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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

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 14,297 2,482 15.8 15.1-16.5 3,766 25.4 24.5-26.3 5,450 39.9 38.8-40.9 1,534 11.3 10.7-12.0 1,065 7.6 7.1- 8.2
-Northeastern Partnership 945 206 19.1 16.5-22.1 269 26.6 23.5-30.0 308 34.8 31.2-38.5 82 9.6 7.5-12.1 80 9.9 7.7-12.6
GENDER
Male 327 47 13.4 9.8-18.1 82 23.9 19.1-29.4 123 37.8 31.9-44.1 42 13.1 9.4-17.9 33 11.8 8.1-16.8
Female 618 159 24.1 20.6-28.1 187 29.0 25.2-33.2 185 32.2 28.1-36.5 40 6.5 4.6- 8.9 47 8.2 5.9-11.3
RACE
White 549 86 13.5 10.6-16.9 134 21.9 18.3-25.9 208 40.3 35.6-45.1 66 13.1 10.1-16.7 55 11.3 8.5-14.9
African American 356 110 27.9 23.0-33.3 129 37.7 32.0-43.8 88 26.0 21.1-31.6 10 2.8 1.4- 5.3 19 5.6 3.3- 9.5
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 35 7 19.7 7.9-41.2 7 15.3 6.3-32.8 15 49.8 28.5-71.1 2 2.2 0.4-10.6 4 13.0 4.4-32.8
25-34 119 23 15.7 10.0-23.7 28 24.2 16.2-34.6 42 37.1 27.6-47.8 16 12.1 6.9-20.4 10 10.9 5.4-20.8
35-44 151 27 16.4 10.9-24.1 27 17.0 11.2-24.9 62 40.0 31.5-49.0 23 17.0 10.8-25.7 12 9.6 5.0-17.8
45-54 191 41 18.1 13.1-24.5 60 31.5 24.5-39.5 65 34.4 27.2-42.4 7 3.9 1.7- 8.5 18 12.1 7.1-19.7
55-64 188 39 19.5 13.9-26.6 55 28.8 22.2-36.4 69 37.3 29.9-45.2 13 8.3 4.7-14.3 12 6.1 3.4-10.9
65-74 155 36 22.9 16.1-31.4 54 29.5 22.4-37.8 36 26.6 19.2-35.5 16 11.9 7.0-19.5 13 9.1 5.1-15.8
75+ 105 33 27.3 19.2-37.1 37 38.7 28.7-49.8 19 17.6 11.1-26.7 5 5.6 2.2-13.4 11 10.9 6.0-18.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 208 61 23.2 17.4-30.2 66 28.2 21.7-35.8 48 26.2 18.6-35.5 14 8.1 4.6-13.9 19 14.3 8.5-23.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 68 20.3 15.8-25.8 106 30.8 25.4-36.8 115 37.2 31.3-43.6 14 3.6 2.0- 6.5 27 8.0 5.2-12.1
Some Post-H.S. 218 41 15.3 10.9-21.1 62 27.3 20.9-34.8 73 34.2 27.4-41.7 25 13.7 8.8-20.9 17 9.4 5.5-15.5
College Graduate 189 36 17.2 12.1-24.0 35 16.7 11.7-23.4 72 40.9 33.2-49.0 29 16.4 11.3-23.2 17 8.8 5.3-14.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 49 29.3 22.0-37.9 62 36.6 28.6-45.5 37 23.1 16.4-31.6 8 5.1 2.3-10.8 7 5.8 2.0-15.7
$15,000- 24,999 184 58 25.2 18.7-33.1 51 27.1 20.2-35.4 53 33.4 24.7-43.5 12 6.6 3.5-12.2 10 7.6 3.6-15.3
$25,000- 34,999 96 17 19.9 12.3-30.5 32 33.5 23.7-44.9 33 32.4 23.1-43.3 7 7.3 3.2-15.6 7 7.0 2.9-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 126 12 8.0 4.3-14.5 31 24.7 17.2-34.2 54 40.1 31.0-49.9 16 14.1 7.8-24.2 13 13.0 7.2-22.5
$50,000-74,999 86 11 11.7 6.1-21.2 16 16.9 9.9-27.4 37 43.9 32.9-55.5 17 21.7 13.5-32.9 5 5.8 2.3-14.1
$75,000+ 79 10 11.0 5.3-21.3 10 12.3 6.5-22.1 38 49.1 37.2-61.1 12 15.9 8.7-27.3 9 11.6 5.6-22.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 366 95 22.6 18.1-27.7 121 30.1 24.9-35.9 84 26.3 20.7-32.9 23 8.6 5.4-13.5 43 12.4 8.8-17.1
No 569 110 17.5 14.3-21.2 143 24.2 20.4-28.4 221 39.6 35.0-44.3 59 10.2 7.7-13.4 36 8.6 5.9-12.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 112 17 13.0 7.8-20.8 28 24.7 16.9-34.6 39 35.8 26.7-46.0 20 17.9 11.5-26.9 8 8.6 4.3-16.6
Non-Veteran 826 187 19.8 17.0-23.1 239 27.1 23.7-30.7 266 34.6 30.7-38.6 62 8.3 6.2-11.0 72 10.2 7.8-13.3
Currently Serving 7 2 45.5 12.8-82.6 2 14.4 2.9-48.7 3 40.1 11.5-77.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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