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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 197 51 21.4 15.5-28.6 48 24.1 17.6-32.1 47 25.7 18.5-34.5 16 10.4 5.4-19.0 35 18.4 12.6-26.1
GENDER
Male 77 19 18.4 10.6-30.1 24 28.0 17.8-41.1 15 24.9 14.1-40.0 5 10.5 3.4-27.7 14 18.3 10.1-30.8
Female 120 32 24.6 17.2-34.0 24 19.8 13.0-29.2 32 26.6 18.7-36.3 11 10.3 5.5-18.4 21 18.6 11.6-28.6
RACE
White 149 43 25.2 17.9-34.3 42 26.5 19.1-35.5 34 24.1 16.1-34.6 10 9.6 4.0-21.2 20 14.5 8.5-23.8
Other 47 8 12.1 5.4-25.1 6 18.9 7.7-39.5 12 27.3 14.5-45.3 6 12.7 5.0-28.5 15 29.0 16.7-45.3
AGE
18-44 60 7 12.0 5.3-25.1 10 17.8 8.9-32.5 21 30.0 17.9-45.6 8 17.0 7.5-34.1 14 23.1 13.1-37.5
45+ 136 44 29.7 21.8-38.9 37 28.7 20.8-38.2 26 22.3 14.7-32.1 8 4.8 2.4- 9.5 21 14.6 9.0-22.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 75 19 17.6 10.2-28.7 15 19.3 10.2-33.5 15 20.5 11.1-34.8 8 16.8 7.0-35.2 18 25.8 15.0-40.6
Some College + 121 32 24.2 16.3-34.2 33 27.6 19.3-37.8 32 29.5 20.0-41.1 8 5.9 2.8-12.1 16 12.8 7.5-21.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 95 27 22.7 14.7-33.2 26 26.7 17.1-39.1 16 18.1 10.2-30.1 5 7.4 2.8-17.7 21 25.2 15.8-37.7
$50,000+ 74 15 17.8 9.7-30.3 18 23.4 14.2-35.9 24 33.7 21.3-48.7 10 15.0 6.2-31.9 7 10.2 4.4-21.8

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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.


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