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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Skin Protection

What is the Sun Protection Factor or SPF of the sunscreen you use most often?*

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  Total #
Respondents
SPF<=15 15 30 SPF more than 45
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,252 1,787 40.5 38.7-42.2 1,582 38.0 36.3-39.8 734 17.8 16.5-19.3 149 3.7 3.1- 4.4
GENDER
Male 1,451 490 32.9 30.0-35.9 621 43.3 40.3-46.4 291 20.6 18.2-23.3 49 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Female 2,801 1,297 45.7 43.6-47.9 961 34.4 32.3-36.4 443 15.9 14.4-17.5 100 4.0 3.2- 5.0
RACE
White 3,926 1,624 39.4 37.6-41.2 1,486 38.9 37.1-40.7 681 18.0 16.6-19.5 135 3.7 3.1- 4.5
African American 240 123 52.4 43.7-60.9 70 28.7 21.8-36.8 35 15.1 9.8-22.4 12 3.9 2.1- 7.1
Other 71 33 42.7 30.2-56.2 20 34.4 22.6-48.5 16 19.7 11.4-32.0 2 3.2 0.7-13.6
HISPANIC
Yes 48 18 35.9 22.1-52.4 23 52.1 36.0-67.7 5 8.9 3.4-21.6 2 3.2 0.8-12.0
No 4,186 1,757 40.5 38.7-42.3 1,558 37.9 36.1-39.7 724 17.9 16.6-19.4 147 3.7 3.1- 4.5
AGE
18-24 203 84 40.0 32.7-47.7 72 35.6 28.7-43.2 38 20.1 14.6-27.0 9 4.3 2.2- 8.1
25-34 599 241 39.2 35.1-43.5 213 37.0 32.9-41.3 118 19.0 15.9-22.6 27 4.7 3.2- 6.9
35-44 860 370 41.9 38.4-45.5 325 38.8 35.3-42.4 137 16.0 13.6-18.9 28 3.2 2.2- 4.7
45-54 948 387 39.1 35.7-42.5 377 39.9 36.5-43.4 154 17.7 15.1-20.6 30 3.4 2.3- 4.9
55-64 846 332 38.9 35.4-42.5 339 41.2 37.6-44.8 138 15.7 13.3-18.5 37 4.2 3.0- 5.9
65+ 761 362 45.5 41.7-49.3 241 33.3 29.7-37.0 143 19.3 16.4-22.5 15 2.0 1.1- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 231 130 54.2 45.1-63.0 51 23.0 16.6-30.8 38 16.5 11.1-23.7 12 6.3 3.2-12.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,088 442 37.8 34.4-41.2 386 39.0 35.5-42.7 212 18.3 15.8-21.0 48 5.0 3.6- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,210 527 41.5 38.2-44.9 438 36.4 33.2-39.7 202 19.0 16.2-22.1 43 3.1 2.2- 4.3
College Graduate 1,721 686 39.3 36.7-42.0 707 40.9 38.3-43.6 282 16.8 14.9-18.9 46 3.0 2.2- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 125 50.7 41.2-60.2 51 23.6 16.9-32.0 57 21.7 15.5-29.5 10 3.9 1.9- 8.0
$15,000- $24,999 461 227 45.4 39.7-51.2 143 33.3 27.8-39.3 71 15.3 11.6-19.8 20 6.0 3.6-10.0
$25,000- $34,999 439 186 40.4 34.8-46.2 148 33.4 28.2-39.0 87 22.7 17.7-28.5 18 3.6 2.2- 5.9
$35,000- $49,999 706 297 41.6 37.4-46.0 246 34.9 30.9-39.2 135 19.2 16.1-22.7 28 4.3 2.8- 6.5
$50,000+ 1,950 745 37.4 35.0-39.8 832 42.8 40.4-45.4 313 16.7 14.9-18.7 60 3.1 2.3- 4.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 265 110 39.9 33.3-46.9 95 36.5 30.1-43.4 48 18.9 13.9-25.1 12 4.7 2.3- 9.3
Appalachia II 523 218 37.6 32.9-42.5 210 43.2 38.2-48.3 90 18.1 14.3-22.6 5 1.2 0.4- 3.1
Appalachia III 344 153 44.4 38.2-50.8 117 34.0 28.3-40.3 59 16.0 12.1-20.9 15 5.6 3.2- 9.4
Catawba 319 136 40.9 34.9-47.3 114 37.3 31.5-43.5 64 19.7 15.3-24.9 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5
Edisto Savannah 279 123 44.7 37.8-51.9 98 36.6 30.1-43.6 49 16.7 12.1-22.5 9 2.0 1.0- 4.0
Low Country 260 106 45.0 36.8-53.5 112 38.3 31.2-45.9 38 14.3 10.1-20.0 4 2.4 0.7- 8.0
Palmetto 657 285 41.4 36.9-45.9 249 38.7 34.3-43.4 91 14.4 11.4-18.1 32 5.5 3.8- 7.9
Pee Dee 267 128 42.9 35.9-50.3 86 33.1 26.3-40.7 43 20.8 14.6-28.8 10 3.1 1.6- 6.1
Trident 575 214 34.1 29.8-38.7 235 42.3 37.6-47.0 105 19.9 16.2-24.2 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2
Upper Savannah 184 82 46.9 38.7-55.4 56 29.4 22.4-37.5 37 19.1 13.6-26.0 9 4.6 2.3- 9.1
Waccamaw 359 145 39.8 33.9-45.9 137 37.6 32.0-43.6 59 17.0 12.9-22.1 18 5.6 3.3- 9.4
Wateree 189 75 35.5 28.0-43.8 61 37.3 28.9-46.6 47 24.8 18.0-33.2 6 2.3 1.0- 5.4
Region***
Region I 449 192 42.8 37.6-48.2 151 33.6 28.7-38.8 85 18.9 15.1-23.5 21 4.7 2.8- 7.7
Region II 867 371 40.3 36.5-44.2 327 39.6 35.7-43.6 149 17.3 14.4-20.5 20 2.9 1.8- 4.6
Region III 976 421 41.2 37.6-44.9 363 38.3 34.7-42.0 155 16.1 13.6-19.1 37 4.4 3.1- 6.2
Region IV 456 203 39.8 34.6-45.3 147 34.9 29.5-40.7 90 22.5 17.7-28.1 16 2.8 1.6- 4.7
Region V 279 123 44.7 37.8-51.9 98 36.6 30.1-43.6 49 16.7 12.1-22.5 9 2.0 1.0- 4.0
Region VI 359 145 39.8 33.9-45.9 137 37.6 32.0-43.6 59 17.0 12.9-22.1 18 5.6 3.3- 9.4
Region VII 575 214 34.1 29.8-38.7 235 42.3 37.6-47.0 105 19.9 16.2-24.2 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2
Region VIII 260 106 45.0 36.8-53.5 112 38.3 31.2-45.9 38 14.3 10.1-20.0 4 2.4 0.7- 8.0

*This question was only asked of the respondents who reported using sunscreen or sun block.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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