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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 2,458 629 25.1 23.1-27.2 228 9.1 7.8-10.4 171 6.7 5.7- 7.9 172 6.8 5.7- 8.1 1,258 52.3 49.9-54.7
GENDER
Male 884 225 24.7 21.6-28.1 86 9.2 7.3-11.5 48 5.9 4.4- 8.0 42 5.5 3.9- 7.7 483 54.6 50.8-58.4
Female 1,574 404 25.5 23.0-28.2 142 8.9 7.5-10.7 123 7.4 6.1- 9.0 130 7.9 6.5- 9.6 775 50.2 47.3-53.2
RACE
White 1,739 439 24.1 21.8-26.5 157 9.1 7.7-10.8 130 7.5 6.2- 9.1 131 7.7 6.3- 9.4 882 51.6 48.8-54.4
African American 584 156 29.2 24.8-34.0 56 8.7 6.4-11.7 36 5.0 3.4- 7.3 35 5.1 3.4- 7.5 301 52.1 47.1-57.0
Other Minorities 2 1 46.6 5.2-93.3 1 53.4 6.7-94.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
50-54 473 95 19.2 15.3-23.8 34 6.4 4.4- 9.1 28 5.8 3.8- 8.9 20 3.6 2.1- 5.9 296 65.0 59.8-69.9
55-64 860 225 26.3 22.9-30.1 72 8.6 6.6-11.1 68 7.3 5.6- 9.5 58 6.4 4.7- 8.7 437 51.4 47.3-55.5
65-74 661 186 27.8 24.0-32.1 73 10.8 8.4-13.8 47 7.0 5.0- 9.7 51 8.4 6.1-11.6 304 45.9 41.4-50.5
75+ 464 123 26.0 21.7-30.9 49 11.1 8.2-14.9 28 6.0 4.0- 9.0 43 9.5 6.7-13.2 221 47.3 42.0-52.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 531 113 18.6 15.1-22.7 49 9.2 6.6-12.7 27 4.5 3.0- 6.8 38 6.4 4.2- 9.6 304 61.3 56.1-66.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 805 192 23.4 20.0-27.1 67 7.8 6.0-10.1 56 6.6 4.8- 8.9 64 7.0 5.2- 9.3 426 55.3 51.1-59.4
Some Post-H.S. 566 179 30.9 26.6-35.6 48 8.3 6.0-11.3 43 7.4 5.3-10.2 32 6.0 4.0- 8.8 264 47.4 42.5-52.3
College Graduate 552 144 27.7 23.3-32.5 64 11.6 9.0-15.0 45 8.2 5.9-11.3 37 7.5 5.2-10.8 262 45.0 40.1-49.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 385 87 20.1 15.8-25.3 25 7.8 4.8-12.5 32 8.6 5.8-12.6 32 8.2 5.3-12.6 209 55.2 48.9-61.4
$15,000- 24,999 466 113 24.8 20.2-30.0 46 9.7 7.1-13.3 34 6.0 4.2- 8.6 31 6.2 4.0- 9.4 242 53.3 47.6-58.9
$25,000- 34,999 256 69 23.8 18.6-30.0 22 9.0 5.7-13.7 13 4.9 2.7- 8.8 18 5.6 3.2- 9.6 134 56.7 49.7-63.6
$35,000- 49,999 284 76 28.1 22.4-34.6 27 8.2 5.5-12.1 26 9.5 6.2-14.4 15 4.6 2.6- 8.0 140 49.6 42.8-56.4
$50,000-74,999 217 60 25.7 19.7-32.7 17 7.3 4.3-12.2 11 5.1 2.5- 9.9 12 5.5 2.9-10.3 117 56.4 48.7-63.8
$75,000+ 231 55 24.2 18.4-31.1 28 11.4 7.7-16.5 20 9.7 6.0-15.4 24 11.6 7.4-17.7 104 43.2 36.1-50.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,125 315 27.0 24.0-30.2 104 9.5 7.7-11.8 77 6.8 5.3- 8.8 80 7.1 5.4- 9.2 549 49.6 46.0-53.1
No 1,269 298 23.4 20.7-26.4 119 8.6 7.1-10.4 91 6.9 5.4- 8.7 89 6.5 5.1- 8.3 672 54.6 51.2-57.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 144 29.7 25.1-34.7 52 10.3 7.7-13.6 28 5.3 3.5- 7.9 24 6.0 3.9- 9.2 244 48.7 43.6-53.8
Non-Veteran 1,954 478 23.2 21.1-25.5 174 8.6 7.3-10.2 143 7.2 6.0- 8.7 148 7.1 5.9- 8.6 1,011 53.8 51.1-56.5
Currently Serving 12 7 65.1 31.8-88.2 2 10.4 2.4-35.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 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 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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