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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 stay in the shade?

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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 7,336 1,033 11.5 10.6-12.5 1,897 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,171 44.9 43.2-46.5 806 13.0 11.9-14.2 429 6.8 5.8- 7.9
-Eastern NC 2,455 399 13.6 12.0-15.3 608 22.1 20.0-24.4 1,033 43.4 40.7-46.2 254 12.9 11.0-15.1 161 7.9 6.4- 9.8
GENDER
Male 887 81 8.4 6.4-11.1 170 17.2 14.1-20.9 435 48.4 43.8-53.0 132 16.6 13.5-20.4 69 9.3 6.7-12.7
Female 1,568 318 18.5 16.3-21.0 438 26.9 24.2-29.7 598 38.7 35.6-41.8 122 9.3 7.4-11.6 92 6.6 5.0- 8.6
RACE
White 1,665 184 8.1 6.7- 9.8 381 19.8 17.4-22.5 776 48.3 44.9-51.7 204 15.8 13.2-18.7 120 8.0 6.4-10.1
African American 549 177 29.1 24.6-34.0 159 27.4 22.8-32.4 166 33.2 28.1-38.7 27 5.2 3.1- 8.4 20 5.2 2.5-10.5
Other Minorities 237 38 14.5 9.5-21.4 66 24.4 18.0-32.1 90 37.0 28.5-46.4 23 12.0 7.6-18.5 20 12.1 6.7-21.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 125 17 13.4 7.4-23.1 38 25.5 17.2-36.1 45 37.2 25.9-50.1 14 10.0 5.4-17.8 11 13.9 6.7-26.7
Non-Hispanic 2,325 379 13.5 11.9-15.3 569 21.8 19.7-24.1 987 44.1 41.3-46.9 240 13.2 11.2-15.5 150 7.4 5.9- 9.1
AGE
18-24 97 10 8.3 4.0-16.4 21 18.4 10.9-29.5 43 47.3 35.2-59.8 16 17.5 10.0-28.9 7 8.4 3.6-18.4
25-34 272 44 12.9 9.2-17.8 58 20.1 14.9-26.6 116 41.6 34.8-48.7 35 16.6 11.8-23.0 19 8.8 5.2-14.3
35-44 406 51 10.5 7.6-14.3 77 17.4 13.4-22.2 201 49.0 43.0-55.0 49 12.0 8.7-16.2 28 11.2 7.0-17.4
45-54 496 65 12.6 9.5-16.6 113 20.7 16.9-25.1 221 45.8 40.5-51.2 61 12.8 9.6-16.8 36 8.1 5.4-12.0
55-64 498 77 15.6 12.0-20.1 125 24.6 20.4-29.3 223 44.7 39.6-49.9 41 9.4 6.5-13.4 32 5.7 3.8- 8.6
65-74 389 74 16.2 12.6-20.5 120 33.1 27.7-38.9 144 37.5 32.0-43.4 26 6.9 4.3-10.9 25 6.3 4.1- 9.6
75+ 282 75 27.1 21.2-33.9 90 29.8 24.2-36.1 80 28.4 22.7-34.9 23 10.7 6.6-17.0 14 3.9 2.2- 7.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 393 101 21.0 16.4-26.4 98 21.5 16.7-27.2 137 33.2 26.7-40.4 26 9.4 5.9-14.6 31 15.0 9.2-23.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 779 150 15.6 12.6-19.1 181 21.9 17.9-26.5 321 43.2 38.0-48.4 73 12.1 8.8-16.4 54 7.3 5.0-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 618 85 11.5 8.7-15.1 169 23.7 19.9-28.1 255 44.9 39.6-50.3 73 14.4 10.9-18.9 36 5.5 3.6- 8.1
College Graduate 662 63 8.3 6.2-11.1 160 21.3 17.9-25.2 319 48.9 44.1-53.7 82 14.9 11.4-19.1 38 6.6 4.3-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 308 85 27.5 21.6-34.3 87 29.0 22.6-36.4 97 30.5 24.3-37.4 15 5.9 3.3-10.4 24 7.1 4.2-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 394 82 15.8 11.7-21.1 107 23.5 18.2-29.8 141 35.6 28.5-43.3 40 14.5 9.0-22.3 24 10.6 6.1-17.9
$25,000- 34,999 331 47 10.8 7.6-15.2 94 22.5 17.7-28.2 142 44.1 36.8-51.7 34 16.9 11.3-24.4 14 5.7 2.6-12.1
$35,000- 49,999 355 40 12.3 8.2-18.0 77 20.2 14.5-27.4 180 50.3 43.2-57.5 39 10.7 7.3-15.6 19 6.4 3.5-11.5
$50,000-74,999 351 38 8.7 6.0-12.5 89 23.0 18.2-28.7 159 46.1 39.3-53.0 39 12.9 9.0-18.1 26 9.3 5.7-14.8
$75,000+ 363 20 4.6 2.7- 7.8 73 18.7 14.3-24.0 182 52.0 45.8-58.2 61 17.3 13.1-22.5 27 7.4 4.8-11.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 962 221 20.4 17.4-23.7 261 25.3 21.9-29.0 336 35.1 31.1-39.3 79 12.1 9.2-15.6 65 7.2 5.3- 9.7
No 1,470 173 10.2 8.4-12.3 340 20.3 17.7-23.2 690 47.7 44.1-51.3 173 13.4 11.0-16.2 94 8.4 6.3-11.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 402 46 11.1 7.9-15.3 92 23.4 17.8-30.1 175 41.0 34.9-47.3 58 16.4 12.1-21.9 31 8.1 5.1-12.6
Non-Veteran 2,051 353 14.1 12.3-16.1 515 21.8 19.6-24.2 857 44.0 40.9-47.1 196 12.2 10.1-14.6 130 7.9 6.2-10.1

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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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