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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Skin Cancer Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
-Gaston County 396 29 10.2 6.2-16.3 367 89.8 83.7-93.8
GENDER
Male 166 6 5.3 2.3-11.8 160 94.7 88.2-97.7
Female 230 23 14.9 8.3-25.4 207 85.1 74.6-91.7
RACE
White 343 29 13.0 8.0-20.4 314 87.0 79.6-92.0
Other 53 0 0.0 . - . 53 100 . - .
AGE
18-44 107 16 15.4 8.2-27.0 91 84.6 73.0-91.8
45+ 286 13 5.0 2.7- 9.1 273 95.0 90.9-97.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 209 14 10.5 5.4-19.2 195 89.5 80.8-94.6
Some College + 186 15 9.9 4.6-20.1 171 90.1 79.9-95.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 19 12.2 6.6-21.3 192 87.8 78.7-93.4
$50,000+ 120 9 12.7 5.4-27.0 111 87.3 73.0-94.6

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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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