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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,758 837 25.9 23.8-28.1 573 19.9 18.0-22.0 585 22.2 20.1-24.5 248 11.4 9.5-13.6 515 20.5 18.3-22.9
Female 4,697 1,548 30.0 28.3-31.8 1,010 22.9 21.2-24.8 1,007 22.6 21.0-24.3 320 7.6 6.5- 8.8 812 16.9 15.5-18.4
RACE
White 5,666 1,831 28.4 26.9-30.0 1,332 24.7 23.1-26.4 1,208 22.9 21.3-24.5 456 10.2 8.9-11.8 839 13.8 12.5-15.1
African American 1,191 393 30.4 27.1-33.9 158 13.3 11.0-16.0 253 21.1 18.1-24.4 71 7.2 5.3- 9.6 316 28.1 24.8-31.6
Asian 50 18 30.1 17.8-46.3 11 17.2 8.2-32.7 10 28.2 14.5-47.7 2 2.7 0.5-13.0 9 21.8 9.7-42.0
Native American 146 50 28.2 19.8-38.5 22 17.4 10.0-28.5 27 13.1 8.2-20.2 9 9.2 4.2-19.0 38 32.1 22.3-43.8
Other Minorities 379 88 21.0 16.1-27.0 55 12.0 8.5-16.8 87 21.8 16.8-27.7 29 8.4 5.3-13.1 120 36.7 30.1-44.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 394 86 21.2 16.2-27.2 61 13.2 9.5-18.1 101 22.7 17.8-28.6 33 8.1 5.2-12.4 113 34.7 28.2-42.0
-English Speaking 145 37 31.2 20.6-44.2 34 23.6 15.4-34.3 40 24.4 16.5-34.5 10 6.8 3.2-13.9 24 14.0 8.6-21.9
-Spanish Speaking 248 49 17.7 12.6-24.2 27 9.6 5.9-15.2 60 21.8 15.9-29.2 23 8.6 5.1-14.2 89 42.3 34.1-51.0
Non-Hispanic 7,042 2,291 28.7 27.4-30.2 1,519 22.4 21.0-23.8 1,489 22.4 21.0-23.8 534 9.6 8.5-10.9 1,209 16.9 15.7-18.1
AGE
18-24 254 41 14.3 9.9-20.2 48 21.5 15.6-28.8 78 27.3 21.2-34.2 34 17.1 11.6-24.5 53 19.9 14.4-26.7
25-34 832 174 18.9 15.9-22.3 182 19.6 16.6-23.1 223 26.1 22.5-30.0 91 13.8 10.9-17.4 162 21.5 17.8-25.8
35-44 1,310 332 25.3 22.5-28.3 297 22.6 20.0-25.4 348 24.1 21.5-27.0 106 8.6 6.8-10.9 227 19.4 16.6-22.4
45-54 1,467 456 32.2 29.3-35.3 337 23.0 20.4-25.7 322 21.7 19.2-24.5 103 6.6 5.1- 8.3 249 16.6 14.4-19.1
55-64 1,496 501 33.2 30.4-36.3 339 23.4 20.8-26.1 313 20.6 18.2-23.3 101 6.7 5.4- 8.4 242 16.0 13.9-18.4
65-74 1,188 463 39.5 36.2-42.9 215 19.1 16.5-22.0 192 17.0 14.6-19.7 82 5.5 4.2- 7.1 236 18.9 16.3-21.8
75+ 857 394 44.5 40.5-48.6 156 19.1 16.1-22.5 107 12.9 10.4-15.9 47 5.6 4.0- 7.8 153 17.9 15.1-21.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,096 393 28.9 25.3-32.8 141 11.2 8.7-14.4 173 16.4 13.3-20.2 70 10.2 7.2-14.3 319 33.2 28.8-38.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,204 673 26.9 24.4-29.5 386 16.9 14.8-19.3 495 24.0 21.5-26.8 175 10.2 8.2-12.6 475 22.0 19.4-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,868 580 27.0 24.3-29.8 392 21.6 18.9-24.7 439 24.2 21.5-27.1 150 10.5 8.2-13.5 307 16.7 14.5-19.2
College Graduate 2,271 734 29.6 27.3-32.1 662 31.0 28.5-33.5 483 22.3 20.2-24.6 171 7.5 6.2- 9.0 221 9.6 8.1-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 805 288 27.8 23.7-32.4 109 13.8 10.5-17.9 131 19.0 14.9-24.0 35 5.4 2.8-10.1 242 34.0 28.1-40.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,195 390 28.9 25.4-32.7 189 14.1 11.6-17.1 244 19.1 16.2-22.4 104 11.0 8.2-14.5 268 26.9 23.1-31.0
$25,000- 34,999 922 319 33.0 28.9-37.4 168 18.2 15.0-22.0 197 22.8 19.0-27.1 64 6.3 4.4- 8.9 174 19.7 16.2-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,033 311 27.0 23.6-30.8 235 21.8 18.5-25.6 230 22.9 19.5-26.7 80 10.0 7.3-13.5 177 18.3 15.3-21.7
$50,000-74,999 1,001 272 25.5 22.2-29.0 270 26.0 22.7-29.7 240 24.2 20.9-27.9 97 13.0 10.2-16.4 122 11.3 8.9-14.2
$75,000+ 1,430 441 27.4 24.7-30.2 416 30.1 27.2-33.1 340 26.1 23.2-29.3 116 8.7 6.9-10.9 117 7.7 6.3- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,696 933 31.3 29.1-33.7 520 19.9 17.8-22.1 497 18.8 16.9-20.9 190 9.7 7.8-12.0 556 20.3 18.3-22.5
No 4,691 1,433 26.4 24.7-28.1 1,055 22.4 20.7-24.1 1,081 24.0 22.3-25.8 375 9.4 8.1-10.9 747 17.8 16.1-19.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,077 364 32.5 29.1-36.1 229 21.8 18.9-25.1 215 20.6 17.6-24.1 83 8.4 6.4-10.9 186 16.7 14.0-19.7
Non-Veteran 6,376 2,019 27.3 25.8-28.8 1,354 21.4 20.0-22.9 1,377 22.7 21.2-24.2 485 9.6 8.4-11.0 1,141 19.0 17.5-20.5

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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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