87.9
Onslow 133 27 16.6 11.3-23.9 106 83.4 76.1-88.7
Orange 107 14 14.9 8.7-24.5 93 85.1 75.5-91.3
Pitt 105 16 12.8 7.4-21.2 89 87.2 78.8-92.6
Randolph 79 13 15.1 8.4-25.5 66 84.9 74.5-91.6
Robeson 108 16 14.3 8.5-23.0 92 85.7 77.0-91.5
Rowan 122 16 13.5 8.0-21.9 106 86.5 78.1-92.0
Union 133 24 18.3 10.9-29.2 109 81.7 70.8-89.1
Wake 189 26 12.1 8.0-18.0 163 87.9 82.0-92.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 90 24 24.9 16.5-35.9 66 75.1 64.1-83.5
Northeast Partnership II 109 13 11.5 6.5-19.5 96 88.5 80.5-93.5
Northeast Partnership I 87 10 10.7 5.7-19.5 77 89.3 80.5-94.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 92 19 17.4 10.9-26.6 73 82.6 73.4-89.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 127 24 19.9 13.2-28.7 103 80.1 71.3-86.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 90 23 23.6 15.5-34.2 67 76.4 65.8-84.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 114 20 18.2 11.4-27.7 94 81.8 72.3-88.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 94 12 10.3 5.5-18.4 82 89.7 81.6-94.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 137 19 14.7 9.1-22.8 118 85.3 77.2-90.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 83 18 20.4 12.6-31.4 65 79.6 68.6-87.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 77 19 25.3 16.0-37.6 58 74.7 62.4-84.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 110 26 20.6 13.7-29.7 84 79.4 70.3-86.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 138 28 20.0 13.2-29.1 110 80.0 70.9-86.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 225 30 13.3 9.1-19.0 195 86.7 81.0-90.9
No 3,600 615 16.0 14.6-17.4 2,985 84.0 82.6-85.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,334 222 16.5 14.3-19.0 1,112 83.5 81.0-85.7
Piedmont 2,132 342 14.3 12.6-16.1 1,790 85.7 83.9-87.4
Western NC 359 81 21.5 17.0-26.9 278 78.5 73.1-83.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 204 46 21.2 15.4-28.4 158 78.8 71.6-84.6
Northwest 712 141 18.5 15.4-22.0 571 81.5 78.0-84.6
Charlotte 603 103 15.4 12.3-19.0 500 84.6 81.0-87.7
Greensboro 453 61 12.1 9.0-16.1 392 87.9 83.9-91.0
Southern Regional 423 71 16.8 13.0-21.3 352 83.2 78.7-87.0
Coastal 160 36 23.2 16.9-31.0 124 76.8 69.0-83.1
Wake 578 73 12.2 9.3-15.8 505 87.8 84.2-90.7
Area L 152 18 10.8 6.7-16.8 134 89.2 83.2-93.3
Eastern 510 94 18.0 14.3-22.5 416 82.0 77.5-85.7

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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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