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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 566 171 27.2 22.9-32.0 160 28.8 24.3-33.8 139 27.3 22.7-32.5 40 6.8 4.7- 9.7 56 9.9 7.1-13.7
GENDER
Male 236 68 25.4 19.3-32.6 61 28.4 21.6-36.4 68 30.0 23.3-37.7 18 6.4 3.8-10.6 21 9.8 5.9-15.9
Female 330 103 29.0 23.2-35.6 99 29.2 23.6-35.5 71 24.7 18.6-32.0 22 7.1 4.2-11.9 35 10.1 6.6-15.1
RACE
White 424 122 24.1 19.5-29.4 132 33.2 27.7-39.1 101 27.9 22.4-34.1 30 6.7 4.4-10.1 39 8.1 5.5-11.9
Other 141 49 34.3 25.5-44.3 28 20.3 13.2-30.1 37 24.4 16.9-33.9 10 7.0 3.3-14.3 17 14.0 8.0-23.2
AGE
18-44 195 51 24.7 18.2-32.6 62 31.1 23.8-39.4 58 32.2 24.5-40.8 10 4.7 2.3- 9.5 14 7.3 4.0-13.2
45+ 365 117 29.8 24.7-35.5 95 25.7 21.0-31.1 81 22.5 17.9-27.8 30 9.1 6.0-13.6 42 12.9 8.9-18.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 49 32.1 23.2-42.6 26 19.3 11.8-30.0 36 29.8 20.5-41.0 4 4.2 1.2-13.2 18 14.6 8.2-24.6
Some College + 432 122 25.3 20.6-30.7 134 32.5 27.2-38.3 102 26.3 21.2-32.2 36 7.8 5.3-11.2 38 8.1 5.5-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 67 25.4 18.9-33.3 46 26.5 18.7-36.2 48 26.2 18.5-35.7 14 7.3 3.6-14.5 29 14.5 9.2-22.3
$50,000+ 301 85 26.8 21.1-33.4 97 31.3 25.4-37.9 78 27.9 22.0-34.7 23 6.8 4.4-10.4 18 7.1 4.0-12.2

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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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