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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Do you think people your age or older who do not have symptoms should be tested for colon or rectal cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,254 7,808 94.9 94.3-95.4 446 5.1 4.6- 5.7
-Piedmont NC 4,579 4,343 95.1 94.3-95.8 236 4.9 4.2- 5.7
GENDER
Male 1,666 1,601 95.7 94.3-96.8 65 4.3 3.2- 5.7
Female 2,913 2,742 94.6 93.6-95.5 171 5.4 4.5- 6.4
RACE
White 3,849 3,640 94.8 93.9-95.6 209 5.2 4.4- 6.1
African American 628 608 97.0 94.9-98.2 20 3.0 1.8- 5.1
Other Minorities 83 80 97.8 93.1-99.3 3 2.2 0.7- 6.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 79 71 92.0 83.4-96.4 8 8.0 3.6-16.6
Non-Hispanic 4,496 4,268 95.2 94.4-95.9 228 4.8 4.1- 5.6
AGE
50-54 865 826 95.4 93.2-96.9 39 4.6 3.1- 6.8
55-64 1,625 1,561 96.7 95.6-97.6 64 3.3 2.4- 4.4
65-74 1,205 1,152 95.4 93.8-96.7 53 4.6 3.3- 6.2
75+ 884 804 91.1 88.5-93.1 80 8.9 6.9-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 806 753 93.6 91.2-95.3 53 6.4 4.7- 8.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,390 1,309 94.6 93.1-95.9 81 5.4 4.1- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,100 1,046 95.6 93.9-96.8 54 4.4 3.2- 6.1
College Graduate 1,274 1,228 96.3 94.6-97.4 46 3.7 2.6- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 592 554 93.9 91.3-95.7 38 6.1 4.3- 8.7
$15,000- 24,999 813 770 94.6 92.5-96.2 43 5.4 3.8- 7.5
$25,000- 34,999 534 502 94.9 92.4-96.5 32 5.1 3.5- 7.6
$35,000- 49,999 553 527 95.5 93.1-97.1 26 4.5 2.9- 6.9
$50,000-74,999 544 527 97.4 95.2-98.6 17 2.6 1.4- 4.8
$75,000+ 743 724 96.9 94.5-98.3 19 3.1 1.7- 5.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,773 1,688 95.7 94.5-96.7 85 4.3 3.3- 5.5
No 2,775 2,627 94.9 93.7-95.8 148 5.1 4.2- 6.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 827 796 96.4 94.7-97.6 31 3.6 2.4- 5.3
Non-Veteran 3,751 3,546 94.8 93.9-95.6 205 5.2 4.4- 6.1

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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, 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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