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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Excess Sun Exposure

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%)
North Carolina 2,662 1,209 44.0 41.7-46.4 769 29.4 27.2-31.6 355 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 12.6 11.1-14.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 60 34 56.5 42.6-69.5 12 18.6 10.4-31.1 9 16.1 7.9-30.1 5 8.7 3.6-19.6
Buncombe 66 26 38.1 26.2-51.7 16 22.7 13.6-35.4 14 19.8 11.4-32.2 10 19.4 10.2-33.8
Cabarrus 83 48 57.3 45.4-68.4 17 20.4 12.5-31.4 7 8.3 3.9-16.8 11 14.0 7.4-24.8
Catawba 74 40 58.6 45.9-70.2 18 21.8 13.3-33.7 9 11.6 5.7-22.3 7 8.0 3.6-16.8
Cumberland 81 35 44.6 32.8-57.1 20 25.0 14.9-38.7 12 15.7 8.7-26.8 14 14.7 8.4-24.4
Davidson 70 31 32.6 21.6-45.9 21 40.5 25.8-57.0 10 16.2 8.2-29.4 8 10.8 5.0-21.7
Durham 68 34 53.5 39.3-67.2 27 36.0 23.9-50.2 6 8.7 3.5-20.1 1 1.8 0.2-11.5
Forsyth 73 37 47.7 35.4-60.3 23 33.6 22.6-46.8 5 5.3 2.0-13.1 8 13.4 6.3-26.1
Gaston 65 33 55.8 42.7-68.1 19 25.0 15.6-37.4 10 14.7 7.7-26.1 3 4.6 1.5-13.6
Guilford 62 28 44.7 31.2-59.1 21 30.0 19.1-43.8 3 3.5 1.0-11.7 10 21.7 11.0-38.2
Iredell 93 43 44.3 32.5-56.7 23 22.5 14.5-33.1 18 15.8 9.5-25.1 9 17.5 7.0-37.2
Johnston 90 45 52.4 39.6-64.9 24 26.0 16.5-38.4 10 10.2 4.6-21.1 11 11.5 6.0-20.9
Mecklenburg 141 53 36.1 27.9-45.2 48 34.1 26.0-43.3 22 16.9 10.6-26.0 18 12.9 7.8-20.4
New Hanover 88 38 45.9 34.4-57.9 29 34.9 24.2-47.3 10 9.5 4.9-17.6 11 9.7 5.2-17.5
Onslow 91 40 46.3 35.2-57.8 23 20.6 13.2-30.8 12 14.9 8.4-25.0 16 18.2 11.0-28.5
Orange 80 30 37.5 26.5-50.0 27 31.1 21.1-43.2 13 19.0 10.6-31.7 10 12.4 6.3-22.8
Pitt 70 35 46.5 33.6-60.0 20 28.1 18.0-41.1 10 18.4 9.7-32.0 5 7.0 2.8-16.2
Randolph 63 33 52.0 38.2-65.6 17 27.9 17.4-41.5 6 7.4 3.1-16.8 7 12.6 5.6-26.0
Robeson 51 31 60.2 45.1-73.5 9 20.4 10.6-35.5 5 8.3 3.2-19.7 6 11.2 4.9-23.3
Rowan 72 30 40.8 29.3-53.4 26 35.0 24.3-47.5 7 8.4 3.7-17.9 9 15.8 8.1-28.4
Union 96 37 36.3 25.6-48.5 36 37.2 26.4-49.5 8 7.9 3.7-15.9 15 18.7 9.4-33.6
Wake 131 58 45.5 35.7-55.7 38 27.9 20.0-37.4 22 17.3 11.1-26.0 13 9.3 5.1-16.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 66 27 43.3 30.6-57.0 15 20.5 12.2-32.4 8 15.7 7.9-28.7 16 20.5 11.7-33.4
Northeast Partnership II 52 22 35.8 23.3-50.5 19 38.5 25.2-53.9 5 13.6 5.5-29.8 6 12.1 5.2-25.7
