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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 7,409 4,146 55.6 54.1-57.0 3,263 44.4 43.0-45.9
-Eastern NC 2,497 1,239 48.4 46.1-50.8 1,258 51.6 49.2-53.9
GENDER
Male 892 409 45.9 42.1-49.7 483 54.1 50.3-57.9
Female 1,605 830 50.7 47.8-53.7 775 49.3 46.3-52.2
RACE
White 1,761 879 49.1 46.3-51.9 882 50.9 48.1-53.7
African American 600 299 49.0 44.1-53.8 301 51.0 46.2-55.9
Other Minorities 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
50-54 475 179 35.2 30.3-40.4 296 64.8 59.6-69.7
55-64 869 432 49.1 45.1-53.2 437 50.9 46.8-54.9
65-74 678 374 55.2 50.7-59.6 304 44.8 40.4-49.3
75+ 475 254 53.9 48.6-59.1 221 46.1 40.9-51.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 548 244 40.4 35.4-45.5 304 59.6 54.5-64.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 815 389 45.4 41.3-49.5 426 54.6 50.5-58.7
Some Post-H.S. 569 305 52.8 47.9-57.7 264 47.2 42.3-52.1
College Graduate 561 299 55.8 50.9-60.6 262 44.2 39.4-49.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 396 187 46.2 40.1-52.4 209 53.8 47.6-59.9
$15,000- 24,999 471 229 47.0 41.5-52.7 242 53.0 47.3-58.5
$25,000- 34,999 259 125 43.7 36.9-50.8 134 56.3 49.2-63.1
$35,000- 49,999 287 147 50.9 44.2-57.7 140 49.1 42.3-55.8
$50,000-74,999 220 103 44.4 37.0-52.0 117 55.6 48.0-63.0
$75,000+ 232 128 57.4 50.0-64.5 104 42.6 35.5-50.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,149 600 51.3 47.7-54.8 549 48.7 45.2-52.3
No 1,282 610 46.1 42.8-49.4 672 53.9 50.6-57.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 253 52.1 47.0-57.1 244 47.9 42.9-53.0
Non-Veteran 1,988 977 47.0 44.3-49.6 1,011 53.0 50.4-55.7
Currently Serving 12 9 75.6 36.9-94.2 3 24.4 5.8-63.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

^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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