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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?n 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,522 470 6.8 6.1- 7.7 7,052 93.2 92.3-93.9
-Western NC 802 53 7.0 5.1- 9.6 749 93.0 90.4-94.9
GENDER
Male 296 11 3.9 1.9- 8.0 285 96.1 92.0-98.1
Female 506 42 9.9 7.0-13.8 464 90.1 86.2-93.0
RACE
White 725 51 7.6 5.5-10.5 674 92.4 89.5-94.5
African American 24 1 7.9 1.1-39.4 23 92.1 60.6-98.9
Other Minorities 48 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 47 99.8 98.7- 100
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 0 0.0 . - . 31 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 768 53 7.6 5.5-10.3 715 92.4 89.7-94.5
AGE
18-24 27 5 10.5 3.8-25.8 22 89.5 74.2-96.2
25-34 73 4 2.6 0.9- 7.1 69 97.4 92.9-99.1
35-44 126 14 10.2 5.5-18.0 112 89.8 82.0-94.5
45-54 146 17 10.9 6.1-18.8 129 89.1 81.2-93.9
55-64 172 11 8.6 4.5-15.7 161 91.4 84.3-95.5
65-74 143 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 142 99.3 95.3-99.9
75+ 111 0 0.0 . - . 111 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 5 5.7 2.0-15.7 124 94.3 84.3-98.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 245 18 7.5 4.4-12.5 227 92.5 87.5-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 198 16 9.3 5.3-16.0 182 90.7 84.0-94.7
College Graduate 227 13 4.6 2.4- 8.4 214 95.4 91.6-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2 99 98.0 93.8-99.4
$15,000- 24,999 144 7 5.9 2.5-13.3 137 94.1 86.7-97.5
$25,000- 34,999 126 8 6.1 2.6-13.9 118 93.9 86.1-97.4
$35,000- 49,999 129 14 9.4 5.0-17.1 115 90.6 82.9-95.0
$50,000-74,999 93 10 10.9 5.4-20.8 83 89.1 79.2-94.6
$75,000+ 88 5 6.0 2.2-14.9 83 94.0 85.1-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 312 11 3.7 1.7- 8.1 301 96.3 91.9-98.3
No 482 42 8.6 6.1-12.1 440 91.4 87.9-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 3 3.7 1.1-11.0 114 96.3 89.0-98.9
Non-Veteran 685 50 7.5 5.4-10.4 635 92.5 89.6-94.6

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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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