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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 360 109 24.2 19.1-30.1 84 23.1 17.2-30.2 78 28.9 21.2-38.0 33 10.1 6.0-16.3 56 13.8 9.9-19.0
Buncombe 338 107 28.5 23.0-34.6 84 24.2 18.8-30.5 84 30.0 23.9-36.9 19 5.1 3.2- 8.2 44 12.3 8.4-17.6
Cabarrus 352 95 28.0 21.6-35.4 99 24.9 19.8-30.7 79 26.4 19.5-34.5 31 11.4 7.4-17.0 48 9.4 6.8-13.0
Catawba 434 136 29.2 24.2-34.9 98 21.6 17.0-26.9 103 25.2 20.3-30.9 39 11.0 7.1-16.8 58 12.9 9.6-17.2
Cumberland 454 158 29.8 24.7-35.4 86 18.1 14.2-22.9 99 24.1 19.0-30.1 26 7.3 4.4-12.0 85 20.6 14.7-28.1
Davidson 387 111 26.0 20.1-32.8 88 20.7 16.2-26.1 90 29.3 23.2-36.2 28 7.1 4.5-11.1 70 16.9 12.7-22.3
Durham 379 107 23.1 18.0-29.2 98 25.4 19.7-32.1 84 20.3 15.0-26.7 34 10.3 6.8-15.2 56 21.0 14.3-29.7
Forsyth 396 107 24.9 19.9-30.7 108 28.3 23.0-34.2 83 23.4 18.0-29.8 33 9.1 5.9-13.7 65 14.4 10.7-19.0
Gaston 393 123 28.9 22.9-35.7 83 18.8 14.3-24.4 103 31.4 24.7-38.9 23 6.7 3.6-12.1 61 14.3 10.5-19.2
Guilford 411 116 27.0 20.7-34.3 107 26.2 20.8-32.4 98 22.0 17.2-27.7 29 8.4 5.3-13.1 61 16.5 11.3-23.3
Iredell 413 124 26.2 21.4-31.5 92 20.4 16.1-25.4 106 32.6 26.8-38.8 28 8.9 5.4-14.5 63 11.9 8.9-15.9
Johnston 452 130 28.3 22.7-34.7 106 23.3 18.5-28.9 124 27.9 22.5-34.0 37 11.2 6.7-18.3 55 9.2 6.6-12.9
Mecklenburg 645 203 27.3 23.2-31.8 187 29.0 24.8-33.5 138 23.8 19.8-28.5 41 7.8 5.4-10.9 76 12.1 9.1-16.0
New Hanover 360 106 31.5 24.9-39.0 104 29.1 22.7-36.4 80 22.9 17.4-29.4 26 6.8 4.0-11.5 44 9.7 6.7-13.7
Onslow 394 123 28.6 23.4-34.5 97 23.6 18.7-29.3 89 27.0 20.9-33.9 27 8.4 5.4-12.9 58 12.4 9.0-16.8
Orange 363 106 27.4 20.6-35.4 122 34.4 28.2-41.2 84 22.7 17.6-28.7 18 5.6 3.2- 9.7 33 9.9 6.0-16.0
Pitt 378 119 27.7 22.3-33.7 84 22.9 17.5-29.3 87 23.1 17.4-30.0 29 12.6 7.6-20.1 59 13.8 9.9-19.0
Randolph 383 114 25.7 20.2-32.0 83 18.7 14.3-24.1 90 25.4 19.7-32.0 32 10.1 6.2-15.8 64 20.2 14.2-28.0
Robeson 369 135 29.6 23.5-36.6 51 12.9 8.9-18.4 93 27.3 21.0-34.7 23 13.5 5.8-28.3 67 16.6 12.3-22.2
Rowan 426 137 29.3 23.5-35.7 99 25.9 19.7-33.2 98 25.9 20.4-32.2 20 4.4 2.7- 7.1 72 14.6 10.7-19.5
Union 396 115 26.1 20.2-32.9 95 21.0 16.6-26.2 103 30.3 24.1-37.3 40 13.4 9.0-19.4 43 9.3 5.8-14.5
Wake 566 171 27.2 22.9-32.0 160 28.8 24.3-33.8 139 27.3 22.7-32.5 40 6.8 4.7- 9.7 56 9.9 7.1-13.7
Wayne 427 150 30.0 24.4-36.4 74 16.8 12.4-22.5 92 26.6 19.9-34.7 32 6.5 4.2- 9.9 79 20.0 13.5-28.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,039 1,646 29.4 27.6-31.4 1,080 20.9 19.4-22.5 1,150 24.7 23.0-26.6 354 8.5 7.3- 9.9 809 16.4 14.8-18.2
Piedmont 7,282 2,172 26.8 25.3-28.4 1,820 25.0 23.5-26.5 1,697 25.7 24.1-27.4 534 7.9 7.0- 8.9 1,059 14.6 13.3-16.0
Western NC 2,793 889 27.7 25.6-29.9 647 23.4 21.1-25.8 634 25.2 22.9-27.6 190 7.4 6.2- 8.9 433 16.3 14.3-18.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,840 615 29.8 27.1-32.6 415 22.3 19.8-25.1 406 24.4 21.7-27.3 123 7.2 5.7- 9.1 281 16.3 13.9-19.0
Northwest 3,171 947 26.6 24.5-28.8 751 23.9 21.8-26.2 735 25.6 23.4-27.9 223 7.7 6.4- 9.1 515 16.3 14.3-18.5
Charlotte 2,011 597 27.0 24.4-29.8 511 24.9 22.4-27.6 478 26.2 23.5-29.1 155 9.1 7.4-11.1 270 12.8 10.9-15.0
Greensboro 1,722 510 27.5 24.0-31.3 434 24.6 21.3-28.2 395 23.3 20.4-26.5 126 8.0 6.2-10.4 257 16.6 13.7-20.0
Southern Regional 1,462 504 29.5 26.3-33.0 278 19.5 16.9-22.5 354 26.8 23.5-30.5 83 7.9 5.6-11.2 243 16.2 13.3-19.6
Coastal 734 223 31.0 26.2-36.2 196 24.4 20.6-28.7 160 23.1 19.2-27.5 57 8.1 5.6-11.4 98 13.4 10.4-17.0
Wake 1,652 475 25.7 22.7-29.0 428 26.3 23.3-29.5 411 27.1 23.6-30.9 127 7.6 6.0- 9.5 211 13.4 11.0-16.2
Area L 442 153 27.8 23.1-33.1 75 15.9 12.3-20.5 90 23.0 18.1-28.9 39 11.1 7.8-15.6 85 22.1 16.9-28.4
Eastern 2,080 683 29.3 26.3-32.4 459 22.3 19.8-25.1 452 24.0 21.2-27.0 145 7.4 6.0- 9.2 341 17.0 14.2-20.1

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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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