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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 363 106 27.4 20.6-35.4 122 34.4 28.2-41.2 84 22.7 17.6-28.7 18 5.6 3.2- 9.7 33 9.9 6.0-16.0
GENDER
Male 147 34 25.3 14.5-40.2 51 33.2 24.0-43.8 35 22.4 14.8-32.4 10 5.1 2.5-10.1 17 14.1 7.3-25.3
Female 216 72 29.7 23.2-37.0 71 35.8 28.3-44.1 49 22.9 17.0-30.1 8 6.1 2.6-13.8 16 5.5 3.1- 9.5
RACE
White 298 87 30.3 22.1-40.0 105 36.6 29.6-44.3 67 20.6 15.7-26.7 16 6.3 3.4-11.5 23 6.1 3.8- 9.7
Other 63 19 19.3 11.2-31.2 17 28.6 16.9-44.1 16 28.1 16.1-44.3 2 3.4 0.8-12.8 9 20.6 9.0-40.4
AGE
18-44 84 18 24.9 12.2-44.2 37 37.8 25.6-51.7 20 20.0 11.7-32.0 4 6.5 2.3-16.8 5 10.9 3.9-26.5
45+ 273 87 29.7 24.1-35.9 82 31.5 25.5-38.2 63 24.5 18.9-31.1 14 5.1 2.9- 8.9 27 9.3 6.1-13.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 81 32 30.5 20.0-43.7 17 24.2 13.7-39.2 13 9.3 5.0-16.6 4 8.5 2.7-23.7 15 27.4 14.7-45.4
Some College + 281 74 26.5 18.4-36.5 104 37.4 30.2-45.3 71 27.0 20.6-34.6 14 4.7 2.5- 8.4 18 4.4 2.4- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 131 43 28.4 20.1-38.5 29 23.1 15.3-33.3 31 20.9 13.8-30.2 6 5.1 1.8-13.7 22 22.5 12.7-36.9
$50,000+ 189 46 19.9 14.5-26.7 78 43.6 35.2-52.4 47 25.9 18.9-34.3 11 6.8 3.4-13.4 7 3.7 1.5- 8.9

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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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