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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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
-Mecklenburg County 264 169 59.8 52.7-66.5 95 40.2 33.5-47.3
GENDER
Male 104 63 58.3 47.6-68.3 41 41.7 31.7-52.4
Female 160 106 61.4 52.1-69.9 54 38.6 30.1-47.9
RACE
White 201 140 68.0 60.2-74.9 61 32.0 25.1-39.8
Other 60 28 38.0 25.5-52.4 32 62.0 47.6-74.5
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 264 169 59.8 52.7-66.5 95 40.2 33.5-47.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 57 52.6 40.5-64.3 36 47.4 35.7-59.5
Some College + 171 112 63.7 55.1-71.5 59 36.3 28.5-44.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 110 66 53.1 41.8-64.1 44 46.9 35.9-58.2
$50,000+ 87 57 62.9 51.4-73.2 30 37.1 26.8-48.6

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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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