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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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 14,297 2,482 15.8 15.1-16.5 3,766 25.4 24.5-26.3 5,450 39.9 38.8-40.9 1,534 11.3 10.7-12.0 1,065 7.6 7.1- 8.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,158 2,107 15.7 14.9-16.5 3,211 25.6 24.6-26.6 4,675 40.3 39.2-41.4 1,299 11.3 10.6-12.1 866 7.1 6.5- 7.7
No 2,119 372 16.2 14.4-18.3 551 24.5 22.1-27.0 769 38.0 35.2-40.8 229 11.1 9.4-13.1 198 10.2 8.5-12.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 229 44 22.4 15.4-31.3 67 26.7 20.1-34.6 75 33.5 25.9-42.2 24 10.2 6.4-16.0 19 7.1 4.1-12.0
Recommended Range 4,869 712 13.8 12.6-15.0 1,195 23.6 22.1-25.2 1,979 42.1 40.3-43.8 567 11.9 10.8-13.2 416 8.7 7.7- 9.7
Overweight 4,933 758 13.9 12.8-15.1 1,313 25.8 24.3-27.4 1,938 41.0 39.3-42.8 562 11.8 10.7-13.1 362 7.4 6.5- 8.4
Obese 3,521 784 19.7 18.2-21.3 984 27.2 25.4-29.1 1,214 35.9 33.9-37.9 326 10.5 9.2-11.9 213 6.7 5.7- 7.9
Current Smoker
No 11,118 1,961 16.1 15.3-17.0 3,066 26.4 25.3-27.4 4,225 39.9 38.7-41.1 1,143 10.9 10.2-11.7 723 6.7 6.1- 7.3
Yes 3,136 513 14.7 13.2-16.2 691 22.0 20.2-24.0 1,203 39.6 37.4-41.8 388 12.8 11.3-14.4 341 11.0 9.7-12.4
Binge Drinker
No 13,103 2,369 16.5 15.8-17.3 3,534 26.1 25.2-27.1 4,951 39.7 38.6-40.8 1,305 10.3 9.7-11.0 944 7.4 6.8- 8.0
Yes 1,015 87 8.2 6.4-10.5 184 17.4 14.8-20.4 438 42.6 38.8-46.4 204 22.3 19.1-25.9 102 9.5 7.4-12.0
Heavy Drinker
No 13,735 2,417 16.0 15.3-16.8 3,636 25.6 24.6-26.5 5,246 40.0 39.0-41.1 1,444 11.1 10.4-11.8 992 7.3 6.8- 7.9
Yes 446 45 10.0 7.0-14.1 100 20.8 16.5-25.8 166 36.6 31.3-42.3 73 16.9 12.9-21.9 62 15.7 11.7-20.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,006 816 24.4 22.5-26.3 936 30.7 28.6-32.9 791 28.1 26.0-30.3 234 8.9 7.5-10.4 229 8.0 6.8- 9.3
No 11,247 1,657 13.8 13.0-14.6 2,817 24.1 23.1-25.1 4,646 42.7 41.6-43.9 1,298 12.0 11.2-12.7 829 7.5 6.9- 8.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,131 269 20.9 18.2-23.8 330 28.7 25.4-32.3 382 35.6 32.1-39.3 81 7.6 5.6-10.2 69 7.2 5.4- 9.4
No 13,088 2,196 15.4 14.6-16.1 3,415 25.1 24.2-26.1 5,041 40.2 39.2-41.3 1,446 11.7 11.0-12.4 990 7.6 7.1- 8.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,469 405 25.5 22.9-28.3 476 32.1 29.1-35.2 411 29.1 26.2-32.2 93 7.2 5.7- 9.1 84 6.1 4.7- 7.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 18 13.5 7.9-22.2 39 31.9 23.1-42.2 58 40.9 31.7-50.6 14 10.9 6.2-18.6 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0
No 12,518 2,019 14.7 13.9-15.4 3,200 24.6 23.6-25.5 4,928 41.1 40.0-42.2 1,410 11.8 11.1-12.6 961 7.8 7.3- 8.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 172 39 24.7 16.8-34.7 51 29.4 21.2-39.1 51 32.3 24.1-41.7 17 9.4 5.5-15.8 14 4.3 2.4- 7.5

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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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