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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Excess Sun Exposure

Including times when even a small part of your skin was red for more than 12 hours, how many sunburns have you had within the past 12 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One Two Three Four or more burns
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,662 1,209 44.0 41.7-46.4 769 29.4 27.2-31.6 355 14.0 12.4-15.8 329 12.6 11.1-14.3
-Northeastern Partnership 126 56 43.3 33.6-53.5 32 22.8 15.9-31.7 18 20.6 13.0-31.1 20 13.2 8.2-20.5
GENDER
Male 59 23 39.3 26.6-53.5 15 23.2 14.0-35.9 13 25.8 15.4-40.1 8 11.7 5.8-22.2
Female 67 33 50.3 36.7-63.9 17 22.2 13.3-34.6 5 11.6 4.1-28.9 12 15.9 8.7-27.1
RACE
White 104 44 41.1 30.9-52.0 26 23.7 16.0-33.7 15 19.9 12.0-31.2 19 15.3 9.4-23.7
African American 17 9 40.0 17.4-67.9 5 27.0 9.4-56.7 2 28.1 6.6-68.1 1 5.0 0.7-29.2
AGE
18-24 4 2 51.6 11.9-89.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 48.4 10.6-88.1
25-34 37 15 48.9 31.0-67.0 13 26.1 14.2-43.0 3 9.5 2.9-26.9 6 15.6 6.7-32.2
35-44 25 8 27.0 12.5-48.8 7 25.8 11.5-48.1 6 36.3 17.7-60.3 4 11.0 3.7-28.1
45-54 31 14 43.5 25.7-63.0 6 16.0 6.6-33.8 6 32.1 15.3-55.3 5 8.5 3.2-20.7
55-64 19 9 45.8 22.3-71.3 5 30.2 11.9-58.0 2 6.7 1.5-25.2 3 17.3 5.5-43.2
65-74 8 6 62.1 23.8-89.6 1 18.9 2.7-66.4 1 18.9 2.7-66.4 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 16 11 77.2 47.3-92.8 4 20.7 6.1-51.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 33 14 32.1 17.9-50.6 7 18.7 8.1-37.6 7 32.5 15.7-55.5 5 16.6 6.7-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 39 13 36.4 21.2-55.0 13 27.1 15.1-43.8 5 21.0 9.1-41.4 8 15.5 7.1-30.5
College Graduate 38 18 46.0 29.5-63.4 8 22.1 10.8-39.9 6 19.4 8.6-37.9 6 12.5 5.3-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 12 6 39.5 16.3-68.7 5 55.1 26.8-80.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.4 0.7-30.9
$15,000- 24,999 14 8 64.9 34.8-86.5 3 17.1 4.7-46.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 18.0 4.8-49.1
$25,000- 34,999 12 5 41.8 15.9-73.3 4 37.5 14.0-68.9 1 11.4 1.6-50.6 2 9.2 2.0-33.3
$35,000- 49,999 25 11 45.7 25.5-67.5 5 9.9 3.6-24.4 6 35.1 16.2-60.2 3 9.3 2.8-26.5
$50,000-74,999 16 6 38.5 17.9-64.3 3 22.4 7.1-52.2 2 15.5 3.8-45.6 5 23.6 9.2-48.3
$75,000+ 27 10 35.3 18.1-57.3 10 35.0 18.8-55.7 4 17.7 6.6-39.8 3 11.9 3.7-32.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 34 14 34.6 18.7-54.9 5 15.3 5.9-34.3 8 32.6 16.5-54.1 7 17.5 7.7-35.0
No 90 41 47.0 35.5-58.8 26 24.9 16.6-35.7 10 16.3 8.7-28.6 13 11.8 6.5-20.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 5 29.0 11.8-55.4 2 15.7 3.8-46.4 4 39.2 16.3-68.0 4 16.2 5.4-39.6
Non-Veteran 108 51 47.5 36.8-58.5 28 23.1 15.5-32.9 13 16.1 9.2-26.8 16 13.3 7.8-21.6
Currently Serving 3 0 0.0 . - . 2 45.3 7.0-90.1 1 54.7 9.9-93.0 0 0.0 . - .

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*Asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn

^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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