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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Excess Sun Exposure

The next question is about sunburns, including any time that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours.Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,014 2,730 19.8 19.0-20.7 12,284 80.2 79.3-81.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 61 16.6 12.8-21.3 342 83.4 78.7-87.2
Buncombe 367 71 22.0 17.4-27.3 296 78.0 72.7-82.6
Cabarrus 430 84 20.8 16.8-25.5 346 79.2 74.5-83.2
Catawba 375 75 24.4 19.4-30.1 300 75.6 69.9-80.6
Cumberland 449 84 19.3 15.4-23.9 365 80.7 76.1-84.6
Davidson 383 71 21.6 16.6-27.8 312 78.4 72.2-83.4
Durham 410 69 18.8 14.5-24.1 341 81.2 75.9-85.5
Forsyth 448 73 16.8 13.2-21.1 375 83.2 78.9-86.8
Gaston 374 67 20.6 16.3-25.8 307 79.4 74.2-83.7
Guilford 426 63 16.3 12.5-21.0 363 83.7 79.0-87.5
Iredell 433 96 25.4 20.4-31.1 337 74.6 68.9-79.6
Johnston 480 95 23.6 18.9-29.1 385 76.4 70.9-81.1
Mecklenburg 641 145 23.2 19.7-27.0 496 76.8 73.0-80.3
New Hanover 374 91 28.3 23.1-34.1 283 71.7 65.9-76.9
Onslow 389 94 26.1 21.4-31.4 295 73.9 68.6-78.6
Orange 407 82 19.5 15.5-24.2 325 80.5 75.8-84.5
Pitt 378 72 19.3 15.1-24.3 306 80.7 75.7-84.9
Randolph 349 66 20.0 15.5-25.3 283 80.0 74.7-84.5
Robeson 373 55 15.8 12.0-20.5 318 84.2 79.5-88.0
Rowan 443 73 19.1 15.2-23.7 370 80.9 76.3-84.8
Union 434 98 23.9 19.2-29.3 336 76.1 70.7-80.8
Wake 592 133 23.5 19.7-27.8 459 76.5 72.2-80.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 364 68 20.2 15.8-25.4 296 79.8 74.6-84.2
Northeast Partnership II 482 53 11.9 9.0-15.6 429 88.1 84.4-91.0
Northeast Partnership I 398 48 12.7 9.2-17.4 350 87.3 82.6-90.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 368 59 16.3 12.4-21.2 309 83.7 78.8-87.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 472 83 19.5 15.6-24.1 389 80.5 75.9-84.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 85 20.2 16.4-24.7 333 79.8 75.3-83.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 410 64 17.9 14.0-22.7 346 82.1 77.3-86.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 455 66 16.0 12.3-20.5 389 84.0 79.5-87.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 539 63 12.3 9.4-15.9 476 87.7 84.1-90.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 364 69 20.2 16.0-25.2 295 79.8 74.8-84.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 72 21.2 16.5-26.7 288 78.8 73.3-83.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 427 82 20.7 16.5-25.7 345 79.3 74.3-83.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 599 100 18.5 14.9-22.7 499 81.5 77.3-85.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 999 132 15.2 12.7-18.2 867 84.8 81.8-87.3
No 14,015 2,598 20.1 19.3-21.0 11,417 79.9 79.0-80.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,035 893 19.0 17.7-20.4 4,142 81.0 79.6-82.3
Piedmont 8,343 1,534 20.2 19.1-21.4 6,809 79.8 78.6-80.9
Western NC 1,636 303 20.0 17.6-22.5 1,333 80.0 77.5-82.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 945 166 19.2 16.2-22.6 779 80.8 77.4-83.8
Northwest 2,903 556 21.1 19.3-23.0 2,347 78.9 77.0-80.7
Charlotte 2,225 446 21.7 19.6-23.9 1,779 78.3 76.1-80.4
Greensboro 1,942 315 16.8 14.7-19.1 1,627 83.2 80.9-85.3
Southern Regional 1,570 249 17.2 15.0-19.6 1,321 82.8 80.4-85.0
Coastal 762 174 24.1 20.8-27.8 588 75.9 72.2-79.2
Wake 2,044 387 21.7 19.4-24.3 1,657 78.3 75.7-80.6
Area L 598 74 13.6 10.5-17.3 524 86.4 82.7-89.5
Eastern 1,891 342 19.2 17.1-21.5 1,549 80.8 78.5-82.9

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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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