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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,279 4,188 27.9 26.8-29.1 3,218 25.3 24.2-26.4 3,040 25.3 24.1-26.4 931 7.8 7.1- 8.5 1,902 13.8 12.9-14.8
No 1,811 513 26.5 23.3-30.0 323 16.2 13.6-19.2 434 25.8 22.4-29.4 145 9.1 7.3-11.3 396 22.4 19.4-25.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 222 86 38.6 28.7-49.4 41 16.8 10.6-25.5 35 18.0 11.4-27.4 17 7.3 4.0-13.1 43 19.3 12.2-29.0
Recommended Range 4,698 1,527 27.9 25.9-29.9 1,179 24.8 23.0-26.8 1,046 25.6 23.5-27.8 303 7.6 6.5- 8.9 643 14.1 12.4-15.9
Overweight 5,379 1,632 27.2 25.5-29.0 1,334 25.9 24.2-27.7 1,244 24.7 23.0-26.5 424 8.3 7.3- 9.5 745 13.8 12.5-15.2
Obese 4,188 1,274 27.5 25.5-29.7 863 20.5 18.6-22.5 1,012 26.1 23.9-28.4 295 8.2 7.0- 9.6 744 17.7 15.9-19.8
Current Smoker
No 12,314 3,912 28.0 26.8-29.2 3,048 25.6 24.4-26.8 2,874 25.7 24.5-27.0 843 7.5 6.8- 8.3 1,637 13.1 12.2-14.2
Yes 2,747 777 26.0 23.4-28.8 488 16.2 14.4-18.2 597 24.1 21.6-26.7 232 9.9 8.2-11.8 653 23.9 21.5-26.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,856 710 37.1 34.0-40.3 339 18.1 15.9-20.4 339 21.2 18.3-24.4 100 4.6 3.6- 5.9 368 19.1 16.8-21.5
No 13,112 3,949 26.8 25.7-28.0 3,179 24.1 23.0-25.3 3,112 25.8 24.6-27.0 964 8.3 7.6- 9.0 1,908 15.0 14.0-16.0
Binge Drinker
No 13,660 4,363 28.7 27.6-29.9 3,171 23.6 22.5-24.7 3,089 24.8 23.7-26.0 959 7.7 7.0- 8.4 2,078 15.1 14.2-16.1
Yes 1,312 289 20.1 16.8-23.8 353 23.7 20.6-27.1 362 29.3 25.3-33.6 108 9.9 7.7-12.7 200 17.0 13.9-20.7
Heavy Drinker
No 14,329 4,480 27.7 26.6-28.9 3,360 23.7 22.6-24.8 3,318 25.6 24.4-26.8 1,013 7.9 7.2- 8.6 2,158 15.1 14.2-16.1
Yes 547 142 23.9 18.4-30.3 134 21.2 16.9-26.3 117 23.4 17.5-30.6 45 10.6 6.6-16.6 109 20.9 16.0-26.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,241 466 34.5 30.5-38.7 218 15.8 13.3-18.7 229 21.1 17.4-25.4 84 8.2 5.6-11.8 244 20.4 17.3-23.8
No 13,804 4,218 27.1 26.0-28.3 3,321 24.3 23.2-25.4 3,238 25.8 24.6-27.0 988 8.0 7.3- 8.7 2,039 14.8 13.9-15.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,858 687 36.1 33.1-39.3 337 19.4 17.0-22.2 342 18.1 15.8-20.7 114 6.7 5.1- 8.7 378 19.6 17.2-22.4
No 13,250 4,018 26.8 25.7-28.0 3,208 24.0 22.9-25.2 3,139 26.1 24.9-27.3 964 8.1 7.4- 8.9 1,921 14.9 13.9-16.0
Disability
Yes 5,626 1,877 30.4 28.6-32.3 1,137 19.1 17.8-20.6 1,132 21.2 19.6-22.9 374 8.0 6.9- 9.3 1,106 21.2 19.4-23.1
No 9,394 2,793 26.4 25.1-27.8 2,397 25.6 24.3-27.0 2,329 27.2 25.8-28.7 699 8.0 7.2- 8.9 1,176 12.7 11.6-13.8

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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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