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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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%)
North Carolina 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
-New Hanover County 363 12 4.3 2.2- 8.1 351 95.7 91.9-97.8
GENDER
Male 141 2 2.6 0.7- 9.9 139 97.4 90.1-99.3
Female 222 10 6.0 2.9-12.0 212 94.0 88.0-97.1
RACE
White 315 12 5.2 2.7- 9.8 303 94.8 90.2-97.3
Other 46 0 0.0 . - . 46 100 . - .
AGE
18-44 78 8 9.8 4.7-19.3 70 90.2 80.7-95.3
45+ 283 4 0.7 0.3- 2.0 279 99.3 98.0-99.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 99 4 7.8 2.7-20.2 95 92.2 79.8-97.3
Some College + 263 8 3.0 1.3- 6.7 255 97.0 93.3-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 159 8 7.8 3.6-16.1 151 92.2 83.9-96.4
$50,000+ 157 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 154 98.2 93.8-99.5

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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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