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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 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
-Mecklenburg County 651 117 20.9 17.1-25.3 534 79.1 74.7-82.9
GENDER
Male 267 47 20.1 14.8-26.7 220 79.9 73.3-85.2
Female 384 70 21.7 16.6-27.8 314 78.3 72.2-83.4
RACE
White 445 106 30.7 25.4-36.6 339 69.3 63.4-74.6
Other 205 11 7.4 3.6-14.5 194 92.6 85.5-96.4
AGE
18-44 193 59 28.5 21.8-36.3 134 71.5 63.7-78.2
45+ 449 57 13.7 10.2-18.2 392 86.3 81.8-89.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 175 20 13.3 7.4-22.8 155 86.7 77.2-92.6
Some College + 472 97 24.4 19.9-29.6 375 75.6 70.4-80.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 260 25 9.5 5.5-16.0 235 90.5 84.0-94.5
$50,000+ 306 85 31.2 25.3-37.6 221 68.8 62.4-74.7

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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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