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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention Module (Asked July--December Only)
--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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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  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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,544 2,136 28.9 27.5-30.4 1,472 23.8 22.3-25.4 1,362 21.8 20.4-23.2 490 9.1 7.9-10.3 1,084 16.4 15.2-17.8
No 901 244 23.6 20.1-27.6 111 10.7 8.4-13.5 229 25.7 21.8-30.0 78 11.5 8.5-15.4 239 28.5 24.3-33.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 121 41 35.0 20.5-53.1 20 22.0 7.6-49.1 21 15.1 8.2-26.1 12 11.8 5.2-24.7 27 16.1 9.1-26.8
Recommended Range 2,429 815 28.8 26.4-31.3 565 23.9 21.6-26.4 519 22.0 19.7-24.4 157 8.7 6.9-11.0 373 16.6 14.3-19.2
Overweight 2,541 797 27.4 25.2-29.8 527 20.1 18.0-22.3 577 24.7 22.3-27.2 203 10.0 8.1-12.3 437 17.8 15.6-20.3
Obese 2,013 626 27.9 25.4-30.5 415 20.6 18.3-23.0 404 20.4 18.1-23.0 167 9.4 7.6-11.5 401 21.7 19.2-24.4
Current Smoker
No 5,996 1,955 28.3 26.8-29.8 1,377 23.8 22.3-25.4 1,325 23.7 22.1-25.3 443 8.9 7.7-10.2 896 15.4 14.1-16.8
Yes 1,425 419 26.8 23.8-30.0 200 13.2 10.9-15.8 261 17.9 15.3-20.8 120 11.6 9.0-14.8 425 30.6 27.0-34.4
Binge Drinker
No 6,738 2,178 28.8 27.4-30.3 1,441 21.7 20.3-23.1 1,446 22.7 21.3-24.1 498 9.1 8.0-10.4 1,175 17.7 16.4-19.1
Yes 598 160 21.5 17.5-26.1 125 21.6 17.4-26.4 131 22.0 17.9-26.7 63 12.8 9.1-17.6 119 22.2 17.5-27.7
Heavy Drinker
No 7,104 2,264 28.0 26.6-29.4 1,525 21.8 20.5-23.3 1,535 22.8 21.5-24.3 534 9.3 8.1-10.5 1,246 18.0 16.8-19.4
Yes 243 78 27.3 20.7-35.2 47 17.4 11.9-24.9 44 18.8 13.3-25.8 25 15.4 8.7-25.8 49 21.0 14.6-29.3
Current Asthma
Yes 551 197 29.9 25.3-35.0 94 20.3 15.9-25.6 103 18.8 14.7-23.7 30 6.0 3.4-10.4 127 24.9 20.0-30.6
No 6,874 2,177 27.8 26.4-29.2 1,480 21.5 20.2-23.0 1,486 22.7 21.3-24.2 535 9.7 8.6-11.0 1,196 18.2 16.9-19.7
Diabetes
Yes 919 345 38.1 34.1-42.3 148 17.0 14.1-20.4 146 16.1 13.2-19.4 61 5.9 4.3- 8.0 219 22.9 19.6-26.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 65 15 26.4 14.2-43.7 16 16.3 9.3-27.1 17 29.3 17.5-44.8 3 5.4 1.4-18.1 14 22.6 12.5-37.4
No 6,361 1,990 26.9 25.5-28.4 1,400 22.0 20.6-23.5 1,408 23.1 21.6-24.6 493 9.8 8.6-11.1 1,070 18.2 16.7-19.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 103 34 31.3 21.3-43.5 17 16.8 9.3-28.4 18 14.0 8.3-22.8 11 17.5 7.5-35.6 23 20.4 11.6-33.2
Disability
Yes 2,696 933 31.3 29.1-33.7 520 19.9 17.8-22.1 497 18.8 16.9-20.9 190 9.7 7.8-12.0 556 20.3 18.3-22.5
No 4,691 1,433 26.4 24.7-28.1 1,055 22.4 20.7-24.1 1,081 24.0 22.3-25.8 375 9.4 8.1-10.9 747 17.8 16.1-19.6

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--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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.

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