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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 5,666 1,831 28.4 26.9-30.0 1,332 24.7 23.1-26.4 1,208 22.9 21.3-24.5 456 10.2 8.9-11.8 839 13.8 12.5-15.1
GENDER
Male 2,112 631 25.3 23.0-27.8 482 23.3 20.9-25.9 480 24.2 21.7-26.9 208 13.2 10.7-16.0 311 14.0 12.0-16.2
Female 3,554 1,200 31.2 29.2-33.3 850 25.9 23.8-28.2 728 21.7 19.8-23.6 248 7.6 6.4- 9.0 528 13.6 12.1-15.3
AGE
18-24 145 22 11.5 7.2-18.0 34 26.5 18.3-36.6 44 25.7 18.2-34.8 24 22.5 14.6-33.0 21 13.9 8.2-22.5
25-34 500 117 21.7 17.6-26.3 134 24.5 20.3-29.3 132 27.0 22.5-32.1 58 14.5 10.7-19.4 59 12.2 8.9-16.6
35-44 947 236 24.9 21.6-28.4 251 26.9 23.7-30.4 264 26.9 23.6-30.4 77 9.0 6.8-11.6 119 12.4 10.1-15.2
45-54 1,136 344 31.2 27.9-34.7 295 26.3 23.2-29.6 252 22.5 19.6-25.6 81 7.1 5.4- 9.2 164 13.0 10.9-15.5
55-64 1,198 398 33.0 29.8-36.4 290 24.5 21.6-27.6 257 21.5 18.7-24.5 90 7.4 5.9- 9.4 163 13.6 11.4-16.1
65-74 971 367 38.1 34.5-41.7 185 20.8 17.8-24.1 158 17.1 14.4-20.1 77 6.6 5.0- 8.5 184 17.5 14.9-20.5
75+ 737 332 42.8 38.5-47.2 136 19.6 16.3-23.4 96 13.8 11.0-17.2 47 6.8 4.8- 9.4 126 17.0 13.9-20.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 644 239 33.7 28.7-39.2 92 13.0 9.4-17.7 93 14.7 11.1-19.2 49 12.9 8.3-19.4 171 25.8 21.1-31.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,625 499 26.8 23.9-29.9 317 19.7 17.0-22.8 357 23.6 20.6-26.9 142 12.0 9.4-15.2 310 17.8 15.1-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,468 466 26.8 23.9-29.9 331 23.3 20.0-27.1 344 24.9 21.7-28.4 119 11.1 8.2-14.8 208 13.9 11.6-16.5
College Graduate 1,917 622 29.5 27.1-32.1 591 33.4 30.8-36.3 412 23.0 20.6-25.5 145 7.2 5.8- 9.0 147 6.8 5.4- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 491 194 34.5 28.8-40.6 66 12.9 9.2-17.8 69 19.4 13.8-26.6 28 7.5 3.4-15.5 134 25.7 20.8-31.4
$15,000- 24,999 762 263 32.4 27.9-37.3 138 16.9 13.5-21.0 153 19.6 16.1-23.6 67 11.3 7.6-16.5 141 19.8 15.6-24.7
$25,000- 34,999 676 227 30.8 26.3-35.8 134 20.8 16.7-25.6 149 25.0 20.3-30.3 57 8.3 5.7-11.9 109 15.1 11.5-19.5
$35,000- 49,999 812 239 26.4 22.4-30.7 204 25.5 21.3-30.1 188 24.2 20.2-28.7 64 11.1 7.8-15.5 117 12.9 10.3-16.1
$50,000-74,999 843 227 24.8 21.3-28.7 232 26.5 22.8-30.6 212 25.9 22.1-30.0 80 12.5 9.5-16.2 92 10.4 7.8-13.7
$75,000+ 1,281 401 27.9 25.0-30.9 387 31.3 28.2-34.5 293 25.3 22.2-28.6 101 8.3 6.4-10.5 99 7.4 5.8- 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,081 717 31.6 29.0-34.3 429 22.1 19.6-24.8 384 18.6 16.5-20.9 159 10.3 8.0-13.1 392 17.4 15.3-19.8
No 3,545 1,104 26.9 25.0-28.9 897 26.1 24.0-28.2 814 24.7 22.7-26.9 294 10.2 8.6-12.1 436 12.1 10.5-13.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 900 298 31.7 28.0-35.7 197 22.9 19.6-26.5 183 21.3 17.8-25.1 73 8.8 6.6-11.7 149 15.4 12.6-18.6
Non-Veteran 4,765 1,532 27.8 26.1-29.6 1,135 25.0 23.2-26.9 1,025 23.2 21.5-25.0 383 10.5 8.9-12.2 690 13.5 12.1-15.0

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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.

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