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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp
or tanning machine, whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,971 1,070 9.4 8.8-10.1 9,901 90.6 89.9-91.2
GENDER
Male 4,066 166 4.3 3.6- 5.1 3,900 95.7 94.9-96.4
Female 6,905 904 14.2 13.2-15.3 6,001 85.8 84.7-86.8
AGE
18-24 505 140 27.5 22.9-32.7 365 72.5 67.3-77.1
25-34 1,551 287 15.7 13.8-17.9 1,264 84.3 82.1-86.2
35-44 1,998 307 14.1 12.3-16.0 1,691 85.9 84.0-87.7
45-54 2,077 214 8.9 7.6-10.4 1,863 91.1 89.6-92.4
55-64 1,994 91 3.7 2.9- 4.7 1,903 96.3 95.3-97.1
65-74 1,576 25 1.6 1.0- 2.6 1,551 98.4 97.4-99.0
75+ 1,229 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 1,225 99.7 99.2-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,390 77 6.2 4.8- 8.0 1,313 93.8 92.0-95.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,139 338 9.9 8.7-11.2 2,801 90.1 88.8-91.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,844 353 12.8 11.2-14.5 2,491 87.2 85.5-88.8
College Graduate 3,584 301 7.7 6.8- 8.8 3,283 92.3 91.2-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,008 51 4.9 3.5- 6.7 957 95.1 93.3-96.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,552 125 7.8 6.3- 9.6 1,427 92.2 90.4-93.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,261 139 10.3 8.5-12.5 1,122 89.7 87.5-91.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,541 187 10.7 9.0-12.6 1,354 89.3 87.4-91.0
$50,000-74,999 1,511 186 11.2 9.4-13.2 1,325 88.8 86.8-90.6
$75,000+ 1,787 204 10.5 9.0-12.3 1,583 89.5 87.7-91.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,500 208 6.7 5.7- 8.0 3,292 93.3 92.0-94.3
No 7,396 857 10.7 9.8-11.5 6,539 89.3 88.5-90.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,515 44 2.5 1.8- 3.6 1,471 97.5 96.4-98.2
Non-Veteran 9,348 1,016 10.9 10.1-11.7 8,332 89.1 88.3-89.9
Currently Serving 106 10 7.3 3.5-14.8 96 92.7 85.2-96.5

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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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