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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,292 2,624 21.6 20.6-22.8 12,668 78.4 77.2-79.4
-Eastern NC 5,107 833 20.9 19.1-22.9 4,274 79.1 77.1-80.9
GENDER
Male 1,839 246 18.0 15.0-21.4 1,593 82.0 78.6-85.0
Female 3,268 587 23.7 21.5-26.0 2,681 76.3 74.0-78.5
RACE
White 3,446 780 30.5 27.9-33.2 2,666 69.5 66.8-72.1
African American 1,163 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2 1,157 99.5 98.8-99.8
Other Minorities 472 45 10.6 7.4-15.1 427 89.4 84.9-92.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 216 26 13.3 8.6-20.0 190 86.7 80.0-91.4
Non-Hispanic 4,871 804 21.6 19.7-23.7 4,067 78.4 76.3-80.3
AGE
18-24 180 60 36.7 27.9-46.5 120 63.3 53.5-72.1
25-34 507 127 25.4 21.1-30.4 380 74.6 69.6-78.9
35-44 790 221 26.9 23.3-30.8 569 73.1 69.2-76.7
45-54 984 178 17.4 14.8-20.3 806 82.6 79.7-85.2
55-64 1,059 135 13.0 10.8-15.6 924 87.0 84.4-89.2
65-74 916 90 10.1 8.1-12.4 826 89.9 87.6-91.9
75+ 641 19 3.5 2.1- 5.8 622 96.5 94.2-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 801 42 10.5 7.1-15.4 759 89.5 84.6-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,567 188 16.6 13.3-20.5 1,379 83.4 79.5-86.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,385 259 23.8 20.1-28.0 1,126 76.2 72.0-79.9
College Graduate 1,342 344 30.7 27.4-34.1 998 69.3 65.9-72.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 662 34 6.5 3.8-10.9 628 93.5 89.1-96.2
$15,000- 24,999 820 75 10.6 7.7-14.4 745 89.4 85.6-92.3
$25,000- 34,999 568 66 14.9 10.1-21.6 502 85.1 78.4-89.9
$35,000- 49,999 727 126 18.4 14.9-22.5 601 81.6 77.5-85.1
$50,000-74,999 755 175 31.8 26.3-37.8 580 68.2 62.2-73.7
$75,000+ 916 272 32.4 28.2-36.9 644 67.6 63.1-71.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,041 216 12.4 10.5-14.7 1,825 87.6 85.3-89.5
No 3,030 616 25.6 23.0-28.3 2,414 74.4 71.7-77.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 918 121 15.2 11.7-19.4 797 84.8 80.6-88.3
Non-Veteran 4,186 712 22.3 20.2-24.5 3,474 77.7 75.5-79.8

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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.

**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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