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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union County

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
-Union County 180 9 3.6 1.8- 7.1 12 6.2 3.5-10.8 20 10.9 7.0-16.6 131 75.5 68.4-81.4 8 3.8 1.8- 7.8
GENDER
Male 69 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 6 7.4 3.3-16.0 10 12.9 6.8-22.9 49 75.6 64.2-84.3 3 3.4 1.0-10.7
Female 111 8 6.1 2.9-12.2 6 5.2 2.3-11.2 10 9.2 4.9-16.9 82 75.4 66.0-82.8 5 4.1 1.6-10.3
RACE
White 164 8 3.6 1.7- 7.5 12 7.0 4.0-12.2 19 12.0 7.7-18.4 117 73.0 65.3-79.5 8 4.3 2.0- 8.8
Other 15 1 3.6 0.5-22.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-15.3 13 94.1 77.2-98.7 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
45+ 180 9 3.6 1.8- 7.1 12 6.2 3.5-10.8 20 10.9 7.0-16.6 131 75.5 68.4-81.4 8 3.8 1.8- 7.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 4 4.1 1.5-10.6 5 5.4 2.2-12.8 11 14.5 8.0-24.8 56 69.3 57.9-78.8 6 6.7 2.8-15.0
Some College + 97 5 3.3 1.3- 8.4 6 5.7 2.6-12.3 9 8.3 4.2-15.8 75 81.0 71.9-87.6 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 98 4 3.8 1.4-10.2 8 8.0 3.9-15.5 14 13.7 8.0-22.5 67 69.4 58.8-78.2 5 5.1 2.0-12.5
$50,000+ 50 3 2.7 0.8- 8.4 2 3.3 0.8-12.6 2 4.0 1.0-14.8 42 89.1 78.4-94.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2

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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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