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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 187 64 29.7 21.6-39.2 41 23.6 16.4-32.6 38 22.9 15.7-32.1 9 4.6 2.1- 9.7 35 19.3 12.8-28.0
GENDER
Male 62 18 24.7 14.8-38.3 13 20.0 11.3-32.9 16 27.1 15.2-43.6 5 7.5 2.8-18.8 10 20.7 10.0-37.9
Female 125 46 33.6 22.5-47.0 28 26.4 16.5-39.4 22 19.5 12.1-29.9 4 2.2 0.8- 6.3 25 18.2 11.7-27.2
RACE
White 158 57 31.6 22.4-42.4 35 26.0 17.6-36.5 36 26.7 18.3-37.2 6 2.5 1.1- 5.9 24 13.3 8.5-20.2
Other 29 7 22.7 9.5-44.9 6 14.6 5.7-32.6 2 8.9 1.6-36.2 3 12.1 3.5-34.2 11 41.8 21.4-65.4
AGE
18-44 53 8 19.2 7.7-40.2 16 26.6 14.7-43.3 19 33.1 19.4-50.3 3 4.4 1.2-14.8 7 16.8 7.1-34.7
45+ 134 56 38.8 30.0-48.4 25 20.9 13.6-30.7 19 14.0 8.8-21.7 6 4.7 1.8-11.8 28 21.5 14.6-30.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 99 41 36.8 24.2-51.5 15 18.3 9.3-32.8 7 8.9 3.7-20.2 7 7.2 3.0-16.6 29 28.8 18.1-42.5
Some College + 88 23 21.5 13.9-31.9 26 29.6 19.7-41.8 31 38.8 26.8-52.4 2 1.5 0.3- 6.5 6 8.5 3.4-19.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 91 37 36.1 25.2-48.5 12 13.9 7.1-25.3 15 18.1 10.0-30.6 4 4.7 1.3-15.9 23 27.2 17.7-39.5
$50,000+ 68 16 18.3 10.7-29.4 21 34.2 21.3-49.8 22 34.9 22.0-50.5 3 4.4 1.3-14.3 6 8.3 3.4-18.9

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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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