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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,764 97 5.1 4.0- 6.4 110 6.0 4.8- 7.4 332 18.5 16.4-20.8 1,166 67.2 64.5-69.8 59 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Female 3,141 254 7.3 6.3- 8.4 229 6.7 5.8- 7.9 454 14.3 12.8-15.8 2,061 67.3 65.3-69.2 143 4.5 3.7- 5.4
RACE
White 4,129 314 6.8 6.0- 7.8 311 7.1 6.2- 8.1 690 17.1 15.7-18.6 2,662 65.6 63.8-67.4 152 3.3 2.7- 4.0
African American 666 26 3.4 2.2- 5.2 22 3.4 1.9- 5.9 78 12.1 9.3-15.5 500 75.4 71.0-79.2 40 5.8 3.9- 8.5
Other Minorities 89 7 6.0 2.3-14.6 5 2.9 1.0- 7.8 15 14.9 8.0-26.1 54 67.7 55.5-77.9 8 8.5 3.9-17.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 83 8 7.7 3.5-16.0 3 3.4 0.9-12.2 10 13.7 6.7-26.2 56 69.5 56.6-79.8 6 5.7 2.2-14.1
Non-Hispanic 4,817 341 6.2 5.5- 7.0 336 6.5 5.7- 7.4 775 16.3 15.0-17.6 3,170 67.2 65.6-68.8 195 3.8 3.2- 4.5
AGE
50-54 904 53 4.7 3.4- 6.5 68 5.7 4.3- 7.5 172 19.3 16.2-22.7 596 68.3 64.4-71.9 15 2.1 1.1- 4.0
55-64 1,700 106 6.0 4.8- 7.5 122 6.6 5.3- 8.1 278 16.2 14.2-18.5 1,157 69.1 66.4-71.7 37 2.1 1.5- 3.0
65-74 1,268 77 5.4 4.2- 6.9 75 6.1 4.6- 8.1 192 14.4 12.3-16.9 882 71.2 68.1-74.1 42 2.9 2.0- 4.2
75+ 1,033 115 9.8 7.9-12.1 74 7.3 5.4- 9.7 144 14.4 12.0-17.3 592 57.7 54.0-61.3 108 10.7 8.6-13.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 914 85 8.2 6.4-10.4 44 4.6 3.1- 6.9 121 13.8 11.2-16.9 572 63.9 60.0-67.7 92 9.4 7.4-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,490 105 5.8 4.7- 7.2 106 7.1 5.7- 8.9 232 15.2 13.1-17.6 989 68.2 65.2-71.0 58 3.7 2.7- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,158 75 5.5 4.2- 7.3 94 6.9 5.5- 8.7 179 14.7 12.4-17.3 788 70.6 67.3-73.7 22 2.3 1.3- 4.0
College Graduate 1,331 85 6.2 4.7- 8.0 94 6.3 4.9- 8.0 251 19.5 17.0-22.3 874 66.1 62.9-69.2 27 2.0 1.2- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 655 66 9.0 6.8-11.8 43 5.6 3.6- 8.6 97 14.8 11.6-18.6 401 63.4 58.6-67.9 48 7.2 5.2-10.0
$15,000- 24,999 889 58 5.8 4.3- 7.8 65 7.6 5.7-10.1 136 15.6 12.8-18.8 592 66.1 62.1-69.8 38 5.0 3.4- 7.1
$25,000- 34,999 558 44 6.0 4.3- 8.2 34 5.2 3.5- 7.6 105 17.3 13.9-21.3 360 68.2 63.3-72.7 15 3.4 1.7- 6.7
$35,000- 49,999 582 50 8.0 5.8-10.9 46 7.0 5.1- 9.6 85 13.4 10.5-16.9 387 68.9 64.3-73.1 14 2.7 1.5- 4.9
$50,000-74,999 568 27 3.8 2.4- 6.0 42 6.6 4.6- 9.4 97 16.4 12.9-20.8 397 72.0 67.1-76.3 5 1.2 0.4- 3.9
$75,000+ 758 34 4.2 2.8- 6.4 41 4.4 3.1- 6.3 149 20.7 17.4-24.4 528 70.1 66.1-73.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,938 156 7.6 6.3- 9.1 123 5.7 4.6- 6.9 301 15.7 13.8-17.8 1,260 66.8 64.3-69.3 98 4.3 3.4- 5.4
No 2,930 193 5.5 4.6- 6.5 212 6.8 5.8- 8.0 480 16.6 15.0-18.4 1,947 67.6 65.4-69.6 98 3.5 2.7- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 879 53 5.4 4.0- 7.3 54 6.2 4.5- 8.4 155 16.9 14.2-20.0 591 68.8 65.1-72.3 26 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Non-Veteran 4,025 298 6.5 5.6- 7.4 285 6.4 5.6- 7.4 631 16.0 14.6-17.5 2,635 66.8 65.0-68.6 176 4.2 3.5- 5.0

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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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