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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 353 114 26.1 20.9-32.0 94 27.5 21.3-34.6 67 20.9 16.1-26.8 19 7.7 3.7-15.3 59 17.8 12.8-24.3
GENDER
Male 129 37 25.4 17.3-35.7 32 21.3 14.0-31.1 28 21.1 13.9-30.6 7 10.0 3.4-26.4 25 22.1 13.5-34.1
Female 224 77 26.7 20.7-33.6 62 33.2 24.5-43.2 39 20.8 14.7-28.6 12 5.5 2.8-10.2 34 13.8 9.4-19.9
RACE
White 276 91 25.8 20.2-32.3 85 33.1 25.5-41.8 51 21.3 15.6-28.3 13 8.1 3.2-18.9 36 11.7 7.9-17.0
Other 75 21 25.5 15.1-39.7 9 12.9 6.4-24.3 16 20.5 12.0-32.8 6 6.6 2.7-15.4 23 34.5 21.2-50.7
AGE
18-44 138 27 15.5 9.7-23.8 39 28.9 19.7-40.3 34 25.0 17.4-34.4 11 10.5 4.3-23.5 27 20.1 12.5-30.7
45+ 209 84 41.1 33.7-48.9 55 26.3 20.2-33.6 32 15.3 10.7-21.6 7 2.5 1.1- 5.9 31 14.7 10.0-21.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 26 28.3 17.5-42.3 11 14.5 7.4-26.6 8 13.7 6.3-27.0 2 3.5 0.8-14.4 22 40.1 24.6-57.8
Some College + 283 87 25.2 19.5-31.9 83 31.0 23.7-39.4 59 23.0 17.3-29.8 17 8.8 4.0-18.3 37 12.0 8.2-17.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 48 26.1 18.4-35.6 23 17.6 10.3-28.4 17 15.3 8.9-25.1 8 5.5 2.3-12.5 39 35.5 24.7-48.1
$50,000+ 176 49 24.4 18.3-31.7 60 32.8 25.5-41.0 42 28.2 20.9-36.9 10 6.5 3.3-12.3 15 8.1 4.6-13.9

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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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