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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention-WHITES

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
-WHITES 11,810 3,589 26.5 25.4-27.7 3,019 26.1 24.9-27.3 2,711 25.3 24.1-26.6 874 8.4 7.6- 9.2 1,617 13.7 12.7-14.8
GENDER
Males 4,601 1,243 22.5 20.9-24.3 1,122 24.6 22.8-26.5 1,132 27.1 25.3-29.1 401 9.8 8.6-11.3 703 15.9 14.2-17.6
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 104 33 27.8 17.8-40.7 22 28.3 16.2-44.7 18 17.7 10.0-29.6 7 7.2 2.8-17.0 24 18.9 10.1-32.6
Non-Hispanic 11,684 3,550 26.5 25.3-27.7 2,992 26.1 24.9-27.3 2,687 25.4 24.2-26.6 865 8.4 7.6- 9.2 1,590 13.7 12.7-14.8
AGE
18-24 263 49 18.2 12.9-25.0 48 18.5 13.4-25.0 81 29.8 23.4-37.0 42 13.2 9.2-18.6 43 20.4 14.4-28.0
25-34 952 217 22.1 19.0-25.5 264 27.1 23.8-30.7 290 30.4 26.8-34.1 92 9.7 7.7-12.3 89 10.7 8.3-13.7
35-44 1,702 403 22.7 20.4-25.2 524 31.8 29.1-34.6 478 27.8 25.2-30.4 127 7.4 6.0- 9.0 170 10.4 8.7-12.4
45-54 2,285 596 24.9 22.8-27.1 645 28.2 25.9-30.6 562 25.4 23.2-27.8 189 8.9 7.5-10.6 293 12.6 11.0-14.4
55-64 2,687 811 29.9 27.8-32.1 691 25.0 23.0-27.0 611 23.5 21.5-25.5 200 7.6 6.4- 9.0 374 14.0 12.5-15.8
65-74 2,220 794 35.0 32.6-37.4 517 24.6 22.5-26.9 430 18.9 17.0-21.0 131 5.2 4.2- 6.3 348 16.3 14.4-18.4
75+ 1,636 694 40.4 37.6-43.4 306 19.6 17.4-22.2 251 16.2 14.1-18.7 90 5.9 4.6- 7.5 295 17.8 15.5-20.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,291 456 28.2 25.0-31.7 165 11.6 9.3-14.5 260 22.1 18.6-26.1 65 5.9 4.2- 8.4 345 32.0 27.9-36.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,365 1,007 26.2 24.0-28.6 729 20.4 18.4-22.7 778 24.9 22.6-27.3 263 9.8 8.2-11.7 588 18.7 16.3-21.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,207 989 27.8 25.5-30.2 792 24.7 22.5-27.0 746 25.8 23.4-28.3 276 9.8 8.3-11.6 404 11.9 10.2-13.8
College Graduate 3,927 1,132 25.2 23.5-27.0 1,329 35.7 33.6-37.8 921 26.1 24.2-28.1 269 6.7 5.7- 7.7 276 6.3 5.4- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,056 376 32.3 28.2-36.7 152 12.9 10.2-16.2 197 20.1 16.5-24.3 65 7.6 5.5-10.5 266 27.1 22.1-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,639 538 28.9 25.7-32.4 301 17.1 14.6-19.9 329 20.8 17.7-24.3 116 9.5 7.3-12.5 355 23.6 20.1-27.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,188 379 30.2 26.6-34.1 283 23.1 19.4-27.3 280 24.1 20.8-27.7 76 7.7 5.1-11.5 170 14.8 11.9-18.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,716 494 24.0 21.6-26.7 443 25.8 22.8-28.9 425 29.1 26.0-32.5 140 7.9 6.4- 9.7 214 13.2 10.9-16.0
$50,000-74,999 1,864 514 24.5 21.8-27.3 531 28.3 25.5-31.2 481 28.1 25.2-31.2 159 8.2 6.8-10.0 179 10.9 8.7-13.5
$75,000+ 2,816 766 24.0 21.9-26.3 964 34.7 32.3-37.2 680 26.6 24.2-29.1 213 7.6 6.4- 8.9 193 7.1 5.8- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,372 1,421 28.9 27.0-30.9 960 21.2 19.6-22.9 859 21.1 19.4-23.0 319 9.1 7.7-10.7 813 19.7 17.8-21.8
No 7,383 2,146 25.4 24.0-26.8 2,048 28.3 26.8-29.8 1,840 27.2 25.7-28.8 552 8.1 7.2- 9.0 797 11.1 9.9-12.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,925 620 28.9 26.0-31.9 451 23.9 21.5-26.6 422 25.9 23.2-28.9 144 7.2 5.9- 8.8 288 14.0 12.0-16.3
Non-Veteran 9,881 2,969 26.1 24.8-27.4 2,566 26.4 25.2-27.8 2,288 25.2 23.9-26.6 730 8.6 7.7- 9.5 1,328 13.7 12.5-14.9

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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.

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