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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention Module (Asked July--December Only)

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour -
How often is his or her skin protected 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 1,653 755 47.4 44.2-50.6 428 24.8 22.3-27.4 289 15.7 13.6-18.0 64 3.5 2.6- 4.7 117 8.6 6.6-11.1
GENDER
Male 552 246 46.9 41.6-52.3 153 24.2 20.2-28.7 94 15.7 12.3-19.8 24 3.7 2.3- 5.9 35 9.5 6.0-14.6
Female 1,101 509 47.9 44.2-51.6 275 25.2 22.3-28.5 195 15.7 13.4-18.3 40 3.3 2.3- 4.7 82 7.9 6.1-10.1
RACE
White 1,098 544 52.9 49.1-56.6 324 28.7 25.5-32.1 170 13.6 11.3-16.2 32 2.5 1.7- 3.7 28 2.3 1.5- 3.6
African American 298 118 41.1 34.0-48.6 54 17.4 13.0-22.9 57 18.5 13.8-24.4 16 6.2 3.4-11.2 53 16.8 12.4-22.4
Asian 23 12 50.4 26.4-74.3 3 15.8 4.0-46.2 3 10.6 3.1-30.1 2 3.3 0.8-13.1 3 19.9 5.2-53.1
Native American 42 17 47.6 28.8-67.2 12 31.9 16.1-53.3 10 13.8 6.4-27.1 2 4.8 1.2-18.0 1 1.8 0.3-12.2
Other Minorities 186 59 30.6 22.2-40.5 34 16.2 10.9-23.3 49 22.6 15.8-31.3 12 4.7 2.4- 8.9 32 25.9 16.7-37.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 186 55 30.1 21.6-40.2 37 16.5 11.2-23.5 50 23.6 16.5-32.4 13 5.2 2.8- 9.5 31 24.7 15.6-36.8
-English Speaking 45 20 54.7 35.2-72.8 11 19.8 9.5-36.7 9 17.0 8.0-32.4 2 5.3 1.2-20.3 3 3.2 0.9-11.4
-Spanish Speaking 141 35 22.8 15.0-33.0 26 15.5 9.8-23.6 41 25.5 17.1-36.2 11 5.2 2.6-10.0 28 31.0 19.8-45.0
Non-Hispanic 1,464 699 50.6 47.3-53.9 390 26.2 23.5-29.1 238 14.2 12.2-16.5 51 3.2 2.3- 4.4 86 5.8 4.5- 7.4
AGE
18-24 91 51 64.1 51.7-74.9 15 14.0 7.9-23.6 9 8.2 3.3-19.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 14 12.1 6.6-21.3
25-34 534 291 50.9 45.4-56.4 119 22.9 18.8-27.7 69 13.3 10.1-17.4 17 3.3 1.9- 5.8 38 9.5 5.7-15.3
35-44 710 283 40.6 36.3-45.0 215 29.8 26.0-34.0 139 18.6 15.5-22.2 33 4.4 3.0- 6.5 40 6.5 4.3- 9.8
45-54 231 88 41.1 33.5-49.2 66 28.9 22.3-36.4 53 20.5 15.1-27.3 10 3.7 1.9- 7.0 14 5.8 3.3-10.1
55-64 62 29 43.5 30.2-57.8 12 19.9 10.3-35.0 16 25.7 15.3-39.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 4 9.9 3.6-24.7
65-74 17 8 38.8 16.5-67.2 1 6.7 0.9-36.2 2 9.3 1.9-34.7 1 4.4 0.6-26.3 5 40.8 15.4-72.3
75+ 5 2 49.4 12.8-86.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.2 0.5-27.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 46.5 11.6-85.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 202 78 37.0 28.1-46.8 28 13.0 8.2-20.2 50 18.5 12.6-26.3 12 3.7 2.0- 6.7 34 27.8 18.4-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 413 182 47.1 40.6-53.6 94 23.4 18.6-29.1 74 16.9 12.6-22.2 17 3.3 1.8- 5.8 46 9.4 6.7-12.9
Some Post-H.S. 433 207 51.2 45.3-57.1 110 23.4 19.0-28.5 75 15.9 12.3-20.5 19 4.8 2.8- 8.1 22 4.7 2.9- 7.4
College Graduate 603 287 49.8 44.9-54.7 196 32.3 27.9-36.9 89 12.9 10.2-16.1 16 2.7 1.5- 4.7 15 2.3 1.2- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 51 34.1 23.2-47.0 19 16.5 9.2-27.9 28 14.5 8.4-23.8 7 3.6 1.5- 8.2 23 31.3 17.6-49.4
$15,000- 24,999 243 114 47.0 38.9-55.3 38 15.2 10.4-21.6 44 17.5 12.1-24.8 14 4.8 2.6- 8.6 33 15.5 10.2-22.7
$25,000- 34,999 173 82 51.5 41.7-61.2 29 18.8 12.2-27.9 32 14.0 9.2-20.6 11 4.9 2.4- 9.9 19 10.9 6.3-18.0
$35,000- 49,999 246 115 48.8 40.4-57.2 66 25.3 19.2-32.5 38 16.4 10.7-24.2 11 3.8 1.7- 8.1 16 5.8 3.1-10.6
$50,000-74,999 263 117 45.0 38.0-52.3 84 31.2 24.8-38.3 44 15.8 11.2-21.7 10 5.1 2.5-10.1 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9
$75,000+ 449 203 47.2 41.6-52.8 157 33.6 28.6-38.9 72 15.8 12.3-20.2 11 2.4 1.3- 4.5 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 147 48.4 41.4-55.4 82 22.2 17.4-28.0 72 15.6 11.8-20.3 14 4.3 2.3- 7.9 33 9.5 6.0-14.8
No 1,290 602 47.1 43.5-50.7 344 25.5 22.7-28.6 215 15.8 13.5-18.5 49 3.3 2.4- 4.6 80 8.3 6.0-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 68 50.9 40.1-61.6 25 17.5 11.0-26.8 26 21.6 13.0-33.6 6 6.7 2.7-15.8 5 3.3 1.3- 8.3
Non-Veteran 1,523 687 47.1 43.8-50.5 403 25.4 22.8-28.2 263 15.2 13.1-17.5 58 3.2 2.4- 4.3 112 9.1 7.0-11.8

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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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