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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 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 370 23 8.3 4.8-14.0 347 91.7 86.0-95.2
Buncombe 342 24 11.1 7.2-16.9 318 88.9 83.1-92.8
Cabarrus 357 22 12.5 7.0-21.3 335 87.5 78.7-93.0
Catawba 437 25 6.3 3.6-10.6 412 93.7 89.4-96.4
Cumberland 460 23 5.5 3.3- 9.1 437 94.5 90.9-96.7
Davidson 390 21 6.4 3.8-10.6 369 93.6 89.4-96.2
Durham 381 9 2.2 1.1- 4.4 372 97.8 95.6-98.9
Forsyth 397 17 4.0 2.2- 7.3 380 96.0 92.7-97.8
Gaston 396 29 10.2 6.2-16.3 367 89.8 83.7-93.8
Guilford 414 14 7.8 3.3-17.1 400 92.2 82.9-96.7
Iredell 416 33 12.5 8.3-18.4 383 87.5 81.6-91.7
Johnston 455 31 9.3 5.6-15.3 424 90.7 84.7-94.4
Mecklenburg 652 23 4.7 2.7- 8.0 629 95.3 92.0-97.3
New Hanover 363 12 4.3 2.2- 8.1 351 95.7 91.9-97.8
Onslow 397 22 7.3 4.5-11.8 375 92.7 88.2-95.5
Orange 368 6 2.7 0.9- 7.7 362 97.3 92.3-99.1
Pitt 383 20 5.0 3.1- 8.1 363 95.0 91.9-96.9
Randolph 393 37 12.7 8.5-18.5 356 87.3 81.5-91.5
Robeson 374 8 2.1 0.9- 4.5 366 97.9 95.5-99.1
Rowan 428 22 6.1 3.4-10.5 406 93.9 89.5-96.6
Union 402 26 8.7 5.5-13.6 376 91.3 86.4-94.5
Wake 568 27 4.6 2.8- 7.4 541 95.4 92.6-97.2
Wayne 436 23 8.9 3.9-19.0 413 91.1 81.0-96.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,109 258 7.0 5.9- 8.3 4,851 93.0 91.7-94.1
Piedmont 7,358 401 6.9 5.9- 8.1 6,957 93.1 91.9-94.1
Western NC 2,830 167 8.3 6.8-10.0 2,663 91.7 90.0-93.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,862 110 8.6 6.8-10.9 1,752 91.4 89.1-93.2
Northwest 3,198 188 7.8 6.2- 9.7 3,010 92.2 90.3-93.8
Charlotte 2,034 118 7.7 6.0- 9.8 1,916 92.3 90.2-94.0
Greensboro 1,753 92 7.9 5.4-11.3 1,661 92.1 88.7-94.6
Southern Regional 1,485 66 6.2 4.5- 8.4 1,419 93.8 91.6-95.5
Coastal 749 36 7.7 5.1-11.4 713 92.3 88.6-94.9
Wake 1,661 82 5.1 3.7- 7.1 1,579 94.9 92.9-96.3
Area L 449 22 8.8 5.2-14.6 427 91.2 85.4-94.8
Eastern 2,106 112 6.7 5.1- 8.9 1,994 93.3 91.1-94.9

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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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