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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 195 44 21.3 15.8-28.1 27 11.9 7.9-17.5 34 18.6 13.2-25.7 12 6.0 3.2-11.0 78 42.2 34.5-50.2
GENDER
Male 75 20 23.0 14.7-34.1 10 10.9 5.7-20.0 12 19.6 11.4-31.6 5 6.9 2.7-16.6 28 39.6 28.2-52.2
Female 120 24 19.8 13.1-28.7 17 12.7 7.5-20.8 22 17.8 11.4-26.7 7 5.2 2.3-11.4 50 44.5 34.6-54.8
RACE
White 179 42 22.7 16.7-30.1 24 11.1 7.2-16.7 34 21.0 14.9-28.7 12 6.8 3.6-12.3 67 38.5 30.7-46.9
Other 15 1 3.7 0.5-22.7 3 19.5 5.7-49.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 11 76.8 48.4-92.1
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 195 44 21.3 15.8-28.1 27 11.9 7.9-17.5 34 18.6 13.2-25.7 12 6.0 3.2-11.0 78 42.2 34.5-50.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 78 14 17.7 10.4-28.4 10 11.1 5.5-21.3 8 11.0 5.1-22.1 6 9.1 3.8-20.3 40 51.1 38.8-63.3
Some College + 117 30 23.6 16.3-32.9 17 12.4 7.4-19.9 26 23.6 16.0-33.3 6 4.0 1.7- 9.3 38 36.4 26.9-47.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 19 16.8 10.5-25.9 16 13.2 7.7-21.8 15 15.0 8.6-24.8 8 8.9 4.2-17.9 46 46.1 35.4-57.1
$50,000+ 44 14 30.4 17.7-47.0 3 7.3 2.2-21.9 11 26.5 14.7-42.8 3 4.2 1.3-13.3 13 31.6 18.4-48.6

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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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