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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 387 111 26.0 20.1-32.8 88 20.7 16.2-26.1 90 29.3 23.2-36.2 28 7.1 4.5-11.1 70 16.9 12.7-22.3
GENDER
Male 158 44 20.6 14.4-28.5 34 18.2 12.5-25.8 37 35.2 25.4-46.3 14 9.6 5.2-17.3 29 16.4 10.7-24.3
Female 229 67 30.7 21.9-41.3 54 22.9 16.4-31.0 53 24.1 17.5-32.1 14 4.9 2.6- 9.2 41 17.4 11.6-25.2
RACE
White 347 102 27.3 20.9-34.8 82 21.3 16.5-27.1 78 28.7 22.2-36.2 27 7.9 4.9-12.4 58 14.8 10.7-20.1
Other 38 9 18.4 8.6-35.2 6 17.4 7.2-36.4 10 30.5 15.9-50.3 1 2.6 0.4-16.2 12 31.2 16.6-50.9
AGE
18-44 109 21 22.1 12.9-35.2 29 19.3 12.5-28.7 33 35.9 25.3-48.0 11 9.6 5.1-17.5 15 13.1 7.6-21.8
45+ 277 90 30.0 24.2-36.5 58 21.9 16.7-28.2 57 22.7 17.4-28.9 17 4.6 2.8- 7.7 55 20.8 15.2-27.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 224 60 19.4 14.3-25.8 42 17.9 12.4-25.2 54 32.1 24.1-41.3 15 8.8 4.9-15.3 53 21.8 15.6-29.5
Some College + 163 51 35.4 24.6-47.9 46 24.7 17.5-33.7 36 25.2 16.8-36.1 13 4.7 2.5- 8.7 17 9.9 5.7-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 231 69 28.5 20.4-38.3 46 18.6 12.8-26.2 46 23.6 16.6-32.3 17 6.5 3.6-11.4 53 22.8 16.3-31.0
$50,000+ 111 26 21.3 13.0-33.0 35 25.2 17.5-35.0 31 35.3 24.0-48.6 9 9.7 4.5-19.7 10 8.4 4.3-15.6

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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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