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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

When the youngest child in your household is outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour -
How often is his or her skin protected from the sun, such as by using sunscreens or sunblock
or wearing hats or protective clothing?

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  Total
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 1,653 755 47.4 44.2-50.6 428 24.8 22.3-27.4 289 15.7 13.6-18.0 64 3.5 2.6- 4.7 117 8.6 6.6-11.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 29 10 36.3 19.0-58.0 10 32.7 16.8-53.9 6 17.6 7.5-35.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 2 12.2 2.8-40.7
Buncombe 37 14 38.2 23.2-55.7 13 32.7 18.8-50.6 6 17.7 7.4-36.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 11.4 4.3-26.9
Cabarrus 56 18 34.1 21.9-48.9 16 24.6 14.8-37.9 18 30.3 19.2-44.4 2 6.1 1.5-21.1 2 4.9 1.2-17.4
Catawba 33 10 29.4 16.1-47.4 10 35.7 20.1-55.1 7 13.8 6.2-28.1 2 7.4 1.7-27.3 4 13.6 4.9-32.4
Cumberland 55 27 46.2 30.1-63.2 11 18.4 9.1-33.8 10 21.7 9.1-43.4 3 5.2 1.4-17.6 4 8.4 2.6-24.3
Davidson 40 21 54.4 37.3-70.5 8 19.2 9.5-34.9 10 19.7 9.8-35.6 1 6.7 1.0-34.4 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 37 17 48.1 28.9-67.9 9 20.7 10.3-37.4 5 10.1 3.9-23.6 1 4.8 0.7-27.4 5 16.2 6.1-36.6
Forsyth 43 16 40.2 23.8-59.1 14 32.3 18.7-49.8 9 16.4 8.1-30.6 2 5.3 1.2-20.8 2 5.7 1.3-21.1
Gaston 39 13 37.2 21.9-55.6 13 27.7 15.5-44.5 9 19.3 9.7-35.0 1 2.2 0.3-14.0 3 13.5 3.3-41.9
Guilford 44 20 43.5 26.0-62.8 12 20.5 10.6-36.0 3 8.4 2.5-24.8 3 6.6 1.8-21.2 6 20.9 7.4-46.9
Iredell 52 26 48.3 31.9-65.0 16 27.3 15.1-44.2 6 15.5 5.0-39.0 2 3.9 0.9-14.7 2 4.9 1.2-17.9
Johnston 62 35 61.8 47.5-74.3 12 13.9 7.5-24.3 9 13.9 6.6-26.8 2 3.0 0.7-12.1 4 7.4 2.5-20.3
Mecklenburg 127 57 46.1 36.3-56.2 33 23.4 16.5-32.0 21 17.0 10.3-26.7 6 4.7 1.9-11.1 10 8.9 4.4-17.2
New Hanover 24 16 71.2 49.6-86.1 4 12.4 4.4-30.4 3 10.8 3.1-31.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.6 0.8-31.1
Onslow 42 21 48.3 32.2-64.8 11 29.4 16.2-47.2 5 7.7 3.0-18.4 2 5.9 1.4-22.1 3 8.7 2.4-26.7
Orange 44 17 38.5 24.4-54.8 16 36.8 23.1-53.1 8 18.5 9.1-34.0 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 2 4.1 0.9-16.0
Pitt 44 22 47.8 31.3-64.8 11 34.9 19.5-54.3 6 9.7 3.9-22.1 3 5.5 1.6-16.7 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6
Randolph 38 21 60.4 40.6-77.3 9 16.1 7.6-30.7 7 21.8 10.1-41.1 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 0 0.0 . - .
Robeson 44 16 33.4 20.2-50.0 7 17.4 7.9-34.2 12 23.9 12.5-40.9 3 7.8 2.2-23.9 6 17.4 7.3-36.2
Rowan 46 22 49.3 33.0-65.7 14 26.0 14.9-41.5 8 22.6 10.7-41.5 2 2.1 0.5- 8.5 0 0.0 . - .
Union 54 29 55.6 39.5-70.6 11 21.9 11.6-37.5 8 8.6 4.0-17.7 4 7.4 2.7-19.1 2 6.4 1.5-24.0
