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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 does s/he stay in an area protected by shade?

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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 1,645 223 16.1 13.7-19.0 357 23.2 20.6-25.9 785 43.6 40.5-46.8 188 11.4 9.6-13.5 92 5.7 4.2- 7.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 26 2 11.6 2.6-39.2 6 26.5 10.8-52.0 13 48.7 28.2-69.7 4 10.6 3.7-26.9 1 2.6 0.3-16.4
Buncombe 37 6 15.2 6.7-31.0 9 28.2 14.9-47.0 15 39.7 24.3-57.4 6 13.7 5.9-28.9 1 3.2 0.4-19.5
Cabarrus 56 6 13.8 6.1-28.5 10 15.5 8.0-28.1 28 50.3 36.4-64.2 8 14.8 6.9-28.9 4 5.5 2.0-14.4
Catawba 33 1 3.2 0.4-19.7 6 16.8 6.9-35.6 24 75.4 56.9-87.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.5 1 2.5 0.3-16.0
Cumberland 55 5 10.5 4.0-25.0 18 31.7 19.0-47.8 27 48.5 31.8-65.6 4 4.8 1.6-13.3 1 4.5 0.6-25.7
Davidson 39 4 11.6 4.3-27.8 11 29.3 16.3-46.7 18 46.5 30.1-63.6 3 3.2 0.9-10.7 3 9.5 2.2-32.2
Durham 35 8 23.9 10.6-45.2 5 10.3 3.9-24.5 16 45.8 26.4-66.5 4 10.3 3.3-28.0 2 9.8 2.2-34.1
Forsyth 43 4 8.1 2.7-21.9 9 18.8 9.5-33.6 22 56.7 39.5-72.4 7 14.9 6.7-29.9 1 1.5 0.2-10.3
Gaston 39 3 17.4 5.3-44.2 5 14.9 5.9-32.7 24 53.1 34.9-70.5 4 6.8 2.4-18.1 3 7.8 2.3-23.6
Guilford 44 9 23.8 10.1-46.5 8 15.6 7.0-31.5 19 41.3 23.8-61.2 7 17.7 8.2-34.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.6
Iredell 53 6 10.7 4.1-25.4 9 17.9 8.8-32.8 27 54.6 38.1-70.2 9 13.4 6.7-25.2 2 3.4 0.8-13.6
Johnston 62 9 14.3 6.7-28.0 21 36.8 23.9-52.0 29 45.0 31.3-59.4 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 2 2.4 0.6- 9.6
Mecklenburg 125 20 20.7 13.0-31.4 31 26.6 18.4-36.9 54 35.3 26.8-44.8 11 9.9 5.2-18.2 9 7.4 3.6-14.8
New Hanover 24 5 19.7 7.9-41.2 7 33.3 16.1-56.6 8 29.2 13.9-51.4 2 7.2 1.7-25.5 2 10.5 2.6-33.9
Onslow 42 9 23.5 11.6-41.9 8 19.4 9.4-35.8 19 41.5 26.7-58.0 4 13.5 4.8-32.4 2 2.1 0.4-10.0
Orange 45 3 7.8 2.4-22.2 4 8.1 2.9-21.1 29 64.7 48.6-78.0 8 16.7 8.0-31.7 1 2.7 0.4-16.9
Pitt 46 4 7.2 2.5-18.8 14 37.7 22.4-56.0 22 47.0 30.9-63.8 5 6.8 2.5-17.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6
Randolph 38 3 6.6 1.9-20.7 10 25.9 12.9-45.0 22 61.1 41.2-77.9 2 3.6 0.9-13.9 1 2.8 0.4-17.5
Robeson 44 8 16.6 8.0-31.4 12 27.3 14.9-44.5 16 36.4 22.0-53.6 3 6.0 1.8-18.1 5 13.8 4.9-32.9
Rowan 46 7 19.4 8.9-37.2 7 15.8 6.9-32.3 28 56.7 39.8-72.2 3 6.2 1.8-18.8 1 2.0 0.3-12.8
Union 54 7 21.3 8.8-43.3 13 21.8 11.7-37.0 25 38.7 25.2-54.2 8 13.7 6.6-26.3 1 4.5 0.6-25.5
Wake 101 11 16.1 8.3-28.9 13 14.1 8.0-23.6 57 49.2 37.5-61.0 14 11.5 6.4-19.8 6 9.1 2.5-27.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 28 3 16.6 4.7-44.6 7 24.1 10.7-45.8 13 48.4 28.4-68.9 3 5.0 1.5-15.5 2 5.9 1.4-22.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 50 9 22.2 10.2-41.9 12 24.0 13.4-39.1 20 35.9 22.5-51.9 3 6.7 2.0-20.3 6 11.2 4.8-24.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 28 4 10.6 3.7-26.9 5 20.3 8.3-41.8 14 48.3 28.7-68.3 3 14.7 4.7-37.5 2 6.1 1.3-23.