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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 338 107 28.5 23.0-34.6 84 24.2 18.8-30.5 84 30.0 23.9-36.9 19 5.1 3.2- 8.2 44 12.3 8.4-17.6
GENDER
Male 126 35 24.9 17.1-34.7 26 15.2 10.0-22.6 34 35.5 25.4-47.0 12 7.9 4.4-13.9 19 16.5 9.3-27.4
Female 212 72 31.3 24.2-39.3 58 31.2 23.3-40.5 50 25.6 18.8-33.8 7 2.9 1.2- 6.7 25 8.9 5.8-13.6
RACE
White 304 97 28.1 22.6-34.4 79 25.6 19.8-32.5 75 29.6 23.2-37.0 17 5.0 3.0- 8.1 36 11.6 7.6-17.5
Other 32 10 32.3 15.0-56.3 4 10.4 3.6-26.2 9 33.6 16.7-56.3 2 6.5 1.3-27.7 7 17.2 7.4-34.9
AGE
18-44 75 13 19.4 11.1-31.6 20 26.1 15.9-39.6 28 39.0 27.0-52.5 2 2.1 0.5- 8.4 12 13.5 6.5-25.9
45+ 262 94 34.8 28.7-41.5 63 22.7 17.8-28.6 56 23.8 18.1-30.5 17 7.2 4.4-11.6 32 11.4 7.9-16.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 110 40 33.2 23.1-45.0 14 10.9 6.0-18.8 28 36.2 24.7-49.6 3 1.7 0.5- 6.0 25 18.0 11.5-27.1
Some College + 227 67 26.2 20.1-33.4 70 30.9 23.6-39.2 56 26.9 20.4-34.7 16 6.9 4.1-11.3 18 9.1 4.8-16.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 180 57 27.9 20.6-36.6 39 21.2 14.0-30.6 42 30.6 22.0-40.7 8 4.1 2.0- 8.4 34 16.3 11.2-23.1
$50,000+ 123 33 25.8 17.9-35.6 40 32.0 23.2-42.4 35 31.7 22.4-42.7 8 5.5 2.6-11.0 7 5.1 2.3-10.8

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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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