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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you protect your skin from the sun,
such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?
Would you say:

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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 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,313 4,078 31.6 30.6-32.6 2,620 21.4 20.5-22.3 2,569 21.9 21.0-22.9 939 8.2 7.6- 8.9 2,107 16.9 16.1-17.8
No 2,135 578 25.5 23.1-27.9 320 14.8 12.9-16.9 440 20.0 17.9-22.3 208 11.2 9.4-13.3 589 28.5 26.0-31.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 234 94 41.4 33.3-50.1 46 22.1 15.6-30.4 34 15.3 10.0-22.5 15 4.1 2.2- 7.5 45 17.1 11.8-24.2
Recommended Range 4,913 1,653 32.1 30.5-33.7 1,083 21.8 20.4-23.3 976 20.6 19.2-22.1 378 8.2 7.2- 9.3 823 17.3 15.9-18.8
Overweight 4,997 1,537 28.8 27.2-30.4 1,033 21.1 19.7-22.6 1,113 22.9 21.5-24.4 421 9.0 8.0-10.2 893 18.2 16.8-19.6
Obese 3,559 1,134 30.1 28.3-32.0 650 17.5 16.1-19.1 730 21.0 19.3-22.8 275 9.4 8.1-10.8 770 21.9 20.3-23.7
Current Smoker
No 11,236 3,755 31.2 30.2-32.3 2,460 22.1 21.2-23.1 2,372 22.0 21.0-23.0 839 8.3 7.7- 9.1 1,810 16.3 15.5-17.3
Yes 3,185 887 28.0 26.0-30.0 483 14.1 12.7-15.7 629 20.1 18.4-21.9 305 10.2 8.8-11.7 881 27.7 25.7-29.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,254 4,384 31.2 30.2-32.2 2,721 20.5 19.7-21.4 2,748 21.4 20.6-22.4 1,011 8.4 7.8- 9.0 2,390 18.4 17.6-19.3
Yes 1,032 219 22.7 19.6-26.2 199 18.3 15.6-21.3 228 23.2 20.1-26.6 125 13.0 10.6-15.9 261 22.8 19.9-26.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,893 4,513 30.7 29.8-31.7 2,847 20.5 19.7-21.4 2,903 21.7 20.8-22.6 1,100 8.7 8.1- 9.4 2,530 18.4 17.6-19.2
Yes 454 111 25.7 20.9-31.2 83 15.1 11.9-19.0 86 18.6 14.7-23.4 42 10.5 7.3-14.8 132 30.0 24.9-35.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,032 1,153 35.1 33.0-37.3 470 16.0 14.3-17.8 474 16.4 14.7-18.1 206 7.7 6.5- 9.3 729 24.8 22.8-26.9
No 11,389 3,486 29.4 28.4-30.5 2,469 21.3 20.4-22.3 2,531 22.8 21.9-23.8 942 9.0 8.3- 9.7 1,961 17.4 16.5-18.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,143 436 35.6 32.2-39.1 201 16.6 14.1-19.5 209 20.0 17.1-23.2 82 8.2 6.2-10.8 215 19.7 16.9-22.8
No 13,242 4,200 30.1 29.2-31.1 2,730 20.6 19.7-21.4 2,788 21.7 20.8-22.6 1,061 8.8 8.2- 9.5 2,463 18.8 17.9-19.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,476 598 38.6 35.6-41.8 258 17.0 14.8-19.4 240 16.7 14.4-19.2 86 6.8 5.2- 8.9 294 20.9 18.2-23.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 132 38 31.1 22.6-41.1 32 25.4 17.7-34.9 24 16.1 10.4-24.1 15 8.8 5.0-15.0 23 18.7 11.6-28.7
No 12,681 3,950 29.6 28.6-30.6 2,630 20.6 19.7-21.5 2,726 22.2 21.3-23.2 1,032 8.9 8.3- 9.6 2,343 18.6 17.8-19.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 172 70 36.4 27.8-46.1 25 17.3 11.1-25.8 23 14.7 8.8-23.7 17 11.0 6.2-18.7 37 20.5 13.9-29.3

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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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