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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 652 23 4.7 2.7- 8.0 629 95.3 92.0-97.3
GENDER
Male 268 10 4.1 1.8- 8.8 258 95.9 91.2-98.2
Female 384 13 5.3 2.5-10.9 371 94.7 89.1-97.5
RACE
White 446 22 6.9 4.0-11.6 424 93.1 88.4-96.0
Other 205 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 204 98.4 89.3-99.8
AGE
18-44 193 10 6.6 3.1-13.3 183 93.4 86.7-96.9
45+ 450 13 3.0 1.6- 5.5 437 97.0 94.5-98.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 175 5 6.0 2.0-16.4 170 94.0 83.6-98.0
Some College + 473 18 4.1 2.4- 7.2 455 95.9 92.8-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 260 5 2.5 0.6-10.0 255 97.5 90.0-99.4
$50,000+ 307 16 5.5 3.1- 9.6 291 94.5 90.4-96.9

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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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