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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,292 2,624 21.6 20.6-22.8 12,668 78.4 77.2-79.4
-Western NC 2,832 439 20.6 18.3-23.1 2,393 79.4 76.9-81.7
GENDER
Male 1,123 148 16.9 13.4-21.1 975 83.1 78.9-86.6
Female 1,709 291 24.0 21.1-27.2 1,418 76.0 72.8-78.9
RACE
White 2,620 424 22.2 19.7-24.9 2,196 77.8 75.1-80.3
African American 78 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1 76 98.2 92.9-99.6
Other Minorities 124 12 8.0 4.0-15.4 112 92.0 84.6-96.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 2 3.3 0.5-17.7 58 96.7 82.3-99.5
Non-Hispanic 2,765 437 21.4 19.1-24.0 2,328 78.6 76.0-80.9
AGE
18-24 74 32 44.7 30.7-59.6 42 55.3 40.4-69.3
25-34 221 66 31.1 24.1-38.9 155 68.9 61.1-75.9
35-44 360 101 26.3 21.4-31.9 259 73.7 68.1-78.6
45-54 514 115 21.1 17.2-25.6 399 78.9 74.4-82.8
55-64 676 73 10.1 7.9-12.8 603 89.9 87.2-92.1
65-74 548 38 6.8 4.8- 9.7 510 93.2 90.3-95.2
75+ 428 14 3.5 2.0- 6.1 414 96.5 93.9-98.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 429 34 14.1 9.1-21.3 395 85.9 78.7-90.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 867 122 19.7 15.2-25.1 745 80.3 74.9-84.8
Some Post-H.S. 732 135 23.7 19.4-28.7 597 76.3 71.3-80.6
College Graduate 799 147 22.3 18.5-26.5 652 77.7 73.5-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 375 42 18.6 12.7-26.4 333 81.4 73.6-87.3
$15,000- 24,999 503 45 11.9 7.9-17.7 458 88.1 82.3-92.1
$25,000- 34,999 337 40 15.0 10.6-20.8 297 85.0 79.2-89.4
$35,000- 49,999 425 96 29.0 23.1-35.8 329 71.0 64.2-76.9
$50,000-74,999 397 82 25.1 19.5-31.5 315 74.9 68.5-80.5
$75,000+ 410 89 26.4 19.4-34.7 321 73.6 65.3-80.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,168 130 14.6 11.8-17.8 1,038 85.4 82.2-88.2
No 1,639 308 24.1 20.9-27.7 1,331 75.9 72.3-79.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 415 42 10.4 7.2-14.8 373 89.6 85.2-92.8
Non-Veteran 2,416 397 22.1 19.5-24.9 2,019 77.9 75.1-80.5

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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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