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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 393 123 28.9 22.9-35.7 83 18.8 14.3-24.4 103 31.4 24.7-38.9 23 6.7 3.6-12.1 61 14.3 10.5-19.2
GENDER
Male 165 47 27.1 18.6-37.6 33 14.8 9.9-21.7 45 30.4 20.9-41.8 13 10.0 4.5-20.8 27 17.7 11.4-26.5
Female 228 76 30.6 22.7-39.7 50 22.6 15.7-31.5 58 32.4 23.5-42.6 10 3.5 1.7- 6.8 34 11.0 7.4-16.1
RACE
White 340 107 28.5 22.5-35.5 78 21.8 16.5-28.3 86 30.0 23.6-37.4 22 8.1 4.3-14.8 47 11.5 8.1-16.0
Other 53 16 30.1 15.6-50.1 5 8.1 3.1-19.2 17 36.2 18.8-58.0 1 1.4 0.2- 9.7 14 24.3 12.8-41.0
AGE
18-44 107 28 26.9 17.2-39.4 20 15.9 9.2-26.1 35 36.5 25.0-49.7 7 7.3 2.5-19.1 17 13.5 7.9-22.2
45+ 283 94 30.6 24.8-37.0 62 21.9 16.8-27.9 68 26.4 20.8-33.0 16 6.1 3.6-10.2 43 15.0 10.7-20.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 207 64 28.9 20.4-39.3 29 11.1 7.2-16.7 55 31.2 21.9-42.4 16 9.6 4.5-19.6 43 19.1 13.2-26.8
Some College + 185 59 28.8 21.2-37.9 53 27.3 19.5-36.8 48 31.6 22.8-41.9 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5 18 9.0 4.9-15.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 66 30.0 21.7-39.9 33 12.9 8.6-19.0 60 33.9 24.2-45.1 10 4.5 2.2- 8.9 42 18.7 12.8-26.3
$50,000+ 120 34 25.6 17.9-35.3 39 28.3 20.0-38.3 25 29.1 19.1-41.6 9 6.3 3.0-12.5 13 10.8 5.6-19.8

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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.

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