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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 449 144 28.1 23.4-33.2 106 23.5 19.1-28.6 95 22.7 18.0-28.1 42 11.8 8.2-16.6 62 14.0 10.4-18.5
GENDER
Male 146 37 24.3 17.0-33.5 34 20.1 13.8-28.2 36 24.7 16.9-34.6 22 19.1 12.2-28.7 17 11.8 6.7-19.8
Female 303 107 31.2 25.8-37.2 72 26.4 20.7-33.0 59 20.9 16.1-26.8 20 5.6 3.4- 9.1 45 15.9 11.5-21.6
RACE
White 309 99 30.0 24.4-36.3 92 32.0 26.0-38.7 67 22.4 17.4-28.4 28 9.2 6.1-13.8 23 6.3 3.7-10.6
Other 140 45 25.0 17.6-34.2 14 10.1 5.7-17.2 28 23.1 14.9-33.9 14 15.8 8.9-26.7 39 26.1 18.4-35.6
AGE
18-44 188 48 22.4 16.5-29.7 46 23.8 17.5-31.5 42 23.5 16.8-31.9 21 14.9 9.4-22.8 31 15.4 10.4-22.4
45+ 256 94 36.1 29.5-43.4 59 22.9 17.6-29.2 51 21.2 16.0-27.4 21 7.6 4.7-12.1 31 12.2 8.0-18.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 106 32 25.3 16.6-36.6 18 12.2 7.2-20.0 20 21.6 12.6-34.7 12 17.1 8.7-30.7 24 23.7 15.1-35.3
Some College + 340 110 29.0 23.7-34.9 88 28.0 22.5-34.3 74 23.0 18.0-29.0 30 9.7 6.5-14.4 38 10.2 7.0-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 177 62 32.3 24.4-41.4 32 16.3 10.9-23.7 32 19.1 12.5-28.1 15 10.7 5.3-20.4 36 21.6 15.0-30.1
$50,000+ 219 72 29.0 22.6-36.3 61 29.7 23.0-37.4 47 22.5 16.7-29.6 24 13.8 9.0-20.6 15 5.1 2.9- 8.6

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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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