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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?n 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,522 470 6.8 6.1- 7.7 7,052 93.2 92.3-93.9
-Eastern NC 2,509 135 5.8 4.6- 7.2 2,374 94.2 92.8-95.4
GENDER
Male 903 17 2.5 1.5- 4.3 886 97.5 95.7-98.5
Female 1,606 118 8.9 7.0-11.2 1,488 91.1 88.8-93.0
RACE
White 1,707 128 8.1 6.5-10.0 1,579 91.9 90.0-93.5
African American 557 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 556 99.7 98.0- 100
Other Minorities 241 6 3.6 1.1-11.5 235 96.4 88.5-98.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 126 3 3.6 0.7-17.3 123 96.4 82.7-99.3
Non-Hispanic 2,378 132 6.0 4.8- 7.4 2,246 94.0 92.6-95.2
AGE
18-24 98 14 11.3 6.1-20.0 84 88.7 80.0-93.9
25-34 273 31 9.1 6.0-13.5 242 90.9 86.5-94.0
35-44 408 35 7.2 4.9-10.5 373 92.8 89.5-95.1
45-54 507 33 5.4 3.7- 8.0 474 94.6 92.0-96.3
55-64 513 16 2.1 1.2- 3.5 497 97.9 96.5-98.8
65-74 402 4 1.1 0.4- 3.5 398 98.9 96.5-99.6
75+ 294 2 0.3 0.1- 1.0 292 99.7 99.0-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 409 11 2.8 1.3- 6.1 398 97.2 93.9-98.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 793 45 5.8 4.0- 8.3 748 94.2 91.7-96.0
Some Post-H.S. 630 32 5.5 3.5- 8.4 598 94.5 91.6-96.5
College Graduate 674 46 7.7 5.1-11.5 628 92.3 88.5-94.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 6 1.1 0.4- 2.7 313 98.9 97.3-99.6
$15,000- 24,999 405 16 2.8 1.6- 5.1 389 97.2 94.9-98.4
$25,000- 34,999 340 13 4.6 2.3- 8.8 327 95.4 91.2-97.7
$35,000- 49,999 357 29 7.6 4.8-11.9 328 92.4 88.1-95.2
$50,000-74,999 357 28 7.2 4.4-11.5 329 92.8 88.5-95.6
$75,000+ 367 26 7.4 4.7-11.5 341 92.6 88.5-95.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 990 33 4.1 2.5- 6.6 957 95.9 93.4-97.5
No 1,493 99 6.5 5.0- 8.3 1,394 93.5 91.7-95.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 408 10 3.9 1.8- 8.3 398 96.1 91.7-98.2
Non-Veteran 2,099 125 6.2 4.9- 7.8 1,974 93.8 92.2-95.1

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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.

** 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.

***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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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