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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 261 53 19.1 14.2-25.2 45 18.4 13.6-24.5 49 19.0 14.2-25.1 12 4.2 2.2- 7.7 102 39.3 32.7-46.3
GENDER
Male 105 24 21.9 14.3-32.0 18 19.3 12.3-29.1 21 21.4 14.1-31.1 6 4.6 1.9-10.8 36 32.8 23.9-43.2
Female 156 29 15.9 10.8-22.9 27 17.4 11.7-25.1 28 16.4 11.0-23.9 6 3.7 1.6- 8.3 66 46.5 37.6-55.6
RACE
White 200 36 17.6 12.3-24.6 37 20.3 14.6-27.5 42 21.8 16.0-29.1 10 4.9 2.5- 9.5 75 35.4 28.3-43.1
Other 58 16 23.1 13.0-37.7 8 13.9 6.5-27.1 7 12.0 5.2-25.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 26 50.2 35.5-64.8
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 261 53 19.1 14.2-25.2 45 18.4 13.6-24.5 49 19.0 14.2-25.1 12 4.2 2.2- 7.7 102 39.3 32.7-46.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 91 18 17.2 10.0-27.8 16 18.0 10.7-28.7 10 12.2 6.0-23.3 5 4.5 1.8-10.7 42 48.1 36.3-60.1
Some College + 170 35 20.1 14.0-28.0 29 18.6 12.8-26.4 39 22.7 16.4-30.5 7 4.0 1.7- 9.0 60 34.6 27.0-43.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 110 28 23.7 15.3-34.8 14 14.4 8.2-24.0 23 20.3 12.8-30.7 4 3.9 1.4-10.2 41 37.7 27.5-49.1
$50,000+ 88 16 17.5 10.5-27.8 20 23.9 15.4-35.1 18 20.8 13.1-31.4 5 5.0 1.9-12.7 29 32.8 23.2-44.1

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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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