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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,820 2,417 34.1 32.7-35.5 1,554 23.4 22.2-24.7 1,380 21.6 20.4-22.9 501 7.4 6.7- 8.2 968 13.4 12.5-14.4
AGE
18-24 305 71 21.8 16.7-27.9 62 20.7 15.5-27.2 82 27.4 21.6-34.0 43 14.4 10.2-19.8 47 15.8 11.5-21.1
25-34 952 276 29.4 26.1-33.0 239 26.4 23.2-29.9 239 25.8 22.5-29.3 84 7.9 6.2-10.1 114 10.5 8.5-12.9
35-44 1,209 412 33.2 30.1-36.5 321 26.5 23.6-29.7 250 22.2 19.3-25.4 86 7.0 5.5- 8.9 140 11.0 9.1-13.3
45-54 1,274 428 33.1 30.1-36.4 301 23.9 21.1-26.9 292 22.9 20.2-25.9 90 7.1 5.5- 9.0 163 13.0 10.8-15.6
55-64 1,205 429 34.2 31.1-37.5 278 24.4 21.6-27.6 250 21.4 18.7-24.4 78 6.2 4.8- 7.9 170 13.8 11.5-16.5
65-74 997 422 42.9 39.2-46.7 199 18.2 15.6-21.2 158 16.2 13.6-19.2 68 7.6 5.7-10.1 150 15.1 12.6-18.0
75+ 846 368 41.4 37.4-45.5 145 18.1 15.0-21.6 102 14.1 11.3-17.6 52 6.2 4.5- 8.6 179 20.2 17.2-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 865 322 35.0 31.1-39.0 134 14.8 12.2-17.9 130 16.4 13.5-19.9 60 8.0 5.9-10.7 219 25.8 22.2-29.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,997 648 30.6 28.2-33.1 367 19.2 17.1-21.4 444 23.9 21.6-26.4 189 9.3 7.9-11.0 349 17.0 15.0-19.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,826 635 33.1 30.5-35.7 438 25.0 22.6-27.7 379 22.1 19.8-24.7 128 6.8 5.6- 8.4 246 12.9 11.2-14.9
College Graduate 2,125 810 37.8 35.3-40.3 613 28.8 26.6-31.2 427 21.0 19.0-23.3 122 5.9 4.8- 7.3 153 6.4 5.3- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 705 278 38.3 34.0-42.9 116 16.6 13.4-20.5 116 17.4 13.9-21.5 50 6.6 4.8- 9.0 145 21.0 17.5-25.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,067 394 35.7 32.2-39.3 189 17.1 14.4-20.1 186 19.1 16.3-22.2 98 9.2 7.3-11.6 200 18.9 16.2-22.1
$25,000- 34,999 765 253 30.8 26.9-34.9 165 22.3 18.9-26.2 168 22.6 19.1-26.6 69 9.8 7.5-12.8 110 14.5 11.4-18.3
$35,000- 49,999 881 284 32.3 28.7-36.1 198 21.7 18.7-25.1 217 24.2 21.0-27.7 77 9.0 6.9-11.6 105 12.8 10.2-15.9
$50,000-74,999 864 275 29.5 26.1-33.1 236 27.9 24.4-31.7 200 25.0 21.7-28.7 67 7.5 5.6- 9.9 86 10.1 7.9-12.8
$75,000+ 995 359 36.1 32.6-39.8 305 31.7 28.3-35.3 214 21.2 18.3-24.4 52 5.1 3.6- 7.0 65 5.9 4.5- 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,230 857 37.0 34.5-39.5 451 20.8 18.7-23.0 367 18.0 16.0-20.3 156 7.3 6.1- 8.8 399 16.9 15.0-18.9
No 4,552 1,546 32.8 31.1-34.4 1,094 24.6 23.1-26.2 1,008 23.4 21.9-24.9 343 7.4 6.6- 8.4 561 11.8 10.7-13.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 36 36.5 26.0-48.5 17 18.2 10.2-30.2 26 29.5 19.6-41.7 10 7.7 3.8-14.9 9 8.2 4.1-15.7
Non-Veteran 6,702 2,373 34.0 32.7-35.4 1,528 23.5 22.2-24.8 1,353 21.6 20.3-22.8 490 7.4 6.7- 8.2 958 13.5 12.5-14.5
Currently Serving 20 8 43.2 20.6-69.0 9 37.1 17.2-62.6 1 7.8 1.1-39.4 1 6.7 0.9-35.5 1 5.2 0.7-29.5

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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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