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2002 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 2,997 1,696 53.7 51.0-56.4 1,301 46.3 43.6-49.0
GENDER
Male 1,102 581 49.9 45.5-54.3 521 50.1 45.7-54.5
Female 1,895 1,115 56.9 53.5-60.2 780 43.1 39.8-46.5
RACE
White 2,437 1,444 56.2 53.2-59.2 993 43.8 40.8-46.8
African American 387 187 47.5 40.5-54.5 200 52.5 45.5-59.5
Asian 22 6 23.5 8.5-50.5 16 76.5 49.5-91.5
Native American 86 36 38.8 22.3-58.3 50 61.2 41.7-77.7
Other Minorities 46 15 33.0 17.4-53.4 31 67.0 46.6-82.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 55 21 43.5 26.7-61.9 34 56.5 38.1-73.3
-English Speaking 40 17 53.1 32.3-72.9 23 46.9 27.1-67.7
-Spanish Speaking 15 4 22.8 6.9-54.0 11 77.2 46.0-93.1
Non-Hispanic 2,936 1,673 54.0 51.2-56.7 1,263 46.0 43.3-48.8
AGE
50-54 628 276 43.4 37.5-49.4 352 56.6 50.6-62.5
55-64 965 550 58.1 53.5-62.5 415 41.9 37.5-46.5
65-74 796 497 56.4 51.2-61.4 299 43.6 38.6-48.8
75+ 608 373 55.9 49.3-62.3 235 44.1 37.7-50.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 688 341 44.4 38.9-50.0 347 55.6 50.0-61.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 892 523 55.3 50.3-60.2 369 44.7 39.8-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 614 343 55.1 49.3-60.8 271 44.9 39.2-50.7
College Graduate 791 485 61.4 55.9-66.6 306 38.6 33.4-44.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 404 208 51.7 43.7-59.7 196 48.3 40.3-56.3
$15,000- 24,999 485 242 43.8 37.4-50.4 243 56.2 49.6-62.6
$25,000- 34,999 315 194 53.5 45.2-61.6 121 46.5 38.4-54.8
$35,000- 49,999 345 222 62.7 54.7-70.1 123 37.3 29.9-45.3
$50,000-74,999 259 163 57.1 47.8-65.8 96 42.9 34.2-52.2
$75,000+ 316 189 60.5 52.3-68.1 127 39.5 31.9-47.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 200 120 59.2 51.1-66.7 80 40.8 33.3-48.9
Forsyth 206 134 63.4 55.2-70.8 72 36.6 29.2-44.8
Guilford 187 123 64.7 56.2-72.3 64 35.3 27.7-43.8
Henderson/Transylvania 268 164 59.2 51.4-66.4 104 40.8 33.6-48.6
Mecklenburg 156 94 55.5 46.6-64.0 62 44.5 36.0-53.4
Orange 164 91 54.3 44.4-63.9 73 45.7 36.1-55.6
Pitt 148 80 58.1 46.6-68.8 68 41.9 31.2-53.4
Randolph 204 127 63.4 55.7-70.5 77 36.6 29.5-44.3
Robeson 216 91 40.8 33.7-48.4 125 59.2 51.6-66.3
Wake 132 86 66.1 56.4-74.5 46 33.9 25.5-43.6
Western NC 345 178 49.3 43.3-55.2 167 50.7 44.8-56.7
Piedmont NC 408 217 49.5 43.5-55.5 191 50.5 44.5-56.5
Eastern NC 363 191 53.2 47.3-59.1 172 46.8 40.9-52.7

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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, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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