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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-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
-FEMALES 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 7,209 2,346 30.1 28.5-31.6 1,897 27.4 25.9-28.9 1,579 23.7 22.1-25.3 473 7.0 6.2- 8.0 914 11.8 10.6-13.2
African American 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
Other Minorities 576 190 26.5 21.6-32.1 109 22.6 17.5-28.7 143 27.1 21.6-33.3 34 6.2 3.6-10.5 100 17.6 13.3-23.0
AGE
18-24 265 58 19.7 14.1-26.8 52 19.9 14.6-26.6 84 34.5 27.2-42.6 31 10.4 6.8-15.4 40 15.6 10.2-23.0
25-34 902 222 25.8 22.3-29.6 228 26.3 22.9-30.0 263 29.6 26.0-33.6 82 8.4 6.5-10.9 107 9.9 7.7-12.5
35-44 1,426 386 27.0 24.2-29.9 398 28.9 26.0-32.0 368 24.6 21.9-27.4 99 7.4 5.8- 9.4 175 12.1 10.0-14.5
45-54 1,811 538 29.4 26.8-32.1 479 26.7 24.2-29.4 420 23.0 20.6-25.5 117 6.5 5.2- 8.0 257 14.5 12.3-17.0
55-64 1,942 644 34.5 31.8-37.2 473 23.6 21.4-26.0 450 23.0 20.8-25.5 120 5.9 4.7- 7.2 255 13.0 11.2-15.1
65-74 1,675 633 37.3 34.4-40.2 366 23.6 21.1-26.3 318 18.5 16.4-20.8 89 4.8 3.7- 6.2 269 15.8 13.6-18.3
75+ 1,270 541 41.2 37.8-44.7 224 18.4 15.9-21.2 199 15.6 13.2-18.3 61 5.5 3.8- 7.9 245 19.3 16.7-22.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,254 471 32.2 28.6-36.0 155 14.7 11.6-18.5 274 23.1 19.8-26.7 49 5.0 3.0- 8.1 305 25.0 21.4-29.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,709 854 29.8 27.1-32.7 550 19.2 17.1-21.6 628 25.4 22.7-28.3 187 7.8 6.3- 9.6 490 17.7 15.2-20.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,649 860 29.8 27.4-32.4 626 23.4 21.2-25.8 605 24.8 22.3-27.5 201 8.8 7.4-10.5 357 13.1 11.3-15.2
College Graduate 2,732 855 28.6 26.4-30.9 911 35.7 33.2-38.3 601 24.4 22.0-26.9 166 5.6 4.6- 6.9 199 5.7 4.7- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,180 439 34.2 30.0-38.6 160 12.8 10.1-16.2 242 22.4 18.2-27.3 64 6.8 4.4-10.3 275 23.8 19.2-29.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,547 503 28.0 24.8-31.4 265 17.2 14.4-20.3 358 25.8 22.1-29.9 98 8.7 6.5-11.6 323 20.3 17.3-23.7
$25,000- 34,999 991 327 35.1 30.9-39.7 228 21.7 18.4-25.4 228 25.1 21.4-29.2 62 5.0 3.5- 7.1 146 13.0 10.6-16.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,252 390 27.0 23.9-30.3 338 29.3 25.5-33.4 287 25.0 21.6-28.8 85 6.3 4.7- 8.4 152 12.4 9.8-15.6
$50,000-74,999 1,245 354 25.9 22.8-29.2 363 28.6 25.3-32.2 316 27.3 23.9-30.9 91 8.4 6.5-10.8 121 9.8 7.8-12.3
$75,000+ 1,690 516 28.7 25.6-31.9 578 34.8 31.8-38.0 378 24.8 21.6-28.2 116 6.7 5.3- 8.3 102 5.1 4.0- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,529 1,219 33.3 30.9-35.7 735 20.5 18.6-22.5 707 20.4 18.4-22.5 207 6.5 5.4- 7.8 661 19.3 17.2-21.7
No 5,782 1,810 28.1 26.4-29.7 1,503 27.0 25.3-28.7 1,394 26.7 24.9-28.5 394 7.3 6.4- 8.4 681 11.0 9.8-12.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 60 27.9 19.9-37.5 55 29.7 22.1-38.6 47 19.0 13.5-25.9 16 10.3 5.3-19.2 24 13.2 7.6-21.8
Non-Veteran 9,162 2,986 29.8 28.4-31.2 2,190 24.8 23.5-26.1 2,068 24.8 23.4-26.3 588 7.0 6.3- 7.9 1,330 13.7 12.6-14.8

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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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