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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Has a health professional ever recommended that you 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 8,787 5,944 68.1 66.8-69.3 2,843 31.9 30.7-33.2
-Piedmont NC 4,870 3,339 69.4 67.8-71.0 1,531 30.6 29.0-32.2
GENDER
Male 1,741 1,229 70.6 67.9-73.1 512 29.4 26.9-32.1
Female 3,129 2,110 68.4 66.4-70.4 1,019 31.6 29.6-33.6
RACE
White 4,103 2,850 70.6 68.8-72.2 1,253 29.4 27.8-31.2
African American 659 428 66.9 62.4-71.2 231 33.1 28.8-37.6
Other Minorities 87 50 53.5 40.8-65.7 37 46.5 34.3-59.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 82 43 46.2 33.9-59.0 39 53.8 41.0-66.1
Non-Hispanic 4,783 3,294 70.1 68.5-71.7 1,489 29.9 28.3-31.5
AGE
50-54 899 543 63.5 59.5-67.3 356 36.5 32.7-40.5
55-64 1,688 1,185 71.5 68.7-74.0 503 28.5 26.0-31.3
65-74 1,262 939 74.9 71.9-77.7 323 25.1 22.3-28.1
75+ 1,021 672 66.5 62.9-69.9 349 33.5 30.1-37.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 897 524 57.4 53.3-61.4 373 42.6 38.6-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,482 994 66.7 63.7-69.7 488 33.3 30.3-36.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,150 818 72.3 69.0-75.4 332 27.7 24.6-31.0
College Graduate 1,330 996 76.6 73.7-79.2 334 23.4 20.8-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 647 374 58.0 53.2-62.8 273 42.0 37.2-46.8
$15,000- 24,999 881 590 65.8 61.8-69.7 291 34.2 30.3-38.2
$25,000- 34,999 554 371 68.1 63.0-72.9 183 31.9 27.1-37.0
$35,000- 49,999 577 398 67.9 63.1-72.3 179 32.1 27.7-36.9
$50,000-74,999 567 425 76.0 71.4-80.1 142 24.0 19.9-28.6
$75,000+ 757 579 77.2 73.5-80.6 178 22.8 19.4-26.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,913 1,310 68.2 65.6-70.8 603 31.8 29.2-34.4
No 2,921 2,008 70.2 68.1-72.2 913 29.8 27.8-31.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 869 642 73.3 69.6-76.7 227 26.7 23.3-30.4
Non-Veteran 4,000 2,696 68.4 66.6-70.2 1,304 31.6 29.8-33.4

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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, 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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