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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Excess Sun Exposure-WHITES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,225 2,444 24.3 23.2-25.3 8,781 75.7 74.7-76.8
GENDER
Male 4,186 1,130 28.6 27.0-30.4 3,056 71.4 69.6-73.0
Female 7,039 1,314 20.2 19.0-21.4 5,725 79.8 78.6-81.0
AGE
18-24 519 238 47.8 42.5-53.2 281 52.2 46.8-57.5
25-34 1,580 658 42.5 39.6-45.6 922 57.5 54.4-60.4
35-44 2,042 715 35.2 32.7-37.8 1,327 64.8 62.2-67.3
45-54 2,129 480 24.2 22.0-26.5 1,649 75.8 73.5-78.0
55-64 2,027 235 12.4 10.6-14.4 1,792 87.6 85.6-89.4
65-74 1,612 83 5.7 4.4- 7.3 1,529 94.3 92.7-95.6
75+ 1,272 27 2.7 1.7- 4.3 1,245 97.3 95.7-98.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,448 153 12.8 10.7-15.2 1,295 87.2 84.8-89.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,240 596 21.0 19.3-22.9 2,644 79.0 77.1-80.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,900 694 26.9 24.9-29.1 2,206 73.1 70.9-75.1
College Graduate 3,623 1,000 29.1 27.2-31.0 2,623 70.9 69.0-72.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,047 129 13.8 11.0-17.1 918 86.2 82.9-89.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,591 265 20.0 17.4-22.8 1,326 80.0 77.2-82.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,282 295 25.7 22.8-28.9 987 74.3 71.1-77.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,571 395 25.8 23.2-28.5 1,176 74.2 71.5-76.8
$50,000-74,999 1,536 439 29.3 26.6-32.2 1,097 70.7 67.8-73.4
$75,000+ 1,803 573 32.5 29.9-35.2 1,230 67.5 64.8-70.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,550 554 17.7 16.1-19.3 2,996 82.3 80.7-83.9
No 7,382 1,841 27.4 26.1-28.8 5,541 72.6 71.2-73.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,558 276 18.7 16.4-21.2 1,282 81.3 78.8-83.6
Non-Veteran 9,544 2,119 25.1 24.0-26.3 7,425 74.9 73.7-76.0
Currently Serving 107 45 43.1 32.6-54.1 62 56.9 45.9-67.4

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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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