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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
-Western NC 2,830 167 8.3 6.8-10.0 2,663 91.7 90.0-93.2
GENDER
Male 1,123 26 3.6 2.3- 5.8 1,097 96.4 94.2-97.7
Female 1,707 141 12.5 10.2-15.3 1,566 87.5 84.7-89.8
RACE
White 2,618 161 8.8 7.2-10.7 2,457 91.2 89.3-92.8
African American 78 0 0.0 . - . 78 100 . - .
Other Minorities 124 5 4.3 1.5-11.4 119 95.7 88.6-98.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 1 3.0 0.4-18.6 59 97.0 81.4-99.6
Non-Hispanic 2,763 166 8.5 7.0-10.3 2,597 91.5 89.7-93.0
AGE
18-24 74 20 25.5 15.4-39.0 54 74.5 61.0-84.6
25-34 221 28 11.7 7.7-17.3 193 88.3 82.7-92.3
35-44 359 46 11.1 8.0-15.2 313 88.9 84.8-92.0
45-54 514 41 8.0 5.6-11.3 473 92.0 88.7-94.4
55-64 676 23 3.1 1.9- 4.8 653 96.9 95.2-98.1
65-74 548 9 1.2 0.6- 2.5 539 98.8 97.5-99.4
75+ 427 0 0.0 . - . 427 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 428 15 5.8 2.9-11.4 413 94.2 88.6-97.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 867 50 8.5 5.9-12.1 817 91.5 87.9-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 731 64 13.1 9.8-17.3 667 86.9 82.7-90.2
College Graduate 799 38 5.0 3.4- 7.4 761 95.0 92.6-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 375 15 9.0 4.5-16.9 360 91.0 83.1-95.5
$15,000- 24,999 502 18 5.3 2.9- 9.5 484 94.7 90.5-97.1
$25,000- 34,999 337 26 10.2 6.5-15.6 311 89.8 84.4-93.5
$35,000- 49,999 425 30 8.4 5.6-12.4 395 91.6 87.6-94.4
$50,000-74,999 397 26 8.2 5.2-12.7 371 91.8 87.3-94.8
$75,000+ 410 33 9.5 6.2-14.3 377 90.5 85.7-93.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,166 53 7.7 5.5-10.7 1,113 92.3 89.3-94.5
No 1,639 113 8.6 6.7-10.8 1,526 91.4 89.2-93.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 415 5 1.7 0.6- 4.9 410 98.3 95.1-99.4
Non-Veteran 2,414 162 9.2 7.6-11.2 2,252 90.8 88.8-92.4

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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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