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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-WHITE FEMALES

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
-WHITE FEMALES 7,209 2,346 30.1 28.5-31.6 1,897 27.4 25.9-28.9 1,579 23.7 22.1-25.3 473 7.0 6.2- 8.0 914 11.8 10.6-13.2
AGE
18-24 147 29 17.0 10.5-26.3 33 22.2 15.3-31.2 44 33.3 24.1-44.0 22 11.6 7.1-18.2 19 15.9 8.7-27.0
25-34 580 154 27.4 23.1-32.2 171 29.7 25.4-34.5 169 28.6 24.4-33.3 47 8.1 5.7-11.5 39 6.1 3.9- 9.4
35-44 1,021 277 27.5 24.2-30.9 326 32.7 29.3-36.4 257 24.6 21.5-28.0 66 6.3 4.6- 8.4 95 9.0 7.0-11.4
45-54 1,374 402 29.5 26.6-32.6 410 30.0 27.1-33.0 314 22.4 19.8-25.1 94 6.9 5.4- 8.7 154 11.4 9.3-13.7
55-64 1,583 512 33.8 30.9-36.7 414 24.9 22.4-27.6 362 22.7 20.2-25.3 108 6.5 5.2- 8.2 187 12.1 10.2-14.4
65-74 1,380 500 36.3 33.3-39.5 325 25.4 22.7-28.5 261 17.6 15.4-20.1 77 5.1 3.9- 6.6 217 15.5 13.2-18.2
75+ 1,074 452 40.4 36.8-44.1 198 19.7 16.8-22.8 168 15.7 13.1-18.8 57 5.4 4.0- 7.3 199 18.8 16.0-22.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 762 289 35.0 30.4-39.9 95 12.0 8.8-16.2 152 20.0 16.1-24.4 35 4.4 2.7- 7.0 191 28.6 23.8-34.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,056 642 29.8 26.7-33.2 455 20.6 18.1-23.4 474 24.9 22.0-28.2 152 8.5 6.6-10.9 333 16.1 13.1-19.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,112 702 31.2 28.4-34.1 538 25.7 23.1-28.4 466 23.7 20.8-26.8 158 8.8 7.2-10.8 248 10.6 8.7-12.8
College Graduate 2,265 709 28.0 25.7-30.5 807 38.5 35.8-41.4 482 23.4 20.8-26.1 127 4.8 3.8- 6.0 140 5.3 4.2- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 750 277 37.2 31.8-43.0 113 12.1 9.4-15.5 144 19.9 15.8-24.7 44 6.1 4.1- 8.8 172 24.7 18.3-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,041 338 30.1 25.8-34.7 190 17.0 13.9-20.6 227 23.3 18.9-28.4 76 10.4 7.2-14.6 210 19.3 15.8-23.3
$25,000- 34,999 728 244 35.7 31.1-40.6 185 25.1 21.0-29.7 166 23.9 20.0-28.2 46 5.2 3.5- 7.8 87 10.1 7.7-13.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,013 320 26.5 23.2-30.1 288 31.3 27.0-36.0 227 24.9 21.0-29.3 69 5.9 4.3- 8.1 109 11.3 8.5-14.9
$50,000-74,999 1,039 303 26.9 23.5-30.6 325 31.0 27.4-34.9 258 26.7 23.0-30.7 71 7.3 5.4- 9.8 82 8.1 6.1-10.6
$75,000+ 1,505 455 28.0 24.8-31.4 536 36.1 32.8-39.5 331 24.6 21.2-28.3 97 6.4 4.9- 8.2 86 4.9 3.7- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,696 929 33.9 31.2-36.8 614 22.7 20.4-25.0 504 18.1 16.1-20.2 173 7.0 5.7- 8.5 476 18.4 15.8-21.3
No 4,480 1,405 28.2 26.4-30.1 1,278 29.7 27.8-31.7 1,067 26.3 24.3-28.5 298 7.0 6.0- 8.3 432 8.7 7.5-10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 37 20.1 13.4-29.2 41 37.6 27.6-48.7 35 25.9 18.0-35.7 11 8.3 4.0-16.6 13 8.1 4.0-15.8
Non-Veteran 7,072 2,309 30.2 28.7-31.8 1,856 27.2 25.7-28.8 1,544 23.6 22.1-25.3 462 7.0 6.1- 8.0 901 11.9 10.7-13.3

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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.

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