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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

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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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%)
North Carolina 7,455 2,385 28.0 26.7-29.4 1,583 21.5 20.2-22.8 1,592 22.4 21.1-23.8 568 9.5 8.4-10.7 1,327 18.7 17.3-20.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 163 61 33.0 24.8-42.5 26 19.5 11.4-31.3 38 24.8 17.1-34.6 6 3.4 1.3- 8.8 32 19.2 12.8-27.8
Buncombe 185 61 31.7 24.1-40.4 49 26.8 19.0-36.4 36 20.0 13.2-29.2 11 8.1 3.4-18.2 28 13.3 8.7-19.8
Cabarrus 186 57 28.7 21.2-37.5 41 20.9 14.9-28.4 36 22.6 16.1-30.8 21 12.6 7.1-21.2 31 15.2 10.3-21.9
Catawba 169 46 20.3 14.6-27.5 40 24.3 17.4-32.8 44 29.3 21.1-39.1 14 10.2 4.9-20.0 25 15.8 10.3-23.6
Cumberland 222 87 32.3 25.0-40.7 34 14.5 9.5-21.6 51 28.4 20.3-38.2 12 5.6 2.8-10.8 38 19.1 12.4-28.4
Davidson 213 64 25.6 18.7-33.9 46 21.4 15.4-29.0 44 24.0 16.2-34.1 16 7.2 4.1-12.3 43 21.8 15.6-29.6
Durham 201 53 23.0 15.8-32.2 45 18.3 13.1-25.0 49 22.4 15.5-31.2 15 7.2 3.9-13.0 39 29.1 19.5-41.0
Forsyth 197 51 21.4 15.5-28.6 48 24.1 17.6-32.1 47 25.7 18.5-34.5 16 10.4 5.4-19.0 35 18.4 12.6-26.1
Gaston 187 64 29.7 21.6-39.2 41 23.6 16.4-32.6 38 22.9 15.7-32.1 9 4.6 2.1- 9.7 35 19.3 12.8-28.0
Guilford 217 63 26.3 19.2-34.9 47 20.4 14.9-27.2 47 19.8 14.5-26.6 16 9.2 5.1-16.1 44 24.2 16.8-33.7
Iredell 212 54 22.1 16.2-29.3 51 25.6 18.8-33.7 61 27.0 20.5-34.8 15 10.6 5.0-21.1 31 14.7 9.8-21.5
Johnston 225 77 32.4 25.4-40.2 45 16.0 11.6-21.7 51 25.2 18.5-33.3 12 5.3 2.6-10.6 40 21.2 14.6-29.7
Mecklenburg 449 144 28.1 23.4-33.2 106 23.5 19.1-28.6 95 22.7 18.0-28.1 42 11.8 8.2-16.6 62 14.0 10.4-18.5
New Hanover 190 61 29.6 21.8-38.7 48 27.9 19.5-38.2 34 15.6 10.7-22.1 17 10.1 5.5-17.8 30 16.9 9.7-27.6
Onslow 180 62 25.6 19.2-33.3 33 18.5 12.5-26.4 36 27.4 19.3-37.5 14 5.6 3.2- 9.7 35 22.9 15.2-32.9
Orange 171 56 30.5 23.1-39.1 49 31.6 23.3-41.2 34 22.4 15.7-30.8 13 6.9 3.7-12.5 19 8.6 5.3-13.8
Pitt 188 63 34.2 26.0-43.4 37 20.1 14.2-27.7 44 22.9 16.2-31.3 17 8.1 4.6-14.0 27 14.7 9.4-22.1
Randolph 187 55 23.2 16.9-30.9 49 31.5 21.6-43.4 29 15.4 10.0-22.9 16 11.6 6.3-20.5 38 18.3 11.0-28.9
Robeson 184 66 31.5 23.5-40.9 27 13.3 8.6-20.0 41 25.2 17.2-35.3 10 7.2 3.6-13.9 40 22.8 16.0-31.5
Rowan 195 54 23.7 17.5-31.2 45 23.2 16.0-32.4 45 23.4 16.9-31.5 11 8.8 3.9-18.9 40 20.9 14.2-29.6
Union 192 62 32.5 23.6-42.9 49 26.2 18.5-35.7 28 14.0 8.7-21.9 19 9.5 5.5-16.1 34 17.7 11.9-25.5
Wake 353 114 26.1 20.9-32.0 94 27.5 21.3-34.6 67 20.9 16.1-26.8 19 7.7 3.7-15.3 59 17.8 12.8-24.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 211 71 28.4 21.7-36.3 36 17.4 11.5-25.4 52 29.0 20.6-39.1 17 12.4 6.0-24.0 35 12.7 8.6-18.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 240 74 29.1 22.7-36.5 40 17.3 11.7-24.7 51 22.4 16.8-29.3 17 5.8 3.2-10.2 58 25.4 18.6-33.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 196 76 32.8 25.1-41.6 37 18.2 12.5-25.7 35 26.0 16.2-38.9 9 3.1 1.5- 6.4 39 19.9 13.8-28.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 215 81 37.2 29.3-45.9 36 15.7 10.9-22.2 50 24.4 17.7-32.7 16 9.7 5.2-17.3 32 13.0 8.5-19.