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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,597 593 23.1 21.1-25.1 383 15.6 13.9-17.4 341 13.5 12.0-15.2 133 4.8 3.9- 5.9 1,147 43.0 40.7-45.4
Female 4,717 839 17.3 16.0-18.6 626 13.3 12.2-14.6 754 16.2 15.0-17.6 313 5.9 5.2- 6.7 2,185 47.3 45.5-49.1
RACE
White 5,858 1,121 20.0 18.8-21.4 841 14.8 13.7-16.0 953 16.4 15.3-17.7 392 6.0 5.3- 6.8 2,551 42.7 41.1-44.3
African American 1,204 260 20.8 18.1-23.8 146 13.7 11.3-16.6 112 9.2 7.4-11.4 39 2.6 1.8- 3.7 647 53.7 50.1-57.2
Asian 11 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 26.6 6.0-67.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 73.4 33.0-94.0
Native American 136 28 18.4 11.7-27.5 17 15.8 8.5-27.6 17 9.7 5.6-16.2 7 2.4 1.0- 5.5 67 53.8 41.9-65.2
Other Minorities 72 14 15.1 6.8-30.2 4 4.0 1.4-11.1 7 4.6 1.9-10.9 5 4.8 1.9-11.5 42 71.5 56.5-82.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 21 19.6 10.6-33.3 15 11.5 5.8-21.5 9 6.2 2.5-14.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 58 61.8 48.0-74.0
-English Speaking 84 17 18.5 9.1-34.0 15 17.5 9.1-31.1 8 9.0 3.6-20.8 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8 42 53.6 39.1-67.6
-Spanish Speaking 21 4 21.6 6.6-51.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.9 0.1- 6.9 0 0.0 . - . 16 77.5 48.0-92.8
Non-Hispanic 7,203 1,409 20.0 18.9-21.2 994 14.5 13.4-15.5 1,084 15.1 14.1-16.2 443 5.5 4.9- 6.1 3,273 44.9 43.5-46.4
AGE
50-54 1,392 207 14.0 12.0-16.4 123 8.6 6.9-10.8 134 9.4 7.7-11.4 78 4.9 3.8- 6.3 850 63.1 59.9-66.1
55-64 2,519 488 19.9 17.9-22.0 364 15.3 13.6-17.2 383 15.5 13.8-17.4 142 4.9 4.0- 6.1 1,142 44.4 41.9-46.9
65-74 1,959 469 25.2 22.9-27.7 312 16.5 14.5-18.7 320 16.7 14.8-18.9 116 5.5 4.4- 6.8 742 36.0 33.4-38.7
75+ 1,444 268 19.9 17.4-22.8 210 16.7 14.4-19.4 258 18.2 15.8-20.9 110 6.9 5.4- 8.7 598 38.2 35.2-41.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,517 259 17.7 15.4-20.4 168 11.7 9.7-14.1 174 10.2 8.5-12.2 81 5.3 4.0- 6.9 835 55.1 51.8-58.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,216 411 18.0 16.1-20.0 305 14.0 12.3-15.9 306 13.6 11.9-15.5 121 4.7 3.7- 6.0 1,073 49.6 47.0-52.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,702 345 20.1 17.9-22.6 242 14.1 12.2-16.2 251 14.4 12.5-16.6 121 5.7 4.7- 7.0 743 45.6 42.7-48.6
College Graduate 1,865 416 23.7 21.3-26.3 292 16.8 14.7-19.1 364 20.1 18.0-22.5 123 5.9 4.8- 7.3 670 33.5 30.9-36.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,047 192 18.8 15.9-22.1 88 7.9 6.1-10.3 124 10.9 8.9-13.4 63 4.8 3.6- 6.5 580 57.5 53.5-61.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,293 234 17.2 14.8-19.8 170 14.0 11.6-16.7 173 13.1 11.0-15.5 90 6.4 5.0- 8.2 626 49.4 45.9-52.9
$25,000- 34,999 748 145 18.7 15.6-22.2 109 13.9 11.2-17.2 116 16.4 13.3-20.0 44 5.6 3.8- 8.3 334 45.4 41.1-49.8
$35,000- 49,999 859 179 22.6 19.2-26.3 130 15.1 12.4-18.3 144 15.2 12.7-18.1 52 6.0 4.2- 8.4 354 41.1 37.1-45.2
$50,000-74,999 731 162 24.8 21.1-29.0 113 15.9 12.9-19.5 120 14.9 12.1-18.2 42 4.9 3.4- 7.1 294 39.4 35.2-43.9
$75,000+ 804 164 19.2 16.2-22.7 132 17.9 14.9-21.5 145 19.5 16.4-23.2 49 5.1 3.7- 7.0 314 38.2 34.2-42.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,133 632 20.2 18.5-22.0 433 13.7 12.2-15.2 495 15.9 14.4-17.6 227 6.5 5.5- 7.6 1,346 43.7 41.5-46.0
No 4,025 774 19.8 18.3-21.5 557 14.8 13.5-16.3 582 14.3 13.0-15.7 209 4.6 3.9- 5.5 1,903 46.4 44.4-48.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,398 370 27.6 24.8-30.6 235 18.2 15.8-20.9 213 15.8 13.6-18.2 78 5.5 4.1- 7.2 502 32.9 30.0-35.9
Non-Veteran 5,897 1,059 17.5 16.3-18.8 772 13.2 12.1-14.3 879 14.7 13.6-15.9 367 5.4 4.8- 6.0 2,820 49.3 47.6-50.9
Currently Serving 18 3 27.0 8.7-58.9 2 10.1 2.4-34.1 2 4.8 1.1-18.5 1 4.1 0.5-24.6 10 54.1 28.2-77.9

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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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