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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Cancer Prevalence

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,666 432 11.3 9.8-13.0 3,234 88.7 87.0-90.2
GENDER
Male 1,340 153 10.9 8.6-13.8 1,187 89.1 86.2-91.4
Female 2,326 279 11.6 9.8-13.7 2,047 88.4 86.3-90.2
RACE
White 2,931 388 12.9 11.1-15.0 2,543 87.1 85.0-88.9
African American 586 33 5.4 3.3- 8.8 553 94.6 91.2-96.7
Other Minorities 110 9 5.6 2.1-13.8 101 94.4 86.2-97.9
HISPANIC
Yes 55 6 13.2 4.7-31.6 49 86.8 68.4-95.3
No 3,605 424 11.2 9.7-12.9 3,181 88.8 87.1-90.3
AGE
40-44 636 22 3.6 1.9- 6.8 614 96.4 93.2-98.1
45-54 1,103 73 7.0 4.7-10.5 1,030 93.0 89.5-95.3
55-64 789 81 10.7 8.0-14.2 708 89.3 85.8-92.0
65+ 1,138 256 21.1 17.9-24.8 882 78.9 75.2-82.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 630 83 11.9 8.5-16.2 547 88.1 83.8-91.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,092 119 10.6 8.2-13.6 973 89.4 86.4-91.8
Some Post-H.S. 895 106 10.4 7.8-13.7 789 89.6 86.3-92.2
College Graduate 1,036 122 12.5 9.4-16.5 914 87.5 83.5-90.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 388 64 16.7 11.0-24.5 324 83.3 75.5-89.0
$15,000- 24,999 569 79 11.7 8.6-15.9 490 88.3 84.1-91.4
$25,000- 34,999 465 49 9.0 6.2-12.8 416 91.0 87.2-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 511 47 7.0 4.8-10.1 464 93.0 89.9-95.2
$50,000+ 964 90 10.6 7.7-14.6 874 89.4 85.4-92.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 267 42 14.0 10.2-19.0 225 86.0 81.0-89.8
Cumberland 213 30 14.5 9.8-20.9 183 85.5 79.1-90.2
Durham 207 31 15.6 10.5-22.6 176 84.4 77.4-89.5
Forsyth 304 32 9.7 6.7-13.7 272 90.3 86.3-93.3
Gaston 283 33 10.8 7.6-15.2 250 89.2 84.8-92.4
Guilford 250 27 7.0 4.7-10.5 223 93.0 89.5-95.3
Mecklenburg 239 23 9.3 6.0-14.2 216 90.7 85.8-94.0
New Hanover 236 30 12.4 8.5-17.8 206 87.6 82.2-91.5
Onslow 217 22 9.6 5.9-15.3 195 90.4 84.7-94.1
Wake 210 16 5.8 3.4- 9.6 194 94.2 90.4-96.6
Western NC 432 49 10.7 8.0-14.3 383 89.3 85.7-92.0
Piedmont NC 425 50 12.9 9.4-17.5 375 87.1 82.5-90.6
Eastern NC 383 47 11.6 8.4-16.0 336 88.4 84.0-91.6

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* Data for this table includes respondents (age 40 years or older) reported having being diagnosed with a cancer (including prostate cancer).

#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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