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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,449 706 7.1 6.4- 8.0 12,743 92.9 92.0-93.6
No 1,823 119 6.9 5.2- 9.1 1,704 93.1 90.9-94.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 10 7.8 3.0-19.2 218 92.2 80.8-97.0
Recommended Range 4,752 344 9.8 8.3-11.4 4,408 90.2 88.6-91.7
Overweight 5,435 272 6.7 5.7- 7.8 5,163 93.3 92.2-94.3
Obese 4,238 170 5.1 3.9- 6.7 4,068 94.9 93.3-96.1
Current Smoker
No 12,463 602 6.3 5.6- 7.1 11,861 93.7 92.9-94.4
Yes 2,781 224 10.4 8.5-12.5 2,557 89.6 87.5-91.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,899 36 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,863 97.7 96.5-98.5
No 13,249 787 7.6 6.8- 8.4 12,462 92.4 91.6-93.2
Binge Drinker
No 13,840 687 6.3 5.7- 7.1 13,153 93.7 92.9-94.3
Yes 1,313 130 11.6 9.0-14.8 1,183 88.4 85.2-91.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,507 767 7.0 6.3- 7.8 13,740 93.0 92.2-93.7
Yes 548 46 10.1 6.5-15.3 502 89.9 84.7-93.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,261 58 6.0 4.4- 8.2 1,203 94.0 91.8-95.6
No 13,967 764 7.2 6.5- 8.0 13,203 92.8 92.0-93.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,896 34 2.0 1.3- 2.9 1,862 98.0 97.1-98.7
No 13,396 792 7.6 6.9- 8.5 12,604 92.4 91.5-93.1
Disability
Yes 5,737 214 5.9 4.7- 7.4 5,523 94.1 92.6-95.3
No 9,464 610 7.7 6.9- 8.7 8,854 92.3 91.3-93.1

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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