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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,219 776 33.4 30.3-36.5 331 15.8 13.7-18.1 508 24.2 21.5-27.0 130 7.2 5.8- 9.0 474 19.5 17.3-21.9
GENDER
Males 675 272 37.0 31.7-42.6 98 15.3 11.9-19.4 125 21.0 16.7-26.0 36 6.4 4.3- 9.6 144 20.3 16.5-24.6
Females 1,544 504 30.3 27.1-33.7 233 16.2 13.8-19.0 383 26.9 23.7-30.2 94 7.9 6.1-10.0 330 18.8 16.4-21.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 6 19.4 6.9-43.8 3 9.0 2.4-28.5 9 59.9 34.5-80.8 3 6.0 1.7-18.8 3 5.8 1.6-18.6
Non-Hispanic 2,183 762 33.4 30.3-36.6 328 15.9 13.8-18.3 498 23.8 21.2-26.7 127 7.2 5.8- 9.0 468 19.6 17.4-22.1
AGE
18-24 77 20 33.2 19.5-50.5 12 8.9 4.5-16.7 22 34.8 22.2-50.0 8 8.2 3.7-17.1 15 15.0 8.1-26.0
25-34 255 46 22.1 15.5-30.4 40 18.7 13.1-26.0 75 28.1 21.8-35.5 29 9.4 6.0-14.5 65 21.6 16.3-28.1
35-44 383 99 26.0 20.8-32.0 64 18.0 13.0-24.4 103 24.2 19.1-30.1 33 9.0 6.0-13.2 84 22.8 17.5-29.1
45-54 500 165 33.0 27.4-39.0 80 17.0 12.8-22.1 117 23.3 18.6-28.7 30 8.1 5.0-12.9 108 18.7 14.6-23.7
55-64 429 183 45.5 39.3-52.0 63 16.0 12.0-21.0 92 19.2 15.0-24.3 13 3.3 1.7- 6.3 78 16.0 11.8-21.4
65-74 337 156 44.0 37.4-50.7 43 14.6 10.3-20.2 57 17.1 12.7-22.7 10 2.4 1.1- 5.0 71 22.0 16.5-28.6
75+ 219 101 49.2 40.5-58.0 27 11.2 7.4-16.6 35 14.4 9.6-21.2 5 5.6 1.9-15.0 51 19.6 14.2-26.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 396 170 37.7 31.1-44.9 34 12.1 7.6-18.7 82 22.8 15.8-31.8 9 4.9 2.0-11.5 101 22.4 17.3-28.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 772 276 38.8 33.1-45.0 99 12.4 9.6-15.8 171 21.1 17.1-25.8 34 5.9 3.8- 9.1 192 21.8 17.8-26.3
Some Post-H.S. 559 195 29.7 24.9-35.0 80 14.6 11.0-19.0 134 28.3 23.0-34.2 42 7.6 5.1-11.1 108 19.9 15.7-24.8
College Graduate 488 134 26.1 20.9-32.1 118 25.2 19.8-31.5 120 25.0 20.0-30.8 45 10.3 7.3-14.5 71 13.3 9.6-18.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 406 169 40.4 33.8-47.4 37 10.1 6.7-14.9 83 22.6 16.4-30.3 13 3.1 1.7- 5.8 104 23.8 18.4-30.1
$15,000- 24,999 476 181 37.0 29.5-45.1 57 11.5 8.3-15.8 111 25.6 19.1-33.5 20 5.7 3.3- 9.9 107 20.1 15.0-26.5
$25,000- 34,999 275 80 33.0 23.8-43.6 45 14.1 9.7-20.2 63 22.2 16.0-29.9 20 5.8 3.1-10.7 67 25.0 18.3-33.1
$35,000- 49,999 307 106 29.7 23.8-36.4 65 25.4 18.9-33.2 64 19.7 14.6-26.1 17 8.7 4.7-15.4 55 16.6 11.9-22.6
$50,000-74,999 243 65 23.2 16.7-31.2 45 13.6 9.4-19.3 66 28.1 21.0-36.5 22 13.2 8.3-20.4 45 21.9 15.1-30.6
$75,000+ 232 67 26.5 19.6-34.8 52 26.8 19.3-35.8 60 27.8 20.7-36.2 27 8.7 5.6-13.3 26 10.3 6.6-15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 889 345 39.0 34.1-44.2 115 13.5 10.6-17.0 192 20.5 17.0-24.5 29 3.9 2.4- 6.4 208 23.1 19.2-27.4
No 1,308 424 30.3 26.5-34.4 214 17.1 14.3-20.3 311 26.1 22.6-30.0 100 9.0 7.0-11.4 259 17.5 14.8-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 282 111 38.9 30.7-47.9 47 18.0 12.4-25.3 61 21.4 15.5-28.8 13 6.2 3.1-12.0 50 15.5 10.7-21.8
Non-Veteran 1,937 665 32.3 29.1-35.7 284 15.4 13.2-17.9 447 24.7 21.8-27.8 117 7.4 5.9- 9.3 424 20.3 17.8-23.0

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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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