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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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(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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 235 15 7.3 3.9-13.3 29 10.3 7.0-14.9 34 13.9 9.7-19.6 146 64.7 57.5-71.4 11 3.8 2.0- 7.0
Buncombe 240 14 5.7 3.3- 9.7 18 7.6 4.6-12.1 47 18.6 13.7-24.8 153 64.2 57.1-70.7 8 3.9 1.7- 8.6
Cabarrus 201 11 6.0 3.2-11.1 19 8.9 5.6-14.0 32 14.5 10.1-20.4 130 64.8 56.9-72.0 9 5.8 2.5-13.0
Catawba 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
Cumberland 185 9 3.1 1.5- 6.3 8 4.9 2.2-10.4 29 12.9 8.6-18.7 132 75.6 68.3-81.7 7 3.5 1.6- 7.7
Davidson 231 20 6.7 4.2-10.5 19 9.4 5.8-14.8 37 18.9 13.5-26.0 150 63.1 55.7-70.0 5 1.8 0.7- 4.8
Durham 191 7 3.2 1.5- 6.8 4 2.4 0.9- 6.5 38 16.4 11.4-23.1 133 73.7 66.2-80.0 9 4.3 2.2- 8.2
Forsyth 255 17 5.3 3.1- 8.8 17 5.4 3.2- 8.9 46 17.6 13.0-23.2 159 65.0 58.3-71.2 16 6.8 3.9-11.5
Gaston 259 17 6.0 3.6- 9.7 14 4.2 2.4- 7.2 39 15.6 11.2-21.2 181 71.3 64.9-76.9 8 3.0 1.4- 6.1
Guilford 247 12 4.5 2.2- 8.7 20 7.7 4.6-12.5 34 15.1 10.6-20.9 169 68.5 61.6-74.7 12 4.3 2.4- 7.6
Iredell 194 17 8.3 5.0-13.4 14 6.8 3.7-12.2 29 13.9 9.1-20.8 126 67.1 59.2-74.2 8 3.8 1.8- 8.0
Johnston 177 13 6.1 3.3-11.0 8 4.1 2.0- 8.4 33 19.6 13.3-27.8 113 65.2 56.5-72.9 10 5.1 2.6- 9.6
Mecklenburg 428 22 4.9 3.1- 7.6 26 5.0 3.2- 7.6 72 19.6 15.3-24.7 294 67.4 62.0-72.4 14 3.1 1.8- 5.6
New Hanover 252 13 4.1 2.1- 8.0 13 4.6 2.5- 8.4 33 13.9 9.6-19.7 187 75.5 69.0-81.0 6 1.8 0.8- 4.4
Onslow 158 13 9.6 5.2-17.1 12 5.9 3.2-10.7 24 16.8 11.2-24.4 106 64.5 55.5-72.5 3 3.2 0.9-10.7
Orange 198 13 6.3 3.5-11.1 21 10.6 6.7-16.4 34 16.5 11.4-23.3 122 61.1 52.8-68.8 8 5.5 2.1-14.0
Pitt 216 17 6.9 3.4-13.2 12 5.3 2.8- 9.7 37 17.3 12.0-24.2 142 66.9 58.9-73.9 8 3.7 1.6- 8.4
Randolph 242 19 7.0 4.3-11.2 16 7.1 3.7-13.1 44 18.5 13.7-24.6 147 61.9 54.7-68.6 16 5.5 3.2- 9.3
Robeson 211 12 4.7 2.6- 8.6 14 6.7 3.5-12.6 27 14.2 9.0-21.6 141 65.2 56.5-72.9 17 9.2 4.8-17.0
Rowan 269 24 8.5 5.4-13.0 17 6.4 3.8-10.6 49 18.0 13.5-23.6 166 61.8 55.1-68.2 13 5.2 2.8- 9.6
Union 180 9 3.6 1.8- 7.1 12 6.2 3.5-10.8 20 10.9 7.0-16.6 131 75.5 68.4-81.4 8 3.8 1.8- 7.8
Wake 343 24 6.7 4.3-10.3 16 5.3 3.1- 9.0 52 15.5 11.5-20.5 240 69.3 63.4-74.6 11 3.2 1.6- 6.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 268 13 5.0 2.8- 9.0 19 7.3 4.4-12.0 33 10.9 7.6-15.5 196 74.4 68.2-79.7 7 2.3 1.0- 5.3
Northeast Partnership II 289 18 5.2 3.1- 8.6 15 4.8 2.8- 8.3 58 20.6 15.8-26.5 183 65.6 59.0-71.6 15 3.8 2.2- 6.4
