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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITE FEMALES

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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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 3,769 645 16.8 15.4-18.3 522 13.8 12.5-15.2 649 17.6 16.1-19.1 272 6.4 5.6- 7.4 1,681 45.5 43.5-47.4
AGE
50-54 671 82 11.3 8.9-14.3 68 9.1 6.8-12.1 71 11.4 8.7-14.8 46 6.3 4.5- 8.7 404 61.8 57.3-66.2
55-64 1,214 224 18.8 16.3-21.6 158 13.1 11.0-15.6 206 17.0 14.6-19.7 76 4.9 3.8- 6.3 550 46.2 42.8-49.6
65-74 1,024 197 19.1 16.3-22.2 179 17.4 14.7-20.3 202 21.4 18.4-24.7 73 6.9 5.3- 9.0 373 35.2 31.8-38.9
75+ 860 142 16.1 13.4-19.2 117 15.3 12.5-18.6 170 20.6 17.3-24.2 77 8.7 6.7-11.3 354 39.3 35.4-43.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 679 112 17.3 14.0-21.2 73 11.1 8.5-14.5 96 13.1 10.5-16.4 49 7.0 5.0- 9.5 349 51.5 46.7-56.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,227 195 14.8 12.6-17.3 170 13.3 11.2-15.6 197 15.9 13.5-18.5 81 5.5 4.3- 7.0 584 50.5 47.1-54.0
Some Post-H.S. 933 157 16.8 14.1-19.8 142 15.5 12.8-18.5 171 18.0 15.3-21.0 81 8.0 6.3-10.3 382 41.7 37.9-45.6
College Graduate 924 181 18.9 16.1-22.2 136 14.4 11.8-17.4 185 22.1 18.8-25.8 61 5.8 4.3- 7.7 361 38.8 35.0-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 503 80 15.8 12.3-20.0 39 8.9 6.0-12.9 79 15.1 11.8-19.1 43 7.3 5.2-10.1 262 53.0 47.6-58.4
$15,000- 24,999 678 114 16.0 13.0-19.5 91 13.5 10.6-17.0 102 15.4 12.4-18.9 55 8.0 5.8-10.8 316 47.2 42.7-51.7
$25,000- 34,999 383 60 14.3 10.7-18.8 59 14.0 10.4-18.6 72 19.4 15.0-24.7 28 6.2 4.0- 9.5 164 46.2 39.9-52.6
$35,000- 49,999 413 74 16.5 12.8-21.0 63 15.6 11.8-20.4 81 18.9 15.0-23.7 27 6.9 4.5-10.4 168 42.0 36.4-47.9
$50,000-74,999 360 74 23.7 18.7-29.5 56 14.7 11.0-19.5 62 15.9 12.0-20.8 23 4.9 3.1- 7.7 145 40.7 34.9-46.9
$75,000+ 389 61 14.1 10.6-18.6 51 13.0 9.6-17.3 73 21.1 16.4-26.7 28 5.8 3.8- 8.5 176 46.1 40.2-52.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,621 280 16.2 14.2-18.4 227 13.7 11.7-15.9 289 18.6 16.4-21.1 144 8.2 6.8- 9.9 681 43.3 40.3-46.4
No 2,092 360 17.4 15.5-19.5 285 13.7 12.0-15.5 354 16.8 15.0-18.9 124 5.3 4.3- 6.4 969 46.8 44.2-49.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 33 8 24.7 11.7-44.9 3 8.5 2.5-25.2 6 18.3 7.9-37.1 4 14.2 4.4-37.2 12 34.2 18.8-53.9
Non-Veteran 3,734 637 16.7 15.3-18.2 519 13.8 12.5-15.2 643 17.6 16.1-19.1 268 6.4 5.6- 7.3 1,667 45.5 43.5-47.5
Currently Serving 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy examsand 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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