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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,409 4,146 55.6 54.1-57.0 3,263 44.4 43.0-45.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 218 146 69.9 62.5-76.3 72 30.1 23.7-37.5
Buncombe 195 120 58.4 50.3-66.1 75 41.6 33.9-49.7
Cabarrus 199 118 60.9 52.9-68.4 81 39.1 31.6-47.1
Catawba 200 110 54.8 47.0-62.4 90 45.2 37.6-53.0
Cumberland 192 103 55.0 46.9-62.8 89 45.0 37.2-53.1
Davidson 190 110 56.7 48.2-64.8 80 43.3 35.2-51.8
Durham 166 113 64.6 55.7-72.6 53 35.4 27.4-44.3
Forsyth 229 149 65.3 57.9-72.1 80 34.7 27.9-42.1
Gaston 198 119 58.5 50.3-66.2 79 41.5 33.8-49.7
Guilford 228 152 65.1 57.8-71.8 76 34.9 28.2-42.2
Iredell 218 113 47.3 40.0-54.8 105 52.7 45.2-60.0
Johnston 231 115 51.7 43.6-59.8 116 48.3 40.2-56.4
Mecklenburg 264 169 59.8 52.7-66.5 95 40.2 33.5-47.3
New Hanover 195 107 56.6 48.8-64.0 88 43.4 36.0-51.2
Onslow 151 67 46.2 37.4-55.3 84 53.8 44.7-62.6
Orange 175 97 55.8 47.0-64.2 78 44.2 35.8-53.0
Pitt 151 89 57.5 48.3-66.2 62 42.5 33.8-51.7
Randolph 181 111 57.7 48.8-66.0 70 42.3 34.0-51.2
Robeson 188 79 41.9 34.1-50.1 109 58.1 49.9-65.9
Rowan 211 115 54.1 46.2-61.8 96 45.9 38.2-53.8
Union 192 123 67.4 59.4-74.5 69 32.6 25.5-40.6
Wake 204 119 56.9 48.8-64.6 85 43.1 35.4-51.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 196 92 44.8 37.2-52.6 104 55.2 47.4-62.8
Northeast Partnership II 293 143 47.3 41.0-53.7 150 52.7 46.3-59.0
Northeast Partnership I 230 113 49.2 42.0-56.5 117 50.8 43.5-58.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 207 117 53.3 44.9-61.5 90 46.7 38.5-55.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 225 98 38.9 31.9-46.5 127 61.1 53.5-68.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 230 115 47.9 40.8-55.2 115 52.1 44.8-59.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 202 109 55.6 47.9-63.1 93 44.4 36.9-52.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 253 155 59.5 52.5-66.2 98 40.5 33.8-47.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 270 130 46.3 39.7-53.2 140 53.7 46.8-60.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 180 106 59.2 50.8-67.0 74 40.8 33.0-49.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 198 105 50.6 41.3-59.9 93 49.4 40.1-58.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 212 123 58.2 50.6-65.4 89 41.8 34.6-49.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 337 196 59.3 52.6-65.6 141 40.7 34.4-47.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 579 272 45.2 40.6-49.8 307 54.8 50.2-59.4
No 6,830 3,874 56.3 54.8-57.8 2,956 43.7 42.2-45.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,497 1,239 48.4 46.1-50.8 1,258 51.6 49.2-53.9
Piedmont 4,030 2,390 58.7 56.7-60.6 1,640 41.3 39.4-43.3
Western NC 882 517 58.7 54.6-62.8 365 41.3 37.2-45.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 522 311 59.6 54.2-64.7 211 40.4 35.3-45.8
Northwest 1,471 846 58.9 55.7-61.9 625 41.1 38.1-44.3
Charlotte 1,052 630 58.2 54.4-61.9 422 41.8 38.1-45.6
Greensboro 989 626 63.5 59.5-67.2 363 36.5 32.8-40.5
Southern Regional 755 364 48.0 43.7-52.3 391 52.0 47.7-56.3
Coastal 408 204 48.7 43.2-54.2 204 51.3 45.8-56.8
Wake 896 505 56.3 51.9-60.6 391 43.7 39.4-48.1
Area L 332 185 54.9 48.3-61.4 147 45.1 38.6-51.7
Eastern 938 462 46.4 42.6-50.2 476 53.6 49.8-57.4

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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