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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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

Has the youngest child in your household had a sunburn within the past 12 months?
By sunburn, I mean reddening of the skin that lasted at least 12 hours

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,659 295 17.5 15.1-20.2 1,364 82.5 79.8-84.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 29 8 23.4 10.9-43.4 21 76.6 56.6-89.1
Buncombe 37 5 8.9 3.2-22.3 32 91.1 77.7-96.8
Cabarrus 58 13 19.4 10.7-32.6 45 80.6 67.4-89.3
Catawba 33 7 23.3 11.0-42.9 26 76.7 57.1-89.0
Cumberland 55 6 14.2 5.1-33.8 49 85.8 66.2-94.9
Davidson 41 4 9.4 3.1-25.4 37 90.6 74.6-96.9
Durham 37 4 7.9 2.7-21.4 33 92.1 78.6-97.3
Forsyth 42 7 17.3 8.0-33.5 35 82.7 66.5-92.0
Gaston 39 11 23.4 12.4-39.7 28 76.6 60.3-87.6
Guilford 44 8 33.1 15.9-56.5 36 66.9 43.5-84.1
Iredell 53 8 16.4 7.1-33.4 45 83.6 66.6-92.9
Johnston 62 6 9.0 3.5-21.2 56 91.0 78.8-96.5
Mecklenburg 126 18 13.5 8.0-21.9 108 86.5 78.1-92.0
New Hanover 24 3 14.1 4.0-39.3 21 85.9 60.7-96.0
Onslow 43 9 15.1 7.3-28.8 34 84.9 71.2-92.7
Orange 45 13 25.7 14.8-40.8 32 74.3 59.2-85.2
Pitt 46 7 13.3 5.9-27.4 39 86.7 72.6-94.1
Randolph 38 10 37.1 17.9-61.4 28 62.9 38.6-82.1
Robeson 43 6 9.8 4.1-21.9 37 90.2 78.1-95.9
Rowan 46 10 19.4 10.1-34.1 36 80.6 65.9-89.9
Union 53 9 12.0 6.0-22.8 44 88.0 77.2-94.0
Wake 100 26 20.9 13.7-30.7 74 79.1 69.3-86.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 28 7 20.5 9.2-39.8 21 79.5 60.2-90.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 51 9 12.9 6.0-25.5 42 87.1 74.5-94.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 28 2 4.9 1.2-18.0 26 95.1 82.0-98.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 46 8 14.5 6.8-28.1 38 85.5 71.9-93.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 50 4 10.4 3.8-25.6 46 89.6 74.4-96.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 33 4 16.8 5.9-39.3 29 83.2 60.7-94.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 48 11 21.4 10.5-38.7 37 78.6 61.3-89.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 55 6 6.8 2.9-15.1 49 93.2 84.9-97.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 57 9 18.9 8.6-36.5 48 81.1 63.5-91.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 37 6 11.8 4.9-25.6 31 88.2 74.4-95.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 40 9 25.3 11.4-47.0 31 74.7 53.0-88.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 51 14 24.5 13.1-41.0 37 75.5 59.0-86.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 41 8 20.4 8.2-42.2 33 79.6 57.8-91.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 88 14 13.1 7.3-22.4 74 86.9 77.6-92.7
No 1,571 281 17.7 15.3-20.5 1,290 82.3 79.5-84.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 522 72 13.1 9.8-17.3 450 86.9 82.7-90.2
Piedmont 985 192 19.2 16.0-22.8 793 80.8 77.2-84.0
Western NC 152 31 18.3 11.5-27.8 121 81.7 72.2-88.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 78 13 16.8 7.8-32.6 65 83.2 67.4-92.2
Northwest 311 59 18.3 13.5-24.3 252 81.7 75.7-86.5
Charlotte 314 59 16.7 12.2-22.5 255 83.3 77.5-87.8
Greensboro 198 44 27.3 17.8-39.4 154 72.7 60.6-82.2
Southern Regional 183 22 13.7 7.8-22.8 161 86.3 77.2-92.2
Coastal 58 7 14.1 6.2-29.0 51 85.9 71.0-93.8
Wake 270 52 18.0 13.2-24.0 218 82.0 76.0-86.8
Area L 57 9 9.8 4.8-18.9 48 90.2 81.1-95.2
Eastern 190 30 12.8 8.6-18.8 160 87.2 81.2-91.4

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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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