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 47 6 12.5 5.4-26.5 21 52.6 36.8-67.9 16 26.6 15.5-41.8 3 6.9 2.2-20.1 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 49 7 12.5 5.6-25.4 12 20.1 10.9-34.2 15 32.3 19.2-49.0 9 22.3 10.6-41.2 6 12.7 4.8-29.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 33 3 11.9 3.9-31.1 7 21.2 9.5-40.9 14 42.5 25.7-61.1 6 16.7 6.6-36.0 3 7.8 2.3-23.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 47 6 21.0 6.5-50.3 10 23.1 10.1-44.4 24 42.6 25.0-62.3 6 12.9 4.8-30.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 52 11 19.7 10.3-34.6 6 9.8 4.0-21.9 25 54.4 39.4-68.7 5 8.3 3.2-19.6 5 7.9 3.1-18.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 55 11 17.5 8.9-31.4 8 15.8 7.0-32.0 29 58.0 42.2-72.4 4 4.8 1.5-13.8 3 3.9 1.1-12.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 37 5 11.4 4.2-27.4 7 31.9 16.0-53.5 17 38.4 23.1-56.3 7 15.7 7.1-31.1 1 2.7 0.4-17.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 40 4 8.1 2.9-20.4 7 27.5 12.6-50.0 22 48.3 31.2-65.7 5 12.4 4.8-28.4 2 3.7 0.8-16.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 51 9 23.4 11.5-41.8 8 21.7 10.6-39.4 17 30.4 18.2-46.1 10 17.9 8.8-33.1 7 6.6 2.7-15.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 41 5 15.0 4.8-38.3 11 37.4 21.0-57.3 17 29.4 16.3-47.0 6 14.4 4.8-36.0 2 3.8 0.9-14.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 87 13 17.1 8.6-31.2 18 21.9 13.7-33.0 40 42.5 31.2-54.7 7 8.8 4.0-18.2 9 9.7 4.8-18.7
No 1,558 210 16.1 13.6-19.0 339 23.2 20.6-26.1 745 43.7 40.5-46.9 181 11.5 9.6-13.7 83 5.5 3.9- 7.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 519 74 14.5 11.1-18.8 142 28.4 23.9-33.3 221 41.0 35.8-46.5 47 9.3 6.5-13.1 35 6.8 4.5-10.2
Piedmont 974 130 17.2 13.9-21.1 182 19.6 16.6-23.1 494 45.5 41.5-49.7 119 12.1 9.8-14.9 49 5.5 3.5- 8.6
Western NC 152 19 14.2 8.0-24.0 33 30.1 21.4-40.7 70 39.4 30.4-49.1 22 12.4 7.1-20.9 8 3.9 1.8- 8.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 78 11 15.0 6.6-30.7 20 34.6 22.1-49.7 32 32.6 21.6-45.8 12 14.2 6.4-28.7 3 3.6 1.1-11.0
Northwest 310 33 12.2 8.0-18.1 60 23.7 17.8-30.8 167 50.7 43.6-57.9 36 9.8 6.8-13.9 14 3.6 2.0- 6.5
Charlotte 312 41 19.2 13.5-26.4 64 21.9 16.6-28.5 146 38.2 32.1-44.6 39 13.6 9.3-19.4 22 7.2 4.4-11.5
Greensboro 193 30 19.6 11.9-30.6 33 17.3 11.2-25.8 98 47.0 36.9-57.4 25 13.3 8.1-21.1 7 2.8 1.2- 6.2
Southern Regional 181 27 13.5 8.7-20.3 46 25.9 18.8-34.5 79 45.2 35.7-55.0 19 10.3 5.6-18.2 10 5.1 2.2-11.4
Coastal 58 9 17.7 8.8-32.3 13 20.3 11.4-33.7 21 33.4 21.7-47.7 10 20.2 10.0-36.5 5 8.4 3.3-19.5
Wake 269 37 16.8 11.0-25.0 54 18.1 13.2-24.3 140 47.9 40.1-55.9 26 10.4 6.8-15.6 12 6.8 2.5-17.2
Area L 57 7 11.3 5.1-23.0 19 42.6 28.5-57.9 22 33.1 21.1-47.7 3 4.7 1.5-13.8 6 8.4 3.7-18.2
Eastern 187 28 16.9 10.7-25.7 48 26.0 19.4-33.9 80 40.1 32.1-48.7 18 8.7 5.2-14.4 13 8.3 4.1-15.8

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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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