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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Skin Cancer Prevention

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?
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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 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 390 112 27.0 22.2-32.5 75 20.9 16.3-26.3 85 21.5 17.2-26.5 34 9.2 6.4-13.1 84 21.4 17.2-26.3
Buncombe 356 127 33.7 28.4-39.4 69 20.3 16.0-25.5 71 22.0 17.4-27.5 35 10.1 7.2-14.0 54 13.9 10.5-18.2
Cabarrus 408 137 31.0 26.3-36.2 89 21.9 17.8-26.6 73 18.4 14.5-23.0 27 7.3 4.8-10.8 82 21.5 17.1-26.6
Catawba 359 114 28.9 23.9-34.5 74 22.5 17.8-28.1 70 18.4 14.3-23.2 38 11.1 7.8-15.6 63 19.1 14.1-25.3
Cumberland 427 144 35.8 30.7-41.3 86 19.2 15.4-23.7 83 18.7 15.0-23.0 33 8.5 5.7-12.6 81 17.7 14.0-22.3
Davidson 369 104 26.4 21.3-32.2 77 20.3 15.9-25.6 79 23.0 18.3-28.4 34 11.8 7.7-17.8 75 18.5 14.3-23.5
Durham 403 135 33.3 27.9-39.1 81 19.2 15.2-24.0 91 23.2 18.8-28.4 31 8.3 5.6-12.1 65 16.0 12.2-20.6
Forsyth 437 134 29.3 24.8-34.4 97 21.9 17.9-26.5 77 17.8 14.2-22.2 35 8.2 5.7-11.8 94 22.7 18.5-27.6
Gaston 357 113 31.8 26.6-37.6 76 19.9 15.7-24.9 88 24.9 20.2-30.4 18 6.8 4.1-10.9 62 16.6 12.8-21.3
Guilford 408 128 28.5 23.9-33.7 78 17.2 13.6-21.5 99 25.8 21.1-31.1 28 7.0 4.6-10.3 75 21.5 16.8-27.2
Iredell 415 135 31.5 26.6-36.8 86 18.8 15.0-23.2 78 19.6 15.6-24.3 39 10.9 7.8-15.1 77 19.2 14.6-25.0
Johnston 468 146 28.7 23.9-34.0 86 18.3 14.4-23.1 96 21.4 17.1-26.3 46 11.6 8.2-16.3 94 20.0 16.0-24.8
Mecklenburg 618 191 27.4 23.7-31.4 130 21.3 18.0-25.1 130 22.0 18.5-26.1 48 9.4 6.9-12.7 119 19.9 16.5-23.7
New Hanover 364 136 33.8 28.6-39.5 92 27.6 22.5-33.2 57 14.9 11.3-19.3 27 9.4 6.2-13.9 52 14.4 10.7-19.0
Onslow 375 121 29.1 24.4-34.4 76 20.0 15.9-24.8 77 22.7 18.1-27.9 35 9.8 6.9-13.7 66 18.4 14.1-23.7
Orange 399 140 35.1 29.8-40.8 111 26.9 22.2-32.1 74 18.6 14.7-23.3 26 7.5 4.7-11.7 48 11.9 8.8-15.9
Pitt 369 118 33.4 28.1-39.2 78 21.3 16.8-26.6 83 20.9 16.8-25.8 26 6.5 4.2- 9.7 64 17.9 13.8-22.8
Randolph 342 97 27.9 22.7-33.7 65 17.7 13.6-22.7 72 22.1 17.2-28.0 25 5.8 3.7- 9.0 83 26.5 21.3-32.4
Robeson 362 121 32.6 27.3-38.5 52 12.2 9.0-16.4 67 19.9 15.4-25.2 32 10.1 6.9-14.4 90 25.2 20.3-30.8
Rowan 434 132 29.6 24.9-34.7 82 18.3 14.5-22.9 89 20.0 16.0-24.6 31 7.3 4.8-10.9 100 24.8 20.3-29.9
Union 417 134 28.4 23.7-33.6 96 23.2 18.8-28.3 95 26.0 21.0-31.6 29 6.6 4.4- 9.8 63 15.9 12.2-20.4
Wake 581 198 30.5 26.5-34.8 135 23.8 20.0-28.2 127 22.4 18.8-26.6 51 10.2 7.6-13.6 70 13.1 10.1-16.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 342 137 38.1 32.4-44.1 77 21.5 17.2-26.7 52 14.6 10.9-19.4 30 9.6 6.5-13.9 46 16.2 11.7-21.9
Northeast Partnership II 454 160 34.9 30.0-40.1 76 16.4 12.9-20.6 90 20.0 16.2-24.6 34 7.9 5.5-11.3 94 20.7 16.7-25.4