Wake 100 40 43.2 31.9-55.3 25 22.7 14.9-33.2 21 18.5 11.7-28.0 5 3.1 1.1- 8.0 9 12.4 4.7-29.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 28 12 42.9 23.8-64.4 11 38.9 20.6-60.9 4 16.2 6.0-37.0 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership II*** 51 24 49.0 33.5-64.8 10 21.0 11.1-36.1 7 13.3 5.9-27.3 2 3.4 0.8-13.0 8 13.3 6.2-26.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 28 11 41.1 22.9-62.1 7 30.7 14.4-53.8 5 10.3 3.8-24.6 2 7.7 1.8-27.2 3 10.2 3.2-28.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 47 20 46.2 30.9-62.3 14 30.3 17.7-46.7 10 18.7 9.5-33.4 2 3.5 0.8-13.9 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 50 28 60.2 43.9-74.4 7 15.0 6.9-29.6 7 12.4 5.5-25.5 0 0.0 . - . 8 12.4 5.0-27.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 33 14 42.8 25.9-61.6 12 39.7 23.1-59.0 3 7.8 2.3-23.4 1 3.4 0.5-20.5 3 6.4 1.9-19.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 46 26 66.2 47.4-80.9 13 20.1 10.5-35.1 3 9.0 2.4-28.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.7 1.4-15.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 55 28 51.0 36.4-65.5 11 19.5 10.6-32.9 8 12.5 5.8-25.0 3 6.2 1.5-22.7 5 10.8 4.4-24.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 55 28 52.3 36.6-67.5 12 24.8 13.2-41.7 10 14.3 7.2-26.6 1 2.4 0.3-15.1 4 6.2 2.1-17.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 37 19 49.0 31.4-66.8 6 20.3 8.6-40.7 10 25.3 12.7-44.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.4 1.3-19.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 40 15 38.6 23.3-56.5 14 41.5 24.8-60.5 9 17.6 8.5-33.0 2 2.3 0.5- 9.4 0 0.0 . - .
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 51 24 51.9 36.0-67.5 10 19.6 10.1-34.4 12 18.1 9.6-31.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 4 9.2 2.9-25.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 42 18 51.0 32.6-69.2 16 36.9 21.1-56.2 4 5.8 1.9-16.7 2 1.4 0.3- 5.8 2 4.8 1.1-18.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 88 37 44.6 32.8-57.0 23 27.7 18.4-39.5 13 12.3 6.6-21.9 4 4.1 1.5-10.8 11 11.2 5.9-20.3
No 1,565 718 47.5 44.3-50.9 405 24.6 22.1-27.4 276 15.9 13.7-18.2 60 3.5 2.6- 4.7 106 8.5 6.5-11.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 519 254 50.2 44.8-55.6 117 23.5 19.3-28.3 84 14.8 11.1-19.3 20 3.4 2.1- 5.5 44 8.2 5.7-11.6
Piedmont 981 439 46.6 42.4-50.8 260 23.5 20.5-26.8 179 16.6 13.9-19.6 39 3.9 2.7- 5.7 64 9.4 6.6-13.2
Western NC 153 62 45.7 35.9-55.9 51 34.1 25.3-44.2 26 13.1 8.4-19.8 5 1.5 0.5- 4.0 9 5.5 2.7-10.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 79 32 47.1 33.2-61.4 29 35.7 23.4-50.1 10 9.4 4.6-18.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 6 6.8 2.8-15.6
Northwest 310 135 45.5 38.5-52.8 89 28.7 22.8-35.5 62 17.9 13.3-23.6 12 3.5 1.7- 6.8 12 4.4 2.4- 8.0
Charlotte 314 135 44.8 38.0-51.7 79 22.4 17.7-28.0 66 19.2 14.4-25.3 13 4.1 2.2- 7.6 21 9.5 5.7-15.4
Greensboro 197 93 49.3 39.3-59.5 53 21.0 15.0-28.6 29 11.7 7.3-18.2 7 4.6 1.8-11.2 15 13.4 6.4-26.1
Southern Regional 182 88 49.5 40.0-59.1 36 19.8 13.5-28.1 34 17.2 10.5-27.1 8 3.7 1.6- 8.5 16 9.7 5.2-17.3
Coastal 58 32 57.7 43.1-71.0 13 21.5 11.9-35.9 8 12.5 5.9-24.6 1 2.3 0.3-14.4 4 6.0 2.1-15.7
Wake 269 124 47.5 39.5-55.5 68 22.7 17.2-29.2 44 16.1 11.5-22.0 10 3.2 1.6- 6.3 23 10.7 5.4-19.9
Area L 57 22 39.4 26.1-54.4 15 30.5 18.4-46.1 10 15.7 7.7-29.2 3 5.0 1.6-14.6 7 9.5 4.3-19.6
Eastern 187 94 51.5 42.9-60.0 46 27.5 20.4-36.0 26 12.2 7.8-18.4 8 3.2 1.5- 6.6 13 5.6 3.0-10.4

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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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