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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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%)
North Carolina 7,314 1,432 20.0 18.9-21.2 1,009 14.4 13.4-15.5 1,095 14.9 14.0-16.0 446 5.4 4.8- 6.0 3,332 45.3 43.8-46.7
-Wake County 202 43 23.7 17.5-31.4 33 15.4 10.5-22.0 33 15.3 10.7-21.4 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 88 43.7 35.9-51.8
GENDER
Male 63 17 31.4 19.9-45.8 12 17.7 9.5-30.6 9 12.0 6.0-22.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.0 24 37.2 24.7-51.6
Female 139 26 17.9 12.2-25.6 21 13.7 8.6-20.9 24 17.7 11.7-25.8 4 2.1 0.8- 5.5 64 48.6 39.5-57.9
RACE
White 164 34 23.4 16.7-31.8 29 16.0 10.8-23.1 30 16.9 11.6-24.0 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 67 41.7 33.2-50.7
Other 35 9 28.1 13.2-50.3 4 14.4 4.3-38.7 3 9.6 3.0-26.8 0 0.0 . - . 19 47.9 29.2-67.1
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 202 43 23.7 17.5-31.4 33 15.4 10.5-22.0 33 15.3 10.7-21.4 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 88 43.7 35.9-51.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 9 13.4 6.4-25.8 10 17.5 8.9-31.7 9 12.4 6.3-23.0 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 37 55.9 42.1-68.9
Some College + 135 34 29.0 20.7-38.9 23 14.4 9.1-22.0 24 16.7 10.9-24.8 4 2.5 0.9- 7.1 50 37.4 28.3-47.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 71 15 23.7 14.0-37.1 10 16.5 8.0-31.2 10 10.5 5.4-19.4 2 1.9 0.5- 7.7 34 47.4 34.1-61.1
$50,000+ 72 17 24.7 14.9-38.0 10 12.5 6.6-22.3 14 19.2 11.3-30.8 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 29 41.1 28.7-54.7

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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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