Northeast Partnership I 386 125 32.2 27.1-37.8 63 15.2 11.7-19.6 84 20.3 16.1-25.3 25 8.2 5.3-12.4 89 24.1 19.5-29.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 353 112 31.0 25.5-37.0 71 18.0 13.9-23.0 77 22.2 17.6-27.6 23 7.1 4.5-10.9 70 21.7 16.9-27.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 446 147 31.5 26.7-36.7 84 19.2 15.3-23.9 99 24.7 20.2-29.8 38 8.4 5.8-11.9 78 16.2 12.5-20.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 394 146 34.5 29.4-40.0 54 14.9 11.3-19.5 87 21.6 17.5-26.4 28 6.8 4.5-10.2 79 22.1 17.7-27.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 386 116 28.1 23.5-33.2 73 20.1 15.9-25.1 77 19.4 15.5-24.1 39 10.2 7.2-14.4 81 22.1 17.7-27.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 440 150 33.2 28.3-38.5 105 22.7 18.6-27.4 84 20.8 16.4-26.0 28 8.0 5.0-12.7 73 15.3 11.8-19.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 520 153 28.2 23.8-33.0 91 18.9 15.3-23.2 127 23.8 19.9-28.2 33 6.9 4.7- 9.9 116 22.2 18.3-26.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 353 80 23.2 18.5-28.6 82 25.4 20.6-30.9 84 22.9 18.5-28.1 34 9.2 6.4-13.0 73 19.3 15.2-24.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 347 106 29.2 23.7-35.5 74 19.0 14.8-24.0 80 22.7 18.1-28.1 28 11.2 6.3-19.0 59 17.9 13.6-23.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 412 128 29.0 24.3-34.3 86 19.3 15.4-23.9 92 23.8 19.2-29.0 35 9.8 6.8-13.8 71 18.1 14.2-22.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 575 181 30.0 25.7-34.7 118 19.2 15.6-23.3 120 21.6 17.8-26.0 47 8.1 5.6-11.5 109 21.1 17.1-25.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 949 331 34.4 31.0-38.1 167 17.6 15.0-20.5 186 18.2 15.6-21.1 65 7.6 5.8- 9.9 200 22.2 19.0-25.7
No 13,517 4,327 30.3 29.3-31.3 2,778 20.4 19.6-21.3 2,828 21.8 20.9-22.7 1,085 8.8 8.2- 9.5 2,499 18.7 17.8-19.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,827 1,629 32.9 31.3-34.5 916 18.9 17.6-20.3 979 20.3 18.9-21.7 381 8.6 7.6- 9.7 922 19.3 17.9-20.7
Piedmont 8,060 2,533 29.5 28.2-30.7 1,698 21.1 20.0-22.2 1,696 22.1 20.9-23.3 632 8.7 7.9- 9.6 1,501 18.7 17.6-19.8
Western NC 1,579 496 29.9 27.2-32.7 331 19.8 17.6-22.3 339 22.2 19.8-24.8 137 9.2 7.5-11.3 276 18.8 16.4-21.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 910 301 31.2 27.6-34.9 180 19.0 16.1-22.3 189 22.1 18.9-25.6 81 8.8 6.7-11.5 159 18.9 15.8-22.6
Northwest 2,813 845 28.2 26.2-30.3 598 21.5 19.7-23.4 577 21.0 19.2-23.0 243 9.3 8.0-10.8 550 19.9 18.1-21.8
Charlotte 2,138 688 29.3 27.0-31.7 453 20.9 18.9-23.1 462 22.7 20.5-25.1 146 8.0 6.6- 9.6 389 19.0 17.0-21.3
Greensboro 1,878 574 29.1 26.6-31.8 394 19.4 17.3-21.7 406 23.3 20.9-25.9 151 7.9 6.5- 9.5 353 20.3 18.0-22.8
Southern Regional 1,510 490 32.5 29.6-35.5 292 19.1 16.9-21.6 312 20.9 18.6-23.5 106 7.6 6.1- 9.6 310 19.8 17.4-22.4
Coastal 730 275 34.3 30.5-38.3 149 22.1 18.7-25.9 134 18.8 15.7-22.5 55 8.2 6.1-10.8 117 16.6 13.7-20.0
Wake 1,996 660 30.9 28.3-33.6 394 21.0 18.6-23.5 425 22.3 20.0-24.8 173 10.0 8.3-12.0 344 15.8 13.8-18.0
Area L 568 178 30.8 26.5-35.4 105 18.1 14.7-22.1 125 21.3 17.7-25.4 36 7.5 5.2-10.7 124 22.2 18.4-26.6
Eastern 1,823 627 34.2 31.6-36.9 364 19.8 17.7-22.1 366 20.1 18.0-22.5 146 8.2 6.8- 9.9 320 17.6 15.6-19.9

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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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