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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you are outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour, how often do you stay in the shade?
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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 14,939 1,826 10.5 9.8-11.2 3,614 22.0 21.0-23.1 7,116 50.4 49.2-51.7 1,629 12.1 11.3-13.0 754 4.9 4.4- 5.5
-Western NC 2,750 273 8.1 6.8- 9.5 622 19.7 17.8-21.7 1,389 52.4 49.7-55.1 329 13.8 11.9-16.1 137 6.0 4.6- 7.9
GENDER
Male 1,087 81 5.8 4.4- 7.5 165 13.3 10.9-16.2 589 53.7 49.4-58.0 186 18.7 15.2-22.8 66 8.5 5.8-12.2
Female 1,663 192 10.2 8.2-12.5 457 25.5 22.8-28.3 800 51.2 47.9-54.5 143 9.4 7.7-11.4 71 3.8 2.8- 5.1
RACE
White 2,543 231 7.3 6.1- 8.8 578 20.0 18.0-22.1 1,313 54.0 51.3-56.7 301 13.6 11.6-16.0 120 5.1 4.0- 6.5
African American 76 24 27.2 16.7-41.1 15 13.7 7.6-23.5 25 43.5 29.0-59.2 8 12.1 5.4-24.9 4 3.5 1.2- 9.5
Other Minorities 122 16 8.6 4.5-15.7 29 19.2 10.9-31.6 48 35.4 23.8-49.1 17 16.5 8.8-28.8 12 20.3 8.5-41.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 6 7.4 3.0-17.3 15 20.2 9.9-37.0 25 35.9 21.1-54.0 8 16.1 6.9-33.1 5 20.4 6.3-49.3
Non-Hispanic 2,684 262 7.9 6.7- 9.4 605 19.7 17.8-21.7 1,364 53.3 50.7-55.9 321 13.7 11.8-16.0 132 5.4 4.2- 6.8
AGE
18-24 72 8 12.6 5.4-26.7 6 13.2 5.6-27.8 35 39.7 27.0-53.9 18 27.3 15.0-44.3 5 7.2 2.7-18.2
25-34 217 12 4.1 2.2- 7.4 34 15.2 10.6-21.3 122 56.6 48.4-64.4 33 14.6 9.9-20.9 16 9.5 4.8-18.2
35-44 357 12 3.4 1.8- 6.6 58 16.3 12.4-21.2 223 60.9 54.5-66.9 47 13.9 9.9-19.1 17 5.5 2.8-10.6
45-54 505 23 4.2 2.7- 6.4 99 19.3 15.5-23.8 284 57.9 52.7-63.0 70 13.2 10.0-17.3 29 5.3 3.5- 8.0
55-64 661 62 8.7 6.4-11.5 172 25.6 21.9-29.6 321 49.0 44.6-53.4 77 12.3 9.7-15.5 29 4.5 3.0- 6.7
65-74 532 62 11.1 8.4-14.5 149 25.3 21.4-29.6 252 49.4 44.3-54.5 51 9.7 7.0-13.2 18 4.5 2.3- 8.5
75+ 396 91 24.0 19.2-29.6 102 23.7 19.2-28.9 149 37.9 32.4-43.8 31 9.2 6.2-13.6 23 5.1 3.2- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 81 14.9 11.3-19.4 88 18.9 13.6-25.5 167 43.3 36.1-50.9 40 11.3 7.4-16.9 30 11.6 6.0-21.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 842 94 9.1 6.9-11.9 172 16.6 13.7-20.0 425 50.7 45.6-55.7 103 16.7 12.3-22.2 48 7.0 4.6-10.4
Some Post-H.S. 715 56 6.0 4.3- 8.2 173 22.6 18.8-26.9 357 52.6 47.6-57.5 93 13.8 10.8-17.4 36 5.1 3.2- 8.0
College Graduate 782 42 5.1 3.0- 8.7 187 20.9 17.6-24.5 439 59.2 54.7-63.6 92 12.1 9.4-15.4 22 2.7 1.5- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 356 60 12.6 9.0-17.5 89 19.4 14.4-25.6 142 46.7 39.1-54.6 37 13.1 8.6-19.5 28 8.1 4.8-13.2
$15,000- 24,999 492 78 12.4 9.4-16.2 112 20.6 15.6-26.5 208 39.2 33.1-45.7 63 16.5 12.0-22.1 31 11.4 6.0-20.5
$25,000- 34,999 332 25 7.9 4.8-12.8 79 22.5 17.6-28.4 185 57.3 50.7-63.8 31 8.7 5.7-13.1 12 3.5 1.7- 7.2
$35,000- 49,999 419 26 6.0 2.8-12.6 92 17.4 13.6-22.0 232 58.5 51.9-64.9 46 12.1 8.5-17.1 23 5.9 3.3-10.3
$50,000-74,999 389 20 4.5 2.7- 7.3 72 19.2 14.3-25.2 227 57.0 50.3-63.4 51 13.0 8.9-18.6 19 6.4 3.7-10.8
$75,000+ 405 12 2.8 1.4- 5.5 103 21.3 16.8-26.5 221 55.1 48.0-62.1 61 19.5 13.0-28.2 8 1.3 0.6- 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,122 169 13.0 10.3-16.2 285 22.9 19.9-26.2 506 47.1 43.2-51.1 101 10.1 7.9-12.7 61 6.9 4.8- 9.8
No 1,604 98 5.2 4.1- 6.6 336 18.1 15.7-20.7 872 55.4 51.8-58.9 225 15.9 13.1-19.1 73 5.5 3.7- 8.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 398 33 6.8 4.3-10.4 70 16.0 12.2-20.6 207 55.5 49.1-61.7 69 16.3 12.5-21.1 19 5.4 2.9- 9.8
Non-Veteran 2,351 240 8.3 6.9- 9.9 552 20.2 18.1-22.5 1,182 52.0 49.0-54.9 259 13.4 11.3-15.9 118 6.1 4.5- 8.2

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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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