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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
18-24 49 13 29.0 14.8-48.9 7 9.0 3.8-19.6 13 34.8 19.7-53.6 6 10.2 4.3-22.0 10 17.1 7.8-33.4
25-34 189 34 21.7 14.7-30.8 26 15.3 10.1-22.6 56 31.1 23.4-40.0 25 11.5 7.2-17.9 48 20.5 14.8-27.6
35-44 257 60 22.9 17.1-29.9 45 20.0 13.6-28.4 76 27.6 21.3-35.0 25 12.3 7.8-18.7 51 17.3 12.4-23.6
45-54 333 100 31.0 24.5-38.4 56 17.4 12.4-24.0 81 24.5 19.0-31.0 16 5.1 2.9- 8.9 80 21.9 16.4-28.6
55-64 288 107 37.7 30.9-45.0 44 17.7 12.7-24.1 73 25.3 19.3-32.3 8 2.8 1.4- 5.6 56 16.6 12.1-22.2
65-74 249 113 42.3 34.7-50.2 31 14.6 9.6-21.7 50 22.0 16.2-29.2 10 3.9 1.8- 8.1 45 17.2 11.4-25.1
75+ 164 73 43.0 33.6-52.9 22 14.1 8.9-21.5 27 15.8 10.4-23.4 3 6.3 1.6-21.5 39 20.8 14.5-28.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 116 36.1 29.2-43.5 23 15.1 8.6-25.2 69 24.8 19.0-31.7 3 2.1 0.6- 7.1 73 22.0 16.6-28.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 500 162 32.2 26.3-38.8 64 12.7 9.5-16.9 122 25.6 20.2-31.7 25 6.4 4.1-10.0 127 23.1 18.3-28.6
Some Post-H.S. 396 121 25.9 20.6-32.0 59 14.3 10.3-19.4 98 28.2 22.2-35.0 35 9.8 6.4-14.7 83 21.9 16.8-28.0
College Graduate 362 104 29.7 23.1-37.3 87 23.6 18.1-30.1 93 28.0 21.8-35.3 31 10.7 6.9-16.2 47 8.0 5.5-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 309 120 38.0 30.9-45.7 24 9.7 6.0-15.2 71 22.6 17.1-29.3 13 5.2 2.8- 9.5 81 24.5 18.9-31.2
$15,000- 24,999 353 125 27.9 22.3-34.3 46 14.4 10.1-20.3 87 26.9 20.3-34.7 18 9.3 5.2-16.1 77 21.4 15.6-28.6
$25,000- 34,999 193 53 27.6 19.9-36.9 31 14.8 9.4-22.6 51 31.4 22.7-41.7 14 5.9 2.8-12.1 44 20.3 13.9-28.6
$35,000- 49,999 182 56 27.8 20.4-36.6 41 25.4 16.8-36.4 43 23.3 16.1-32.3 9 6.0 2.7-12.8 33 17.6 11.2-26.5
$50,000-74,999 156 33 17.5 11.8-25.2 31 15.0 9.9-21.9 50 35.6 26.4-46.1 15 15.9 9.2-25.9 27 16.1 9.7-25.3
$75,000+ 136 41 34.6 23.8-47.2 32 25.0 16.5-35.9 31 22.7 14.7-33.4 18 10.4 6.1-17.2 14 7.4 3.9-13.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 613 219 33.9 28.8-39.4 80 13.0 9.9-16.9 147 24.7 20.3-29.8 24 5.8 3.4- 9.7 143 22.6 18.2-27.7
No 918 282 28.5 24.4-32.9 151 17.8 14.6-21.6 231 27.8 23.7-32.3 70 9.0 6.8-11.8 184 17.0 14.1-20.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 49 17 39.4 21.8-60.2 9 16.5 7.7-32.1 12 11.2 5.6-21.3 5 16.2 5.4-39.6 6 16.6 5.7-39.7
Non-Veteran 1,495 487 29.9 26.7-33.4 224 16.2 13.7-19.0 371 27.5 24.3-31.0 89 7.5 5.8- 9.6 324 18.9 16.4-21.7

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Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available.

^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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