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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,265 3,574 30.1 28.9-31.3 11,691 69.9 68.7-71.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 371 88 39.8 31.5-48.7 283 60.2 51.3-68.5
Buncombe 340 91 37.5 30.9-44.7 249 62.5 55.3-69.1
Cabarrus 357 96 38.4 30.8-46.7 261 61.6 53.3-69.2
Catawba 435 109 31.8 25.9-38.3 326 68.2 61.7-74.1
Cumberland 459 87 25.9 19.7-33.1 372 74.1 66.9-80.3
Davidson 390 104 35.1 28.4-42.4 286 64.9 57.6-71.6
Durham 381 80 24.2 18.4-31.1 301 75.8 68.9-81.6
Forsyth 396 110 32.3 26.4-38.8 286 67.7 61.2-73.6
Gaston 394 92 27.3 21.4-34.2 302 72.7 65.8-78.6
Guilford 412 96 30.1 23.2-37.9 316 69.9 62.1-76.8
Iredell 416 108 33.1 27.3-39.4 308 66.9 60.6-72.7
Johnston 455 116 29.9 24.0-36.6 339 70.1 63.4-76.0
Mecklenburg 650 145 27.9 23.4-32.8 505 72.1 67.2-76.6
New Hanover 362 101 35.6 28.7-43.1 261 64.4 56.9-71.3
Onslow 397 131 44.7 38.1-51.4 266 55.3 48.6-61.9
Orange 365 94 32.1 24.8-40.4 271 67.9 59.6-75.2
Pitt 383 83 30.1 23.2-38.0 300 69.9 62.0-76.8
Randolph 393 84 28.5 22.1-35.7 309 71.5 64.3-77.9
Robeson 372 49 15.8 11.1-22.1 323 84.2 77.9-88.9
Rowan 428 91 26.1 20.2-33.0 337 73.9 67.0-79.8
Union 402 121 37.5 30.9-44.6 281 62.5 55.4-69.1
Wake 568 148 33.0 27.9-38.4 420 67.0 61.6-72.1
Wayne 435 87 28.6 21.0-37.6 348 71.4 62.4-79.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,101 1,129 28.1 26.2-30.1 3,972 71.9 69.9-73.8
Piedmont 7,344 1,778 30.3 28.6-32.0 5,566 69.7 68.0-71.4
Western NC 2,820 667 33.6 30.9-36.3 2,153 66.4 63.7-69.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,857 430 32.6 29.6-35.9 1,427 67.4 64.1-70.4
Northwest 3,190 802 32.9 30.4-35.6 2,388 67.1 64.4-69.6
Charlotte 2,029 500 29.7 26.8-32.7 1,529 70.3 67.3-73.2
Greensboro 1,750 404 29.7 26.0-33.7 1,346 70.3 66.3-74.0
Southern Regional 1,480 272 25.6 21.9-29.7 1,208 74.4 70.3-78.1
Coastal 746 196 31.0 26.5-35.8 550 69.0 64.2-73.5
Wake 1,659 400 30.2 26.7-33.8 1,259 69.8 66.2-73.3
Area L 450 72 24.4 19.0-30.8 378 75.6 69.2-81.0
Eastern 2,104 498 30.1 27.1-33.3 1,606 69.9 66.7-72.9

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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