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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 426 137 29.3 23.5-35.7 99 25.9 19.7-33.2 98 25.9 20.4-32.2 20 4.4 2.7- 7.1 72 14.6 10.7-19.5
GENDER
Male 171 56 29.1 20.4-39.7 39 29.5 19.6-41.7 40 26.3 18.0-36.8 8 3.3 1.5- 7.0 28 11.7 7.3-18.3
Female 255 81 29.4 23.1-36.6 60 21.7 16.0-28.7 58 25.3 19.4-32.4 12 5.7 3.1-10.3 44 17.9 12.0-25.7
RACE
White 346 110 28.0 22.7-33.9 84 23.4 18.2-29.6 81 28.1 22.0-35.2 16 5.0 2.9- 8.3 55 15.5 11.0-21.5
Other 78 27 32.6 19.7-48.9 15 31.7 17.5-50.2 16 20.6 11.3-34.5 4 3.4 1.1- 9.7 16 11.8 6.0-21.7
AGE
18-44 93 22 21.5 12.8-33.9 27 35.5 23.4-49.8 29 29.1 19.1-41.8 7 4.0 1.7- 8.9 8 9.8 4.3-21.0
45+ 330 115 35.5 29.2-42.3 70 18.1 14.1-22.9 68 23.3 18.1-29.4 13 4.8 2.7- 8.4 64 18.4 14.2-23.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 216 77 34.6 25.6-44.8 42 23.6 14.8-35.6 46 23.0 16.1-31.9 8 3.1 1.4- 6.6 43 15.7 10.3-23.2
Some College + 210 60 23.0 17.2-30.0 57 28.5 21.0-37.4 52 29.2 21.4-38.5 12 6.0 3.2-10.8 29 13.3 8.4-20.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 236 83 32.0 23.9-41.3 51 28.4 19.2-39.7 52 23.7 16.7-32.4 9 3.9 1.9- 8.0 41 12.1 8.1-17.6
$50,000+ 130 33 21.9 15.0-30.8 36 24.6 16.8-34.5 31 29.8 20.4-41.4 9 6.1 3.1-11.8 21 17.5 10.0-29.0

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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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