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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,750 1,661 25.5 23.9-27.3 1,302 22.3 20.7-24.0 1,366 26.1 24.3-27.9 474 9.0 7.9-10.2 947 17.1 15.6-18.8
Female 9,364 3,046 29.7 28.4-31.1 2,245 24.9 23.6-26.2 2,115 24.7 23.3-26.1 604 7.1 6.3- 7.9 1,354 13.6 12.6-14.8
RACE
White 11,810 3,589 26.5 25.4-27.7 3,019 26.1 24.9-27.3 2,711 25.3 24.1-26.6 874 8.4 7.6- 9.2 1,617 13.7 12.7-14.8
African American 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
Asian 97 33 23.1 14.4-34.9 16 16.9 9.0-29.4 34 35.9 24.3-49.3 3 3.9 1.3-11.7 11 20.2 9.2-38.7
Native American 304 113 30.1 23.7-37.3 49 17.4 12.2-24.3 66 25.9 19.0-34.2 19 7.2 3.9-13.2 57 19.4 14.2-25.9
Other Minorities 628 183 26.4 21.9-31.5 122 21.4 16.7-27.0 149 26.2 20.8-32.4 48 7.5 5.1-10.9 126 18.5 14.4-23.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 607 181 26.7 22.0-32.0 118 21.3 16.6-27.0 144 25.9 20.4-32.3 48 8.2 5.6-11.9 116 17.9 13.7-23.0
-English Speaking 225 70 26.6 18.3-36.8 43 20.6 13.5-30.1 46 27.8 15.4-44.9 17 7.0 3.5-13.6 49 18.1 11.5-27.2
-Spanish Speaking 382 111 26.8 21.3-33.0 75 21.6 15.9-28.6 98 25.2 19.7-31.7 31 8.6 5.4-13.3 67 17.8 12.9-24.1
Non-Hispanic 14,463 4,508 27.8 26.7-28.9 3,424 23.8 22.8-24.9 3,327 25.3 24.2-26.4 1,028 8.0 7.3- 8.7 2,176 15.1 14.2-16.1
AGE
18-24 460 97 21.2 16.6-26.8 83 17.5 13.5-22.5 143 31.5 26.1-37.4 60 11.6 8.5-15.5 77 18.2 13.8-23.6
25-34 1,445 323 22.6 19.9-25.5 350 24.1 21.4-27.1 434 30.0 27.1-33.2 139 9.0 7.4-10.9 199 14.3 12.1-16.9
35-44 2,344 585 24.4 22.3-26.6 630 27.5 25.2-29.9 647 26.3 24.2-28.6 178 7.7 6.5- 9.2 304 14.1 12.2-16.2
45-54 2,965 827 26.6 24.6-28.7 757 25.6 23.6-27.7 717 25.0 23.0-27.1 228 8.5 7.2-10.0 436 14.3 12.7-16.1
55-64 3,259 1,046 32.8 30.8-35.0 781 23.3 21.5-25.1 729 22.6 20.8-24.5 222 6.7 5.7- 7.9 481 14.6 13.0-16.2
65-74 2,640 981 36.1 33.9-38.4 576 23.0 21.1-25.1 499 18.7 16.9-20.5 147 4.9 4.0- 5.9 437 17.4 15.5-19.4
75+ 1,904 814 42.0 39.1-44.9 340 17.9 15.9-20.1 295 15.8 13.8-18.1 97 5.8 4.4- 7.5 358 18.5 16.4-20.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,086 762 30.4 27.4-33.6 265 15.1 12.2-18.5 439 23.7 20.6-27.0 96 5.9 4.3- 7.8 524 25.0 21.9-28.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,403 1,363 28.6 26.4-30.9 877 18.4 16.7-20.2 1,007 24.5 22.3-26.9 319 8.8 7.5-10.4 837 19.6 17.6-21.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,974 1,241 28.0 25.9-30.1 912 22.4 20.6-24.4 933 26.2 24.1-28.4 333 9.2 7.9-10.7 555 14.2 12.6-16.0
College Graduate 4,618 1,333 25.4 23.7-27.1 1,487 33.7 31.8-35.6 1,092 26.1 24.4-28.0 329 7.2 6.2- 8.3 377 7.6 6.6- 8.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,669 618 33.2 29.5-37.0 221 12.3 9.7-15.3 326 23.3 19.6-27.6 95 7.3 5.4- 9.9 409 23.9 20.3-28.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,410 806 29.9 26.8-33.1 409 17.4 14.7-20.4 519 23.9 20.6-27.6 150 7.3 5.8- 9.1 526 21.6 18.8-24.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,602 509 31.3 27.7-35.1 353 20.4 17.5-23.6 367 23.1 20.2-26.2 101 6.8 4.9- 9.5 272 18.4 15.6-21.6
$35,000- 49,999 2,120 625 25.2 22.9-27.7 524 25.3 22.7-28.2 518 27.5 24.8-30.4 167 8.2 6.6-10.0 286 13.8 11.7-16.2
$50,000-74,999 2,189 607 24.5 22.1-27.1 588 25.8 23.4-28.5 562 27.7 25.1-30.5 189 9.0 7.5-10.7 243 13.0 10.8-15.5
$75,000+ 3,153 866 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,044 33.7 31.4-36.0 770 26.9 24.7-29.3 244 7.6 6.5- 8.8 229 7.4 6.2- 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,626 1,877 30.4 28.6-32.3 1,137 19.1 17.8-20.6 1,132 21.2 19.6-22.9 374 8.0 6.9- 9.3 1,106 21.2 19.4-23.1
No 9,394 2,793 26.4 25.1-27.8 2,397 25.6 24.3-27.0 2,329 27.2 25.8-28.7 699 8.0 7.2- 8.9 1,176 12.7 11.6-13.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,302 759 30.5 27.6-33.4 519 22.7 20.4-25.1 498 24.4 21.9-27.1 166 7.1 5.8- 8.8 360 15.3 13.3-17.6
Non-Veteran 12,805 3,948 27.2 26.1-28.4 3,024 23.7 22.6-24.9 2,981 25.5 24.3-26.8 912 8.2 7.4- 8.9 1,940 15.4 14.3-16.4

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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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