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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has the youngest child in your household had a sunburn within the past 12 months?,
By sunburn, I mean reddening of the skin that lasted at least 12 hours.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,825 645 15.8 14.5-17.3 3,180 84.2 82.7-85.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,082 549 17.0 15.5-18.6 2,533 83.0 81.4-84.5
No 737 96 11.5 9.0-14.6 641 88.5 85.4-91.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 61 6 9.4 3.9-20.8 55 90.6 79.2-96.1
Recommended Range 1,299 250 17.2 15.0-19.7 1,049 82.8 80.3-85.0
Overweight 1,247 200 14.9 12.8-17.4 1,047 85.1 82.6-87.2
Obese 984 164 17.2 14.4-20.3 820 82.8 79.7-85.6
Current Smoker
No 2,903 459 15.4 13.9-17.0 2,444 84.6 83.0-86.1
Yes 913 185 17.4 14.8-20.4 728 82.6 79.6-85.2
Binge Drinker
No 3,492 576 15.4 14.0-16.9 2,916 84.6 83.1-86.0
Yes 306 65 20.7 15.8-26.5 241 79.3 73.5-84.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,704 621 15.9 14.5-17.3 3,083 84.1 82.7-85.5
Yes 93 18 13.1 7.6-21.6 75 86.9 78.4-92.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 427 69 16.5 12.6-21.3 358 83.5 78.7-87.4
No 3,390 576 15.8 14.4-17.3 2,814 84.2 82.7-85.6
Current Asthma
Yes 290 63 20.4 15.4-26.6 227 79.6 73.4-84.6
No 3,519 580 15.5 14.1-17.0 2,939 84.5 83.0-85.9
Diabetes
Yes 151 25 14.5 9.1-22.5 126 85.5 77.5-90.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 92 14 15.0 8.4-25.4 78 85.0 74.6-91.6
No 3,553 600 15.9 14.5-17.3 2,953 84.1 82.7-85.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 29 6 21.1 8.3-44.1 23 78.9 55.9-91.7

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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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