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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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?
Would you say:

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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 15,114 4,707 27.7 26.6-28.8 3,547 23.6 22.6-24.7 3,481 25.4 24.2-26.5 1,078 8.0 7.4- 8.7 2,301 15.3 14.4-16.3
-Alamance County 360 109 24.2 19.1-30.1 84 23.1 17.2-30.2 78 28.9 21.2-38.0 33 10.1 6.0-16.3 56 13.8 9.9-19.0
GENDER
Male 113 33 18.9 12.1-28.3 20 19.0 9.6-34.0 23 32.2 18.5-49.8 15 12.5 5.4-26.3 22 17.4 10.3-27.9
Female 247 76 28.5 22.1-35.8 64 26.4 20.4-33.4 55 26.2 19.2-34.5 18 8.1 4.9-13.1 34 10.9 7.3-16.0
RACE
White 288 85 22.2 16.9-28.5 75 23.4 17.9-30.0 61 31.9 22.8-42.7 29 11.4 6.5-19.2 38 11.1 7.2-16.7
Other 72 24 31.2 19.2-46.3 9 22.0 8.0-47.8 17 18.2 10.2-30.3 4 5.3 1.8-14.1 18 23.4 13.5-37.3
AGE
18-44 97 23 17.7 11.0-27.2 26 22.7 13.2-36.4 29 40.3 26.6-55.7 10 10.2 4.0-23.6 9 9.1 4.4-18.0
45+ 260 83 29.2 23.2-35.9 58 23.9 18.3-30.5 49 18.2 13.6-23.9 23 10.1 6.5-15.3 47 18.7 13.5-25.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 158 36 18.4 11.9-27.2 32 18.9 10.4-31.8 40 34.3 21.8-49.4 16 11.6 5.2-23.9 34 16.8 10.5-25.9
Some College + 201 72 29.9 23.2-37.7 52 27.4 20.7-35.5 38 23.4 16.0-32.9 17 8.5 5.1-13.9 22 10.8 6.6-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 177 63 30.2 22.2-39.5 32 25.3 15.3-39.0 34 19.2 13.0-27.4 15 7.3 4.1-12.6 33 18.1 11.8-26.6
$50,000+ 130 33 20.9 13.8-30.4 40 23.7 16.2-33.4 34 38.7 25.3-54.1 13 9.6 5.3-16.9 10 7.0 3.5-13.7

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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