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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?n 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,522 470 6.8 6.1- 7.7 7,052 93.2 92.3-93.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 166 17 8.9 5.1-15.1 149 91.1 84.9-94.9
Buncombe 186 6 3.5 1.3- 8.8 180 96.5 91.2-98.7
Cabarrus 188 18 10.7 5.7-19.4 170 89.3 80.6-94.3
Catawba 170 18 15.9 9.0-26.6 152 84.1 73.4-91.0
Cumberland 223 10 5.8 2.4-13.6 213 94.2 86.4-97.6
Davidson 215 15 9.8 5.4-16.9 200 90.2 83.1-94.6
Durham 201 4 3.6 0.8-15.0 197 96.4 85.0-99.2
Forsyth 197 11 7.6 3.4-16.2 186 92.4 83.8-96.6
Gaston 190 18 13.3 7.0-23.7 172 86.7 76.3-93.0
Guilford 220 15 6.1 3.5-10.6 205 93.9 89.4-96.5
Iredell 212 17 11.4 6.5-19.1 195 88.6 80.9-93.5
Johnston 226 18 6.2 3.7-10.3 208 93.8 89.7-96.3
Mecklenburg 455 24 5.0 3.1- 7.9 431 95.0 92.1-96.9
New Hanover 191 11 4.7 2.4- 8.9 180 95.3 91.1-97.6
Onslow 181 8 4.7 2.2-10.0 173 95.3 90.0-97.8
Orange 172 3 2.1 0.5- 8.0 169 97.9 92.0-99.5
Pitt 192 10 7.3 3.6-14.2 182 92.7 85.8-96.4
Randolph 188 11 6.7 2.8-14.9 177 93.3 85.1-97.2
Robeson 186 9 7.5 3.2-16.3 177 92.5 83.7-96.8
Rowan 199 16 9.1 4.3-18.4 183 90.9 81.6-95.7
Union 192 18 14.1 7.7-24.4 174 85.9 75.6-92.3
Wake 354 21 5.4 3.3- 8.7 333 94.6 91.3-96.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 213 13 6.5 3.2-12.7 200 93.5 87.3-96.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 242 12 4.8 2.6- 8.7 230 95.2 91.3-97.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 198 5 2.2 0.8- 5.6 193 97.8 94.4-99.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 217 13 6.0 3.0-11.5 204 94.0 88.5-97.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 213 13 5.7 3.1-10.5 200 94.3 89.5-96.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 208 10 6.4 3.0-13.2 198 93.6 86.8-97.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 188 11 4.4 2.3- 8.0 177 95.6 92.0-97.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 234 16 6.1 3.4-10.6 218 93.9 89.4-96.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 264 17 9.1 5.1-15.6 247 90.9 84.4-94.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 195 16 9.7 5.4-16.8 179 90.3 83.2-94.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 206 13 9.9 4.9-18.8 193 90.1 81.2-95.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 179 16 10.8 6.2-18.4 163 89.2 81.6-93.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 261 17 5.6 3.2- 9.5 244 94.4 90.5-96.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 508 22 4.1 2.6- 6.5 486 95.9 93.5-97.4
No 7,014 448 7.0 6.2- 7.9 6,566 93.0 92.1-93.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,514 137 5.9 4.7- 7.3 2,377 94.1 92.7-95.3
Piedmont 4,211 282 7.3 6.2- 8.5 3,929 92.7 91.5-93.8
Western NC 797 51 6.9 5.0- 9.5 746 93.1 90.5-95.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 447 23 4.9 3.0- 7.8 424 95.1 92.2-97.0
Northwest 1,450 117 10.6 8.3-13.4 1,333 89.4 86.6-91.7
Charlotte 1,189 86 7.8 5.9-10.2 1,103 92.2 89.8-94.1
Greensboro 936 55 6.1 4.3- 8.4 881 93.9 91.6-95.7
Southern Regional 761 46 7.1 4.9-10.3 715 92.9 89.7-95.1
Coastal 404 24 6.5 3.9-10.8 380 93.5 89.2-96.1
Wake 1,067 57 4.8 3.3- 6.9 1,010 95.2 93.1-96.7
Area L 314 18 6.0 3.4-10.3 296 94.0 89.7-96.6
Eastern 954 44 4.8 3.4- 7.0 910 95.2 93.0-96.6

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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.

**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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