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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 434 132 29.6 24.9-34.7 82 18.3 14.5-22.9 89 20.0 16.0-24.6 31 7.3 4.8-10.9 100 24.8 20.3-29.9
GENDER
Male 152 36 24.5 17.6-33.1 28 18.0 12.0-26.1 35 21.9 15.5-30.0 11 7.5 3.7-14.4 42 28.1 20.7-36.8
Female 282 96 34.1 28.2-40.5 54 18.6 14.1-24.0 54 18.3 13.9-23.7 20 7.2 4.5-11.3 58 21.9 16.8-28.1
RACE
White 363 113 31.6 26.4-37.4 74 19.6 15.4-24.7 77 21.2 16.8-26.3 29 7.4 5.0-10.8 70 20.2 15.8-25.4
Other 69 18 19.7 11.8-31.0 8 13.4 6.1-27.1 12 15.7 8.0-28.5 2 7.2 1.7-25.5 29 44.0 30.8-58.2
AGE
18-44 174 51 26.3 19.9-33.9 29 17.4 11.6-25.3 33 18.6 12.8-26.1 17 10.6 6.1-17.6 44 27.2 20.2-35.5
45+ 259 80 31.8 25.5-38.9 53 19.2 14.4-25.1 56 21.4 16.3-27.5 14 4.6 2.6- 8.1 56 23.0 17.4-29.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 233 72 27.2 21.1-34.2 36 16.3 11.3-23.1 46 20.6 15.1-27.5 20 9.3 5.5-15.1 59 26.6 20.4-33.8
Some College + 201 60 32.7 25.8-40.4 46 20.8 15.5-27.4 43 19.2 14.1-25.6 11 4.8 2.6- 8.9 41 22.5 16.3-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 250 80 31.5 25.2-38.6 40 15.5 10.8-21.8 53 21.5 16.0-28.2 18 7.5 4.2-13.1 59 24.0 18.3-30.7
$50,000+ 102 22 21.9 14.4-31.8 24 21.7 14.5-31.3 26 22.4 15.1-31.8 10 8.9 4.7-16.3 20 25.1 16.4-36.4

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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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