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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-WHITE MALES

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 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
AGE
18-24 196 38 20.4 14.3-28.2 29 13.1 8.6-19.5 46 22.4 16.1-30.3 35 20.5 14.3-28.5 48 23.6 17.3-31.3
25-34 597 97 17.8 14.4-21.8 133 21.0 17.5-25.0 166 26.1 22.2-30.5 85 13.8 10.8-17.5 116 21.2 17.2-25.9
35-44 784 152 19.5 16.5-23.0 181 23.8 20.4-27.5 209 27.5 23.9-31.5 81 9.8 7.6-12.5 161 19.4 16.3-22.8
45-54 784 196 25.2 21.7-29.2 175 22.5 19.2-26.1 183 23.6 20.1-27.4 73 10.0 7.7-12.9 157 18.7 15.7-22.2
55-64 767 242 31.0 27.2-35.1 152 18.9 15.8-22.5 151 19.7 16.4-23.5 77 11.2 8.6-14.6 145 19.2 16.0-23.0
65-74 551 199 35.2 30.7-40.1 119 23.0 19.1-27.5 91 17.0 13.6-21.1 27 4.5 3.0- 6.8 115 20.3 16.6-24.5
75+ 345 151 45.1 38.9-51.4 72 18.9 14.4-24.4 55 15.7 11.6-20.8 14 4.4 2.2- 8.9 53 15.9 11.8-21.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 492 174 35.0 30.0-40.3 67 12.9 9.8-16.9 78 15.7 12.1-20.3 27 6.7 4.2-10.5 146 29.7 24.8-35.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,108 264 24.0 21.1-27.2 203 17.7 15.2-20.5 242 22.9 20.0-26.1 112 10.7 8.7-13.2 287 24.6 21.7-27.8
Some Post-H.S. 992 252 25.7 22.6-29.2 208 21.1 18.2-24.4 227 21.7 18.8-24.9 106 10.9 8.8-13.4 199 20.5 17.6-23.8
College Graduate 1,435 387 25.7 23.2-28.5 387 26.4 23.8-29.2 354 25.1 22.5-28.0 146 10.9 9.0-13.2 161 11.8 9.8-14.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 282 112 38.9 31.9-46.4 33 11.1 7.4-16.5 31 12.5 7.9-19.1 24 7.7 4.9-12.0 82 29.8 23.2-37.4
$15,000- 24,999 464 141 31.7 26.7-37.0 84 17.1 13.3-21.6 95 21.1 16.9-26.1 41 8.4 5.7-12.1 103 21.8 17.5-26.8
$25,000- 34,999 486 102 20.0 16.3-24.3 105 19.4 15.8-23.5 109 21.9 17.9-26.5 46 11.7 8.5-16.1 124 27.0 22.3-32.1
$35,000- 49,999 646 153 24.4 20.6-28.6 136 22.4 18.7-26.7 170 25.2 21.4-29.4 64 10.3 7.7-13.6 123 17.7 14.5-21.4
$50,000-74,999 640 150 24.3 20.5-28.5 154 22.1 18.7-26.0 141 22.8 19.2-27.0 77 11.9 9.3-15.2 118 18.8 15.5-22.7
$75,000+ 784 180 21.2 18.1-24.6 212 27.3 23.8-31.1 206 25.9 22.4-29.8 90 13.2 10.3-16.6 96 12.5 10.0-15.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,202 382 30.1 27.1-33.3 230 20.2 17.6-23.2 220 18.5 16.0-21.3 95 8.3 6.6-10.5 275 22.8 20.0-25.9
No 2,798 685 24.8 22.9-26.7 632 21.6 19.9-23.5 672 24.2 22.3-26.2 297 11.2 9.8-12.8 512 18.2 16.5-20.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,403 445 30.8 28.1-33.8 308 21.0 18.6-23.6 255 18.6 16.2-21.2 119 9.6 7.9-11.7 276 19.9 17.5-22.5
Non-Veteran 2,543 618 24.3 22.4-26.4 539 21.2 19.3-23.1 612 24.0 22.0-26.1 267 10.8 9.4-12.4 507 19.7 17.8-21.7
Currently Serving 85 15 20.7 12.3-32.7 17 20.3 12.0-32.1 34 40.2 29.1-52.4 6 6.1 2.5-14.1 13 12.8 7.1-22.2

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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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