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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 394 123 28.6 23.4-34.5 97 23.6 18.7-29.3 89 27.0 20.9-33.9 27 8.4 5.4-12.9 58 12.4 9.0-16.8
GENDER
Male 161 50 25.9 18.8-34.5 37 23.9 16.5-33.2 35 30.5 20.8-42.3 8 4.8 2.2-10.2 31 14.8 9.4-22.7
Female 233 73 31.3 24.2-39.3 60 23.4 17.4-30.5 54 23.6 17.3-31.2 19 11.7 6.9-19.3 27 10.1 6.5-15.2
RACE
White 304 94 29.2 23.2-36.0 78 24.1 18.8-30.5 69 27.2 20.6-35.0 21 8.2 5.0-13.2 42 11.2 7.8-15.9
Other 85 28 28.6 18.6-41.3 17 18.8 10.3-31.9 19 27.3 14.8-44.8 5 8.2 2.7-22.5 16 17.1 9.0-30.0
AGE
18-44 146 39 23.7 16.8-32.3 36 22.8 16.0-31.4 38 31.2 22.2-41.8 17 11.7 7.0-19.0 16 10.6 6.2-17.6
45+ 248 84 36.2 29.5-43.5 61 24.8 19.1-31.6 51 20.5 15.4-26.8 10 3.3 1.7- 6.4 42 15.2 11.0-20.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 165 55 31.4 22.9-41.3 40 22.5 15.6-31.3 33 25.2 15.7-37.8 12 8.4 4.0-16.7 25 12.5 7.8-19.4
Some College + 229 68 26.8 20.4-34.3 57 24.4 18.0-32.2 56 28.2 20.9-36.7 15 8.4 4.8-14.3 33 12.3 7.9-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 59 27.2 20.2-35.6 43 19.1 13.1-26.9 42 30.5 21.0-42.1 13 6.7 3.4-12.5 39 16.5 10.9-24.1
$50,000+ 150 47 29.5 21.6-38.9 42 31.0 22.6-41.0 36 21.0 14.7-29.2 12 11.3 6.0-20.4 13 7.1 3.9-12.6

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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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