Northeast Partnership I 313 19 4.8 2.9- 7.9 26 7.9 4.9-12.5 49 14.3 10.3-19.5 201 67.2 60.8-73.1 18 5.8 3.4- 9.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 226 14 6.9 4.0-11.6 16 6.9 4.1-11.4 28 12.1 8.1-17.6 156 70.0 63.0-76.2 12 4.1 2.2- 7.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 273 27 10.0 6.6-14.9 16 4.9 2.9- 8.0 41 18.6 13.1-25.7 181 64.5 57.3-71.1 8 2.0 1.0- 4.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 251 19 6.2 3.9- 9.8 20 6.9 4.3-11.0 31 14.3 9.8-20.3 160 65.0 58.0-71.4 21 7.7 4.6-12.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 239 22 10.2 6.4-15.8 14 7.0 3.9-12.1 33 14.0 9.8-19.5 159 65.0 57.8-71.5 11 3.9 2.0- 7.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 325 30 8.4 5.7-12.2 17 4.9 2.9- 8.2 46 15.0 11.1-20.1 220 68.6 62.8-74.0 12 3.1 1.6- 5.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 332 22 6.8 4.3-10.7 26 6.7 4.3-10.3 57 15.9 12.0-20.7 216 66.8 60.8-72.3 11 3.8 2.0- 7.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 249 21 7.7 4.9-11.9 10 3.7 1.9- 7.2 34 12.9 8.9-18.4 173 71.3 64.7-77.1 11 4.3 2.3- 8.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 229 19 6.8 4.1-11.0 15 5.9 3.4-10.0 41 17.4 12.5-23.6 141 64.6 57.5-71.2 13 5.4 2.8-10.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 273 22 7.0 4.4-10.9 26 10.9 7.2-16.2 51 20.8 15.8-26.9 156 55.1 48.4-61.7 18 6.2 3.7-10.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 432 27 5.2 3.2- 8.2 33 6.0 4.0- 8.7 87 20.0 15.9-25.0 266 64.8 59.3-69.9 19 4.1 2.3- 6.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 688 43 5.2 3.7- 7.3 48 7.1 5.0- 9.9 115 16.4 13.4-19.9 445 66.6 62.3-70.6 37 4.7 3.2- 6.8
No 8,162 577 6.4 5.8- 7.0 551 6.2 5.6- 6.9 1,311 16.5 15.5-17.6 5,370 66.8 65.5-68.0 353 4.1 3.6- 4.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,834 189 6.3 5.3- 7.5 176 5.8 4.9- 6.9 424 15.4 13.8-17.2 1,915 68.5 66.3-70.5 130 4.0 3.3- 4.9
Piedmont 4,905 351 6.3 5.5- 7.1 339 6.4 5.6- 7.3 786 16.2 15.0-17.5 3,227 67.3 65.6-68.8 202 3.9 3.3- 4.6
Western NC 1,111 80 6.4 4.9- 8.2 84 6.8 5.3- 8.6 216 19.4 16.8-22.4 673 62.3 58.9-65.5 58 5.2 3.8- 7.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 672 41 5.3 3.7- 7.6 51 6.4 4.7- 8.7 134 19.6 16.3-23.5 419 64.6 60.2-68.8 27 4.0 2.5- 6.3
Northwest 1,756 153 7.2 6.0- 8.7 124 6.9 5.6- 8.4 309 17.7 15.7-20.0 1,085 62.8 60.0-65.4 85 5.4 4.2- 6.9
Charlotte 1,296 78 5.4 4.2- 6.9 89 6.1 4.8- 7.7 200 17.1 14.7-19.9 880 67.7 64.6-70.7 49 3.7 2.7- 5.1
Greensboro 1,161 87 6.7 5.1- 8.7 100 7.9 6.1-10.1 184 15.8 13.3-18.7 733 65.3 61.8-68.7 57 4.3 3.1- 5.9
Southern Regional 857 46 5.1 3.5- 7.3 52 5.1 3.7- 7.1 129 15.4 12.3-19.1 588 70.3 66.1-74.1 42 4.1 2.9- 6.0
Coastal 500 37 6.8 4.7- 9.8 31 5.7 3.9- 8.4 60 13.7 10.2-18.2 349 69.2 64.1-73.9 23 4.5 2.7- 7.3
Wake 1,079 74 6.5 5.0- 8.6 52 5.0 3.6- 6.9 170 15.3 12.8-18.2 739 69.7 66.2-73.0 44 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Area L 384 28 7.1 4.7-10.6 24 5.4 3.5- 8.4 60 13.6 10.3-17.8 247 68.9 63.4-73.9 25 5.0 3.2- 7.5
Eastern 1,145 76 6.5 4.9- 8.5 76 6.6 5.1- 8.6 180 16.4 13.9-19.2 775 67.5 64.2-70.7 38 3.0 2.1- 4.4

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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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