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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 -
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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 7,336 1,033 11.5 10.6-12.5 1,897 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,171 44.9 43.2-46.5 806 13.0 11.9-14.2 429 6.8 5.8- 7.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 165 23 16.2 9.5-26.2 43 22.3 15.7-30.7 64 36.8 28.2-46.4 26 20.2 11.9-32.0 9 4.5 2.1- 9.2
Buncombe 180 17 8.7 5.2-14.5 59 30.4 22.4-39.8 80 43.9 34.7-53.4 16 10.2 5.0-19.6 8 6.8 2.8-15.7
Cabarrus 181 25 10.5 6.7-15.9 52 27.2 19.8-36.2 75 47.8 39.0-56.9 18 9.5 5.7-15.4 11 4.9 2.6- 9.1
Catawba 166 16 8.9 5.1-15.3 41 18.3 12.9-25.3 81 49.5 40.1-59.0 19 15.9 9.1-26.4 9 7.3 3.0-16.7
Cumberland 218 40 14.3 9.9-20.1 62 24.3 17.2-33.1 88 43.9 34.9-53.5 20 14.2 8.5-22.6 8 3.3 1.5- 7.4
Davidson 212 30 11.2 7.4-16.5 48 20.2 14.5-27.5 99 45.3 36.7-54.3 25 15.4 9.5-23.9 10 7.8 2.7-20.4
Durham 193 31 10.4 7.0-15.4 55 24.1 17.2-32.8 87 48.5 38.2-58.9 10 8.3 3.6-18.1 10 8.6 4.4-16.2
Forsyth 195 31 16.1 10.9-23.0 45 22.0 15.1-30.9 85 45.4 36.8-54.3 23 12.1 7.8-18.4 11 4.5 1.9-10.0
Gaston 188 28 11.7 7.5-17.9 53 26.4 18.9-35.5 84 47.3 37.9-57.0 15 11.0 5.9-19.8 8 3.5 1.6- 7.4
Guilford 214 33 14.0 8.4-22.4 52 21.5 15.8-28.5 85 41.5 33.2-50.3 18 9.1 5.2-15.4 26 13.9 8.5-21.9
Iredell 211 21 7.5 4.7-11.7 57 20.2 15.1-26.5 99 55.0 46.6-63.2 23 11.3 7.1-17.4 11 6.0 2.9-11.9
Johnston 225 41 17.0 11.3-24.9 43 15.3 11.0-21.0 117 56.6 48.3-64.5 10 4.0 2.0- 7.7 14 7.1 3.5-13.6
Mecklenburg 446 70 13.5 10.2-17.6 122 24.8 20.3-30.0 192 45.6 40.0-51.4 44 11.4 8.0-16.1 18 4.7 2.6- 8.3
New Hanover 188 29 13.0 8.6-19.1 53 25.0 17.5-34.3 70 37.6 28.8-47.4 26 14.2 8.9-21.8 10 10.3 4.1-23.4
Onslow 179 29 13.8 8.7-21.4 39 19.4 13.4-27.4 80 47.2 38.0-56.6 17 10.2 5.5-18.3 14 9.3 4.2-19.3
Orange 168 12 6.9 3.6-12.8 51 26.9 20.1-35.0 79 48.0 39.0-57.2 21 15.3 9.6-23.4 5 2.9 1.1- 7.5
Pitt 187 36 13.5 9.4-18.9 47 22.6 16.6-30.0 79 48.4 39.5-57.3 20 13.8 8.2-22.4 5 1.7 0.6- 4.5
Randolph 180 19 6.4 3.8-10.6 54 24.5 18.0-32.5 70 45.1 35.4-55.1 26 19.8 12.3-30.2 11 4.2 2.2- 7.7
Robeson 180 32 17.2 11.4-25.3 37 16.5 11.2-23.6 85 47.8 38.4-57.4 16 13.9 7.5-24.3 10 4.6 2.0-10.0
Rowan 194 32 10.3 6.9-15.1 43 23.1 15.8-32.5 90 50.2 41.0-59.4 19 11.6 6.8-19.0 10 4.8 2.4- 9.6
Union 190 19 11.6 5.3-23.6 50 21.5 15.1-29.6 93 49.6 39.9-59.4 15 9.8 5.2-17.8 13 7.5 3.9-13.7
Wake 345 40 9.9 6.9-13.9 99 27.4 21.3-34.4 155 45.5 38.4-52.7 38 10.2 6.8-15.2 13 7.0 2.7-16.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 209 24 8.1 5.0-12.8 51 21.3 15.3-28.9 90 46.4 36.9-56.2 27 14.4 8.8-22.6 17 9.8 5.3-17.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 235 42 19.0 13.0-26.7 55 21.5 15.7-28.8 91 38.6 31.0-46.7 28 12.8 8.4-18.9 19 8.2 4.8-13.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 194 36 14.6 10.0-20.8 59 31.5 22.7-41.8 73 33.9 26.1-42.6 15 10.7 5.9-18.6 11 9.3 3.1-24.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 209 33 16.5 10.6-24.7 59 27.1 20.3-35.2 93 44.9 36.5-53.7 11 5.8 3.0-11.2 13 5.7 3.0-10.