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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 214 77 40.3 33.0-48.1 30 14.1 9.7-20.2 16 6.6 3.9-10.9 19 8.4 5.2-13.4 72 30.6 24.0-38.0
Buncombe 191 74 38.5 31.1-46.5 23 10.6 6.8-16.1 12 5.4 2.9- 9.9 7 3.1 1.4- 6.6 75 42.5 34.7-50.6
Cabarrus 195 48 25.7 19.3-33.3 26 16.1 10.6-23.8 19 8.8 5.5-13.8 21 9.9 6.2-15.5 81 39.5 31.9-47.6
Catawba 195 58 30.8 24.1-38.5 18 9.9 5.8-16.3 13 5.5 3.1- 9.8 16 7.9 4.6-13.2 90 45.8 38.1-53.7
Cumberland 191 59 33.6 26.0-42.1 18 9.2 5.7-14.5 16 7.1 4.2-11.8 9 4.6 2.2- 9.2 89 45.5 37.6-53.6
Davidson 188 51 31.4 23.5-40.5 27 12.2 8.1-18.0 15 6.7 3.8-11.6 15 6.1 3.4-10.5 80 43.6 35.4-52.1
Durham 164 65 40.3 32.2-48.9 22 11.7 7.5-17.8 8 3.1 1.5- 6.4 16 9.3 5.2-15.9 53 35.7 27.6-44.6
Forsyth 225 90 41.2 34.1-48.8 22 9.7 6.2-14.7 20 8.8 5.5-14.0 13 5.0 2.8- 9.0 80 35.2 28.4-42.7
Gaston 194 47 23.6 17.6-30.9 31 18.8 12.9-26.5 24 10.4 6.8-15.6 13 5.0 2.6- 9.4 79 42.3 34.4-50.5
Guilford 224 68 29.7 23.3-36.9 41 20.7 14.9-28.0 21 8.7 5.4-13.6 18 5.7 3.4- 9.3 76 35.3 28.5-42.7
Iredell 212 48 22.6 16.9-29.6 23 9.4 6.0-14.4 11 4.6 2.5- 8.4 25 9.7 6.4-14.6 105 53.7 46.1-61.1
Johnston 229 63 25.0 19.1-32.1 20 9.8 5.7-16.3 15 9.0 4.6-17.0 15 7.4 3.8-13.9 116 48.7 40.6-56.9
Mecklenburg 260 86 29.1 23.3-35.6 35 14.9 10.5-20.8 24 8.3 5.4-12.5 20 6.9 4.3-11.0 95 40.8 34.0-47.9
New Hanover 191 58 31.1 24.3-38.8 23 13.0 8.5-19.4 15 8.3 4.9-13.7 7 3.2 1.4- 7.2 88 44.4 36.8-52.2
Onslow 150 33 20.0 14.0-27.7 13 10.0 5.7-17.2 9 7.1 3.6-13.3 11 8.9 4.2-17.7 84 54.1 45.0-62.9
Orange 172 53 29.1 22.2-37.3 23 13.5 8.2-21.5 9 7.3 3.5-14.6 9 4.1 2.1- 8.2 78 45.8 37.4-54.6
Pitt 150 37 23.6 16.8-32.0 24 15.8 10.2-23.6 17 13.0 7.8-21.0 10 4.9 2.5- 9.3 62 42.8 34.0-52.1
Randolph 174 52 32.1 24.5-40.8 22 11.0 7.1-16.7 16 7.0 4.0-11.8 14 5.6 3.1-10.1 70 44.3 35.7-53.2
Robeson 185 36 20.0 14.2-27.4 18 10.6 6.3-17.1 12 6.1 3.2-11.3 10 4.2 2.1- 7.9 109 59.2 50.9-67.0
Rowan 207 51 26.3 19.8-33.9 24 11.3 7.2-17.4 15 7.5 4.0-13.5 21 8.3 5.2-13.2 96 46.6 38.8-54.5
Union 189 58 31.4 24.1-39.7 33 19.4 12.6-28.8 19 11.0 6.2-18.9 10 5.2 2.6-10.3 69 33.0 25.8-41.1
Wake 198 57 29.9 22.9-37.9 27 12.2 8.1-18.0 20 9.0 5.5-14.5 9 4.3 2.1- 8.8 85 44.5 36.6-52.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 193 50 24.2 18.3-31.4 13 7.5 4.3-12.8 16 8.1 4.7-13.6 10 4.5 2.3- 8.6 104 55.6 47.7-63.3
Northeast Partnership II 290 77 27.2 21.7-33.4 25 9.0 6.0-13.3 13 2.8 1.6- 5.0 25 7.6 4.9-11.5 150 53.4 47.0-59.7
