SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,597 1,949 30.5 29.1-32.0 798 12.2 11.2-13.2 535 7.9 7.1- 8.7 489 6.7 6.0- 7.4 2,826 42.8 41.3-44.3
No 671 117 15.3 12.4-18.8 48 8.1 5.7-11.4 35 5.0 3.3- 7.6 39 5.4 3.7- 7.8 432 66.2 61.5-70.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 128 33 25.4 16.6-36.9 15 9.9 5.4-17.5 14 8.8 4.7-16.0 8 5.0 2.2-11.0 58 50.9 39.3-62.4
Recommended Range 2,333 666 30.1 27.8-32.5 272 11.4 10.0-13.1 190 7.7 6.5- 9.1 169 6.6 5.5- 7.9 1,036 44.2 41.7-46.7
Overweight 2,691 810 30.4 28.3-32.7 313 12.0 10.5-13.6 199 7.3 6.2- 8.6 196 6.7 5.6- 8.0 1,173 43.6 41.2-46.0
Obese 1,780 486 26.3 23.9-28.9 206 12.0 10.2-14.0 147 8.0 6.6- 9.7 128 6.3 5.1- 7.8 813 47.4 44.5-50.4
Current Smoker
No 5,952 1,764 30.3 28.9-31.9 732 12.2 11.2-13.2 483 7.8 7.0- 8.7 443 6.7 6.0- 7.5 2,530 42.9 41.3-44.5
Yes 1,298 294 22.7 20.0-25.7 113 10.0 8.0-12.4 87 6.7 5.1- 8.6 85 5.8 4.4- 7.6 719 54.8 51.4-58.2
Binge Drinker
No 6,948 1,984 29.2 27.8-30.5 816 11.8 10.9-12.8 556 7.7 7.0- 8.5 508 6.6 5.9- 7.3 3,084 44.7 43.2-46.2
Yes 228 59 26.8 20.4-34.4 24 11.8 7.3-18.4 12 5.6 3.0-10.2 13 5.0 2.6- 9.6 120 50.8 43.0-58.6
Heavy Drinker
No 7,029 2,013 29.2 27.9-30.6 824 11.9 10.9-12.8 557 7.6 6.9- 8.4 510 6.6 5.9- 7.3 3,125 44.7 43.2-46.2
Yes 189 38 22.2 15.7-30.3 18 9.5 5.3-16.5 13 7.8 4.2-13.8 17 6.6 3.8-11.5 103 53.9 45.2-62.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,216 611 27.7 25.4-30.1 271 12.4 10.7-14.3 185 8.1 6.8- 9.6 161 6.9 5.7- 8.3 988 45.0 42.3-47.7
No 5,030 1,447 29.6 28.1-31.3 572 11.5 10.4-12.6 385 7.4 6.6- 8.3 366 6.4 5.6- 7.3 2,260 45.1 43.3-46.8
Current Asthma
Yes 613 188 29.4 25.1-34.1 63 10.8 8.0-14.3 56 8.4 6.1-11.3 47 7.2 5.0-10.1 259 44.3 39.4-49.3
No 6,616 1,865 28.9 27.6-30.4 778 11.8 10.9-12.9 512 7.5 6.8- 8.4 476 6.5 5.8- 7.2 2,985 45.2 43.7-46.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,224 372 32.2 29.0-35.7 142 13.4 11.1-16.2 94 7.1 5.6- 9.1 91 7.1 5.4- 9.1 525 40.2 36.8-43.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 16 4 22.8 7.2-53.0 1 2.9 0.4-18.6 1 8.4 1.2-41.6 1 3.9 0.5-23.9 9 62.1 33.9-84.0
No 5,919 1,654 28.4 26.9-29.8 695 11.6 10.6-12.6 464 7.7 6.9- 8.5 427 6.4 5.7- 7.2 2,679 46.0 44.4-47.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 116 38 28.5 19.8-39.2 9 5.6 2.7-11.2 12 9.2 4.9-16.5 9 9.7 3.8-22.6 48 47.0 35.1-59.3

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening.

* 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 11APR05.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook