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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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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%)
TOTAL 1,731 569 32.1 29.6-34.8 480 25.6 23.4-28.0 292 17.8 15.8-20.1 390 24.4 22.0-27.1
GENDER
Male 758 216 28.4 24.9-32.2 210 24.7 21.5-28.2 141 19.1 16.1-22.6 191 27.8 24.0-31.9
Female 973 353 36.4 33.0-40.0 270 26.6 23.7-29.9 151 16.3 13.8-19.2 199 20.6 17.9-23.7
RACE
White 1,659 540 31.8 29.2-34.4 466 26.1 23.8-28.5 284 18.2 16.1-20.5 369 24.0 21.5-26.5
African American 37 12 39.0 21.5-60.0 6 16.4 6.1-37.1 5 12.5 3.8-33.9 14 32.1 17.7-50.8
Other 28 15 40.2 20.9-63.0 6 20.9 8.7-42.3 2 7.7 1.8-28.0 5 31.3 11.2-62.0
HISPANIC
Yes 31 12 29.2 14.6-49.9 7 19.2 8.4-38.3 3 19.7 6.6-46.3 9 31.8 13.5-58.2
No 1,695 555 32.2 29.7-34.9 473 25.9 23.6-28.2 289 17.8 15.8-20.1 378 24.1 21.7-26.7
AGE
18-24 189 65 33.1 26.0-41.1 39 16.4 11.7-22.5 37 19.7 14.1-26.9 48 30.8 23.3-39.5
25-34 428 123 28.7 24.2-33.6 119 27.6 23.1-32.5 88 21.8 17.7-26.5 98 21.9 18.0-26.4
35-44 485 155 30.9 26.6-35.5 140 28.3 24.2-32.9 83 17.3 13.9-21.2 107 23.5 19.5-28.0
45-54 356 125 35.8 30.5-41.4 108 29.1 24.3-34.5 50 13.9 10.5-18.3 73 21.1 16.8-26.3
55-64 176 61 31.7 24.7-39.7 54 31.1 24.1-39.0 22 12.0 7.6-18.4 39 25.2 18.6-33.2
65+ 90 37 40.8 29.9-52.7 20 21.4 13.6-32.0 11 16.2 7.8-30.6 22 21.6 13.9-31.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 51 45.8 35.5-56.5 22 15.7 9.8-24.4 17 18.1 11.0-28.4 26 20.3 13.3-29.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 440 153 31.8 27.0-37.1 116 24.4 20.2-29.2 76 18.3 14.4-23.0 95 25.5 20.4-31.2
Some Post-H.S. 515 157 29.2 24.9-34.0 145 25.8 21.8-30.2 86 17.5 13.9-21.7 127 27.5 23.0-32.5
College Graduate 659 208 31.7 27.8-35.9 197 29.0 25.3-32.9 113 17.8 14.7-21.3 141 21.6 18.1-25.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 35 28.3 18.6-40.4 24 17.2 10.4-27.3 16 21.2 12.7-33.4 28 33.3 22.1-46.6
$15,000- $24,999 216 72 32.7 25.7-40.6 50 21.5 15.8-28.6 41 18.2 13.0-25.0 53 27.5 20.5-35.9
$25,000- $34,999 211 71 34.5 27.2-42.7 62 27.0 20.8-34.3 39 20.0 14.5-27.0 39 18.4 12.9-25.6
$35,000- $49,999 309 101 32.0 26.3-38.4 89 28.8 23.5-34.8 52 19.7 14.7-25.8 67 19.5 15.2-24.6
$50,000+ 775 244 31.4 27.9-35.1 225 27.2 23.9-30.7 129 16.6 13.9-19.7 177 24.8 21.4-28.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 115 36 30.0 21.1-40.7 32 24.0 16.5-33.6 18 15.4 8.9-25.3 29 30.6 20.4-43.0
Appalachia II 245 92 36.4 29.7-43.7 57 20.1 15.2-26.1 43 19.2 13.9-26.0 53 24.3 17.9-32.1
Appalachia III 141 48 34.5 26.1-44.0 37 23.5 16.5-32.2 24 17.8 11.5-26.4 32 24.3 16.2-34.8
Catawba 131 55 40.1 31.3-49.7 34 27.7 19.8-37.2 16 10.3 6.1-17.1 26 21.8 14.7-31.2
Edisto Savannah 131 42 32.3 23.8-42.1 39 31.1 22.5-41.1 23 19.0 12.4-27.9 27 17.7 11.7-25.9
Low Country 74 24 36.1 22.9-51.7 17 20.4 12.0-32.7 13 19.3 10.1-33.7 20 24.1 14.9-36.7
Palmetto 242 84 33.5 27.0-40.7 73 30.2 24.0-37.3 38 14.4 10.2-20.0 47 21.9 16.2-28.8
Pee Dee 85 26 32.1 21.1-45.6 22 21.2 13.1-32.3 11 11.7 5.9-21.8 26 35.0 23.6-48.6
Trident 252 70 26.3 20.7-32.9 72 24.0 18.9-30.0 51 22.5 16.9-29.2 59 27.2 20.5-35.1
Upper Savannah 80 19 20.8 13.1-31.3 31 37.2 26.4-49.4 16 25.1 14.9-38.9 14 17.0 9.9-27.6
Waccamaw 149 44 28.5 21.3-37.0 42 25.9 19.2-33.9 23 18.9 12.4-27.7 40 26.7 19.7-35.1
Wateree 74 27 36.3 24.3-50.3 19 24.3 15.2-36.5 13 17.2 10.0-28.2 15 22.2 13.2-34.7

This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever having a sunburn.

#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

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