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 209 59 25.1 18.8-32.8 37 17.1 11.8-24.2 49 23.9 17.4-31.9 17 9.5 4.6-18.7 47 24.4 17.5-32.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 208 75 34.2 26.5-42.8 44 18.9 13.4-26.1 43 20.4 14.3-28.4 10 5.2 2.7- 9.9 36 21.2 13.3-32.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 187 50 22.8 16.1-31.4 35 20.1 12.2-31.4 41 24.0 16.1-34.3 17 6.5 3.8-10.8 44 26.6 18.6-36.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 232 79 30.7 23.3-39.2 56 22.7 16.4-30.4 51 21.1 15.1-28.8 15 13.4 6.0-27.3 31 12.2 7.6-18.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 262 96 32.5 25.9-39.9 41 15.3 10.4-22.0 55 21.2 15.5-28.2 21 10.8 6.1-18.4 49 20.2 14.3-27.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 191 50 21.0 15.2-28.2 39 21.1 14.4-29.9 44 24.4 17.4-33.0 18 13.0 6.8-23.5 40 20.5 13.8-29.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 202 55 26.4 19.2-35.1 36 16.7 10.6-25.5 52 22.9 16.8-30.5 27 18.8 11.0-30.2 32 15.1 8.9-24.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 177 50 23.1 16.6-31.1 42 22.2 15.2-31.1 28 20.3 13.3-29.7 17 13.3 7.7-22.0 40 21.2 14.6-29.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 259 94 33.7 26.6-41.7 54 21.8 16.0-28.9 46 16.1 10.6-23.7 26 12.0 7.6-18.4 39 16.4 10.4-25.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 504 173 30.2 25.5-35.4 89 18.1 13.9-23.3 101 23.1 18.3-28.8 33 7.0 3.8-12.6 108 21.6 17.1-26.8
No 6,951 2,212 27.9 26.5-29.3 1,494 21.7 20.3-23.1 1,491 22.4 21.0-23.8 535 9.6 8.5-10.9 1,219 18.5 17.1-19.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,494 860 30.8 28.5-33.2 456 17.5 15.6-19.6 548 24.4 22.0-26.9 168 7.5 6.0- 9.4 462 19.8 17.5-22.2
Piedmont 4,174 1,284 26.4 24.6-28.2 953 23.3 21.5-25.2 883 22.3 20.6-24.1 319 9.4 8.0-11.1 735 18.6 16.9-20.5
Western NC 787 241 29.1 25.1-33.5 174 21.9 18.2-26.1 161 18.8 15.3-22.9 81 13.6 10.2-17.8 130 16.6 13.0-21.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 444 155 33.1 27.6-39.1 103 23.4 18.5-29.0 82 17.3 12.8-23.1 37 10.8 7.2-15.8 67 15.4 10.9-21.4
Northwest 1,435 387 22.6 20.0-25.5 321 22.2 19.3-25.4 345 24.6 21.6-27.9 128 12.6 9.9-16.0 254 18.0 15.3-21.0
Charlotte 1,176 380 28.3 25.1-31.8 268 23.1 20.1-26.5 230 21.8 18.6-25.3 104 10.4 8.0-13.3 194 16.4 13.8-19.4
Greensboro 924 295 27.7 23.9-31.9 206 22.8 19.3-26.8 183 20.1 16.9-23.8 68 8.7 6.3-11.8 172 20.7 16.7-25.3
Southern Regional 754 270 30.5 26.3-35.1 127 15.6 12.4-19.3 167 23.6 19.5-28.4 44 10.3 6.5-15.7 146 20.0 16.2-24.5
Coastal 403 132 30.3 24.9-36.3 93 22.1 17.3-27.9 81 20.0 15.4-25.6 29 7.2 4.7-10.9 68 20.4 14.4-28.0
Wake 1,063 334 26.7 23.2-30.5 241 23.3 19.5-27.6 223 22.0 18.6-25.7 69 7.2 4.6-11.0 196 20.8 17.2-25.0
Area L 312 118 35.8 29.1-43.1 52 15.8 11.6-21.3 68 24.9 18.5-32.6 20 7.1 3.9-12.9 54 16.4 11.9-22.2
Eastern 944 314 29.0 25.4-32.8 172 18.5 15.3-22.1 213 26.0 22.1-30.3 69 7.5 5.0-11.0 176 19.0 15.7-22.9

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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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