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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 396 107 24.9 19.9-30.7 108 28.3 23.0-34.2 83 23.4 18.0-29.8 33 9.1 5.9-13.7 65 14.4 10.7-19.0
GENDER
Male 155 38 22.1 15.2-31.2 42 29.8 21.6-39.5 34 21.9 14.5-31.7 14 10.4 5.4-19.0 27 15.8 10.2-23.6
Female 241 69 27.7 21.1-35.4 66 26.7 20.7-33.8 49 24.8 17.7-33.7 19 7.8 4.6-12.8 38 13.0 8.9-18.7
RACE
White 300 75 24.5 18.6-31.5 93 32.3 26.1-39.2 62 22.4 16.4-29.7 26 9.8 6.2-15.3 44 11.0 7.8-15.2
Other 96 32 25.9 17.3-37.0 15 18.7 10.4-31.3 21 25.7 15.5-39.5 7 7.3 2.6-19.0 21 22.4 13.7-34.5
AGE
18-44 104 20 19.2 11.3-30.5 32 26.9 18.4-37.6 29 33.0 22.5-45.5 11 10.4 5.2-19.7 12 10.5 5.6-18.8
45+ 288 84 28.9 23.2-35.4 75 29.0 23.0-35.9 54 16.3 12.3-21.4 22 8.2 4.8-13.6 53 17.5 12.8-23.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 36 27.3 18.5-38.4 23 17.2 10.1-27.8 31 32.0 21.2-45.1 6 5.3 2.1-12.7 36 18.1 12.3-26.0
Some College + 264 71 23.8 18.0-30.8 85 33.4 26.8-40.7 52 19.4 13.9-26.4 27 10.8 6.6-17.1 29 12.6 8.2-18.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 166 49 28.5 20.5-38.1 32 18.6 11.5-28.6 37 26.9 17.7-38.5 12 9.4 4.4-18.9 36 16.6 11.1-24.1
$50,000+ 181 42 21.2 14.7-29.5 70 39.1 31.1-47.7 35 20.3 13.7-29.2 17 8.3 4.7-14.3 17 11.0 6.4-18.3

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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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