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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 2,489 858 30.8 28.5-33.2 456 17.5 15.6-19.6 548 24.5 22.1-27.0 166 7.5 5.9- 9.4 461 19.8 17.5-22.2
GENDER
Male 900 310 28.8 25.3-32.7 155 16.5 13.6-19.9 197 25.3 21.4-29.7 68 8.0 5.6-11.5 170 21.3 17.5-25.6
Female 1,589 548 32.7 29.9-35.7 301 18.5 16.2-21.1 351 23.6 21.1-26.4 98 6.9 5.2- 9.0 291 18.3 16.0-20.8
RACE
White 1,694 571 29.4 26.7-32.3 352 20.7 18.2-23.4 381 26.5 23.5-29.7 129 8.9 6.7-11.6 261 14.6 12.4-17.1
African American 552 206 35.9 30.9-41.2 74 13.0 9.8-17.0 115 22.4 17.5-28.0 26 4.2 2.6- 6.8 131 24.6 20.1-29.6
Other Minorities 239 79 29.1 21.9-37.6 30 9.7 6.1-15.1 52 18.1 12.9-24.8 11 6.0 3.1-11.2 67 37.1 28.2-46.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 124 32 24.4 15.6-35.9 13 7.4 3.5-15.0 32 18.9 12.2-28.0 9 7.4 3.5-14.9 38 42.0 30.1-54.9
Non-Hispanic 2,360 823 31.4 29.0-33.9 443 18.5 16.5-20.7 516 25.0 22.5-27.7 157 7.5 5.8- 9.5 421 17.6 15.6-19.8
AGE
18-24 97 17 15.0 8.7-24.7 14 13.2 7.1-23.2 36 36.3 25.3-48.8 10 13.5 6.4-26.2 20 22.1 13.0-34.9
25-34 272 62 22.9 17.3-29.6 56 18.4 13.7-24.3 80 31.1 24.8-38.1 25 10.7 7.0-16.1 49 16.9 12.3-22.8
35-44 407 118 27.9 23.0-33.5 66 15.4 11.8-19.9 116 27.3 22.5-32.7 30 6.4 4.2- 9.6 77 23.0 17.7-29.3
45-54 502 171 34.5 29.6-39.7 100 20.1 16.0-24.9 115 21.3 17.3-25.8 24 4.8 2.8- 8.2 92 19.3 15.4-23.9
55-64 507 173 34.8 30.0-39.9 109 22.9 18.6-27.7 102 18.3 14.7-22.4 34 6.6 4.5- 9.6 89 17.4 13.8-21.8
65-74 400 163 42.8 37.1-48.6 65 15.1 11.5-19.5 61 15.8 12.1-20.3 31 6.4 4.1- 9.6 80 20.0 15.7-25.1
75+ 289 147 47.3 40.7-54.1 43 15.2 11.1-20.4 37 16.2 11.4-22.6 11 3.2 1.7- 5.9 51 18.1 13.4-23.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 157 32.5 26.6-38.9 41 8.1 5.2-12.4 63 18.0 12.5-25.2 18 4.1 2.3- 7.3 120 37.3 30.3-44.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 787 259 29.1 25.0-33.6 118 13.5 10.6-17.0 181 25.4 21.1-30.2 56 10.0 6.5-15.1 173 22.0 17.9-26.8
Some Post-H.S. 627 207 28.9 24.7-33.6 115 19.9 15.9-24.6 158 28.5 23.7-33.8 42 6.9 4.7-10.1 105 15.8 12.4-19.8
College Graduate 673 235 34.2 29.9-38.9 181 26.4 22.5-30.8 145 23.0 19.1-27.3 50 6.7 4.8- 9.2 62 9.7 6.9-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 316 117 34.0 27.8-40.9 41 13.9 9.5-20.0 52 16.3 11.8-22.1 11 3.5 1.6- 7.3 95 32.3 25.8-39.5
$15,000- 24,999 396 144 30.5 24.5-37.2 52 12.4 8.3-18.2 78 18.3 13.9-23.8 28 9.6 5.0-17.5 94 29.2 22.1-37.6
$25,000- 34,999 339 120 32.5 26.2-39.4 58 18.2 12.8-25.3 84 26.5 20.3-33.8 23 4.7 2.8- 7.8 54 18.1 12.9-24.8
$35,000- 49,999 357 120 29.7 23.9-36.3 66 15.7 11.8-20.8 90 31.6 24.8-39.2 23 6.9 3.9-11.8 58 16.1 11.6-22.0
$50,000-74,999 356 107 27.0 22.0-32.8 93 25.1 20.0-31.1 82 24.0 18.7-30.2 29 10.5 6.8-15.8 45 13.3 8.5-20.4
$75,000+ 367 115 31.9 26.4-37.9 91 23.2 18.6-28.6 91 27.9 22.5-34.2 32 7.0 4.8-10.3 38 9.9 6.9-13.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 977 365 34.7 31.1-38.6 168 17.9 14.7-21.5 176 19.1 16.1-22.6 58 7.5 4.9-11.2 210 20.8 17.8-24.2
No 1,486 486 28.9 26.0-32.1 285 17.5 15.1-20.1 368 27.1 23.9-30.5 107 7.5 5.7- 9.9 240 19.0 16.1-22.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 407 141 32.5 27.0-38.6 77 19.8 15.2-25.4 86 24.2 18.6-30.9 33 8.6 5.6-13.0 70 14.9 11.3-19.2
Non-Veteran 2,080 715 30.4 27.9-33.1 379 17.0 15.0-19.3 462 24.5 21.9-27.3 133 7.2 5.5- 9.4 391 20.8 18.3-23.7

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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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