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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-WHITE FEMALES

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?*

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  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 1,298 620 46.7 43.4-50.1 372 28.5 25.5-31.7 169 13.9 11.7-16.4 137 10.9 9.0-13.1
AGE
18-24 135 58 39.1 29.3-49.9 40 34.2 24.2-46.0 23 15.2 9.6-23.1 14 11.5 6.3-20.0
25-34 364 164 43.5 37.6-49.6 108 27.7 22.6-33.4 54 16.9 12.4-22.5 38 11.9 8.4-16.7
35-44 399 173 44.1 38.2-50.2 125 30.9 25.4-37.1 51 14.2 10.3-19.2 50 10.8 7.8-14.8
45-54 251 127 50.2 42.9-57.5 70 26.7 20.7-33.6 27 11.4 7.5-16.9 27 11.7 7.7-17.4
55-64 103 64 62.4 50.9-72.6 24 23.8 15.5-34.9 9 7.9 3.9-15.4 6 5.9 2.1-15.2
65-74 30 20 67.6 47.3-82.9 5 16.9 6.7-36.3 3 9.7 2.9-28.2 2 5.9 1.4-21.3
75+ 10 10 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 68 33 51.3 37.2-65.2 17 27.4 16.6-41.6 10 9.3 4.7-17.6 8 12.1 5.4-24.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 152 48.3 41.6-55.1 83 27.2 21.4-33.9 40 13.9 9.8-19.4 30 10.6 6.9-15.8
Some Post-H.S. 385 183 48.9 42.6-55.3 114 29.6 23.8-36.2 43 10.2 7.1-14.3 45 11.3 8.1-15.5
College Graduate 539 252 43.4 38.6-48.5 157 28.7 24.3-33.4 76 17.3 13.5-22.0 54 10.5 7.8-14.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 41 50.8 37.5-63.9 20 23.4 14.6-35.4 12 17.5 8.4-33.0 7 8.3 3.6-17.9
$15,000- 24,999 137 63 49.2 38.6-59.9 36 19.0 12.9-27.1 19 14.5 8.6-23.5 19 17.3 10.3-27.5
$25,000- 34,999 170 63 36.6 28.3-45.8 51 30.7 22.6-40.3 31 17.8 11.8-26.0 25 14.8 9.7-22.0
$35,000- 49,999 214 111 50.8 42.8-58.8 55 24.3 18.3-31.4 24 14.8 9.3-22.7 24 10.1 6.4-15.4
$50,000-74,999 224 120 51.0 42.9-59.1 63 31.5 24.0-40.1 22 8.0 4.8-12.8 19 9.5 5.6-15.8
$75,000+ 280 121 42.0 35.4-49.0 93 33.0 26.6-40.0 39 14.5 10.3-19.9 27 10.5 6.9-15.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 288 134 44.9 37.9-52.0 77 29.3 22.7-36.9 38 12.7 8.8-18.0 39 13.1 9.1-18.4
No 994 477 47.1 43.3-50.9 291 28.5 25.1-32.1 129 14.1 11.6-17.1 97 10.3 8.2-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 23 11 43.8 23.1-66.9 4 25.9 8.8-55.9 3 7.6 2.2-22.6 5 22.8 9.0-46.9
Non-Veteran 1,265 605 46.8 43.4-50.2 364 28.6 25.5-31.8 166 14.1 11.8-16.6 130 10.6 8.7-12.8
Currently Serving 10 4 39.0 12.9-73.4 4 24.8 7.7-56.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 36.2 8.9-76.7

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*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.

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