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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months
-include anytime that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,265 3,574 30.1 28.9-31.3 11,691 69.9 68.7-71.1
-Eastern NC 5,101 1,129 28.1 26.2-30.1 3,972 71.9 69.9-73.8
GENDER
Male 1,839 492 31.9 28.6-35.3 1,347 68.1 64.7-71.4
Female 3,262 637 24.6 22.5-26.9 2,625 75.4 73.1-77.5
RACE
White 3,441 1,010 38.5 36.0-41.2 2,431 61.5 58.8-64.0
African American 1,162 36 3.7 2.3- 5.9 1,126 96.3 94.1-97.7
Other Minorities 472 77 19.8 15.1-25.5 395 80.2 74.5-84.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 216 30 15.0 9.7-22.5 186 85.0 77.5-90.3
Non-Hispanic 4,867 1,099 29.3 27.2-31.4 3,768 70.7 68.6-72.8
AGE
18-24 180 61 38.3 29.5-47.9 119 61.7 52.1-70.5
25-34 507 200 40.5 35.4-45.7 307 59.5 54.3-64.6
35-44 790 281 34.9 31.0-39.1 509 65.1 60.9-69.0
45-54 981 262 27.0 23.8-30.5 719 73.0 69.5-76.2
55-64 1,055 191 19.0 16.3-22.0 864 81.0 78.0-83.7
65-74 918 103 11.3 9.2-13.9 815 88.7 86.1-90.8
75+ 640 28 4.8 3.0- 7.4 612 95.2 92.6-97.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 797 83 16.8 12.5-22.2 714 83.2 77.8-87.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,571 284 25.1 21.5-29.1 1,287 74.9 70.9-78.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,383 341 29.3 25.7-33.1 1,042 70.7 66.9-74.3
College Graduate 1,338 420 38.7 35.2-42.2 918 61.3 57.8-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 663 68 10.9 7.4-15.8 595 89.1 84.2-92.6
$15,000- 24,999 821 124 23.1 17.7-29.6 697 76.9 70.4-82.3
$25,000- 34,999 568 79 20.6 15.2-27.4 489 79.4 72.6-84.8
$35,000- 49,999 727 184 31.1 26.7-35.8 543 68.9 64.2-73.3
$50,000-74,999 752 234 36.0 31.2-41.1 518 64.0 58.9-68.8
$75,000+ 914 331 39.5 35.3-43.8 583 60.5 56.2-64.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,035 383 22.9 20.3-25.8 1,652 77.1 74.2-79.7
No 3,030 741 31.0 28.4-33.7 2,289 69.0 66.3-71.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 916 238 31.4 27.0-36.2 678 68.6 63.8-73.0
Non-Veteran 4,182 890 27.4 25.3-29.6 3,292 72.6 70.4-74.7

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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.

**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.

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