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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 343 24 6.7 4.3-10.3 16 5.3 3.1- 9.0 52 15.5 11.5-20.5 240 69.3 63.4-74.6 11 3.2 1.6- 6.5
GENDER
Male 122 7 6.2 2.8-13.1 11 8.1 4.3-14.7 18 15.7 9.5-24.8 84 67.4 57.4-76.1 2 2.6 0.6-11.0
Female 221 17 7.1 4.1-11.9 5 3.2 1.2- 8.6 34 15.3 10.7-21.3 156 70.7 63.5-77.1 9 3.7 1.8- 7.5
RACE
White 288 20 7.3 4.5-11.6 15 6.1 3.5-10.5 46 16.7 12.3-22.4 199 67.9 61.4-73.8 8 2.0 0.9- 4.1
Other 50 4 4.6 1.5-13.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.9 3.2-22.5 39 77.0 60.8-87.9 3 9.5 2.9-26.9
AGE
45+ 343 24 6.7 4.3-10.3 16 5.3 3.1- 9.0 52 15.5 11.5-20.5 240 69.3 63.4-74.6 11 3.2 1.6- 6.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 8 6.0 2.7-12.7 3 2.7 0.8- 8.4 11 10.3 5.4-18.8 67 76.0 65.8-84.0 5 5.0 1.8-13.0
Some College + 247 16 6.9 4.1-11.6 13 6.3 3.5-11.1 40 16.9 12.1-23.2 172 67.2 60.0-73.6 6 2.6 1.0- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 12 6.7 3.6-12.4 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 14 10.1 5.5-17.8 100 76.6 67.4-83.9 5 4.3 1.3-13.2
$50,000+ 147 6 4.6 1.9-10.8 7 5.8 2.8-11.9 30 20.4 14.0-28.8 103 68.5 59.5-76.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4

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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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