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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 379 107 23.1 18.0-29.2 98 25.4 19.7-32.1 84 20.3 15.0-26.7 34 10.3 6.8-15.2 56 21.0 14.3-29.7
GENDER
Male 139 30 18.0 11.1-27.9 45 27.2 18.3-38.5 30 19.1 11.2-30.5 14 11.2 6.1-19.8 20 24.5 13.8-39.6
Female 240 77 29.0 22.7-36.2 53 23.2 17.3-30.6 54 21.6 16.3-28.1 20 9.2 5.4-15.0 36 17.0 11.4-24.6
RACE
White 222 66 25.3 19.3-32.4 71 37.0 29.0-45.8 53 26.1 19.7-33.8 17 7.9 4.5-13.4 15 3.7 2.1- 6.4
Other 155 40 20.9 13.7-30.4 27 17.0 10.3-26.7 31 16.1 9.2-26.8 16 12.0 6.8-20.3 41 34.0 23.1-46.9
AGE
18-44 128 26 17.4 10.8-26.8 34 24.9 16.5-35.8 30 18.7 11.2-29.5 17 12.2 7.0-20.4 21 26.8 16.3-40.7
45+ 249 81 31.1 24.6-38.3 63 25.8 19.9-32.8 54 22.5 17.2-28.9 16 7.5 4.1-13.1 35 13.1 8.9-18.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 37 26.2 16.5-39.0 19 18.0 9.6-31.4 18 13.2 7.4-22.5 12 14.5 7.5-26.2 23 28.0 15.5-45.3
Some College + 270 70 21.3 16.0-27.8 79 29.7 22.8-37.7 66 24.4 17.4-33.0 22 7.8 4.8-12.4 33 16.8 10.3-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 50 24.0 15.7-34.7 29 20.6 12.1-32.9 28 19.2 10.8-31.7 16 12.4 6.6-22.0 37 23.9 13.5-38.5
$50,000+ 181 47 24.7 18.1-32.7 57 30.2 23.1-38.4 51 25.0 18.7-32.7 16 10.0 5.8-16.6 10 10.1 5.0-19.2

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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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