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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 792 243 29.1 25.1-33.5 174 21.9 18.2-26.1 161 18.7 15.2-22.8 83 13.7 10.4-17.9 131 16.6 13.0-21.1
GENDER
Male 293 82 25.3 19.8-31.8 70 20.8 15.6-27.1 56 17.1 12.3-23.3 34 18.5 12.6-26.3 51 18.3 12.8-25.4
Female 499 161 32.5 27.1-38.5 104 22.9 17.9-28.7 105 20.1 15.4-25.9 49 9.3 6.6-13.0 80 15.1 10.7-21.0
RACE
White 717 221 29.7 25.4-34.3 154 20.7 17.0-25.0 149 19.9 16.1-24.3 77 14.0 10.5-18.5 116 15.7 12.0-20.4
African American 24 5 18.3 6.4-42.4 5 33.7 13.1-63.1 6 15.8 6.1-34.9 3 15.5 4.5-41.6 5 16.8 6.2-38.0
Other Minorities 46 17 27.5 14.8-45.3 11 28.9 14.7-48.9 5 6.5 1.6-23.5 3 9.8 2.2-34.5 10 27.3 13.8-46.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 11 34.4 18.1-55.6 9 31.8 15.8-53.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 2 10.0 1.9-38.8 7 23.1 10.1-44.7
Non-Hispanic 759 232 28.8 24.7-33.2 163 21.1 17.4-25.3 159 20.0 16.3-24.3 81 14.0 10.6-18.3 124 16.2 12.5-20.7
AGE
18-24 27 3 9.6 2.3-32.4 8 31.3 15.6-52.8 7 22.4 8.9-46.1 5 17.4 6.8-38.0 4 19.3 6.2-46.3
25-34 71 19 20.0 12.0-31.5 13 14.9 7.7-26.7 13 15.0 7.7-27.3 14 27.1 15.4-43.1 12 22.9 12.1-39.2
35-44 126 34 30.1 21.0-41.0 29 21.6 14.2-31.5 28 17.5 11.2-26.2 15 14.4 7.9-24.6 20 16.5 10.0-25.9
45-54 145 53 41.3 31.7-51.6 26 18.4 11.8-27.4 36 24.4 16.6-34.3 16 8.8 4.5-16.6 14 7.1 3.8-13.1
55-64 171 52 31.0 23.3-40.0 44 26.2 18.9-35.0 31 17.3 11.7-25.0 17 10.3 6.1-16.9 27 15.2 9.9-22.5
65-74 140 44 32.3 23.8-42.2 30 22.9 15.6-32.3 27 17.2 11.2-25.3 10 7.2 3.5-13.9 29 20.5 13.2-30.2
75+ 108 37 37.7 26.7-50.2 24 21.3 13.5-32.0 18 15.1 8.6-25.1 5 6.4 2.4-15.9 24 19.4 12.2-29.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 40 30.4 20.4-42.8 23 18.1 10.1-30.3 23 11.4 6.2-20.0 10 20.9 10.4-37.7 27 19.1 10.7-31.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 243 68 25.4 18.6-33.6 49 19.5 13.6-27.2 51 22.5 15.4-31.8 24 11.0 6.4-18.2 51 21.7 14.4-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 196 62 29.6 22.3-38.0 45 21.5 15.4-29.2 39 17.3 11.9-24.4 22 15.3 9.5-23.6 28 16.4 10.1-25.5
College Graduate 227 73 33.4 26.3-41.5 57 28.4 21.0-37.3 48 20.0 14.4-27.1 26 10.9 6.9-16.8 23 7.2 4.5-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 28 24.9 15.5-37.5 19 17.1 8.9-30.6 21 24.6 13.5-40.7 7 12.4 3.5-35.2 25 21.0 11.9-34.4
$15,000- 24,999 142 46 28.7 19.6-39.8 20 16.7 9.4-27.9 34 16.7 10.8-24.8 15 14.0 6.9-26.4 27 24.0 14.5-37.0
$25,000- 34,999 124 35 29.4 19.7-41.4 36 28.6 19.0-40.6 22 20.9 10.8-36.6 13 12.4 5.9-24.2 18 8.8 4.7-15.7
$35,000- 49,999 129 39 29.1 19.7-40.7 34 25.5 16.8-36.7 24 18.4 11.4-28.2 14 15.8 8.2-28.2 18 11.3 6.4-19.0
$50,000-74,999 93 31 30.6 20.7-42.7 22 21.6 13.4-33.0 20 21.9 12.6-35.1 12 19.6 10.8-32.9 8 6.3 2.7-14.0
$75,000+ 88 30 39.1 27.9-51.7 20 23.5 14.7-35.6 19 16.6 9.8-26.8 11 11.7 6.3-20.9 8 9.0 3.7-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 103 33.1 26.6-40.4 62 22.2 16.5-29.3 63 18.3 13.5-24.4 28 12.4 7.0-21.0 51 13.9 9.8-19.4
No 478 138 27.4 22.5-32.9 111 21.9 17.3-27.3 97 18.8 14.3-24.3 54 14.2 10.3-19.3 78 17.7 12.9-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 37 35.2 25.1-46.7 31 22.0 14.6-31.8 20 11.5 6.7-18.9 8 12.6 5.8-25.2 21 18.8 11.0-30.3
Non-Veteran 675 206 28.2 23.9-32.9 143 21.9 17.8-26.5 141 19.8 15.9-24.4 75 13.9 10.3-18.4 110 16.3 12.4-21.2

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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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