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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 7,409 4,146 55.6 54.1-57.0 3,263 44.4 43.0-45.9
GENDER
Male 2,633 1,361 52.2 49.9-54.5 1,272 47.8 45.5-50.1
Female 4,776 2,785 58.6 56.9-60.4 1,991 41.4 39.6-43.1
RACE
White 5,929 3,414 57.7 56.1-59.3 2,515 42.3 40.7-43.9
African American 1,226 630 51.0 47.5-54.5 596 49.0 45.5-52.5
Asian 11 4 32.1 9.2-68.8 7 67.9 31.2-90.8
Native American 137 67 44.7 33.6-56.5 70 55.3 43.5-66.4
Other Minorities 73 18 15.1 8.3-25.9 55 84.9 74.1-91.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 106 44 37.1 25.4-50.5 62 62.9 49.5-74.6
-English Speaking 86 44 55.7 41.5-69.1 42 44.3 30.9-58.5
-Spanish Speaking 20 0 0.0 . - . 20 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 7,296 4,098 56.0 54.5-57.4 3,198 44.0 42.6-45.5
AGE
50-54 1,402 603 40.8 37.7-44.1 799 59.2 55.9-62.3
55-64 2,536 1,413 56.5 54.0-58.9 1,123 43.5 41.1-46.0
65-74 1,980 1,235 62.9 60.1-65.5 745 37.1 34.5-39.9
75+ 1,491 895 61.3 58.2-64.4 596 38.7 35.6-41.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,545 771 48.8 45.5-52.1 774 51.2 47.9-54.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,247 1,227 53.6 51.0-56.2 1,020 46.4 43.8-49.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,723 1,009 57.2 54.3-60.1 714 42.8 39.9-45.7
College Graduate 1,880 1,133 61.0 58.2-63.8 747 39.0 36.2-41.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,059 552 51.7 47.6-55.7 507 48.3 44.3-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,310 712 52.4 48.9-55.9 598 47.6 44.1-51.1
$25,000- 34,999 755 420 54.5 50.1-58.8 335 45.5 41.2-49.9
$35,000- 49,999 869 496 56.9 52.9-61.0 373 43.1 39.0-47.1
$50,000-74,999 733 428 57.0 52.6-61.4 305 43.0 38.6-47.4
$75,000+ 809 480 59.0 54.8-63.1 329 41.0 36.9-45.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,176 1,835 58.0 55.8-60.2 1,341 42.0 39.8-44.2
No 4,062 2,224 54.0 52.1-56.0 1,838 46.0 44.0-47.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,424 839 59.5 56.4-62.6 585 40.5 37.4-43.6
Non-Veteran 5,966 3,293 54.2 52.6-55.9 2,673 45.8 44.1-47.4
Currently Serving 18 13 70.7 40.7-89.5 5 29.3 10.5-59.3

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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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