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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

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?

Denominator excludes respondents reporting not having a sunburn in the past 12 months, respondents not knowing or refusing to answer if they had a sunburn in the past 12 months, respondents with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

All Adults

3192

35.3

33.3-37.2

28.9

27.0-30.8

15.4

13.9-16.9

5.5

4.53-6.45

4.9

3.97-5.77

10.0

8.62-11.4

 

Sunburns by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

18-24

252

25.0

19.1-30.9

28.3

22.3-34.2

17.8

12.3-23.2

6.6

3.38-9.76

6.8

3.58-10.1

15.6

10.4-20.8

25-34

634

34.2

30.1-38.4

29.8

25.8-33.9

13.3

10.6-15.9

6.8

4.48-9.22

5.9

3.73-8.01

10.0

7.02-12.9

35-44

952

35.3

31.9-38.7

28.9

25.7-32.1

18.5

15.7-21.3

5.1

3.63-6.65

4.3

2.82-5.68

7.9

5.85-10.0

45-54

769

41.0

37.0-45.1

31.1

27.4-34.9

13.9

11.1-16.7

3.8

2.28-5.26

2.8

1.52-4.10

7.3

4.89-9.71

55-64

350

36.8

31.3-42.4

26.5

21.3-31.7

12.9

9.00-16.8

7.1

3.84-10.5

5.5

2.97-7.95

11.1

7.60-14.6

65+

211

49.3

41.7-56.9

23.5

17.4-29.6

11.5

7.27-15.8

1.6

0.06-3.16

3.5

1.05-5.99

10.5

5.84-15.2

 

Sunburns by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

Male

1447

32.7

30.0-35.5

29.2

26.5-31.9

15.8

13.6-18.0

6.3

4.72-7.78

4.4

3.25-5.65

11.6

9.53-13.7

Female

1745

38.1

35.4-40.9

28.6

26.1-31.1

15.0

13.0-17.0

4.6

3.54-5.74

5.3

3.98-6.72

8.2

6.44-10.0

 

Sunburns by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

< $15,000

84

30.4

17.9-42.9

32.3

19.2-45.5

19.6

10.1-29.0

6.8

-.56-14.1

3.3

-.05-6.57

7.6

-.99-16.3

$15,000-24,999

214

35.9

28.3-43.6

23.5

16.7-30.4

14.7

8.46-21.0

5.9

1.14-10.7

8.8

3.71-13.8

11.1

5.09-17.0

$25,000-34,999

226

35.2

28.0-42.5

29.1

22.0-36.2

13.8

8.36-19.1

5.2

1.81-8.67

2.7

0.84-4.56

14.0

6.77-21.2

$35,000-49,999

393

40.1

34.1-46.2

29.1

23.8-34.4

13.4

9.32-17.4

2.8

1.23-4.29

3.4

1.24-5.66

11.1

7.20-15.1

$50,000-74,999

563

41.2

36.4-45.9

27.9

23.7-32.2

13.3

10.1-16.6

4.9

2.74-6.98

3.8

1.87-5.75

8.9

6.01-11.8

$75,000+

1381

31.6

28.8-34.4

29.8

27.0-32.6

17.4

15.1-19.8

6.1

4.68-7.50

5.5

4.08-6.86

9.6

7.64-11.5

 

Sunburns by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

Less than H.S.

115

29.7

20.8-38.5

31.0

20.9-41.2

14.1

7.23-21.0

5.8

1.24-10.3

3.6

0.47-6.71

15.8

6.78-24.9

H.S. or G.E.D.

736

39.6

35.3-43.8

25.3

21.7-28.9

13.8

10.9-16.7

4.6

2.59-6.59

5.4

3.32-7.40

11.4

8.31-14.5

Some Post-H.S.

781

32.2

28.3-36.1

31.0

27.0-35.0

15.5

12.3-18.6

5.8

3.87-7.71

5.9

3.74-7.98

9.7

7.07-12.4

College Graduate

1553

35.5

32.8-38.2

29.4

26.8-31.9

16.5

14.3-18.7

5.8

4.37-7.15

4.2

3.05-5.33

8.7

6.91-10.5

 

Sunburns by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/

Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

One burn

C.I.

Two burns

C.I.

Three burns

C.I.

Four burns

C.I.

Five burns

C.I.

Six or more burns

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

2859

34.1

32.1-36.2

29.6

27.6-31.5

15.9

14.3-17.5

5.7

4.69-6.73

4.6

3.76-5.52

10.0

8.54-11.4

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

54

48.2

33.1-63.3

26.4

13.0-39.9

12.4

4.68-20.1

 

-

6.6

-1.9-15.1

6.4

-1.6-14.4

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

66

46.1

33.5-58.8

27.2

16.1-38.2

8.5

2.03-15.0

6.5

-.51-13.4

5.3

-.31-10.9

6.4

0.43-12.4

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

20

36.5

12.1-61.0

18.6

-2.7-39.9

36.6

10.8-62.5

 

-

 

-

8.2

-3.1-19.5

Hispanic

166

37.5

29.3-45.7

26.7

18.8-34.7

13.1

7.13-19.1

4.0

0.16-7.84

5.7

1.17-10.1

13.0

6.24-19.8

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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