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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,071 1,651 53.3 51.2-55.5 680 23.2 21.4-25.0 444 13.8 12.4-15.3 102 3.6 2.8- 4.5 194 6.2 5.2- 7.3
No 730 346 47.4 42.8-52.0 148 21.1 17.3-25.3 124 15.6 12.7-19.1 33 5.3 3.3- 8.4 79 10.7 8.3-13.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 60 40 71.5 56.6-82.9 17 23.3 13.3-37.7 2 4.4 1.0-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3
Recommended Range 1,294 719 55.8 52.4-59.1 293 23.5 20.7-26.4 176 12.7 10.7-15.0 38 3.3 2.1- 5.1 68 4.8 3.6- 6.5
Overweight 1,245 664 52.9 49.5-56.2 264 22.4 19.6-25.4 185 14.0 11.9-16.5 48 3.8 2.7- 5.4 84 6.9 5.4- 8.7
Obese 978 469 47.4 43.6-51.3 210 21.8 18.8-25.2 169 16.2 13.6-19.2 37 4.5 3.1- 6.6 93 10.0 7.9-12.7
Current Smoker
No 2,886 1,497 51.1 48.9-53.4 668 23.9 22.1-25.9 430 14.2 12.7-15.8 106 4.2 3.3- 5.4 185 6.5 5.5- 7.8
Yes 909 498 55.6 51.5-59.7 158 18.5 15.3-22.2 136 13.9 11.5-16.7 29 3.0 2.0- 4.6 88 8.9 7.0-11.3
Binge Drinker
No 3,470 1,829 52.2 50.1-54.2 751 22.5 20.8-24.3 521 14.4 13.0-15.9 123 3.9 3.1- 4.8 246 7.0 6.1- 8.1
Yes 310 157 51.1 44.5-57.7 75 26.1 20.6-32.6 45 11.9 8.5-16.3 11 4.2 2.1- 8.0 22 6.7 4.0-11.1
Heavy Drinker
No 3,685 1,941 52.1 50.1-54.1 807 22.9 21.3-24.7 548 14.1 12.8-15.6 129 3.9 3.1- 4.8 260 6.9 6.0- 8.0
Yes 94 47 52.9 40.8-64.7 21 21.6 12.9-33.8 13 10.8 5.7-19.5 4 3.8 1.3-10.6 9 10.9 4.9-22.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 424 212 49.6 43.7-55.5 70 17.3 13.1-22.7 66 14.8 11.3-19.2 27 7.9 4.6-13.3 49 10.4 7.5-14.2
No 3,376 1,784 52.5 50.4-54.6 761 23.5 21.8-25.4 500 13.9 12.6-15.4 108 3.4 2.7- 4.3 223 6.6 5.6- 7.7
Current Asthma
Yes 287 170 60.2 53.0-66.9 51 18.9 13.8-25.3 38 11.6 8.0-16.6 9 2.9 1.4- 6.0 19 6.4 3.7-10.8
No 3,504 1,821 51.5 49.5-53.6 778 23.1 21.4-24.9 529 14.3 13.0-15.8 126 4.0 3.2- 5.0 250 7.0 6.1- 8.1
Diabetes
Yes 151 70 44.8 34.7-55.4 34 23.7 15.9-33.8 25 12.5 7.9-19.3 3 3.8 1.1-11.6 19 15.2 8.9-24.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 92 54 61.2 49.3-71.8 18 18.6 11.5-28.7 12 12.1 6.6-21.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 7 7.7 3.1-18.3
No 3,535 1,861 52.3 50.3-54.3 773 22.8 21.1-24.6 527 14.2 12.9-15.6 131 4.0 3.2- 5.0 243 6.7 5.7- 7.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 29 15 45.1 26.6-65.1 6 24.3 10.3-47.2 4 17.0 5.4-42.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 13.6 4.8-33.2

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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