Northeast Partnership I 224 64 30.0 23.5-37.4 16 6.9 4.1-11.3 15 6.3 3.5-11.0 12 4.7 2.5- 8.7 117 52.1 44.7-59.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 204 62 28.9 22.2-36.8 20 10.3 6.3-16.6 16 7.6 4.3-13.2 16 6.1 3.6-10.3 90 47.0 38.8-55.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 220 41 16.6 11.8-22.8 12 4.0 2.2- 7.3 13 4.7 2.5- 8.4 27 12.9 8.5-19.2 127 61.8 54.2-68.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 224 50 22.7 17.1-29.5 22 8.9 5.5-13.9 17 7.1 4.3-11.6 20 7.6 4.6-12.1 115 53.7 46.4-60.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 199 54 27.0 20.7-34.5 30 17.2 11.9-24.1 16 6.9 4.1-11.4 6 3.9 1.7- 8.9 93 45.0 37.4-52.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 249 80 31.2 25.2-37.8 32 14.2 9.8-20.3 21 7.6 4.7-12.1 18 5.9 3.5- 9.8 98 41.1 34.3-48.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 263 65 24.5 19.1-30.9 30 11.8 8.1-16.9 14 5.3 2.9- 9.4 14 3.9 2.2- 6.8 140 54.5 47.6-61.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 176 52 31.4 24.0-40.0 19 9.4 5.9-14.8 19 9.6 5.8-15.6 12 8.0 4.4-14.2 74 41.5 33.6-49.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 196 50 24.2 17.8-32.1 22 11.7 7.4-18.0 16 7.4 4.3-12.4 15 6.9 3.8-12.3 93 49.8 40.4-59.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 209 54 24.6 18.5-32.0 25 12.2 8.0-18.0 23 11.5 7.4-17.4 18 9.4 5.6-15.3 89 42.4 35.0-50.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 332 100 33.5 27.4-40.1 38 10.2 7.0-14.7 26 8.0 5.2-12.1 27 7.2 4.5-11.3 141 41.2 34.8-47.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 570 149 26.1 22.2-30.4 41 7.0 5.1- 9.5 32 4.7 3.1- 6.8 41 6.5 4.7- 9.1 307 55.7 51.1-60.2
No 6,707 1,919 29.2 27.8-30.6 806 12.1 11.1-13.1 539 7.8 7.0- 8.6 487 6.5 5.8- 7.3 2,956 44.4 42.9-45.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,458 629 25.1 23.1-27.2 228 9.1 7.8-10.4 171 6.7 5.7- 7.9 172 6.8 5.7- 8.1 1,258 52.3 49.9-54.7
Piedmont 3,949 1,170 30.1 28.3-32.0 516 13.5 12.2-14.9 330 8.0 7.0- 9.1 293 6.3 5.5- 7.3 1,640 42.0 40.1-44.0
Western NC 870 269 32.4 28.6-36.4 103 11.2 8.9-13.9 70 7.9 6.0-10.3 63 6.8 5.0- 9.1 365 41.8 37.7-46.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 513 172 35.3 30.3-40.6 61 10.5 7.8-14.1 36 7.2 4.9-10.3 33 6.0 3.9- 9.1 211 41.0 35.8-46.4
Northwest 1,445 416 31.4 28.4-34.5 163 11.2 9.4-13.3 115 7.8 6.3- 9.6 126 8.0 6.4-10.0 625 41.7 38.6-44.8
Charlotte 1,032 291 27.3 24.1-30.8 142 14.8 12.2-17.9 103 9.1 7.2-11.4 74 6.4 4.8- 8.4 422 42.4 38.6-46.2
Greensboro 967 310 32.0 28.4-35.9 140 15.8 12.8-19.3 84 9.0 7.0-11.7 70 5.8 4.4- 7.7 363 37.4 33.5-41.4
Southern Regional 745 181 25.1 21.5-29.2 79 9.8 7.8-12.4 46 6.0 4.3- 8.2 48 6.4 4.6- 9.0 391 52.6 48.3-57.0
Coastal 399 102 24.3 19.9-29.2 40 10.0 7.1-13.8 30 7.1 4.8-10.3 23 5.9 3.8- 9.3 204 52.7 47.1-58.2
Wake 882 266 30.3 26.4-34.5 105 12.2 9.7-15.2 63 7.1 5.2- 9.8 57 5.8 4.2- 8.1 391 44.6 40.2-49.0
Area L 325 100 31.3 25.5-37.7 29 9.5 6.2-14.3 25 7.1 4.4-11.2 24 6.3 4.0- 9.7 147 45.8 39.3-52.5
Eastern 924 229 23.5 20.4-26.8 83 8.5 6.7-10.7 67 6.8 5.2- 8.8 69 7.0 5.3- 9.3 476 54.3 50.4-58.1

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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, 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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