Northeast Partnership I 45 20 43.5 27.4-61.1 9 15.0 7.2-28.6 7 22.3 10.1-42.1 9 19.3 9.3-35.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 58 27 47.0 33.1-61.5 13 25.0 14.4-39.7 7 12.0 5.6-23.9 11 16.0 8.3-28.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 82 35 40.1 29.1-52.2 22 29.9 19.8-42.3 14 16.2 9.0-27.4 11 13.8 7.3-24.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 82 41 46.5 35.4-58.0 17 24.6 15.6-36.5 13 14.0 7.8-23.9 11 14.9 8.3-25.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 62 30 45.6 32.5-59.3 18 31.7 20.2-45.9 7 13.1 5.9-26.6 7 9.7 4.3-20.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 65 26 36.8 24.8-50.6 23 36.5 24.4-50.5 9 16.3 7.8-31.0 7 10.5 4.9-20.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 63 30 48.9 35.1-62.8 17 26.2 15.8-40.0 10 14.5 7.5-26.3 6 10.5 3.9-25.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 68 29 39.2 27.8-51.9 24 36.0 24.8-49.1 8 11.7 5.7-22.5 7 13.1 6.1-25.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 70 27 36.6 24.9-50.2 25 38.1 25.7-52.2 8 8.4 3.9-17.1 10 16.9 8.8-30.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 82 36 44.4 32.7-56.8 22 27.9 17.6-41.3 12 14.1 7.7-24.6 12 13.5 7.3-23.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 99 40 40.8 30.0-52.6 31 32.7 22.3-45.2 19 20.7 12.7-31.7 9 5.8 2.5-12.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 126 56 43.3 33.6-53.5 32 22.8 15.9-31.7 18 20.6 13.0-31.1 20 13.2 8.2-20.5
No 2,536 1,153 44.0 41.6-46.5 737 29.7 27.5-32.0 337 13.7 12.1-15.5 309 12.6 11.0-14.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 862 402 45.8 41.9-49.8 221 26.0 22.6-29.7 114 14.1 11.5-17.1 125 14.2 11.7-17.1
Piedmont 1,505 683 43.9 40.7-47.1 460 30.8 27.9-33.9 192 13.2 11.1-15.6 170 12.1 10.1-14.5
Western NC 295 124 41.2 34.7-48.0 88 30.4 24.2-37.3 49 16.9 12.4-22.7 34 11.5 7.9-16.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 160 63 39.2 30.6-48.5 46 30.2 22.0-40.0 32 20.1 13.7-28.5 19 10.5 6.2-17.0
Northwest 547 251 44.1 39.2-49.2 165 30.9 26.3-36.0 70 11.6 8.8-15.1 61 13.4 10.0-17.6
Charlotte 437 195 41.7 36.2-47.4 131 30.9 25.7-36.7 53 13.8 10.0-18.9 58 13.6 10.0-18.1
Greensboro 309 142 45.1 37.9-52.4 93 30.3 24.1-37.2 35 8.9 6.0-13.0 39 15.7 10.4-23.2
Southern Regional 242 116 46.3 39.0-53.7 59 25.7 19.4-33.1 35 13.0 9.0-18.4 32 15.1 10.3-21.5
Coastal 168 78 46.7 38.5-55.1 46 29.3 22.1-37.7 22 11.8 7.5-18.1 22 12.1 7.9-18.2
Wake 376 176 46.9 40.3-53.5 117 30.3 24.7-36.5 48 14.6 10.5-20.0 35 8.2 5.4-12.2
Area L 71 39 55.4 42.0-68.0 11 15.9 8.4-28.1 8 11.5 5.6-22.3 13 17.2 9.5-29.0
Eastern 332 142 40.5 34.3-47.1 96 28.1 22.6-34.3 45 17.7 12.9-23.8 49 13.7 9.9-18.5

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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, 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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