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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-WHITES

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 2,392 1,069 42.6 40.1-45.0 707 30.4 28.1-32.8 321 14.4 12.6-16.2 295 12.7 11.1-14.4
GENDER
Male 1,094 449 39.4 36.0-42.9 335 31.8 28.6-35.3 152 14.7 12.3-17.5 158 14.1 11.7-16.8
Female 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
18-24 235 95 37.8 30.4-45.8 68 32.0 24.5-40.4 40 15.6 10.6-22.2 32 14.7 9.8-21.4
25-34 651 267 38.6 34.2-43.2 198 30.6 26.4-35.2 97 15.5 12.3-19.3 89 15.4 12.1-19.3
35-44 699 284 39.5 35.2-44.0 227 33.0 28.8-37.4 98 16.1 12.8-20.1 90 11.4 9.0-14.3
45-54 469 228 46.8 41.4-52.4 133 29.1 24.3-34.4 54 12.5 9.2-16.8 54 11.5 8.2-16.0
55-64 230 128 53.7 45.2-62.0 57 26.3 19.5-34.5 23 10.1 6.2-16.1 22 9.9 6.0-15.9
65-74 78 46 55.3 41.8-68.0 17 20.9 12.4-33.1 7 11.1 4.9-23.5 8 12.7 6.0-24.8
75+ 22 16 68.3 43.1-86.0 6 31.7 14.0-56.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 149 74 52.0 42.5-61.4 39 28.6 20.6-38.1 17 7.7 4.6-12.5 19 11.7 7.1-18.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 580 266 43.4 38.5-48.4 155 27.5 23.1-32.4 81 14.9 11.4-19.2 78 14.2 11.0-18.2
Some Post-H.S. 678 297 42.6 38.0-47.3 216 33.4 28.9-38.1 76 11.1 8.4-14.4 89 13.0 10.2-16.4
College Graduate 984 432 40.6 36.9-44.5 296 30.3 26.9-34.0 147 17.4 14.6-20.6 109 11.7 9.3-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 124 62 42.4 31.4-54.2 29 24.5 15.0-37.4 16 16.9 8.3-31.3 17 16.2 8.4-28.7
$15,000- 24,999 259 111 42.9 35.4-50.6 74 26.3 20.2-33.6 34 13.5 9.2-19.4 40 17.3 12.1-24.0
$25,000- 34,999 289 111 39.2 32.6-46.2 87 31.1 24.9-38.1 48 15.3 10.9-21.0 43 14.4 10.3-19.8
$35,000- 49,999 384 188 47.3 41.4-53.3 110 30.1 24.7-36.1 41 11.9 8.4-16.7 45 10.6 7.6-14.7
$50,000-74,999 429 216 48.5 42.7-54.3 122 30.0 24.7-35.8 50 11.4 8.4-15.4 41 10.1 7.1-14.3
$75,000+ 566 220 37.1 32.3-42.1 190 33.8 29.2-38.7 85 16.7 13.0-21.0 71 12.4 9.6-15.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 541 237 42.1 37.2-47.2 144 27.8 23.3-32.8 76 13.6 10.5-17.4 84 16.5 12.9-20.8
No 1,805 814 42.8 40.0-45.7 550 31.2 28.5-33.9 239 14.6 12.6-16.9 202 11.4 9.7-13.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 261 121 41.7 34.8-48.8 69 29.8 23.3-37.1 31 13.6 9.2-19.7 40 15.0 10.2-21.5
Non-Veteran 2,083 929 42.8 40.2-45.4 624 30.6 28.1-33.1 283 14.4 12.5-16.4 247 12.3 10.6-14.2
Currently Serving 44 18 40.4 25.3-57.5 11 23.8 11.9-41.9 7 19.7 9.1-37.6 8 16.1 7.4-31.7

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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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