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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 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 3,554 1,200 31.2 29.2-33.3 850 25.9 23.8-28.2 728 21.7 19.8-23.6 248 7.6 6.4- 9.0 528 13.6 12.1-15.3
African American 825 254 26.7 23.3-30.5 104 12.8 10.1-16.0 192 23.5 20.1-27.3 51 7.0 5.0- 9.7 224 30.0 26.0-34.3
Asian 34 14 36.3 19.8-57.0 8 19.0 8.1-38.4 8 37.7 18.5-61.9 2 4.6 0.9-21.1 2 2.4 0.5-10.7
Native American 93 34 31.6 21.1-44.4 15 18.5 10.7-30.1 21 18.7 11.6-28.8 6 11.2 4.5-25.1 17 20.0 11.6-32.3
Other Minorities 178 43 22.6 15.6-31.5 31 17.0 10.7-25.8 53 30.0 22.2-39.2 12 9.0 4.3-18.0 39 21.4 15.1-29.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 203 43 21.8 15.1-30.5 36 17.6 11.7-25.5 67 32.6 25.0-41.3 17 8.2 4.7-13.8 40 19.8 14.1-27.1
-English Speaking 101 26 30.0 18.8-44.3 22 23.3 13.9-36.3 31 26.5 17.3-38.4 7 7.1 2.9-16.4 15 13.0 7.1-22.7
-Spanish Speaking 101 17 13.9 8.4-22.3 14 12.1 6.3-22.0 35 37.5 26.6-49.9 10 9.3 4.6-18.0 25 27.1 18.0-38.6
Non-Hispanic 4,482 1,500 30.5 28.8-32.3 973 23.3 21.5-25.2 939 22.0 20.4-23.7 302 7.5 6.5- 8.8 768 16.6 15.2-18.2
AGE
18-24 154 28 16.6 10.7-24.8 32 28.0 19.0-39.3 45 25.7 18.2-35.1 19 12.6 7.6-20.2 30 17.0 10.7-26.1
25-34 528 119 21.5 17.7-25.9 130 24.2 20.2-28.7 146 28.7 24.3-33.5 43 10.0 7.1-13.8 90 15.6 12.4-19.5
35-44 820 220 26.4 23.0-30.2 188 24.5 21.2-28.2 213 23.7 20.5-27.2 63 7.8 5.9-10.3 136 17.6 14.6-21.1
45-54 899 290 34.1 30.4-38.0 208 23.1 20.0-26.6 195 21.7 18.6-25.2 58 5.8 4.2- 7.9 148 15.3 12.7-18.2
55-64 929 328 36.1 32.4-39.9 212 21.9 18.9-25.1 198 21.3 18.3-24.6 56 6.3 4.6- 8.7 135 14.5 12.0-17.4
65-74 748 270 35.8 31.8-39.9 133 18.2 15.1-21.8 129 19.0 15.9-22.7 50 4.7 3.4- 6.4 166 22.3 18.8-26.2
75+ 578 273 44.7 39.8-49.8 99 17.9 14.4-21.9 73 13.4 10.3-17.3 28 5.0 3.2- 7.9 105 18.9 15.4-23.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 666 228 31.7 27.1-36.7 92 11.5 8.9-14.7 125 22.1 17.8-27.2 40 7.5 4.8-11.7 181 27.1 23.0-31.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,400 421 27.0 23.9-30.3 262 19.9 17.0-23.1 316 22.8 19.8-26.1 97 8.2 6.2-10.8 304 22.1 19.0-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,236 412 30.0 26.8-33.5 239 19.5 15.9-23.7 289 24.8 21.6-28.3 91 8.7 6.6-11.3 205 17.0 14.3-20.1
College Graduate 1,384 482 32.1 29.1-35.2 416 33.4 30.2-36.7 276 20.8 18.2-23.6 90 5.9 4.6- 7.5 120 7.9 6.3- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 595 208 30.5 25.9-35.6 86 16.9 12.8-21.9 102 19.9 15.6-24.9 27 4.0 2.5- 6.3 172 28.7 24.1-33.7
$15,000- 24,999 770 232 28.4 24.6-32.6 138 16.9 13.9-20.5 168 22.6 19.1-26.5 66 9.2 6.5-12.9 166 22.9 19.3-27.0
$25,000- 34,999 578 207 34.1 29.0-39.7 102 18.7 14.5-23.8 124 23.1 18.1-28.9 39 5.3 3.5- 7.9 106 18.8 14.7-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 638 203 30.5 25.9-35.5 145 20.9 17.0-25.5 148 24.5 20.3-29.2 46 8.7 6.0-12.3 96 15.5 12.1-19.5
$50,000-74,999 574 156 24.9 20.9-29.3 165 28.6 24.1-33.6 140 24.7 20.2-29.8 48 12.3 8.6-17.2 65 9.5 7.2-12.5
$75,000+ 792 278 32.0 28.4-36.0 234 31.1 27.3-35.1 177 22.7 19.3-26.4 50 7.4 5.3-10.2 53 6.8 5.0- 9.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,722 583 31.7 28.9-34.7 340 21.2 18.5-24.2 315 18.1 15.9-20.6 121 8.5 6.6-11.0 363 20.5 18.1-23.1
No 2,933 955 29.3 27.2-31.5 665 23.9 21.7-26.3 682 24.6 22.5-26.8 198 7.2 6.0- 8.6 433 15.0 13.2-16.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 101 34 33.3 23.1-45.4 14 16.1 8.5-28.5 23 16.4 10.0-25.9 9 14.8 6.6-30.1 21 19.3 11.6-30.4
Non-Veteran 4,595 1,513 29.9 28.2-31.7 996 23.1 21.3-25.0 984 22.7 21.1-24.5 311 7.4 6.4- 8.6 791 16.8 15.4-18.4

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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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