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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months?
- include anytime that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,506 1,732 29.1 27.5-30.7 5,774 70.9 69.3-72.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 166 32 26.4 17.5-37.8 134 73.6 62.2-82.5
Buncombe 186 34 22.0 14.8-31.3 152 78.0 68.7-85.2
Cabarrus 188 42 27.5 19.6-37.0 146 72.5 63.0-80.4
Catawba 169 45 36.6 27.7-46.6 124 63.4 53.4-72.3
Cumberland 223 51 30.9 22.2-41.2 172 69.1 58.8-77.8
Davidson 215 53 32.7 23.9-43.0 162 67.3 57.0-76.1
Durham 200 40 22.1 15.2-31.0 160 77.9 69.0-84.8
Forsyth 196 44 29.1 21.4-38.2 152 70.9 61.8-78.6
Gaston 188 44 29.8 20.8-40.7 144 70.2 59.3-79.2
Guilford 220 38 21.1 14.8-29.1 182 78.9 70.9-85.2
Iredell 212 57 32.1 24.5-40.8 155 67.9 59.2-75.5
Johnston 225 47 27.2 20.1-35.8 178 72.8 64.2-79.9
Mecklenburg 454 102 25.9 20.9-31.6 352 74.1 68.4-79.1
New Hanover 191 42 27.0 19.0-36.8 149 73.0 63.2-81.0
Onslow 181 57 38.7 29.9-48.4 124 61.3 51.6-70.1
Orange 170 52 38.3 29.4-48.0 118 61.7 52.0-70.6
Pitt 191 41 26.8 19.3-36.0 150 73.2 64.0-80.7
Randolph 188 50 36.2 26.3-47.5 138 63.8 52.5-73.7
Robeson 186 39 25.2 17.8-34.4 147 74.8 65.6-82.2
Rowan 199 46 30.1 21.9-39.8 153 69.9 60.2-78.1
Union 192 57 31.8 23.8-41.0 135 68.2 59.0-76.2
Wake 352 90 33.2 26.0-41.2 262 66.8 58.8-74.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 213 66 43.5 33.9-53.7 147 56.5 46.3-66.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 242 50 21.9 15.9-29.4 192 78.1 70.6-84.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 197 32 19.3 13.2-27.3 165 80.7 72.7-86.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 217 35 19.2 12.9-27.4 182 80.8 72.6-87.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 211 45 26.9 19.4-36.1 166 73.1 63.9-80.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 209 41 24.8 17.7-33.4 168 75.2 66.6-82.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 187 42 25.4 17.8-34.9 145 74.6 65.1-82.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 233 58 34.0 25.0-44.3 175 66.0 55.7-75.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 264 51 23.9 17.3-32.0 213 76.1 68.0-82.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 195 50 37.7 28.5-47.9 145 62.3 52.1-71.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 206 54 31.9 23.3-42.0 152 68.1 58.0-76.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 178 50 36.3 27.3-46.4 128 63.7 53.6-72.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 262 55 29.6 22.0-38.6 207 70.4 61.4-78.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 507 110 26.5 21.2-32.7 397 73.5 67.3-78.8
No 6,999 1,622 29.3 27.6-31.0 5,377 70.7 69.0-72.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,511 552 27.4 24.8-30.2 1,959 72.6 69.8-75.2
Piedmont 4,198 998 29.7 27.6-31.9 3,200 70.3 68.1-72.4
Western NC 797 182 29.9 25.3-35.0 615 70.1 65.0-74.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 448 89 27.2 21.3-33.9 359 72.8 66.1-78.7
Northwest 1,447 372 33.8 30.2-37.6 1,075 66.2 62.4-69.8
Charlotte 1,186 276 27.6 24.0-31.5 910 72.4 68.5-76.0
Greensboro 933 210 26.3 22.4-30.6 723 73.7 69.4-77.6
Southern Regional 761 169 30.5 25.4-36.2 592 69.5 63.8-74.6
Coastal 404 89 27.2 21.6-33.6 315 72.8 66.4-78.4
Wake 1,061 243 30.1 25.7-35.0 818 69.9 65.0-74.3
Area L 314 53 17.5 12.7-23.7 261 82.5 76.3-87.3
Eastern 952 231 30.1 25.8-34.7 721 69.9 65.3-74.2

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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