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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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%)
North Carolina 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
-Pitt County 369 118 33.4 28.1-39.2 78 21.3 16.8-26.6 83 20.9 16.8-25.8 26 6.5 4.2- 9.7 64 17.9 13.8-22.8
GENDER
Male 147 43 31.7 23.8-40.8 31 21.5 14.8-30.1 27 17.5 12.0-24.8 13 7.5 4.2-13.2 33 21.7 15.4-29.8
Female 222 75 35.3 28.6-42.6 47 21.1 15.8-27.6 56 24.7 19.1-31.4 13 5.3 3.0- 9.2 31 13.6 9.4-19.2
RACE
White 247 70 28.3 22.5-35.0 62 24.3 18.9-30.7 59 23.6 18.3-29.8 20 7.8 4.9-12.3 36 16.0 11.4-21.8
Other 120 47 41.5 31.6-52.2 16 16.7 9.7-27.2 24 16.9 10.9-25.3 6 4.3 1.7-10.3 27 20.7 13.6-30.1
AGE
18-44 182 54 32.3 24.9-40.8 38 20.7 14.6-28.5 42 21.1 15.5-28.0 19 9.4 5.8-15.1 29 16.4 11.1-23.6
45+ 186 64 34.9 27.5-43.1 40 22.2 16.0-29.9 41 20.9 15.2-28.1 7 3.1 1.4- 6.4 34 18.9 13.4-26.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 54 39.8 30.8-49.6 15 13.3 7.5-22.7 27 16.0 10.7-23.2 7 4.8 2.1-10.7 37 26.0 18.6-35.1
Some College + 229 64 28.7 22.5-35.7 63 27.2 21.3-34.1 56 24.6 18.9-31.3 19 7.7 4.7-12.2 27 11.8 8.0-17.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 63 33.5 26.1-41.9 32 17.5 11.7-25.3 46 21.5 15.8-28.5 15 6.9 3.9-11.8 41 20.6 14.8-27.8
$50,000+ 110 27 26.1 18.1-36.1 34 29.7 21.5-39.5 25 21.3 14.3-30.3 10 8.3 4.2-15.6 14 14.7 8.6-23.9

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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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