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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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When you are outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often do you stay in the shade?

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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 10,696 1,495 12.5 11.8-13.3 2,688 24.0 23.0-25.0 4,387 42.9 41.7-44.1 1,287 12.6 11.8-13.4 839 8.0 7.3- 8.6
GENDER
Male 3,944 378 9.4 8.3-10.5 816 20.6 19.1-22.2 1,750 44.8 43.0-46.7 636 16.0 14.7-17.5 364 9.1 8.1-10.3
Female 6,752 1,117 15.5 14.4-16.5 1,872 27.0 25.8-28.4 2,637 41.2 39.7-42.6 651 9.5 8.7-10.4 475 6.9 6.2- 7.6
AGE
18-24 503 32 6.8 4.5-10.1 78 15.0 11.5-19.2 239 44.4 39.1-49.8 104 22.7 18.2-27.9 50 11.1 8.0-15.3
25-34 1,530 132 7.7 6.2- 9.5 300 19.8 17.4-22.5 769 50.2 47.1-53.3 216 14.7 12.6-17.1 113 7.6 6.1- 9.6
35-44 1,970 166 7.6 6.4- 9.2 392 19.6 17.5-21.9 959 48.9 46.2-51.7 285 15.1 13.2-17.1 168 8.7 7.3-10.5
45-54 2,019 241 12.3 10.6-14.3 512 24.6 22.4-27.1 898 46.5 43.8-49.2 219 9.8 8.3-11.4 149 6.8 5.6- 8.2
55-64 1,936 291 13.2 11.5-15.1 547 28.0 25.6-30.5 756 40.6 37.8-43.4 214 11.3 9.6-13.3 128 6.9 5.7- 8.4
65-74 1,532 312 19.3 17.0-21.8 462 28.3 25.6-31.1 488 33.3 30.4-36.3 152 10.9 9.1-13.0 118 8.3 6.7-10.2
75+ 1,165 313 26.0 23.0-29.3 383 32.0 28.7-35.4 263 24.8 21.7-28.1 97 8.4 6.5-10.7 109 8.9 7.1-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,339 319 21.7 19.0-24.5 375 25.0 22.3-28.0 385 32.0 28.7-35.4 137 12.0 9.7-14.6 123 9.4 7.6-11.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,068 440 13.3 11.9-14.9 758 23.7 21.9-25.6 1,239 41.9 39.7-44.1 366 12.5 11.1-14.1 265 8.6 7.4-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,777 361 11.5 10.2-13.0 712 24.8 22.9-26.9 1,124 42.0 39.7-44.3 356 13.3 11.7-15.0 224 8.4 7.2- 9.8
College Graduate 3,499 373 9.6 8.4-10.8 840 23.2 21.5-25.0 1,635 48.3 46.2-50.3 427 12.4 11.2-13.9 224 6.5 5.6- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 977 230 23.6 20.4-27.2 269 25.0 21.8-28.6 323 35.3 31.3-39.4 89 8.8 6.4-12.0 66 7.2 5.3- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,510 267 15.7 13.6-18.1 416 25.6 22.9-28.4 539 37.3 34.3-40.5 173 14.1 11.7-16.9 115 7.3 5.8- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,244 135 10.5 8.6-12.8 295 22.5 19.8-25.4 533 44.2 40.8-47.7 177 14.8 12.5-17.4 104 8.0 6.4-10.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,505 146 9.3 7.7-11.2 339 24.0 21.4-26.8 728 46.7 43.7-49.8 199 13.7 11.7-16.0 93 6.3 4.9- 8.0
$50,000-74,999 1,481 119 7.7 6.2- 9.5 324 20.3 18.0-22.9 719 49.4 46.4-52.5 217 14.8 12.8-17.2 102 7.7 6.2- 9.5
$75,000+ 1,752 125 6.5 5.3- 7.9 377 21.0 18.8-23.4 872 51.2 48.4-54.1 255 13.7 11.9-15.7 123 7.6 6.1- 9.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,391 735 19.2 17.7-20.9 1,005 28.3 26.4-30.2 1,062 33.7 31.7-35.8 319 10.4 9.1-11.9 270 8.4 7.2- 9.6
No 7,241 750 9.7 8.9-10.6 1,666 22.1 20.9-23.3 3,303 46.9 45.5-48.3 960 13.6 12.6-14.6 562 7.7 7.0- 8.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,460 162 11.3 9.4-13.4 368 24.6 22.1-27.4 568 39.6 36.7-42.7 218 15.0 12.9-17.4 144 9.5 7.9-11.4
Non-Veteran 9,130 1,328 12.9 12.1-13.7 2,299 23.9 22.8-25.0 3,765 43.5 42.2-44.8 1,052 12.1 11.3-13.0 686 7.7 7.0- 8.4
Currently Serving 104 5 5.6 2.1-13.9 20 21.1 12.9-32.6 54 51.1 40.1-62.0 16 14.8 8.8-24.0 9 7.4 3.5-15.1

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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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