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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 from the sun?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,517 1,348 20.7 19.4-22.1 6,169 79.3 77.9-80.6
-Western NC 801 106 15.8 12.4-20.0 695 84.2 80.0-87.6
GENDER
Male 296 25 10.1 6.0-16.3 271 89.9 83.7-94.0
Female 505 81 21.1 16.2-27.1 424 78.9 72.9-83.8
RACE
White 725 101 17.0 13.2-21.5 624 83.0 78.5-86.8
African American 23 1 8.2 1.2-40.5 22 91.8 59.5-98.8
Other Minorities 48 4 6.4 1.6-22.3 44 93.6 77.7-98.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 4 10.0 3.2-27.0 27 90.0 73.0-96.8
Non-Hispanic 767 102 16.3 12.7-20.7 665 83.7 79.3-87.3
AGE
18-24 27 9 26.6 12.4-48.2 18 73.4 51.8-87.6
25-34 73 7 9.6 3.1-25.9 66 90.4 74.1-96.9
35-44 125 33 29.9 21.0-40.6 92 70.1 59.4-79.0
45-54 146 29 18.3 12.0-27.1 117 81.7 72.9-88.0
55-64 172 16 9.6 5.4-16.5 156 90.4 83.5-94.6
65-74 143 6 4.2 1.8- 9.6 137 95.8 90.4-98.2
75+ 111 5 3.1 1.2- 7.9 106 96.9 92.1-98.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 9 13.5 5.7-28.7 120 86.5 71.3-94.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 245 35 15.6 9.9-23.8 210 84.4 76.2-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 197 32 20.1 13.7-28.4 165 79.9 71.6-86.3
College Graduate 227 29 13.4 8.5-20.3 198 86.6 79.7-91.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 11 19.4 8.2-39.4 90 80.6 60.6-91.8
$15,000- 24,999 144 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 130 95.1 91.3-97.3
$25,000- 34,999 126 17 18.8 10.7-30.8 109 81.2 69.2-89.3
$35,000- 49,999 129 15 14.2 7.0-26.7 114 85.8 73.3-93.0
$50,000-74,999 93 18 25.4 15.8-38.1 75 74.6 61.9-84.2
$75,000+ 88 15 16.2 9.2-26.8 73 83.8 73.2-90.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 311 43 22.0 15.3-30.6 268 78.0 69.4-84.7
No 482 63 13.2 9.6-17.9 419 86.8 82.1-90.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 8 6.2 2.8-13.2 109 93.8 86.8-97.2
Non-Veteran 684 98 17.2 13.4-21.9 586 82.8 78.1-86.6

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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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