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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Piedmont North Carolina

Cancer Prevalence

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,666 432 11.3 9.8-13.0 3,234 88.7 87.0-90.2
Piedmont NC 425 50 12.9 9.4-17.5 375 87.1 82.5-90.6
GENDER
Male 151 20 15.9 9.8-24.8 131 84.1 75.2-90.2
Female 274 30 10.8 7.3-15.8 244 89.2 84.2-92.7
RACE
White 362 44 13.6 9.6-18.7 318 86.4 81.3-90.4
Other 59 6 9.8 4.1-21.4 53 90.2 78.6-95.9
AGE
18-44 58 4 7.3 2.2-21.7 54 92.7 78.3-97.8
45+ 367 46 13.9 10.0-19.0 321 86.1 81.0-90.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 231 27 12.3 8.2-18.1 204 87.7 81.9-91.8
Some College + 193 23 13.7 8.4-21.7 170 86.3 78.3-91.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 241 24 9.8 6.3-15.0 217 90.2 85.0-93.7
$50,000+ 102 11 15.2 7.7-27.6 91 84.8 72.4-92.3
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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