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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,104 556 6.1 5.5- 6.8 526 6.0 5.4- 6.6 1,300 16.4 15.4-17.5 5,368 67.4 66.1-68.6 354 4.1 3.6- 4.7
No 736 64 8.0 6.0-10.7 72 9.0 6.9-11.7 124 17.4 14.2-21.3 440 61.0 56.5-65.4 36 4.5 3.1- 6.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 152 19 13.0 7.5-21.5 12 8.9 4.6-16.6 20 12.5 7.5-19.9 86 56.6 46.9-65.8 15 9.0 4.9-16.1
Recommended Range 2,749 215 6.7 5.7- 7.8 206 7.4 6.3- 8.7 455 16.0 14.4-17.6 1,722 64.7 62.5-66.8 151 5.3 4.3- 6.4
Overweight 3,261 214 6.1 5.2- 7.2 205 5.8 4.9- 6.8 538 17.1 15.5-18.8 2,194 67.9 65.9-69.9 110 3.0 2.4- 3.8
Obese 2,349 140 5.5 4.5- 6.7 157 5.8 4.8- 6.9 370 16.7 14.8-18.8 1,605 69.2 66.8-71.5 77 2.8 2.1- 3.6
Current Smoker
No 7,396 499 6.1 5.5- 6.7 495 6.1 5.5- 6.8 1,167 16.4 15.4-17.5 4,904 67.2 65.9-68.5 331 4.2 3.7- 4.8
Yes 1,403 110 6.9 5.5- 8.7 103 7.3 5.8- 9.1 253 17.2 15.0-19.7 881 64.7 61.6-67.7 56 3.9 2.8- 5.3
Binge Drinker
No 8,423 600 6.4 5.8- 7.0 562 6.2 5.6- 6.8 1,344 16.4 15.4-17.4 5,540 66.8 65.5-68.0 377 4.3 3.8- 4.8
Yes 359 17 5.2 2.9- 9.0 31 7.4 4.9-10.9 70 19.4 15.0-24.8 235 67.0 61.0-72.6 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6
Heavy Drinker
No 8,509 593 6.3 5.7- 6.9 568 6.1 5.6- 6.8 1,370 16.6 15.6-17.6 5,603 66.9 65.6-68.1 375 4.2 3.7- 4.7
Yes 221 18 7.3 4.2-12.5 20 8.4 5.1-13.5 40 17.1 12.1-23.6 140 66.0 58.3-73.0 3 1.2 0.3- 3.9
Current Asthma
Yes 633 41 7.0 4.8-10.0 33 5.7 3.7- 8.5 89 13.4 10.6-16.9 440 69.3 64.7-73.6 30 4.6 2.9- 7.2
No 8,159 575 6.2 5.7- 6.9 560 6.3 5.7- 6.9 1,330 16.8 15.7-17.8 5,337 66.6 65.3-67.9 357 4.1 3.6- 4.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,497 99 6.3 5.0- 7.9 93 5.3 4.1- 6.8 238 16.9 14.6-19.6 1,000 67.6 64.5-70.5 67 3.9 2.9- 5.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 18 2 10.5 2.3-36.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 27.7 10.7-55.0 12 61.8 36.2-82.2 0 0.0 . - .
No 7,164 513 6.4 5.7- 7.1 494 6.5 5.9- 7.2 1,161 16.5 15.5-17.6 4,681 66.4 65.0-67.7 315 4.2 3.7- 4.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 162 6 3.2 1.2- 8.6 11 5.0 2.6- 9.4 22 13.0 8.0-20.4 117 75.8 67.4-82.6 6 2.9 1.1- 7.7

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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.

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