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 209 31 10.5 7.0-15.3 39 19.1 13.3-26.7 88 41.4 33.2-50.1 30 15.5 9.6-24.1 21 13.5 8.1-21.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 199 25 11.7 7.4-18.1 55 22.5 16.7-29.8 73 40.6 31.4-50.4 28 17.6 11.3-26.3 18 7.6 4.3-12.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 183 28 11.8 7.5-18.2 46 28.1 19.0-39.5 72 39.7 30.2-50.0 31 18.7 11.8-28.1 6 1.8 0.7- 4.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 223 33 10.7 7.1-15.8 55 23.5 16.6-32.3 96 46.8 37.2-56.7 28 14.3 8.9-22.1 11 4.6 2.3- 9.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 261 41 13.2 8.9-19.1 71 25.9 19.6-33.3 105 43.0 35.3-51.1 29 12.4 8.2-18.4 15 5.5 2.8-10.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 185 21 8.5 4.8-14.5 46 23.3 16.1-32.3 83 47.9 38.9-57.0 23 16.5 10.2-25.6 12 3.8 2.1- 7.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 198 18 6.6 3.9-11.0 50 29.5 20.7-40.2 87 37.0 28.7-46.1 30 22.3 13.9-33.7 13 4.6 2.5- 8.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 172 21 8.5 5.0-14.1 43 18.7 13.2-25.8 71 48.3 38.8-58.0 23 15.9 10.1-24.2 14 8.6 4.3-16.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 254 26 6.8 4.1-10.9 63 24.7 18.1-32.8 112 45.1 36.9-53.6 38 16.2 10.9-23.3 15 7.2 4.1-12.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 496 83 15.1 11.4-19.7 128 24.0 19.4-29.3 192 38.0 32.4-44.1 54 13.4 9.7-18.2 39 9.5 6.0-14.5
No 6,840 950 11.3 10.4-12.3 1,769 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,979 45.3 43.6-47.0 752 13.0 11.8-14.2 390 6.6 5.6- 7.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,460 401 13.6 12.0-15.3 609 22.2 20.1-24.4 1,035 43.4 40.7-46.2 253 12.9 11.0-15.0 162 8.0 6.4- 9.8
Piedmont 4,108 560 11.7 10.5-13.0 1,082 24.2 22.4-26.1 1,797 45.7 43.5-48.0 447 12.1 10.7-13.6 222 6.3 5.0- 7.9
Western NC 768 72 6.7 5.1- 8.9 206 25.5 21.5-30.1 339 44.2 39.4-49.1 106 17.3 13.6-21.6 45 6.3 4.3- 9.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 434 43 7.4 5.1-10.5 122 26.5 21.2-32.7 192 44.7 38.3-51.3 54 14.3 10.1-19.7 23 7.1 4.4-11.3
Northwest 1,415 172 9.7 8.0-11.8 340 21.7 18.7-24.9 652 47.6 43.9-51.3 174 15.7 13.0-18.9 77 5.3 3.8- 7.2
Charlotte 1,164 165 12.6 10.3-15.3 321 25.0 22.0-28.4 510 45.9 42.0-49.8 107 10.9 8.6-13.8 61 5.6 3.9- 8.0
Greensboro 909 118 12.3 9.3-16.1 255 24.1 20.7-27.9 357 41.1 36.6-45.7 113 13.8 10.8-17.3 66 8.7 6.2-12.2
Southern Regional 738 125 14.1 11.4-17.3 178 21.2 17.3-25.7 321 45.5 40.3-50.8 75 14.1 10.5-18.8 39 5.1 3.4- 7.5
Coastal 394 53 10.1 7.4-13.5 108 23.9 19.0-29.6 144 38.7 32.1-45.7 57 16.6 12.1-22.3 32 10.7 6.8-16.6
Wake 1,040 156 11.3 9.2-13.8 263 25.8 21.9-30.2 476 46.1 41.5-50.7 98 10.5 8.0-13.6 47 6.4 3.6-11.1
Area L 309 54 17.3 12.2-23.9 95 28.6 22.5-35.7 115 36.1 29.4-43.3 26 10.2 6.7-15.4 19 7.8 3.8-15.1
Eastern 933 147 12.2 9.9-15.0 215 20.1 17.1-23.5 404 46.1 41.7-50.7 102 12.5 9.8-15.9 65 9.0 6.4-12.6

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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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