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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 227 54 26.0 19.8-33.2 34 14.9 10.3-21.0 34 16.4 11.6-22.6 14 5.5 3.0- 9.7 91 37.3 30.5-44.6
GENDER
Male 84 25 31.6 21.6-43.7 12 13.8 7.5-24.2 11 13.2 7.2-23.0 4 3.5 1.2- 9.4 32 37.8 27.2-49.7
Female 143 29 20.6 14.2-28.7 22 15.9 10.2-23.9 23 19.4 12.8-28.2 10 7.4 3.6-14.5 59 36.8 28.8-45.7
RACE
White 183 42 25.3 18.6-33.5 31 16.3 11.0-23.3 27 16.1 10.9-23.1 13 6.1 3.3-11.0 70 36.3 28.8-44.5
Other 42 12 30.7 17.5-48.2 3 9.1 2.7-26.3 5 12.7 4.9-29.0 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 21 44.7 29.4-61.0
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 227 54 26.0 19.8-33.2 34 14.9 10.3-21.0 34 16.4 11.6-22.6 14 5.5 3.0- 9.7 91 37.3 30.5-44.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 22 25.6 17.0-36.8 15 18.8 11.3-29.8 14 16.7 9.8-26.8 3 2.0 0.6- 6.1 39 36.9 27.0-48.0
Some College + 134 32 26.2 18.3-36.0 19 12.5 7.4-20.4 20 16.2 10.2-24.7 11 7.6 3.9-14.1 52 37.6 28.7-47.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 118 32 31.5 22.5-42.1 14 13.6 7.8-22.6 19 16.0 9.8-24.8 8 6.6 3.0-13.9 45 32.4 24.0-42.0
$50,000+ 66 11 18.8 10.0-32.5 13 17.7 9.6-30.4 10 17.7 9.6-30.4 5 5.8 2.2-14.4 27 40.0 27.7-53.7

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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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