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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 7,282 2,172 26.8 25.3-28.4 1,820 25.0 23.5-26.5 1,697 25.7 24.1-27.4 534 7.9 7.0- 8.9 1,059 14.6 13.3-16.0
GENDER
Male 2,807 760 24.6 22.3-27.0 672 23.8 21.5-26.2 695 26.8 24.3-29.5 237 8.8 7.4-10.3 443 16.1 14.1-18.2
Female 4,475 1,412 29.0 27.0-31.0 1,148 26.1 24.3-28.1 1,002 24.6 22.6-26.7 297 7.1 6.1- 8.3 616 13.2 11.6-15.0
RACE
White 5,818 1,721 25.9 24.3-27.6 1,560 27.3 25.7-29.0 1,333 25.5 23.8-27.3 433 8.2 7.2- 9.3 771 13.1 11.7-14.6
African American 1,002 324 32.0 27.8-36.5 172 17.9 14.8-21.4 238 24.0 20.3-28.1 72 8.2 6.2-10.9 196 17.9 14.9-21.3
Other Minorities 442 123 24.8 19.8-30.5 87 22.4 16.8-29.2 119 28.5 22.2-35.7 28 5.9 3.5- 9.9 85 18.4 13.7-24.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 332 91 24.6 18.8-31.4 70 24.1 17.6-32.2 84 27.2 19.8-36.1 27 7.3 4.2-12.4 60 16.7 11.6-23.5
Non-Hispanic 6,933 2,074 27.1 25.5-28.7 1,748 25.1 23.6-26.6 1,610 25.5 23.9-27.2 507 8.0 7.1- 8.9 994 14.4 13.1-15.8
AGE
18-24 208 40 21.3 15.0-29.5 42 18.4 12.8-25.8 73 35.4 27.5-44.2 25 9.4 6.0-14.4 28 15.4 10.1-23.0
25-34 722 155 22.5 18.7-26.8 191 26.5 22.6-30.9 215 29.1 25.0-33.5 73 8.6 6.5-11.3 88 13.3 10.4-16.9
35-44 1,198 298 23.8 21.0-26.9 349 28.9 25.7-32.3 327 25.8 22.9-29.0 94 8.2 6.4-10.3 130 13.4 10.8-16.4
45-54 1,478 389 25.0 22.2-28.0 392 26.5 23.7-29.5 375 25.4 22.6-28.4 120 9.0 7.2-11.3 202 14.1 11.8-16.7
55-64 1,540 471 31.9 29.0-35.1 386 23.8 21.3-26.6 342 22.3 19.7-25.0 107 6.9 5.4- 8.7 234 15.1 12.9-17.6
65-74 1,189 425 35.0 31.7-38.4 266 23.9 21.0-27.1 221 18.9 16.3-21.8 68 4.8 3.6- 6.3 209 17.5 14.9-20.4
75+ 889 373 41.5 37.3-45.8 173 19.4 16.4-22.8 134 15.5 12.7-18.9 45 5.9 3.9- 8.8 164 17.7 14.8-21.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 897 312 27.4 23.2-32.1 124 18.8 14.1-24.6 191 24.7 20.1-30.0 46 5.6 3.5- 8.9 224 23.4 19.1-28.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,008 608 30.0 26.6-33.5 406 17.3 15.0-19.8 459 24.8 21.5-28.5 154 8.8 7.0-11.0 381 19.1 16.3-22.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,874 557 26.3 23.5-29.4 446 23.0 20.3-25.9 452 27.0 23.9-30.4 163 9.2 7.5-11.2 256 14.5 12.2-17.2
College Graduate 2,486 691 24.5 22.3-26.8 841 35.3 32.7-37.9 589 25.6 23.3-28.1 171 7.1 5.9- 8.5 194 7.5 6.2- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 663 243 32.1 26.5-38.2 88 12.9 8.8-18.4 135 24.9 18.9-32.0 42 7.3 4.5-11.8 155 22.8 16.9-30.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,110 357 29.5 25.0-34.5 191 18.5 14.4-23.4 234 25.6 20.4-31.5 74 6.4 4.6- 8.9 254 20.0 16.5-24.0
$25,000- 34,999 709 231 31.4 26.5-36.7 156 22.0 17.4-27.3 161 21.9 17.9-26.5 42 6.1 3.8- 9.6 119 18.6 14.7-23.3
$35,000- 49,999 975 271 23.2 19.9-26.8 250 26.3 22.4-30.6 238 26.3 22.5-30.6 80 8.6 6.3-11.5 136 15.6 12.4-19.5
$50,000-74,999 1,041 288 26.1 22.5-30.2 286 24.8 21.5-28.5 265 26.9 23.3-31.0 90 9.4 7.3-12.0 112 12.7 10.0-16.0
$75,000+ 1,830 465 22.8 20.3-25.6 643 35.1 32.2-38.2 464 27.8 25.0-30.9 137 7.3 6.0- 8.9 121 6.9 5.4- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,487 789 29.0 26.4-31.7 527 19.5 17.4-21.7 506 21.3 18.9-23.9 170 7.5 6.1- 9.2 495 22.8 20.0-25.9
No 4,759 1,372 26.0 24.2-27.9 1,286 27.1 25.2-29.1 1,184 27.5 25.4-29.6 362 8.1 7.1- 9.3 555 11.3 10.0-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 978 307 29.2 25.3-33.5 234 24.3 20.8-28.1 208 24.2 20.4-28.3 74 7.7 5.7-10.4 155 14.7 11.7-18.2
Non-Veteran 6,301 1,865 26.5 24.9-28.2 1,585 25.1 23.5-26.7 1,488 25.9 24.2-27.7 460 7.9 7.0- 9.0 903 14.6 13.2-16.1

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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