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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,632 1,127 7.3 6.8- 7.8 13,505 92.7 92.2-93.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,458 969 7.6 7.0- 8.2 11,489 92.4 91.8-93.0
No 2,156 157 5.9 4.8- 7.1 1,999 94.1 92.9-95.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 236 25 10.6 6.8-16.2 211 89.4 83.8-93.2
Recommended Range 4,963 550 10.4 9.5-11.5 4,413 89.6 88.5-90.5
Overweight 5,052 357 6.7 5.9- 7.6 4,695 93.3 92.4-94.1
Obese 3,605 155 4.3 3.5- 5.2 3,450 95.7 94.8-96.5
Current Smoker
No 11,373 768 6.5 5.9- 7.0 10,605 93.5 93.0-94.1
Yes 3,214 354 10.2 9.0-11.5 2,860 89.8 88.5-91.0
Binge Drinker
No 13,413 973 6.8 6.3- 7.4 12,440 93.2 92.6-93.7
Yes 1,037 145 12.6 10.4-15.3 892 87.4 84.7-89.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,056 1,077 7.2 6.7- 7.8 12,979 92.8 92.2-93.3
Yes 457 44 8.8 6.2-12.4 413 91.2 87.6-93.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,106 89 3.2 2.5- 4.2 3,017 96.8 95.8-97.5
No 11,478 1,036 8.3 7.7- 8.9 10,442 91.7 91.1-92.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,161 83 7.8 6.0-10.2 1,078 92.2 89.8-94.0
No 13,388 1,039 7.3 6.7- 7.8 12,349 92.7 92.2-93.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,518 29 2.0 1.2- 3.2 1,489 98.0 96.8-98.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 19 14.7 9.0-23.0 115 85.3 77.0-91.0
No 12,800 1,065 7.8 7.3- 8.4 11,735 92.2 91.6-92.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 14 7.0 3.7-12.8 161 93.0 87.2-96.3

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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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