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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

The next question is about sunburns, including any time that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours.Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,014 2,730 19.8 19.0-20.7 12,284 80.2 79.3-81.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,761 2,323 20.0 19.1-20.9 10,438 80.0 79.1-80.9
No 2,231 401 18.7 16.7-21.0 1,830 81.3 79.0-83.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 42 20.3 14.4-27.9 201 79.7 72.1-85.6
Recommended Range 5,094 1,001 21.0 19.6-22.5 4,093 79.0 77.5-80.4
Overweight 5,178 988 20.8 19.4-22.3 4,190 79.2 77.7-80.6
Obese 3,680 609 18.0 16.4-19.6 3,071 82.0 80.4-83.6
Current Smoker
No 11,640 2,043 19.5 18.5-20.4 9,597 80.5 79.6-81.5
Yes 3,329 680 21.1 19.3-22.9 2,649 78.9 77.1-80.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,753 2,304 18.2 17.4-19.1 11,449 81.8 80.9-82.6
Yes 1,062 397 38.4 34.8-42.1 665 61.6 57.9-65.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,414 2,572 19.5 18.6-20.3 11,842 80.5 79.7-81.4
Yes 466 136 29.9 25.1-35.2 330 70.1 64.8-74.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,202 306 11.0 9.6-12.6 2,896 89.0 87.4-90.4
No 11,760 2,418 22.0 21.1-23.0 9,342 78.0 77.0-78.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,187 194 17.4 14.7-20.4 993 82.6 79.6-85.3
No 13,742 2,520 20.0 19.2-20.9 11,222 80.0 79.1-80.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,557 162 11.6 9.8-13.8 1,395 88.4 86.2-90.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 38 27.3 19.6-36.7 99 72.7 63.3-80.4
No 13,136 2,507 20.7 19.8-21.6 10,629 79.3 78.4-80.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 178 22 13.6 8.5-21.0 156 86.4 79.0-91.5

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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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