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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,517 1,348 20.7 19.4-22.1 6,169 79.3 77.9-80.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 166 30 22.1 14.0-33.0 136 77.9 67.0-86.0
Buncombe 185 25 13.2 8.5-20.1 160 86.8 79.9-91.5
Cabarrus 187 40 26.6 18.8-36.3 147 73.4 63.7-81.2
Catawba 170 40 28.6 20.5-38.4 130 71.4 61.6-79.5
Cumberland 223 23 12.5 7.5-20.3 200 87.5 79.7-92.5
Davidson 215 42 23.6 16.9-31.8 173 76.4 68.2-83.1
Durham 201 26 12.7 7.5-20.9 175 87.3 79.1-92.5
Forsyth 196 32 20.6 13.9-29.5 164 79.4 70.5-86.1
Gaston 190 33 23.8 16.0-33.8 157 76.2 66.2-84.0
Guilford 220 37 16.4 11.2-23.4 183 83.6 76.6-88.8
Iredell 212 50 32.6 24.2-42.3 162 67.4 57.7-75.8
Johnston 226 37 19.4 13.5-27.2 189 80.6 72.8-86.5
Mecklenburg 454 88 22.6 18.1-28.0 366 77.4 72.0-81.9
New Hanover 191 46 23.5 16.6-32.3 145 76.5 67.7-83.4
Onslow 180 31 23.9 16.1-34.0 149 76.1 66.0-83.9
Orange 172 33 20.9 14.4-29.4 139 79.1 70.6-85.6
Pitt 192 39 23.6 16.5-32.7 153 76.4 67.3-83.5
Randolph 188 30 22.6 13.9-34.7 158 77.4 65.3-86.1
Robeson 187 23 14.8 9.0-23.4 164 85.2 76.6-91.0
Rowan 199 38 22.1 15.0-31.4 161 77.9 68.6-85.0
Union 192 42 26.6 18.5-36.6 150 73.4 63.4-81.5
Wake 354 87 27.4 21.2-34.6 267 72.6 65.4-78.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 213 51 23.4 16.8-31.7 162 76.6 68.3-83.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 242 40 17.9 12.7-24.6 202 82.1 75.4-87.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 198 17 8.4 4.7-14.6 181 91.6 85.4-95.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 217 35 16.1 11.0-22.9 182 83.9 77.1-89.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 213 37 17.9 12.5-25.0 176 82.1 75.0-87.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 208 40 24.0 17.0-32.8 168 76.0 67.2-83.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 187 31 15.8 10.5-23.0 156 84.2 77.0-89.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 234 46 24.4 17.0-33.7 188 75.6 66.3-83.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 264 49 22.1 16.2-29.3 215 77.9 70.7-83.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 195 34 23.3 15.5-33.5 161 76.7 66.5-84.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 206 27 16.7 10.4-25.7 179 83.3 74.3-89.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 179 40 24.8 17.4-34.2 139 75.2 65.8-82.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 261 29 13.5 8.5-20.7 232 86.5 79.3-91.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 508 81 17.7 13.7-22.7 427 82.3 77.3-86.3
No 7,009 1,267 20.9 19.5-22.4 5,742 79.1 77.6-80.5
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,514 429 18.9 16.9-21.1 2,085 81.1 78.9-83.1
Piedmont 4,207 815 22.8 21.0-24.8 3,392 77.2 75.2-79.0
Western NC 796 104 15.7 12.3-19.8 692 84.3 80.2-87.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 446 54 13.4 9.5-18.5 392 86.6 81.5-90.5
Northwest 1,449 280 24.3 21.0-27.8 1,169 75.7 72.2-79.0
Charlotte 1,187 231 22.8 19.7-26.3 956 77.2 73.7-80.3
Greensboro 936 163 19.0 15.6-22.9 773 81.0 77.1-84.4
Southern Regional 762 111 17.2 13.7-21.4 651 82.8 78.6-86.3
Coastal 404 91 25.0 19.6-31.2 313 75.0 68.8-80.4
Wake 1,066 197 22.4 18.6-26.7 869 77.6 73.3-81.4
Area L 314 45 14.4 10.2-19.8 269 85.6 80.2-89.8
Eastern 953 176 19.9 16.7-23.5 777 80.1 76.5-83.3

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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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