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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Women's Health

A Pap smear is a test for cancer of the cervix. Have you ever had a Pap smear?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,713 6,424 95.4 94.6-96.0 289 4.6 4.0- 5.4
GENDER
Female 6,713 6,424 95.4 94.6-96.0 289 4.6 4.0- 5.4
RACE
White 4,909 4,725 96.0 95.2-96.7 184 4.0 3.3- 4.8
African American 1,281 1,221 95.2 93.4-96.5 60 4.8 3.5- 6.6
Asian 45 33 76.5 59.5-87.9 12 23.5 12.1-40.5
Native American 131 128 98.7 95.8-99.6 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2
Other Minorities 303 278 90.8 85.8-94.1 25 9.2 5.9-14.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 322 293 91.1 86.5-94.3 29 8.9 5.7-13.5
-English Speaking 141 131 94.7 89.6-97.4 10 5.3 2.6-10.4
-Spanish Speaking 181 162 89.0 82.0-93.5 19 11.0 6.5-18.0
Non-Hispanic 6,381 6,123 95.6 94.9-96.3 258 4.4 3.7- 5.1
AGE
18-24 500 439 84.4 79.4-88.3 61 15.6 11.7-20.6
25-34 1,445 1,401 96.6 95.1-97.6 44 3.4 2.4- 4.9
35-44 1,494 1,455 97.3 96.0-98.2 39 2.7 1.8- 4.0
45-54 1,181 1,152 97.9 96.7-98.6 29 2.1 1.4- 3.3
55-64 849 818 96.0 93.4-97.6 31 4.0 2.4- 6.6
65-74 605 574 95.0 92.3-96.7 31 5.0 3.3- 7.7
75+ 583 532 91.8 88.6-94.2 51 8.2 5.8-11.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 917 840 91.1 88.2-93.4 77 8.9 6.6-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,888 1,788 93.9 92.2-95.2 100 6.1 4.8- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,760 1,704 96.4 94.9-97.5 56 3.6 2.5- 5.1
College Graduate 2,137 2,084 97.6 96.6-98.3 53 2.4 1.7- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 784 730 93.0 90.2-95.0 54 7.0 5.0- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,161 1,102 94.6 92.6-96.1 59 5.4 3.9- 7.4
$25,000- 34,999 789 764 95.2 92.0-97.2 25 4.8 2.8- 8.0
$35,000- 49,999 852 832 97.4 95.6-98.4 20 2.6 1.6- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 770 758 98.7 97.6-99.3 12 1.3 0.7- 2.4
$75,000+ 902 883 97.4 95.6-98.5 19 2.6 1.5- 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,826 1,724 93.9 92.1-95.4 102 6.1 4.6- 7.9
No 4,716 4,541 96.0 95.2-96.6 175 4.0 3.4- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 124 98.6 94.3-99.7 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7
Non-Veteran 6,553 6,268 95.3 94.6-96.0 285 4.7 4.0- 5.4
Currently Serving 34 32 93.9 76.5-98.7 2 6.1 1.3-23.5

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* Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator

^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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