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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems. Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,384 4,052 55.1 53.7-56.6 3,332 44.9 43.4-46.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 219 117 56.2 48.7-63.4 102 43.8 36.6-51.3
Buncombe 195 117 57.8 49.8-65.5 78 42.2 34.5-50.2
Cabarrus 199 105 50.0 42.0-58.0 94 50.0 42.0-58.0
Catawba 195 92 44.6 37.0-52.4 103 55.4 47.6-63.0
Cumberland 193 121 64.1 56.2-71.3 72 35.9 28.7-43.8
Davidson 186 97 54.4 45.9-62.6 89 45.6 37.4-54.1
Durham 164 98 58.1 49.4-66.3 66 41.9 33.7-50.6
Forsyth 229 138 62.8 55.5-69.6 91 37.2 30.4-44.5
Gaston 194 106 52.9 44.7-60.9 88 47.1 39.1-55.3
Guilford 226 147 65.3 57.9-72.0 79 34.7 28.0-42.1
Iredell 219 103 45.4 38.1-52.9 116 54.6 47.1-61.9
Johnston 228 139 58.2 49.8-66.2 89 41.8 33.8-50.2
Mecklenburg 263 161 60.9 53.9-67.5 102 39.1 32.5-46.1
New Hanover 195 125 65.2 57.5-72.2 70 34.8 27.8-42.5
Onslow 150 81 55.9 46.8-64.6 69 44.1 35.4-53.2
Orange 173 113 65.6 57.1-73.2 60 34.4 26.8-42.9
Pitt 149 86 55.9 46.6-64.8 63 44.1 35.2-53.4
Randolph 178 111 61.8 52.9-69.9 67 38.2 30.1-47.1
Robeson 186 88 44.7 36.8-53.0 98 55.3 47.0-63.2
Rowan 213 99 44.8 37.2-52.7 114 55.2 47.3-62.8
Union 193 107 57.7 49.2-65.7 86 42.3 34.3-50.8
Wake 205 117 56.7 48.7-64.4 88 43.3 35.6-51.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 198 112 54.9 46.8-62.6 86 45.1 37.4-53.2
Northeast Partnership II 292 152 52.2 45.8-58.5 140 47.8 41.5-54.2
Northeast Partnership I 230 94 40.1 33.2-47.4 136 59.9 52.6-66.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 207 101 47.6 39.5-55.9 106 52.4 44.1-60.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 224 126 54.4 46.5-62.0 98 45.6 38.0-53.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 230 126 54.3 47.0-61.4 104 45.7 38.6-53.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 203 93 42.5 35.2-50.2 110 57.5 49.8-64.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 255 161 63.8 56.9-70.1 94 36.2 29.9-43.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 270 145 53.8 46.9-60.5 125 46.2 39.5-53.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 181 93 51.5 43.2-59.7 88 48.5 40.3-56.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 197 100 46.8 37.8-56.0 97 53.2 44.0-62.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 209 112 50.0 42.4-57.6 97 50.0 42.4-57.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 336 169 53.2 46.6-59.6 167 46.8 40.4-53.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 579 277 47.4 42.8-52.0 302 52.6 48.0-57.2
No 6,805 3,775 55.7 54.2-57.2 3,030 44.3 42.8-45.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,491 1,368 54.3 51.9-56.7 1,123 45.7 43.3-48.1
Piedmont 4,015 2,215 56.4 54.5-58.4 1,800 43.6 41.6-45.5
Western NC 878 469 52.5 48.4-56.6 409 47.5 43.4-51.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 521 283 55.0 49.7-60.2 238 45.0 39.8-50.3
Northwest 1,462 751 51.9 48.7-55.0 711 48.1 45.0-51.3
Charlotte 1,044 583 56.6 52.8-60.3 461 43.4 39.7-47.2
Greensboro 984 591 61.8 57.8-65.6 393 38.2 34.4-42.2
Southern Regional 758 431 57.4 53.1-61.6 327 42.6 38.4-46.9
Coastal 408 240 58.2 52.7-63.6 168 41.8 36.4-47.3
Wake 894 492 54.0 49.6-58.3 402 46.0 41.7-50.4
Area L 330 154 46.1 39.6-52.6 176 53.9 47.4-60.4
Eastern 937 511 54.2 50.4-58.1 426 45.8 41.9-49.6

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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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