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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 7,277 2,068 29.0 27.7-30.3 847 11.8 10.9-12.7 571 7.6 6.9- 8.4 528 6.5 5.9- 7.3 3,263 45.1 43.7-46.6
-Buncombe County 191 74 38.5 31.1-46.5 23 10.6 6.8-16.1 12 5.4 2.9- 9.9 7 3.1 1.4- 6.6 75 42.5 34.7-50.6
GENDER
Male 75 32 41.5 30.2-53.8 8 8.7 4.0-17.8 4 5.4 2.0-13.8 0 0.0 . - . 31 44.5 32.7-56.9
Female 116 42 35.6 26.5-46.0 15 12.4 7.3-20.2 8 5.4 2.5-11.3 7 5.9 2.7-12.6 44 40.6 30.7-51.3
RACE
White 176 68 38.3 30.6-46.6 22 10.5 6.8-16.0 12 6.0 3.2-11.0 7 3.4 1.5- 7.4 67 41.7 33.6-50.3
Other 14 5 35.6 14.4-64.6 1 11.9 1.7-51.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 52.5 25.8-77.9
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 191 74 38.5 31.1-46.5 23 10.6 6.8-16.1 12 5.4 2.9- 9.9 7 3.1 1.4- 6.6 75 42.5 34.7-50.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 76 29 41.7 29.8-54.6 8 7.6 3.7-15.0 2 1.7 0.4- 6.6 4 3.3 1.2- 9.1 33 45.8 33.6-58.5
Some College + 115 45 36.5 27.4-46.6 15 12.5 7.3-20.7 10 7.7 3.9-14.7 3 2.9 0.9- 8.8 42 40.4 30.5-51.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 101 41 36.8 27.0-47.8 8 7.2 3.4-14.5 5 3.9 1.5- 9.8 6 5.4 2.3-12.1 41 46.8 35.8-58.0
$50,000+ 44 14 35.5 21.8-52.1 8 14.5 6.4-29.5 3 9.4 3.1-25.2 0 0.0 . - . 19 40.7 26.2-57.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having a blood stool test and 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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