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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 2,793 889 27.7 25.6-29.9 647 23.4 21.1-25.8 634 25.2 22.9-27.6 190 7.4 6.2- 8.9 433 16.3 14.3-18.6
GENDER
Male 1,116 327 24.2 21.2-27.5 232 20.1 16.7-23.9 258 25.8 22.3-29.6 90 9.1 7.0-11.7 209 20.8 17.2-24.9
Female 1,677 562 31.0 28.2-33.9 415 26.5 23.6-29.6 376 24.6 21.8-27.7 100 5.8 4.5- 7.4 224 12.1 10.2-14.3
RACE
White 2,584 831 28.0 25.9-30.3 616 24.8 22.4-27.4 593 25.7 23.3-28.2 174 7.2 6.0- 8.6 370 14.4 12.5-16.4
African American 76 22 31.0 19.1-46.2 9 10.1 4.9-19.6 18 26.5 15.5-41.7 5 10.0 2.5-32.7 22 22.3 13.1-35.3
Other Minorities 123 34 22.3 13.3-35.0 19 9.8 5.4-17.2 23 18.9 10.9-30.9 10 9.3 4.1-19.9 37 39.7 25.6-55.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 19 29.6 16.4-47.5 10 9.0 4.0-18.9 7 11.9 4.6-27.4 2 5.6 1.3-21.3 22 43.8 25.8-63.7
Non-Hispanic 2,726 868 27.6 25.6-29.8 635 24.1 21.8-26.6 625 25.8 23.5-28.2 187 7.5 6.2- 9.0 411 15.0 13.2-17.0
AGE
18-24 73 11 12.6 6.4-23.1 15 30.8 17.4-48.4 19 23.6 13.8-37.3 12 15.2 8.0-26.9 16 17.8 10.2-29.1
25-34 221 51 21.8 16.4-28.4 47 19.4 14.1-26.1 73 32.0 25.1-39.8 20 8.7 5.5-13.6 30 18.0 11.6-27.0
35-44 359 85 23.7 18.9-29.3 89 25.2 20.3-30.8 107 29.3 24.0-35.4 21 4.4 2.7- 7.0 57 17.3 12.8-23.0
45-54 511 131 25.7 21.5-30.4 148 28.0 23.6-32.8 108 24.4 20.0-29.5 52 9.8 7.3-13.2 72 12.1 9.3-15.5
55-64 668 219 34.3 30.2-38.6 158 22.0 18.8-25.6 154 23.6 20.0-27.6 45 6.3 4.5- 8.8 92 13.7 10.9-17.2
65-74 542 203 36.2 31.5-41.1 118 21.8 18.1-26.1 114 19.9 16.4-24.0 23 4.2 2.6- 6.8 84 17.9 13.8-22.9
75+ 408 186 42.9 37.3-48.6 68 16.3 12.6-20.8 57 16.2 12.0-21.4 17 4.6 2.5- 8.1 80 20.1 15.6-25.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 416 162 32.4 26.4-39.1 55 11.8 7.8-17.5 73 18.5 13.4-25.0 17 6.3 3.4-11.3 109 31.0 23.8-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 848 256 25.5 21.9-29.6 167 20.4 16.1-25.6 207 27.2 22.9-31.9 48 6.6 4.4- 9.7 170 20.3 16.6-24.5
Some Post-H.S. 728 225 28.5 24.5-32.8 182 25.7 21.7-30.2 167 24.9 20.6-29.7 55 8.1 6.0-11.0 99 12.8 9.5-16.9
College Graduate 796 245 27.0 23.5-30.8 242 30.8 26.6-35.3 186 27.0 23.1-31.3 70 8.2 6.2-10.8 53 7.0 4.9- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 133 30.7 24.4-37.7 50 11.5 7.8-16.7 69 22.0 15.9-29.6 19 8.4 4.6-14.8 90 27.5 21.1-34.9
$15,000- 24,999 493 148 24.5 19.8-30.0 99 19.5 14.8-25.2 104 19.7 15.3-25.0 25 6.8 4.0-11.2 117 29.5 22.9-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 335 108 34.7 28.6-41.4 83 22.4 17.7-28.1 80 26.6 20.9-33.1 17 4.7 2.6- 8.2 47 11.6 8.3-15.9
$35,000- 49,999 424 113 20.5 16.5-25.2 113 27.4 21.7-33.9 112 31.9 25.7-38.9 40 9.6 6.6-13.7 46 10.7 7.5-15.0
$50,000-74,999 394 113 24.9 20.0-30.5 100 26.7 21.1-33.0 103 30.4 24.5-37.0 36 7.6 5.2-11.1 42 10.5 7.2-15.0
$75,000+ 410 129 27.6 22.5-33.3 128 34.6 27.6-42.3 91 24.1 19.0-30.1 31 6.2 4.1- 9.2 31 7.5 4.7-11.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,140 395 30.2 26.9-33.6 232 20.4 17.3-23.9 222 22.1 18.9-25.7 73 7.4 5.5- 9.9 218 19.9 16.8-23.3
No 1,628 482 26.2 23.5-29.0 412 25.0 22.0-28.3 407 27.1 24.1-30.3 116 7.4 5.9- 9.4 211 14.3 11.7-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 412 159 36.0 30.4-41.9 81 16.9 13.2-21.4 83 23.3 18.3-29.1 25 5.8 3.7- 8.9 64 18.0 12.7-25.1
Non-Veteran 2,380 730 26.5 24.3-28.9 565 24.3 21.8-27.0 551 25.5 23.0-28.1 165 7.6 6.3- 9.3 369 16.0 13.9-18.5

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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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