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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you are outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often do you stay in the shade?

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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 14,297 2,482 15.8 15.1-16.5 3,766 25.4 24.5-26.3 5,450 39.9 38.8-40.9 1,534 11.3 10.7-12.0 1,065 7.6 7.1- 8.2
-Wake County 580 86 13.9 11.0-17.4 160 26.7 22.7-31.0 228 41.8 37.2-46.6 61 10.8 8.2-13.9 45 6.9 4.9- 9.5
GENDER
Male 228 25 10.5 6.8-15.9 45 20.7 15.3-27.3 104 47.8 40.6-55.2 36 14.3 10.1-19.9 18 6.6 3.9-11.1
Female 352 61 17.4 13.3-22.3 115 32.8 27.5-38.6 124 35.7 30.2-41.5 25 7.1 4.7-10.5 27 7.1 4.7-10.5
RACE
White 421 53 11.7 8.7-15.5 114 25.8 21.4-30.6 171 43.0 37.7-48.5 47 11.7 8.6-15.8 36 7.8 5.5-10.9
Other 153 32 18.9 12.8-26.9 44 27.7 20.1-36.8 55 39.8 30.9-49.3 13 8.5 4.8-14.6 9 5.2 2.2-11.6
AGE
18-44 318 33 10.4 7.1-14.9 77 25.6 20.4-31.7 139 42.9 36.7-49.2 44 14.4 10.5-19.3 25 6.8 4.2-10.7
45+ 256 51 18.6 13.7-24.6 81 28.6 22.9-35.2 87 39.6 32.8-46.9 17 6.0 3.6- 9.8 20 7.2 4.6-11.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 27 16.1 10.7-23.6 40 27.1 19.3-36.5 52 40.8 31.7-50.7 17 10.4 6.2-16.8 12 5.5 3.0-10.1
Some College + 430 59 13.1 9.8-17.2 119 26.5 22.1-31.4 176 42.4 37.1-47.9 43 10.6 7.7-14.5 33 7.4 5.0-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 30 14.8 10.0-21.4 52 21.0 15.5-27.9 92 46.8 38.8-55.0 20 10.5 6.4-16.8 14 6.8 3.6-12.7
$50,000+ 241 27 10.8 7.1-16.2 65 25.7 20.2-32.2 98 43.4 36.5-50.6 33 13.2 9.3-18.4 18 6.8 4.2-10.9

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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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