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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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

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%)
North Carolina 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
-New Hanover County 190 61 29.6 21.8-38.7 48 27.9 19.5-38.2 34 15.6 10.7-22.1 17 10.1 5.5-17.8 30 16.9 9.7-27.6
GENDER
Male 60 17 26.2 14.4-42.8 16 31.1 16.6-50.5 11 12.9 6.6-23.5 8 12.0 5.0-26.2 8 17.8 6.3-41.2
Female 130 44 32.5 23.8-42.5 32 25.1 17.5-34.7 23 17.9 11.7-26.5 9 8.4 3.5-18.8 22 16.1 10.2-24.3
RACE
White 154 47 29.4 21.3-38.9 44 32.2 23.2-42.8 25 15.9 10.4-23.4 15 11.0 5.9-19.7 23 11.5 7.4-17.6
Other 35 13 29.2 13.4-52.2 4 16.3 3.7-50.0 9 15.1 6.7-30.6 2 7.6 1.3-34.0 7 31.9 12.0-61.7
AGE
18-44 49 17 28.9 16.0-46.5 13 30.4 15.7-50.6 7 9.7 4.3-20.3 6 13.9 5.6-30.6 6 17.1 5.7-41.6
45+ 140 43 29.3 21.7-38.1 35 26.1 18.8-35.0 27 20.9 14.3-29.3 11 6.9 3.7-12.6 24 16.8 11.2-24.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 55 19 35.8 19.9-55.6 12 23.2 9.7-46.0 11 14.5 7.0-27.7 3 3.2 0.8-12.0 10 23.2 8.1-51.1
Some College + 135 42 26.4 18.6-36.1 36 30.2 20.8-41.7 23 16.2 10.5-24.0 14 13.5 7.1-24.3 20 13.7 8.5-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 73 27 29.5 16.9-46.2 17 27.3 12.9-48.7 15 16.9 9.1-29.2 6 7.9 2.4-23.0 8 18.5 6.1-44.1
$50,000+ 87 24 28.4 18.3-41.2 25 27.9 18.6-39.6 14 14.7 8.5-24.2 8 12.8 5.8-26.0 16 16.3 9.7-25.9

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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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