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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 from the sun?

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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
-Gaston County 396 60 16.9 12.3-22.6 336 83.1 77.4-87.7
GENDER
Male 166 26 16.2 10.5-24.3 140 83.8 75.7-89.5
Female 230 34 17.5 11.2-26.3 196 82.5 73.7-88.8
RACE
White 343 60 21.5 16.0-28.4 283 78.5 71.6-84.0
Other 53 0 0.0 . - . 53 100 . - .
AGE
18-44 107 26 20.8 13.0-31.4 81 79.2 68.6-87.0
45+ 286 33 12.5 8.6-17.7 253 87.5 82.3-91.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 209 22 10.8 6.7-17.1 187 89.2 82.9-93.3
Some College + 186 38 23.6 16.0-33.4 148 76.4 66.6-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 28 14.8 9.6-22.1 183 85.2 77.9-90.4
$50,000+ 120 29 27.4 17.9-39.6 91 72.6 60.4-82.1

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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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