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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 645 203 27.3 23.2-31.8 187 29.0 24.8-33.5 138 23.8 19.8-28.5 41 7.8 5.4-10.9 76 12.1 9.1-16.0
GENDER
Male 267 77 25.0 19.4-31.5 67 25.3 19.5-32.2 64 25.2 19.4-32.1 23 10.5 6.7-16.2 36 13.9 9.3-20.3
Female 378 126 29.8 24.1-36.1 120 32.8 27.2-39.0 74 22.4 17.0-28.8 18 4.8 2.8- 8.0 40 10.2 6.8-15.0
RACE
White 442 143 26.1 21.6-31.0 148 36.0 30.7-41.6 82 21.9 17.1-27.6 26 6.6 4.3-10.0 43 9.5 6.6-13.4
Other 202 60 29.1 21.9-37.5 39 19.3 13.4-27.0 55 26.3 19.6-34.4 15 9.4 5.4-16.0 33 15.9 10.3-23.7
AGE
18-44 192 46 21.5 15.5-29.1 65 31.4 24.5-39.4 47 26.3 19.5-34.5 15 8.5 4.9-14.3 19 12.2 7.4-19.6
45+ 445 156 33.2 28.2-38.5 121 26.9 22.5-31.9 86 20.6 16.5-25.5 26 7.2 4.6-11.0 56 12.1 9.0-15.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 60 32.0 23.6-41.7 36 17.2 11.6-24.7 33 23.9 15.9-34.4 11 7.3 3.3-15.0 32 19.7 12.4-29.8
Some College + 469 142 25.3 20.9-30.2 151 34.4 29.3-39.9 103 23.6 19.2-28.7 30 8.0 5.4-11.7 43 8.7 6.2-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 255 86 32.1 24.8-40.4 64 21.8 16.1-28.9 48 21.9 15.2-30.5 12 4.8 2.4- 9.6 45 19.4 13.2-27.6
$50,000+ 307 90 22.6 18.0-27.9 107 36.7 30.6-43.3 66 24.1 18.9-30.3 26 9.6 6.4-14.3 18 7.0 4.2-11.4

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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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