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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Skin Cancer Prevention

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
-New Hanover County 360 106 31.5 24.9-39.0 104 29.1 22.7-36.4 80 22.9 17.4-29.4 26 6.8 4.0-11.5 44 9.7 6.7-13.7
GENDER
Male 140 28 22.9 13.6-35.7 42 32.7 22.1-45.5 34 24.2 15.6-35.6 17 10.2 5.2-19.0 19 10.0 5.6-17.0
Female 220 78 40.5 32.5-49.1 62 25.3 19.4-32.4 46 21.4 15.6-28.6 9 3.3 1.6- 7.0 25 9.4 6.1-14.2
RACE
White 313 87 27.4 21.4-34.3 99 33.5 26.4-41.5 70 23.4 17.9-29.8 22 5.9 3.7- 9.4 35 9.8 6.5-14.4
Other 45 19 51.4 29.3-73.0 4 8.8 2.8-24.6 10 20.8 7.2-47.1 4 11.1 2.5-37.7 8 7.8 3.4-17.2
AGE
18-44 78 22 34.3 21.5-49.9 23 24.3 15.3-36.3 22 28.3 17.4-42.4 4 6.6 2.0-19.8 7 6.5 2.8-14.7
45+ 280 84 29.9 23.7-37.0 81 32.5 24.4-41.8 58 19.4 14.6-25.4 20 6.3 3.8-10.1 37 11.8 8.1-16.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 97 31 37.8 23.0-55.3 16 10.2 5.7-17.7 18 21.1 10.3-38.3 8 9.5 3.0-26.3 24 21.3 12.8-33.4
Some College + 263 75 29.2 22.5-37.0 88 36.0 28.1-44.7 62 23.5 17.6-30.6 18 5.9 3.5- 9.7 20 5.4 3.1- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 49 40.7 28.9-53.6 36 15.4 10.3-22.4 37 24.0 15.2-35.7 11 7.5 2.9-18.2 25 12.4 7.5-20.0
$50,000+ 157 44 26.4 19.5-34.6 56 37.7 29.3-47.0 34 23.0 15.9-31.9 10 5.8 3.0-10.9 13 7.2 3.8-13.0

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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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