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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

Have you had a sunburn within the past 12 months
-include anytime that even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,265 3,574 30.1 28.9-31.3 11,691 69.9 68.7-71.1
-Western NC 2,820 667 33.6 30.9-36.3 2,153 66.4 63.7-69.1
GENDER
Male 1,116 334 38.2 34.0-42.5 782 61.8 57.5-66.0
Female 1,704 333 29.3 26.1-32.7 1,371 70.7 67.3-73.9
RACE
White 2,609 644 35.8 33.0-38.7 1,965 64.2 61.3-67.0
African American 78 4 5.1 1.7-14.6 74 94.9 85.4-98.3
Other Minorities 123 16 15.8 8.5-27.5 107 84.2 72.5-91.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 5 10.7 3.7-27.2 55 89.3 72.8-96.3
Non-Hispanic 2,753 661 34.7 32.0-37.5 2,092 65.3 62.5-68.0
AGE
18-24 74 46 69.7 56.0-80.5 28 30.3 19.5-44.0
25-34 221 106 47.0 39.2-55.0 115 53.0 45.0-60.8
35-44 357 151 43.3 37.3-49.6 206 56.7 50.4-62.7
45-54 513 171 36.5 31.6-41.7 342 63.5 58.3-68.4
55-64 673 114 18.9 15.6-22.8 559 81.1 77.2-84.4
65-74 544 59 12.5 9.2-16.7 485 87.5 83.3-90.8
75+ 427 19 4.4 2.6- 7.3 408 95.6 92.7-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 426 50 20.2 14.2-27.9 376 79.8 72.1-85.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 861 189 32.7 27.7-38.2 672 67.3 61.8-72.3
Some Post-H.S. 730 198 37.8 32.9-42.9 532 62.2 57.1-67.1
College Graduate 798 228 38.0 33.4-42.7 570 62.0 57.3-66.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 374 59 26.4 19.7-34.4 315 73.6 65.6-80.3
$15,000- 24,999 502 82 23.9 18.3-30.5 420 76.1 69.5-81.7
$25,000- 34,999 337 68 26.0 20.3-32.7 269 74.0 67.3-79.7
$35,000- 49,999 423 121 40.9 34.2-47.9 302 59.1 52.1-65.8
$50,000-74,999 395 139 45.4 38.9-52.1 256 54.6 47.9-61.1
$75,000+ 410 138 43.0 36.0-50.4 272 57.0 49.6-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,163 216 28.0 24.3-32.1 947 72.0 67.9-75.7
No 1,632 450 36.8 33.3-40.5 1,182 63.2 59.5-66.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 412 84 22.8 18.0-28.4 328 77.2 71.6-82.0
Non-Veteran 2,407 583 35.2 32.3-38.2 1,824 64.8 61.8-67.7

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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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