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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Skin Cancer Prevention Module (Asked July--December Only)

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?

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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 7,455 2,385 28.0 26.7-29.4 1,583 21.5 20.2-22.8 1,592 22.4 21.1-23.8 568 9.5 8.4-10.7 1,327 18.7 17.3-20.1
-Buncombe County 185 61 31.7 24.1-40.4 49 26.8 19.0-36.4 36 20.0 13.2-29.2 11 8.1 3.4-18.2 28 13.3 8.7-19.8
GENDER
Male 60 17 24.0 14.0-38.0 17 25.0 14.0-40.5 12 24.8 12.8-42.7 5 13.8 4.6-34.5 9 12.4 5.8-24.8
Female 125 44 38.0 28.2-49.0 32 28.3 18.4-41.0 24 16.1 10.4-24.0 6 3.5 1.5- 8.2 19 14.0 8.6-21.9
RACE
White 164 54 32.0 23.8-41.3 43 25.1 17.3-34.9 32 21.4 13.8-31.7 11 9.4 4.0-20.7 24 12.1 7.7-18.5
Other 19 7 31.5 13.7-57.1 4 35.0 12.6-66.8 4 11.9 3.9-30.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 21.6 7.0-50.4
AGE
18-44 54 21 31.9 19.6-47.5 15 29.6 16.0-47.9 9 17.8 7.4-36.8 4 12.5 3.8-34.3 5 8.2 3.1-20.3
45+ 131 40 31.5 23.0-41.5 34 24.6 17.1-34.0 27 21.9 14.7-31.3 7 4.6 2.0- 9.9 23 17.5 11.4-25.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 62 14 18.3 9.6-32.3 13 16.2 8.0-29.9 16 29.5 15.4-49.1 3 11.7 2.5-40.7 16 24.3 13.5-39.6
Some College + 123 47 38.7 28.9-49.6 36 32.5 22.2-44.7 20 15.0 9.1-23.8 8 6.3 2.8-13.4 12 7.5 4.0-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 33 27.1 18.0-38.5 25 27.4 16.3-42.2 22 22.6 12.9-36.4 5 7.6 1.8-26.6 19 15.4 9.0-25.3
$50,000+ 55 23 45.4 31.2-60.4 15 22.9 13.4-36.3 9 15.0 7.0-29.2 4 9.3 3.3-23.7 4 7.5 2.7-19.4

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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.


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