SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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:

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Wayne County 427 150 30.0 24.4-36.4 74 16.8 12.4-22.5 92 26.6 19.9-34.7 32 6.5 4.2- 9.9 79 20.0 13.5-28.6
GENDER
Male 135 58 30.1 20.9-41.1 19 13.9 7.2-25.3 30 33.1 20.7-48.4 10 4.2 1.9- 9.0 18 18.7 8.0-37.7
Female 292 92 30.0 23.4-37.5 55 19.3 14.4-25.4 62 21.2 15.8-27.9 22 8.4 5.0-13.6 61 21.1 15.4-28.2
RACE
White 272 94 26.9 20.2-34.8 54 19.1 13.0-27.0 65 30.1 21.2-40.8 23 7.1 4.3-11.6 36 16.8 8.5-30.6
Other 153 55 35.1 25.8-45.6 20 13.1 7.7-21.5 27 20.7 11.9-33.6 8 5.2 2.1-12.0 43 25.9 18.0-35.8
AGE
18-44 119 26 19.6 12.4-29.6 23 17.7 10.6-28.2 35 34.6 23.0-48.4 10 5.5 2.6-11.2 25 22.5 12.0-38.3
45+ 306 123 41.5 35.3-47.9 51 16.0 12.1-20.8 57 17.7 13.6-22.8 21 7.5 4.5-12.2 54 17.3 12.9-22.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 205 68 28.0 19.8-38.0 34 16.0 9.4-25.7 45 23.4 14.1-36.4 13 4.8 2.5- 9.2 45 27.8 16.5-42.8
Some College + 221 82 32.3 25.1-40.5 39 16.9 11.7-23.8 47 30.1 21.4-40.5 19 8.2 4.7-14.0 34 12.5 8.4-18.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 233 82 30.5 22.8-39.5 37 14.1 9.2-21.0 49 33.0 22.5-45.6 15 5.4 2.9- 9.8 50 17.0 11.9-23.6
$50,000+ 139 50 31.6 23.5-41.0 25 20.3 12.0-32.3 32 25.0 17.3-34.8 12 8.4 4.5-15.1 20 14.6 8.8-23.3

Back to Skin Cancer Prevention.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 19MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook