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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 815 442 55.6 51.3-59.7 373 44.4 40.3-48.7
AGE
50-54 173 85 47.6 38.7-56.7 88 52.4 43.3-61.3
55-64 261 143 59.5 52.1-66.5 118 40.5 33.5-47.9
65-74 224 133 59.2 50.9-67.1 91 40.8 32.9-49.1
75+ 157 81 53.0 43.7-62.2 76 47.0 37.8-56.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 279 151 55.2 48.3-61.9 128 44.8 38.1-51.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 241 122 53.9 46.1-61.6 119 46.1 38.4-53.9
Some Post-H.S. 169 96 51.9 42.2-61.4 73 48.1 38.6-57.8
College Graduate 125 72 63.2 53.0-72.3 53 36.8 27.7-47.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 204 110 56.3 48.1-64.2 94 43.7 35.8-51.9
$15,000- 24,999 194 96 55.4 46.8-63.7 98 44.6 36.3-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 69 39 52.8 38.6-66.5 30 47.2 33.5-61.4
$35,000- 49,999 68 39 54.3 39.4-68.4 29 45.7 31.6-60.6
$50,000-74,999 27 19 73.2 50.6-88.0 8 26.8 12.0-49.4
$75,000+ 25 17 67.5 42.4-85.4 8 32.5 14.6-57.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 410 226 56.8 51.0-62.4 184 43.2 37.6-49.0
No 381 204 55.5 49.1-61.7 177 44.5 38.3-50.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 14 12 92.7 72.7-98.4 2 7.3 1.6-27.3
Non-Veteran 799 428 54.8 50.5-59.0 371 45.2 41.0-49.5
Currently Serving 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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