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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means not important at all and 10 means extremely important, how important do you believe it is for you personally to be screened or tested for colon or rectal cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
(1-4) Moderately/important (5) Important (6-9) Mostly important (10) Very important Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,850 620 6.3 5.7- 6.9 599 6.3 5.7- 6.9 1,426 16.5 15.6-17.5 5,815 66.8 65.6-68.0 390 4.1 3.7- 4.7
-Catawba County 239 29 10.3 6.9-15.0 17 6.8 4.0-11.5 47 20.1 14.9-26.4 139 60.2 53.1-66.9 7 2.6 1.2- 5.6
GENDER
Male 89 7 8.9 4.2-17.7 4 4.6 1.6-12.3 22 24.1 15.8-35.0 55 61.8 50.5-72.0 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Female 150 22 11.4 7.3-17.4 13 8.7 4.6-15.6 25 16.7 11.1-24.5 84 58.9 49.8-67.4 6 4.3 1.8- 9.6
RACE
White 225 28 10.7 7.1-15.6 16 6.9 3.9-11.7 45 20.7 15.3-27.3 130 59.3 52.0-66.3 6 2.5 1.1- 5.7
Other 13 1 4.2 0.5-25.7 1 6.9 0.9-37.1 2 10.3 2.3-36.0 9 78.7 50.7-93.0 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
45+ 239 29 10.3 6.9-15.0 17 6.8 4.0-11.5 47 20.1 14.9-26.4 139 60.2 53.1-66.9 7 2.6 1.2- 5.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 134 18 11.4 7.0-18.0 10 8.8 4.4-16.8 26 19.5 13.0-28.2 73 55.6 46.1-64.6 7 4.8 2.2-10.2
Some College + 105 11 8.9 4.6-16.7 7 4.5 2.1- 9.5 21 20.8 13.4-30.8 66 65.8 55.1-75.0 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 155 25 13.6 8.9-20.2 11 6.9 3.5-13.2 28 17.8 12.0-25.7 88 59.7 50.8-68.0 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4
$50,000+ 40 3 6.9 2.1-20.1 1 3.5 0.5-21.1 8 20.9 10.5-37.3 28 68.6 51.6-81.8 0 0.0 . - .

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*This question was asked only of respondents (male & female) 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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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