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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 oudoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you stay in the 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 3,735 591 15.4 14.1-16.9 768 21.3 19.7-23.1 1,575 42.3 40.4-44.3 503 13.0 11.8-14.4 298 7.9 6.9- 9.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,010 445 14.1 12.6-15.6 595 20.1 18.4-21.9 1,291 44.2 42.1-46.4 430 13.5 12.2-15.0 249 8.1 7.0- 9.4
No 719 144 20.6 17.0-24.7 171 25.9 21.9-30.4 283 35.5 31.2-40.0 72 10.8 8.1-14.1 49 7.3 5.2-10.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 60 9 19.4 8.4-38.7 16 20.6 11.7-33.7 31 49.9 34.6-65.3 2 3.2 0.8-12.0 2 6.9 1.7-23.9
Recommended Range 1,273 194 15.2 12.9-17.9 264 22.9 20.0-26.0 533 40.8 37.5-44.2 182 13.6 11.5-16.0 100 7.5 5.9- 9.4
Overweight 1,219 184 15.1 12.8-17.7 239 18.4 15.8-21.2 528 44.8 41.4-48.2 172 13.8 11.6-16.3 96 7.9 6.3- 9.9
Obese 956 153 13.6 11.4-16.2 189 21.2 18.2-24.6 405 43.1 39.2-46.9 126 13.1 10.7-15.8 83 9.0 6.9-11.8
Current Smoker
No 2,831 448 14.9 13.4-16.5 607 22.0 20.2-24.0 1,183 42.4 40.2-44.7 384 13.3 11.8-14.9 209 7.4 6.3- 8.6
Yes 893 142 17.3 14.2-20.9 160 19.3 16.1-22.9 387 41.9 37.9-46.0 116 11.9 9.7-14.5 88 9.7 7.5-12.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,406 553 15.7 14.2-17.3 700 21.5 19.8-23.3 1,430 42.0 40.0-44.1 454 13.0 11.7-14.4 269 7.8 6.8- 9.0
Yes 304 35 13.0 9.0-18.4 59 18.6 14.0-24.3 133 44.7 38.1-51.5 48 14.2 10.4-19.3 29 9.4 6.1-14.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,618 580 15.6 14.2-17.1 740 21.3 19.7-23.1 1,525 42.4 40.4-44.4 486 13.0 11.7-14.4 287 7.8 6.7- 8.9
Yes 90 8 10.7 5.0-21.4 20 20.5 12.7-31.4 37 37.1 26.1-49.6 17 18.8 11.0-30.4 8 12.9 5.9-26.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 413 70 14.0 10.7-18.1 96 22.0 17.6-27.2 140 39.0 33.1-45.3 67 16.1 12.1-21.1 40 8.8 6.2-12.3
No 3,315 520 15.7 14.2-17.3 671 21.3 19.6-23.1 1,432 42.7 40.6-44.8 435 12.7 11.4-14.1 257 7.7 6.6- 8.9
Current Asthma
Yes 281 46 13.2 9.5-17.9 64 22.5 16.8-29.3 117 47.7 40.4-55.1 31 9.2 5.9-14.0 23 7.5 4.7-11.8
No 3,439 539 15.5 14.1-17.1 700 21.3 19.6-23.0 1,457 42.0 40.0-44.1 469 13.3 12.0-14.7 274 7.9 6.9- 9.1
Diabetes
Yes 150 19 15.0 7.9-26.7 35 17.7 11.8-25.7 61 41.2 31.5-51.7 18 12.9 7.6-21.0 17 13.2 7.2-22.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 91 15 16.4 9.1-27.6 24 31.4 20.8-44.4 31 31.5 21.8-43.2 17 16.7 10.1-26.4 4 4.0 1.4-11.0
No 3,467 555 15.5 14.1-17.0 704 21.3 19.6-23.1 1,472 42.5 40.5-44.6 462 12.9 11.6-14.3 274 7.7 6.7- 8.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 27 2 6.3 1.4-24.8 5 18.2 7.0-39.5 11 45.7 25.8-67.0 6 22.6 9.8-43.9 3 7.2 2.0-22.7

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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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