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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
GENDER
Male 5,782 148 3.2 2.6- 4.0 5,634 96.8 96.0-97.4
Female 9,515 678 10.8 9.6-12.1 8,837 89.2 87.9-90.4
RACE
White 11,945 794 9.6 8.6-10.6 11,151 90.4 89.4-91.4
African American 2,255 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 2,252 99.5 98.2-99.9
Asian 100 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 98 98.3 93.1-99.6
Native American 307 11 5.7 3.0-10.7 296 94.3 89.3-97.0
Other Minorities 635 13 1.6 0.7- 3.5 622 98.4 96.5-99.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 611 18 2.6 1.4- 4.8 593 97.4 95.2-98.6
-English Speaking 226 13 6.0 3.2-11.2 213 94.0 88.8-96.8
-Spanish Speaking 385 5 1.4 0.4- 4.7 380 98.6 95.3-99.6
Non-Hispanic 14,643 808 7.5 6.8- 8.4 13,835 92.5 91.6-93.2
AGE
18-24 463 86 18.1 14.0-23.2 377 81.9 76.8-86.0
25-34 1,454 147 8.8 7.2-10.6 1,307 91.2 89.4-92.8
35-44 2,354 233 8.1 7.0- 9.5 2,121 91.9 90.5-93.0
45-54 2,978 198 5.9 4.9- 7.0 2,780 94.1 93.0-95.1
55-64 3,282 125 3.7 3.0- 4.5 3,157 96.3 95.5-97.0
65-74 2,678 34 0.9 0.6- 1.4 2,644 99.1 98.6-99.4
75+ 1,989 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1 1,987 99.8 98.9- 100
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,153 59 4.3 2.9- 6.4 2,094 95.7 93.6-97.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,462 256 8.8 7.2-10.7 4,206 91.2 89.3-92.8
Some Post-H.S. 4,004 288 8.8 7.5-10.3 3,716 91.2 89.7-92.5
College Graduate 4,644 223 5.4 4.5- 6.4 4,421 94.6 93.6-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,718 46 4.2 2.4- 7.5 1,672 95.8 92.5-97.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,449 95 5.1 3.8- 6.8 2,354 94.9 93.2-96.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,616 74 4.3 3.2- 5.8 1,542 95.7 94.2-96.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,137 131 7.8 6.0-10.1 2,006 92.2 89.9-94.0
$50,000-74,999 2,199 160 8.4 6.9-10.2 2,039 91.6 89.8-93.1
$75,000+ 3,162 250 9.7 8.1-11.7 2,912 90.3 88.3-91.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,737 214 5.9 4.7- 7.4 5,523 94.1 92.6-95.3
No 9,464 610 7.7 6.9- 8.7 8,854 92.3 91.3-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,319 53 2.5 1.8- 3.6 2,266 97.5 96.4-98.2
Non-Veteran 12,971 773 7.9 7.1- 8.8 12,198 92.1 91.2-92.9

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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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