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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 581 198 30.5 26.5-34.8 135 23.8 20.0-28.2 127 22.4 18.8-26.6 51 10.2 7.6-13.6 70 13.1 10.1-16.8
GENDER
Male 229 58 22.9 17.6-29.3 51 23.6 17.7-30.6 57 24.3 18.6-31.1 28 13.1 8.9-19.0 35 16.1 11.3-22.4
Female 352 140 38.2 32.7-44.1 84 24.1 19.4-29.5 70 20.5 16.2-25.7 23 7.2 4.7-10.9 35 9.9 6.9-14.2
RACE
White 423 149 31.1 26.5-36.1 110 26.1 21.7-31.0 87 22.0 17.8-26.9 38 11.1 7.9-15.5 39 9.6 6.8-13.5
Other 152 47 29.2 21.7-38.1 25 20.1 12.9-29.9 39 23.9 16.9-32.6 11 6.9 3.7-12.5 30 20.0 13.5-28.5
AGE
18-44 319 97 27.2 22.1-32.9 77 24.5 19.4-30.5 81 25.7 20.6-31.6 26 9.0 6.0-13.2 38 13.6 9.6-19.0
45+ 256 97 34.8 28.5-41.6 57 22.1 16.9-28.2 45 18.0 13.1-24.2 25 12.4 8.0-18.7 32 12.8 8.7-18.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 41 24.3 17.6-32.6 27 21.4 14.1-31.2 35 23.4 16.3-32.5 16 10.4 6.3-16.9 29 20.4 13.7-29.2
Some College + 431 156 32.7 28.0-37.9 108 24.9 20.5-29.8 92 22.2 18.0-26.9 34 10.0 7.0-14.2 41 10.2 7.3-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 206 62 27.7 21.3-35.2 44 21.0 15.0-28.6 55 27.3 20.6-35.2 16 7.2 4.3-11.9 29 16.9 11.2-24.6
$50,000+ 243 76 28.8 23.0-35.4 66 26.2 20.5-32.7 49 20.8 15.7-27.1 28 14.4 9.8-20.8 24 9.8 6.4-14.8

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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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