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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,292 2,624 21.6 20.6-22.8 12,668 78.4 77.2-79.4
GENDER
Male 5,779 861 18.7 17.1-20.5 4,918 81.3 79.5-82.9
Female 9,513 1,763 24.4 22.9-25.9 7,750 75.6 74.1-77.1
RACE
White 11,941 2,482 28.3 27.0-29.7 9,459 71.7 70.3-73.0
African American 2,254 26 2.3 1.3- 3.9 2,228 97.7 96.1-98.7
Asian 99 9 8.1 3.7-16.7 90 91.9 83.3-96.3
Native American 308 30 13.1 8.5-19.6 278 86.9 80.4-91.5
Other Minorities 635 69 9.7 7.1-13.2 566 90.3 86.8-92.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 611 70 10.7 7.9-14.3 541 89.3 85.7-92.1
-English Speaking 226 45 23.6 15.9-33.7 181 76.4 66.3-84.1
-Spanish Speaking 385 25 6.2 3.9-10.0 360 93.8 90.0-96.1
Non-Hispanic 14,638 2,549 22.6 21.5-23.8 12,089 77.4 76.2-78.5
AGE
18-24 463 181 39.6 33.9-45.7 282 60.4 54.3-66.1
25-34 1,453 415 26.9 24.2-29.8 1,038 73.1 70.2-75.8
35-44 2,353 670 26.5 24.4-28.8 1,683 73.5 71.2-75.6
45-54 2,978 642 20.7 18.9-22.6 2,336 79.3 77.4-81.1
55-64 3,281 423 12.8 11.4-14.3 2,858 87.2 85.7-88.6
65-74 2,672 223 8.1 7.0- 9.4 2,449 91.9 90.6-93.0
75+ 1,993 63 3.4 2.6- 4.6 1,930 96.6 95.4-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,155 154 10.3 8.2-12.7 2,001 89.7 87.3-91.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,460 633 20.5 18.3-22.9 3,827 79.5 77.1-81.7
Some Post-H.S. 4,005 765 23.7 21.5-26.0 3,240 76.3 74.0-78.5
College Graduate 4,638 1,071 26.5 24.7-28.4 3,567 73.5 71.6-75.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,718 138 11.6 8.8-15.2 1,580 88.4 84.8-91.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,450 240 10.6 8.8-12.7 2,210 89.4 87.3-91.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,618 199 15.0 12.0-18.6 1,419 85.0 81.4-88.0
$35,000- 49,999 2,134 383 20.8 18.3-23.6 1,751 79.2 76.4-81.7
$50,000-74,999 2,198 501 26.5 23.8-29.3 1,697 73.5 70.7-76.2
$75,000+ 3,157 919 34.1 31.6-36.7 2,238 65.9 63.3-68.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,739 656 15.0 13.4-16.8 5,083 85.0 83.2-86.6
No 9,456 1,965 24.8 23.4-26.3 7,491 75.2 73.7-76.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,318 292 14.2 12.1-16.5 2,026 85.8 83.5-87.9
Non-Veteran 12,967 2,332 22.9 21.7-24.2 10,635 77.1 75.8-78.3

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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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