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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 2,468 518 21.2 19.3-23.2 329 13.9 12.2-15.7 353 13.8 12.3-15.5 145 5.1 4.2- 6.1 1,123 46.1 43.7-48.5
GENDER
Male 879 226 25.1 22.0-28.6 121 14.5 11.9-17.6 112 12.1 9.9-14.7 35 3.8 2.6- 5.6 385 44.4 40.6-48.3
Female 1,589 292 17.6 15.5-19.8 208 13.3 11.4-15.4 241 15.4 13.4-17.6 110 6.2 5.0- 7.6 738 47.6 44.6-50.5
RACE
White 1,743 364 21.8 19.5-24.3 250 14.3 12.5-16.5 275 16.0 14.1-18.1 121 6.2 5.0- 7.6 733 41.7 38.9-44.5
African American 590 122 19.5 16.1-23.5 66 13.0 9.9-16.9 57 8.2 6.1-10.8 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 327 57.0 52.1-61.7
Other Minorities 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
AGE
50-54 471 80 16.5 13.0-20.6 41 8.3 5.7-11.9 40 7.8 5.5-10.9 18 3.3 2.0- 5.3 292 64.2 59.0-69.1
55-64 860 173 19.4 16.5-22.8 114 15.0 12.1-18.4 126 14.7 12.1-17.7 56 5.4 3.9- 7.4 391 45.4 41.3-49.6
65-74 671 178 27.6 23.7-32.0 102 14.7 11.8-18.1 97 15.2 12.3-18.7 37 5.5 3.8- 7.9 257 36.9 32.7-41.4
75+ 466 87 20.9 16.8-25.8 72 17.6 13.8-22.3 90 17.8 14.3-22.0 34 6.0 4.1- 8.8 183 37.5 32.6-42.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 541 102 19.1 15.3-23.6 66 12.6 9.5-16.5 63 11.0 8.2-14.5 26 4.3 2.8- 6.5 284 53.1 47.8-58.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 806 163 19.6 16.6-23.1 110 14.4 11.6-17.7 101 11.5 9.3-14.3 39 4.0 2.7- 5.9 393 50.4 46.2-54.6
Some Post-H.S. 563 125 22.3 18.5-26.6 73 12.4 9.6-15.9 79 13.8 10.9-17.4 45 6.9 4.9- 9.6 241 44.6 39.7-49.6
College Graduate 554 128 24.2 20.2-28.7 80 15.8 12.3-20.2 110 19.8 16.2-24.0 35 5.5 3.7- 8.2 201 34.6 30.1-39.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 393 82 21.1 16.7-26.5 43 10.5 7.2-15.1 35 7.0 4.9-10.0 22 3.9 2.4- 6.1 211 57.5 51.3-63.4
$15,000- 24,999 466 87 17.6 13.9-22.1 56 12.8 9.4-17.2 62 13.6 10.2-17.9 31 5.3 3.6- 7.8 230 50.7 45.0-56.3
$25,000- 34,999 255 61 23.9 18.3-30.7 30 9.7 6.4-14.4 39 15.2 10.8-21.0 16 6.1 3.2-11.1 109 45.2 38.1-52.4
$35,000- 49,999 284 58 19.8 15.1-25.5 52 19.3 14.5-25.3 56 18.9 14.3-24.5 11 3.8 1.9- 7.2 107 38.2 31.8-45.2
$50,000-74,999 221 52 25.9 19.7-33.2 28 14.0 9.3-20.6 34 15.7 10.7-22.4 17 5.4 3.2- 9.2 90 39.0 31.9-46.6
$75,000+ 230 53 23.3 17.5-30.3 31 15.7 10.8-22.3 44 17.6 12.9-23.6 13 5.7 3.0-10.8 89 37.7 30.9-45.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,135 254 22.4 19.6-25.5 163 14.9 12.5-17.6 169 14.2 12.0-16.7 75 5.6 4.3- 7.3 474 42.9 39.4-46.4
No 1,276 255 20.3 17.8-23.1 157 12.8 10.7-15.3 177 13.6 11.5-15.9 65 4.5 3.4- 6.0 622 48.8 45.4-52.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 488 134 26.6 22.4-31.2 81 18.7 14.7-23.4 73 14.1 11.0-17.9 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 180 36.9 32.1-41.9
Non-Veteran 1,968 382 19.3 17.2-21.5 247 12.3 10.7-14.2 280 13.9 12.2-15.7 124 5.5 4.5- 6.8 935 49.0 46.3-51.8
Currently Serving 12 2 26.5 6.5-65.0 1 5.2 0.7-30.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.3 0.7-30.7 8 63.1 29.9-87.2

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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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