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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 4,174 1,284 26.4 24.6-28.2 953 23.3 21.5-25.2 883 22.3 20.6-24.1 319 9.4 8.0-11.1 735 18.6 16.9-20.5
GENDER
Male 1,565 445 24.6 21.9-27.6 348 21.4 18.8-24.3 332 21.9 19.2-24.9 146 11.4 8.9-14.5 294 20.7 17.8-23.9
Female 2,609 839 28.1 25.9-30.3 605 25.1 22.7-27.7 551 22.7 20.6-25.0 173 7.5 6.1- 9.1 441 16.6 14.8-18.6
RACE
White 3,255 1,039 27.6 25.6-29.7 826 27.7 25.5-30.1 678 22.2 20.2-24.3 250 9.6 7.9-11.8 462 12.8 11.4-14.5
African American 615 182 27.1 22.6-32.0 79 12.7 9.7-16.3 132 20.4 16.8-24.6 42 8.9 6.1-12.8 180 31.0 26.3-36.0
Other Minorities 290 60 18.8 13.5-25.5 47 12.5 8.5-18.0 67 24.7 18.6-32.0 26 8.9 5.4-14.3 90 35.1 27.6-43.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 240 43 18.0 12.1-25.8 39 12.7 8.3-18.9 68 27.5 20.6-35.8 22 8.1 4.7-13.7 68 33.7 25.4-43.1
Non-Hispanic 3,923 1,236 27.4 25.6-29.3 913 24.7 22.8-26.7 814 21.7 19.9-23.5 296 9.6 8.0-11.4 664 16.7 15.1-18.3
AGE
18-24 130 21 15.1 9.1-24.0 26 23.6 15.2-34.7 35 23.4 16.1-32.6 19 19.1 11.3-30.4 29 18.7 12.3-27.6
25-34 489 93 17.1 13.4-21.6 113 21.1 17.0-25.7 130 26.3 21.7-31.6 52 12.4 9.1-16.7 101 23.1 18.2-28.9
35-44 777 180 23.2 19.7-27.0 202 25.8 22.3-29.6 204 24.2 20.8-28.0 61 8.4 6.2-11.3 130 18.4 15.1-22.3
45-54 820 232 28.7 25.0-32.7 211 25.7 22.2-29.5 171 21.3 18.0-25.0 63 6.9 5.2- 9.2 143 17.4 14.4-20.9
55-64 818 276 33.1 29.2-37.2 186 22.8 19.5-26.5 180 22.9 19.5-26.7 50 5.7 4.1- 7.9 126 15.5 12.8-18.6
65-74 648 256 39.9 35.5-44.4 120 20.2 16.6-24.2 104 17.6 14.3-21.4 41 4.5 3.2- 6.4 127 17.8 14.6-21.6
75+ 460 210 45.0 39.6-50.5 89 20.6 16.4-25.4 52 10.3 7.6-13.9 31 6.7 4.4-10.0 78 17.4 13.6-22.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 574 196 26.4 21.7-31.8 77 10.9 7.6-15.5 87 17.1 12.7-22.6 42 10.5 6.7-16.0 172 35.1 28.7-42.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,174 346 26.0 22.7-29.6 219 18.2 15.2-21.7 263 23.6 20.4-27.3 95 10.0 7.6-13.1 251 22.1 18.8-25.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,045 311 25.4 21.9-29.3 232 22.5 18.5-27.1 242 23.7 20.0-27.7 86 11.2 7.8-16.0 174 17.2 14.3-20.6
College Graduate 1,371 426 27.3 24.4-30.4 424 33.0 29.9-36.3 290 22.5 19.8-25.5 95 7.1 5.5- 9.2 136 10.0 8.1-12.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 143 25.1 19.4-31.7 49 12.6 8.2-18.9 58 18.7 12.9-26.4 17 4.1 1.6-10.2 122 39.4 30.0-49.8
$15,000- 24,999 657 200 28.1 23.5-33.3 117 14.3 11.3-17.9 132 20.3 16.1-25.1 61 10.8 7.6-15.1 147 26.5 21.9-31.7
$25,000- 34,999 459 164 34.8 28.9-41.3 74 14.2 10.7-18.5 91 21.0 16.6-26.2 28 5.0 3.1- 7.8 102 25.0 19.6-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 547 152 24.8 20.5-29.7 135 24.1 19.3-29.7 116 19.4 15.4-24.3 43 9.7 6.3-14.8 101 21.9 17.4-27.2
$50,000-74,999 552 134 23.6 19.3-28.5 155 27.4 22.8-32.5 138 24.8 20.4-29.8 56 12.9 9.3-17.8 69 11.3 8.5-14.8
$75,000+ 975 296 25.0 21.9-28.3 305 32.6 29.1-36.4 230 26.5 23.0-30.4 73 8.9 6.7-11.8 71 7.0 5.4- 9.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,412 465 29.0 25.9-32.2 290 20.4 17.6-23.5 258 18.7 16.0-21.8 104 10.3 7.7-13.6 295 21.7 18.7-24.9
No 2,727 809 25.0 22.9-27.2 659 24.8 22.5-27.2 616 23.8 21.6-26.2 214 9.2 7.5-11.3 429 17.3 15.2-19.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 553 186 31.7 27.2-36.7 121 23.3 19.2-28.0 109 20.4 16.5-25.1 42 7.0 4.9- 9.9 95 17.5 13.7-22.0
Non-Veteran 3,621 1,098 25.7 23.8-27.6 832 23.3 21.3-25.4 774 22.5 20.7-24.6 277 9.7 8.1-11.6 640 18.8 16.9-20.8

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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