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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening"

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,787 5,944 68.1 66.8-69.3 2,843 31.9 30.7-33.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 233 158 65.0 57.2-72.1 75 35.0 27.9-42.8
Buncombe 241 185 77.1 70.7-82.4 56 22.9 17.6-29.3
Cabarrus 200 128 65.7 58.0-72.7 72 34.3 27.3-42.0
Catawba 237 138 58.4 51.1-65.3 99 41.6 34.7-48.9
Cumberland 182 136 75.9 68.4-82.1 46 24.1 17.9-31.6
Davidson 229 144 62.3 55.0-69.1 85 37.7 30.9-45.0
Durham 190 155 77.5 68.4-84.5 35 22.5 15.5-31.6
Forsyth 254 189 76.0 69.6-81.4 65 24.0 18.6-30.4
Gaston 255 164 61.7 54.7-68.3 91 38.3 31.7-45.3
Guilford 244 177 70.7 63.6-76.9 67 29.3 23.1-36.4
Iredell 192 127 68.6 60.7-75.5 65 31.4 24.5-39.3
Johnston 177 113 62.2 53.2-70.3 64 37.8 29.7-46.8
Mecklenburg 427 296 70.2 65.1-74.9 131 29.8 25.1-34.9
New Hanover 253 203 79.7 73.3-84.9 50 20.3 15.1-26.7
Onslow 157 105 65.1 56.3-73.1 52 34.9 26.9-43.7
Orange 197 154 76.7 68.4-83.4 43 23.3 16.6-31.6
Pitt 214 153 72.8 65.2-79.2 61 27.2 20.8-34.8
Randolph 239 156 64.2 56.9-70.9 83 35.8 29.1-43.1
Robeson 206 130 61.3 52.6-69.4 76 38.7 30.6-47.4
Rowan 268 159 59.3 52.5-65.8 109 40.7 34.2-47.5
Union 178 132 73.6 65.9-80.2 46 26.4 19.8-34.1
Wake 340 259 75.3 69.6-80.3 81 24.7 19.7-30.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 266 183 68.9 62.4-74.8 83 31.1 25.2-37.6
Northeast Partnership II 287 177 61.9 55.1-68.3 110 38.1 31.7-44.9
Northeast Partnership I 309 192 63.4 56.8-69.5 117 36.6 30.5-43.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 226 143 66.3 59.1-72.8 83 33.7 27.2-40.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 272 174 63.7 56.6-70.1 98 36.3 29.9-43.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 251 168 65.3 58.1-71.8 83 34.7 28.2-41.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 239 155 65.4 58.2-72.0 84 34.6 28.0-41.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 324 229 70.7 64.8-76.0 95 29.3 24.0-35.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 328 220 67.4 61.4-73.0 108 32.6 27.0-38.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 246 167 65.4 58.3-71.9 79 34.6 28.1-41.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 228 134 60.0 52.7-67.0 94 40.0 33.0-47.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 269 172 62.6 55.8-69.0 97 37.4 31.0-44.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 429 269 65.8 60.2-70.9 160 34.2 29.1-39.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 682 422 62.6 58.2-66.8 260 37.4 33.2-41.8
No 8,105 5,522 68.4 67.2-69.7 2,583 31.6 30.3-32.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,813 1,889 66.8 64.6-68.9 924 33.2 31.1-35.4
Piedmont 4,870 3,339 69.4 67.8-71.0 1,531 30.6 29.0-32.2
Western NC 1,104 716 66.0 62.6-69.2 388 34.0 30.8-37.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 670 454 69.0 64.7-73.1 216 31.0 26.9-35.3
Northwest 1,743 1,111 65.5 62.8-68.1 632 34.5 31.9-37.2
Charlotte 1,285 874 68.0 65.0-71.0 411 32.0 29.0-35.0
Greensboro 1,149 788 67.2 63.6-70.7 361 32.8 29.3-36.4
Southern Regional 846 580 67.3 63.0-71.3 266 32.7 28.7-37.0
Coastal 501 367 70.3 65.2-74.9 134 29.7 25.1-34.8
Wake 1,076 777 73.2 69.7-76.5 299 26.8 23.5-30.3
Area L 381 238 63.1 57.2-68.6 143 36.9 31.4-42.8
Eastern 1,136 755 67.2 63.9-70.4 381 32.8 29.6-36.1

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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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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