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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening

A blood stool test is a test that may use a special kit at home to determine whether the stool contains blood. Have you ever had this test using a home kit?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,514 1,439 55.1 52.3-57.9 1,075 44.9 42.1-47.7
GENDER
Male 911 486 50.6 46.0-55.2 425 49.4 44.8-54.0
Female 1,603 953 58.8 55.2-62.2 650 41.2 37.8-44.8
RACE
White 2,074 1,224 56.2 53.1-59.3 850 43.8 40.7-46.9
African American 358 182 53.0 45.5-60.3 176 47.0 39.7-54.5
Other Minorities 53 19 32.9 16.7-54.6 34 67.1 45.4-83.3
HISPANIC
Yes 32 17 42.3 21.7-66.0 15 57.7 34.0-78.3
No 2,477 1,419 55.3 52.4-58.1 1,058 44.7 41.9-47.6
AGE
50-54 540 258 45.0 38.9-51.2 282 55.0 48.8-61.1
55-64 810 496 56.5 51.4-61.4 314 43.5 38.6-48.6
65+ 1,164 685 59.0 54.9-63.1 479 41.0 36.9-45.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 549 286 50.4 44.4-56.4 263 49.6 43.6-55.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 763 423 58.1 53.0-63.0 340 41.9 37.0-47.0
Some Post-H.S. 581 335 52.3 46.3-58.2 246 47.7 41.8-53.7
College Graduate 612 390 59.6 53.8-65.1 222 40.4 34.9-46.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 320 159 47.4 39.2-55.7 161 52.6 44.3-60.8
$15,000- 24,999 435 243 56.9 50.0-63.5 192 43.1 36.5-50.0
$25,000- 34,999 321 191 60.5 52.8-67.7 130 39.5 32.3-47.2
$35,000- 49,999 293 169 56.5 48.2-64.5 124 43.5 35.5-51.8
$50,000+ 522 329 57.1 50.9-63.1 193 42.9 36.9-49.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 196 102 52.1 44.4-59.7 94 47.9 40.3-55.6
Cumberland 156 92 57.8 48.9-66.2 64 42.2 33.8-51.1
Durham 137 88 56.2 43.5-68.1 49 43.8 31.9-56.5
Forsyth 218 155 73.4 66.7-79.2 63 26.6 20.8-33.3
Gaston 203 105 52.8 45.2-60.2 98 47.2 39.8-54.8
Guilford 173 99 54.6 45.8-63.1 74 45.4 36.9-54.2
Mecklenburg 143 88 61.6 52.3-70.0 55 38.4 30.0-47.7
New Hanover 166 101 60.2 51.7-68.1 65 39.8 31.9-48.3
Onslow 118 54 44.4 34.5-54.7 64 55.6 45.3-65.5
Wake 118 74 60.7 50.6-70.0 44 39.3 30.0-49.4
Western NC 325 181 54.1 47.9-60.2 144 45.9 39.8-52.1
Piedmont NC 297 166 56.9 50.3-63.2 131 43.1 36.8-49.7
Eastern NC 264 134 47.7 40.7-54.7 130 52.3 45.3-59.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

#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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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