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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months
-include anytime that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,265 3,574 30.1 28.9-31.3 11,691 69.9 68.7-71.1
GENDER
Male 5,769 1,700 34.2 32.3-36.1 4,069 65.8 63.9-67.7
Female 9,496 1,874 26.3 24.8-27.8 7,622 73.7 72.2-75.2
RACE
White 11,915 3,323 38.5 37.1-40.0 8,592 61.5 60.0-62.9
African American 2,253 87 5.3 3.9- 7.1 2,166 94.7 92.9-96.1
Asian 100 11 14.2 6.0-30.2 89 85.8 69.8-94.0
Native American 307 60 28.5 21.6-36.5 247 71.5 63.5-78.4
Other Minorities 635 82 13.9 10.5-18.3 553 86.1 81.7-89.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 611 69 12.1 8.9-16.2 542 87.9 83.8-91.1
-English Speaking 226 37 20.8 13.1-31.5 189 79.2 68.5-86.9
-Spanish Speaking 385 32 9.0 6.0-13.5 353 91.0 86.5-94.0
Non-Hispanic 14,613 3,502 31.7 30.5-33.0 11,111 68.3 67.0-69.5
AGE
18-24 463 211 49.0 43.0-55.1 252 51.0 44.9-57.0
25-34 1,451 587 39.6 36.4-42.9 864 60.4 57.1-63.6
35-44 2,351 904 36.3 34.0-38.8 1,447 63.7 61.2-66.0
45-54 2,971 907 31.3 29.1-33.5 2,064 68.7 66.5-70.9
55-64 3,272 589 18.2 16.6-20.0 2,683 81.8 80.0-83.4
65-74 2,669 268 10.3 9.0-11.9 2,401 89.7 88.1-91.0
75+ 1,990 93 5.0 3.9- 6.5 1,897 95.0 93.5-96.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,146 253 16.7 14.0-19.9 1,893 83.3 80.1-86.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,455 882 27.7 25.3-30.1 3,573 72.3 69.9-74.7
Some Post-H.S. 4,001 992 32.0 29.7-34.5 3,009 68.0 65.5-70.3
College Graduate 4,630 1,441 37.2 35.3-39.2 3,189 62.8 60.8-64.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,715 198 15.3 12.1-19.2 1,517 84.7 80.8-87.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,449 371 19.9 17.0-23.0 2,078 80.1 77.0-83.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,619 282 22.5 19.1-26.3 1,337 77.5 73.7-80.9
$35,000- 49,999 2,132 544 32.8 29.8-36.0 1,588 67.2 64.0-70.2
$50,000-74,999 2,190 703 37.0 34.2-40.0 1,487 63.0 60.0-65.8
$75,000+ 3,153 1,158 42.0 39.5-44.6 1,995 58.0 55.4-60.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,721 1,070 25.2 23.3-27.2 4,651 74.8 72.8-76.7
No 9,447 2,491 32.3 30.8-33.9 6,956 67.7 66.1-69.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,311 528 26.9 24.2-29.7 1,783 73.1 70.3-75.8
Non-Veteran 12,947 3,043 30.6 29.3-32.0 9,904 69.4 68.0-70.7

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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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