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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,314 1,432 20.0 18.9-21.2 1,009 14.4 13.4-15.5 1,095 14.9 14.0-16.0 446 5.4 4.8- 6.0 3,332 45.3 43.8-46.7
-Alamance County 217 32 15.5 10.7-21.7 32 14.4 10.0-20.3 33 16.7 11.4-23.9 18 9.4 5.7-15.0 102 44.1 36.8-51.6
GENDER
Male 59 10 17.9 9.8-30.7 9 13.1 6.5-24.7 8 18.7 9.1-34.8 6 12.3 5.4-25.4 26 37.9 26.0-51.5
Female 158 22 14.0 8.9-21.4 23 15.1 9.8-22.5 25 15.5 10.2-23.0 12 7.7 4.2-13.5 76 47.7 39.0-56.5
RACE
White 179 25 13.9 9.2-20.4 27 14.9 10.0-21.7 29 18.5 12.3-26.8 16 9.3 5.5-15.3 82 43.4 35.4-51.8
Other 37 7 22.6 10.3-42.6 5 12.3 4.8-28.0 3 7.3 2.1-22.4 2 10.0 2.5-32.3 20 47.8 30.8-65.3
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 217 32 15.5 10.7-21.7 32 14.4 10.0-20.3 33 16.7 11.4-23.9 18 9.4 5.7-15.0 102 44.1 36.8-51.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 118 19 17.4 10.8-27.0 20 17.4 11.0-26.5 15 11.8 6.7-19.9 10 10.2 5.2-18.8 54 43.1 33.4-53.5
Some College + 98 13 13.3 7.6-22.3 12 10.9 5.9-19.4 18 22.5 13.5-35.0 8 8.5 4.0-17.4 47 44.7 34.1-55.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 19 14.6 8.9-23.1 20 13.5 8.4-20.9 19 13.7 8.4-21.7 12 10.1 5.4-18.2 65 48.0 38.5-57.6
$50,000+ 33 7 21.1 9.9-39.6 5 14.3 5.7-31.6 5 23.2 8.5-49.5 4 11.0 4.0-27.1 12 30.3 16.5-48.8

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy examsand those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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