SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
One Two Three Four or more burns
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,662 1,209 44.0 41.7-46.4 769 29.4 27.2-31.6 355 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 12.6 11.1-14.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,264 1,031 43.6 41.1-46.1 656 29.6 27.2-32.0 309 14.7 12.9-16.7 268 12.2 10.5-14.0
No 392 177 47.0 40.6-53.5 109 27.4 22.2-33.4 46 10.7 7.5-14.8 60 14.9 11.1-19.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 17 45.7 28.0-64.5 11 21.8 10.7-39.4 7 19.5 8.7-38.0 5 13.0 4.9-30.1
Recommended Range 979 449 45.0 41.1-48.9 289 30.4 26.8-34.3 126 13.2 10.7-16.1 115 11.4 9.2-14.0
Overweight 958 421 41.6 37.9-45.5 289 31.0 27.5-34.8 119 12.9 10.5-15.8 129 14.4 11.7-17.5
Obese 598 280 45.1 40.2-50.1 161 27.6 23.4-32.3 92 16.7 13.1-21.1 65 10.6 7.9-14.1
Current Smoker
No 1,991 911 44.1 41.4-46.9 586 29.6 27.2-32.2 269 14.7 12.8-16.8 225 11.6 9.9-13.5
Yes 664 295 43.4 38.8-48.2 181 28.8 24.6-33.5 86 12.1 9.4-15.4 102 15.6 12.5-19.4
Binge Drinker
No 2,250 1,056 45.6 43.0-48.2 641 28.7 26.4-31.1 295 14.0 12.3-16.0 258 11.7 10.1-13.5
Yes 386 138 34.6 29.0-40.7 125 34.2 28.5-40.4 58 14.4 10.6-19.3 65 16.8 12.8-21.7
Heavy Drinker
No 2,510 1,148 44.1 41.7-46.6 726 29.5 27.3-31.8 339 14.2 12.6-16.1 297 12.2 10.6-13.9
Yes 133 52 39.8 30.2-50.2 36 27.9 19.6-38.1 15 10.4 5.9-17.6 30 21.9 15.0-30.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 284 124 41.8 34.6-49.3 67 24.5 18.8-31.3 42 16.6 11.4-23.7 51 17.1 12.4-23.2
No 2,374 1,083 44.2 41.8-46.7 701 30.0 27.7-32.4 312 13.7 12.1-15.5 278 12.1 10.5-13.8
Current Asthma
Yes 192 84 43.3 34.6-52.4 51 26.7 19.5-35.3 31 17.7 11.2-26.8 26 12.3 7.9-18.7
No 2,456 1,119 44.1 41.7-46.6 714 29.6 27.4-32.0 323 13.7 12.1-15.5 300 12.6 11.0-14.3
Diabetes
Yes 155 82 52.3 43.1-61.4 32 22.3 15.4-31.2 22 14.8 9.2-22.9 19 10.5 6.1-17.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 38 15 32.2 18.7-49.5 18 48.8 31.5-66.4 4 17.5 6.5-39.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4
No 2,447 1,101 43.6 41.2-46.1 714 29.6 27.4-32.0 327 13.9 12.3-15.8 305 12.8 11.2-14.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 21 10 48.4 25.8-71.7 5 22.7 9.2-46.0 2 13.7 3.0-44.8 4 15.2 5.3-36.2

Back to Excess Sun Exposure.

*Asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 11APR05.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook