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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-WHITES

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 10,853 3,495 30.4 29.3-31.5 2,419 22.3 21.4-23.3 2,282 22.1 21.1-23.1 893 8.8 8.1- 9.5 1,764 16.4 15.5-17.3
GENDER
Male 4,033 1,078 26.4 24.8-28.1 865 21.1 19.7-22.7 902 22.5 21.0-24.2 392 10.3 9.2-11.6 796 19.6 18.2-21.2
Female 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
18-24 501 109 21.1 17.0-25.9 91 17.0 13.3-21.4 128 24.9 20.5-30.0 78 17.4 13.5-22.1 95 19.6 15.7-24.2
25-34 1,549 373 23.7 21.2-26.4 372 23.7 21.3-26.4 405 25.9 23.4-28.7 169 10.8 9.0-12.9 230 15.8 13.5-18.4
35-44 1,993 564 26.5 24.3-28.9 502 25.2 22.9-27.6 459 24.8 22.5-27.3 167 8.4 7.0-10.0 301 15.1 13.3-17.1
45-54 2,058 624 29.4 27.1-31.9 476 23.2 21.1-25.5 475 23.2 21.0-25.6 163 8.4 7.0-10.1 320 15.7 13.8-17.7
55-64 1,972 671 32.5 30.0-35.2 430 21.6 19.4-23.9 401 20.5 18.3-22.9 155 8.8 7.2-10.7 315 16.6 14.5-18.9
65-74 1,548 621 39.2 36.2-42.2 318 20.5 18.1-23.2 249 16.6 14.4-19.0 95 6.1 4.8- 7.7 265 17.6 15.3-20.1
75+ 1,191 519 42.9 39.4-46.5 217 18.4 15.7-21.4 157 14.8 12.3-17.6 66 5.5 4.0- 7.6 232 18.4 15.9-21.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,357 496 35.0 31.8-38.3 201 13.9 11.7-16.3 208 16.1 13.7-18.8 87 7.3 5.6- 9.5 365 27.7 24.7-31.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,105 912 27.5 25.7-29.5 570 18.5 16.8-20.2 686 23.5 21.6-25.4 301 10.0 8.7-11.4 636 20.5 18.8-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,818 887 29.7 27.7-31.8 646 23.3 21.4-25.3 606 21.9 20.1-23.9 234 8.7 7.5-10.1 445 16.4 14.7-18.2
College Graduate 3,560 1,197 31.7 29.8-33.6 1,000 27.6 25.9-29.4 781 23.1 21.4-24.9 268 8.4 7.3- 9.8 314 9.1 8.0-10.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 987 390 38.6 34.6-42.7 149 14.3 11.7-17.4 147 15.3 12.4-18.8 74 7.1 5.4- 9.2 227 24.7 21.2-28.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,531 535 33.9 31.0-37.0 273 17.1 14.8-19.6 281 20.0 17.5-22.7 139 8.8 7.2-10.8 303 20.2 17.7-22.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,251 355 25.6 22.8-28.5 270 20.9 18.4-23.7 277 22.3 19.6-25.2 115 10.8 8.7-13.3 234 20.5 17.7-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,527 437 28.3 25.7-31.1 334 22.1 19.6-24.8 387 24.7 22.2-27.4 141 9.6 7.9-11.7 228 15.3 13.2-17.6
$50,000-74,999 1,504 425 26.7 24.1-29.5 390 24.8 22.3-27.6 341 23.9 21.3-26.6 144 9.9 8.2-11.9 204 14.7 12.6-17.1
$75,000+ 1,779 539 28.1 25.7-30.7 517 29.3 26.8-31.9 420 23.7 21.4-26.3 142 9.4 7.7-11.4 161 9.4 7.9-11.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,432 1,239 33.8 31.9-35.8 681 20.5 18.9-22.3 587 18.2 16.6-20.0 251 7.8 6.7- 9.0 674 19.6 18.0-21.4
No 7,350 2,231 28.8 27.6-30.1 1,726 23.2 22.0-24.4 1,680 23.8 22.6-25.0 640 9.3 8.5-10.2 1,073 14.9 13.9-16.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,501 481 31.1 28.3-33.9 325 20.9 18.6-23.5 281 19.0 16.7-21.6 129 9.5 7.8-11.6 285 19.5 17.2-22.0
Non-Veteran 9,245 2,991 30.4 29.2-31.5 2,067 22.6 21.6-23.7 1,965 22.5 21.4-23.6 757 8.7 8.0- 9.5 1,465 15.9 14.9-16.8
Currently Serving 105 23 23.4 15.1-34.3 26 22.3 14.4-32.9 35 36.2 26.3-47.5 7 6.2 2.7-13.3 14 11.9 6.7-20.2

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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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