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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Women's Health

How long has it been since your last breast exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,337 6,517 69.9 68.8-71.1 1,133 12.1 11.3-12.9 373 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,314 14.2 13.3-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
GENDER
Female 9,337 6,517 69.9 68.8-71.1 1,133 12.1 11.3-12.9 373 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,314 14.2 13.3-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 6,936 4,871 70.5 69.2-71.8 862 12.3 11.4-13.3 276 3.8 3.3- 4.3 927 13.4 12.4-14.4 0 0.0 . - .
African American 1,775 1,253 71.3 68.6-73.9 194 11.1 9.3-13.1 75 3.8 2.9- 4.9 253 13.8 12.0-16.0 0 0.0 . - .
Asian 47 25 52.1 33.1-70.5 5 15.0 4.3-41.0 1 5.6 0.8-30.4 16 27.3 14.8-44.8 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 200 126 63.0 53.9-71.3 35 17.8 12.0-25.6 6 3.3 1.3- 8.2 33 15.9 10.3-23.6 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 321 201 59.0 52.1-65.6 33 11.1 7.5-16.2 15 4.2 2.3- 7.5 72 25.6 19.8-32.4 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 364 222 60.7 54.2-66.8 44 12.4 8.7-17.2 15 3.8 2.1- 6.8 83 23.2 18.0-29.3 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 176 115 71.6 63.6-78.5 23 11.6 7.2-18.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 35 15.9 10.9-22.4 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 188 107 53.1 44.2-61.8 21 12.9 7.9-20.3 12 5.7 3.0-10.7 48 28.3 20.6-37.4 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 8,962 6,289 70.4 69.2-71.6 1,087 12.1 11.3-12.9 358 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,228 13.7 12.8-14.7 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 502 336 61.2 55.7-66.5 46 9.8 6.9-13.7 11 2.2 1.1- 4.4 109 26.7 21.9-32.2 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 1,491 1,084 73.0 70.2-75.7 182 11.6 9.9-13.7 41 2.5 1.8- 3.6 184 12.8 10.8-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 1,720 1,239 71.8 69.1-74.4 211 12.9 11.0-15.1 77 4.0 3.1- 5.2 193 11.2 9.5-13.2 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 1,746 1,216 69.1 66.4-71.8 235 13.4 11.5-15.5 93 5.5 4.3- 7.0 202 12.0 10.2-14.1 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 1,537 1,102 72.4 69.5-75.1 169 10.5 8.9-12.5 60 3.7 2.7- 5.0 206 13.4 11.3-15.8 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 1,276 907 71.3 68.1-74.3 149 12.0 9.9-14.4 37 2.6 1.8- 3.8 183 14.1 11.8-16.7 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 1,012 589 59.7 56.0-63.4 139 13.8 11.4-16.6 53 5.0 3.6- 7.1 231 21.4 18.6-24.6 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,469 854 57.5 54.3-60.6 188 13.1 11.1-15.4 80 5.8 4.5- 7.5 347 23.6 20.9-26.5 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,788 1,857 66.4 64.1-68.6 333 11.8 10.4-13.4 121 3.9 3.2- 4.8 477 17.9 16.1-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
Some Post-H.S. 2,445 1,736 70.2 67.9-72.5 323 13.5 11.8-15.3 93 3.6 2.8- 4.6 293 12.7 11.1-14.5 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 2,624 2,064 79.5 77.5-81.3 288 10.6 9.2-12.1 79 2.8 2.1- 3.6 193 7.2 6.1- 8.5 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,198 692 56.0 52.3-59.5 157 13.4 11.1-16.1 62 5.5 4.2- 7.3 287 25.1 22.1-28.4 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 1,692 1,076 62.9 60.0-65.8 220 13.8 11.8-16.0 100 5.7 4.5- 7.1 296 17.6 15.4-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 1,055 746 69.1 65.5-72.6 129 12.2 9.8-15.0 32 3.3 2.2- 4.9 148 15.4 12.7-18.4 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 1,138 841 73.8 70.5-76.8 138 12.1 10.0-14.6 44 3.8 2.7- 5.5 115 10.3 8.2-12.7 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 1,006 811 80.6 77.5-83.4 102 10.9 8.7-13.5 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 65 6.1 4.6- 8.1 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 1,119 901 80.1 77.2-82.8 133 11.1 9.2-13.3 24 2.2 1.4- 3.5 61 6.6 4.9- 8.7 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,071 1,990 64.7 62.5-66.8 396 12.5 11.1-14.0 155 4.9 4.1- 5.9 530 17.9 16.2-19.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 6,051 4,394 72.7 71.3-74.1 714 11.8 10.9-12.9 207 3.2 2.7- 3.8 736 12.2 11.2-13.3 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 166 129 73.6 63.4-81.8 16 13.4 7.0-24.3 8 4.0 1.9- 8.2 13 9.0 4.9-15.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 9,136 6,358 69.8 68.6-71.0 1,116 12.1 11.3-12.9 365 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,297 14.3 13.4-15.3 0 0.0 . - .
Currently Serving 35 30 89.4 74.5-96.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.0 3.0-24.0 0 0.0 . - .

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam and 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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