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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 5,039 1,646 29.4 27.6-31.4 1,080 20.9 19.4-22.5 1,150 24.7 23.0-26.6 354 8.5 7.3- 9.9 809 16.4 14.8-18.2
GENDER
Male 1,827 574 28.2 25.1-31.5 398 20.2 17.8-22.9 413 24.6 21.8-27.6 147 9.4 7.4-11.9 295 17.7 14.8-20.9
Female 3,212 1,072 30.7 28.6-32.8 682 21.5 19.7-23.4 737 24.9 22.8-27.2 207 7.7 6.3- 9.3 514 15.3 13.6-17.1
RACE
White 3,408 1,037 26.8 24.8-29.0 843 24.1 22.1-26.2 785 24.7 22.6-26.9 267 9.6 7.9-11.5 476 14.8 12.7-17.2
African American 1,141 430 35.7 31.5-40.1 150 12.8 10.4-15.5 252 24.2 20.6-28.3 53 5.4 3.8- 7.4 256 22.0 18.7-25.6
Other Minorities 464 172 31.5 25.6-38.0 81 19.0 14.6-24.4 107 26.0 20.2-32.7 32 9.1 5.9-13.8 72 14.4 10.6-19.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 215 71 31.3 23.4-40.5 38 17.7 12.2-24.9 53 26.5 19.3-35.3 19 11.0 6.4-18.3 34 13.5 8.6-20.5
Non-Hispanic 4,804 1,566 29.2 27.4-31.2 1,041 21.2 19.6-22.8 1,092 24.6 22.8-26.5 334 8.3 7.0- 9.8 771 16.7 14.9-18.6
AGE
18-24 179 46 23.4 15.9-33.0 26 12.4 7.8-19.0 51 26.4 19.4-34.9 23 14.5 8.9-22.8 33 23.3 15.6-33.3
25-34 502 117 23.1 18.9-27.9 112 21.3 17.4-25.9 146 31.1 26.2-36.4 46 9.9 7.1-13.7 81 14.6 11.3-18.6
35-44 787 202 26.0 22.3-30.1 192 25.2 21.6-29.2 213 26.2 22.7-30.1 63 8.2 6.2-10.8 117 14.3 11.5-17.8
45-54 976 307 30.6 27.2-34.2 217 22.5 19.5-25.8 234 24.3 21.1-27.9 56 6.6 4.9- 8.8 162 16.0 13.3-19.0
55-64 1,051 356 34.0 30.7-37.4 237 22.8 20.0-25.8 233 22.8 19.9-25.9 70 6.6 5.1- 8.6 155 13.9 11.6-16.6
65-74 909 353 38.2 34.6-42.0 192 22.0 19.0-25.4 164 17.5 14.8-20.6 56 5.4 4.0- 7.2 144 16.8 14.0-20.1
75+ 607 255 42.5 37.9-47.2 99 15.9 12.9-19.5 104 16.3 13.2-19.9 35 6.2 4.2- 8.9 114 19.2 15.6-23.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 773 288 34.6 29.6-39.9 86 10.3 7.8-13.5 175 24.2 19.7-29.4 33 6.1 3.9- 9.3 191 24.8 20.2-30.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,547 499 27.5 24.1-31.2 304 19.5 16.7-22.7 341 22.7 19.5-26.2 117 9.9 7.4-13.1 286 20.3 16.7-24.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,372 459 31.0 27.5-34.7 284 20.0 17.3-22.9 314 25.2 22.0-28.6 115 9.7 7.3-12.7 200 14.2 11.8-16.9
College Graduate 1,336 397 27.0 24.1-30.1 404 30.6 27.6-33.8 317 27.3 24.1-30.7 88 6.9 5.2- 9.1 130 8.2 6.5-10.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 645 242 36.1 30.4-42.1 83 11.7 8.6-15.6 122 21.7 16.5-27.8 34 6.8 4.2-10.6 164 23.8 19.4-29.0
$15,000- 24,999 807 301 33.3 28.6-38.4 119 14.1 11.0-17.8 181 22.7 18.4-27.5 51 9.2 6.1-13.5 155 20.8 15.7-27.0
$25,000- 34,999 558 170 29.6 23.0-37.2 114 17.0 13.4-21.3 126 23.5 18.6-29.2 42 8.9 5.0-15.5 106 21.0 16.0-27.1
$35,000- 49,999 721 241 31.9 27.8-36.2 161 22.2 18.5-26.4 168 27.3 23.2-32.0 47 6.6 4.6- 9.3 104 12.0 9.4-15.2
$50,000-74,999 754 206 21.3 18.0-25.1 202 27.2 22.8-32.2 194 27.9 23.4-32.7 63 8.9 6.5-12.1 89 14.7 10.3-20.6
$75,000+ 913 272 28.0 24.1-32.2 273 28.8 25.3-32.6 215 25.3 21.6-29.4 76 8.9 6.8-11.5 77 9.1 6.7-12.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,999 693 33.0 29.8-36.2 378 17.9 15.8-20.3 404 20.8 18.3-23.4 131 9.3 7.0-12.1 393 19.1 16.7-21.8
No 3,007 939 27.5 25.2-29.9 699 22.5 20.5-24.7 738 26.8 24.5-29.3 221 8.1 6.7- 9.8 410 15.0 12.9-17.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 912 293 30.4 25.5-35.8 204 22.4 19.0-26.2 207 25.1 21.3-29.3 67 6.8 4.9- 9.3 141 15.3 12.3-18.9
Non-Veteran 4,124 1,353 29.3 27.3-31.3 874 20.5 18.8-22.2 942 24.7 22.7-26.7 287 8.9 7.5-10.6 668 16.7 14.8-18.8

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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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