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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 7,277 2,068 29.0 27.7-30.3 847 11.8 10.9-12.7 571 7.6 6.9- 8.4 528 6.5 5.9- 7.3 3,263 45.1 43.7-46.6
GENDER
Male 2,607 762 29.4 27.3-31.6 287 11.0 9.7-12.6 151 6.0 5.0- 7.2 135 5.3 4.3- 6.4 1,272 48.3 45.9-50.6
Female 4,670 1,306 28.6 27.1-30.3 560 12.4 11.3-13.6 420 9.0 8.1-10.1 393 7.7 6.8- 8.6 1,991 42.2 40.5-44.0
RACE
White 5,826 1,667 29.4 28.0-30.9 691 12.1 11.0-13.2 498 8.4 7.6- 9.3 455 7.1 6.3- 7.9 2,515 43.0 41.4-44.6
African American 1,199 345 29.4 26.3-32.7 131 11.3 9.2-13.7 63 4.7 3.5- 6.3 64 4.9 3.6- 6.6 596 49.7 46.2-53.2
Asian 11 3 29.2 7.5-67.6 1 3.0 0.4-19.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 7 67.9 31.2-90.8
Native American 136 34 23.7 15.7-34.1 18 11.4 6.4-19.3 7 5.8 2.2-14.4 7 3.5 1.5- 7.8 70 55.7 43.9-66.9
Other Minorities 72 10 7.4 3.5-15.2 4 4.8 1.5-14.5 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 55 86.3 75.9-92.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 27 24.5 15.0-37.5 9 7.2 2.8-17.2 3 1.5 0.5- 5.0 4 3.5 1.0-10.9 62 63.3 49.8-75.0
-English Speaking 85 27 37.0 24.0-52.2 9 10.8 4.3-24.7 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4 4 5.2 1.6-15.9 42 44.7 31.2-59.0
-Spanish Speaking 20 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 20 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 7,166 2,038 29.1 27.8-30.4 838 11.9 10.9-12.8 568 7.7 7.0- 8.5 524 6.6 5.9- 7.3 3,198 44.7 43.3-46.2
AGE
50-54 1,395 305 20.2 17.7-22.8 124 9.7 7.8-12.0 86 6.1 4.8- 7.8 81 4.7 3.6- 6.1 799 59.3 56.1-62.5
55-64 2,507 722 30.4 28.1-32.8 294 11.7 10.3-13.4 196 7.5 6.3- 8.8 172 6.4 5.3- 7.6 1,123 44.0 41.6-46.5
65-74 1,940 631 34.0 31.4-36.7 262 13.5 11.7-15.5 166 8.2 6.8- 9.8 136 6.5 5.2- 8.0 745 37.9 35.2-40.6
75+ 1,435 410 29.7 26.8-32.8 167 11.8 9.9-14.0 123 8.9 7.2-11.0 139 9.5 7.8-11.7 596 40.0 36.9-43.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,494 358 24.0 21.3-26.9 158 10.8 8.9-13.0 93 5.4 4.2- 6.8 111 7.1 5.5- 9.1 774 52.8 49.4-56.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,207 596 27.3 25.0-29.7 245 10.9 9.4-12.6 177 8.0 6.7- 9.6 169 6.7 5.6- 8.0 1,020 47.1 44.4-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,707 534 31.4 28.7-34.2 200 11.6 9.9-13.5 136 7.1 5.9- 8.7 123 6.9 5.5- 8.5 714 43.0 40.1-46.0
College Graduate 1,856 577 32.3 29.7-35.1 244 13.6 11.7-15.7 164 8.9 7.4-10.6 124 5.7 4.7- 7.1 747 39.5 36.7-42.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,027 247 23.8 20.5-27.5 100 10.8 8.5-13.6 87 8.2 6.4-10.4 86 7.4 5.7- 9.6 507 49.9 45.8-54.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,291 358 26.6 23.7-29.7 144 11.3 9.3-13.6 100 7.4 5.9- 9.3 91 6.6 5.1- 8.6 598 48.1 44.6-51.7
$25,000- 34,999 743 239 32.4 28.5-36.6 64 7.7 5.9-10.1 52 7.1 5.2- 9.6 53 6.7 4.6- 9.6 335 46.1 41.8-50.5
$35,000- 49,999 862 261 31.8 28.1-35.8 99 10.4 8.2-13.1 73 8.6 6.5-11.3 56 5.8 4.3- 7.8 373 43.4 39.4-47.5
$50,000-74,999 724 225 31.1 27.2-35.3 98 13.6 10.8-16.9 50 6.7 4.9- 9.2 46 5.3 3.8- 7.3 305 43.4 39.0-47.9
$75,000+ 806 242 30.2 26.4-34.3 108 13.2 10.7-16.3 68 8.8 6.7-11.4 59 6.5 4.8- 8.7 329 41.3 37.2-45.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,103 890 29.4 27.4-31.5 362 12.3 10.9-13.9 262 8.3 7.1- 9.5 248 7.3 6.2- 8.5 1,341 42.8 40.5-45.0
No 4,008 1,133 28.8 27.0-30.6 466 11.3 10.2-12.6 301 7.3 6.4- 8.3 270 6.1 5.2- 7.0 1,838 46.6 44.6-48.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,410 496 36.2 33.1-39.3 165 11.3 9.4-13.5 81 5.7 4.4- 7.2 83 5.9 4.5- 7.6 585 41.0 37.9-44.1
Non-Veteran 5,848 1,561 26.5 25.1-28.0 679 11.9 10.9-13.0 490 8.2 7.4- 9.2 445 6.8 6.0- 7.6 2,673 46.5 44.9-48.2
Currently Serving 18 10 61.2 34.0-82.9 3 9.5 2.7-28.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 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 and reported having a blood stool test 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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