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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,603 1,615 19.2 18.2-20.3 1,270 14.5 13.6-15.4 1,744 19.6 18.6-20.6 718 8.2 7.5- 8.9 3,256 38.5 37.2-39.8
-Eastern NC 2,876 559 20.0 18.3-21.9 462 15.2 13.8-16.8 539 17.5 15.9-19.2 211 7.3 6.2- 8.5 1,105 40.0 37.8-42.2
GENDER
Male 1,011 210 20.4 17.6-23.5 164 15.3 12.9-18.0 188 16.8 14.3-19.6 77 8.2 6.3-10.5 372 39.4 35.7-43.2
Female 1,865 349 19.7 17.6-22.0 298 15.1 13.4-17.1 351 18.1 16.2-20.2 134 6.5 5.4- 7.9 733 40.5 37.8-43.2
RACE
White 2,077 394 19.0 17.1-21.0 344 16.2 14.5-18.2 415 18.9 17.1-21.0 174 8.5 7.1-10.1 750 37.4 34.9-40.0
African American 634 129 21.5 17.7-25.8 98 13.6 10.7-17.0 97 14.2 11.2-17.8 32 4.8 3.2- 7.3 278 45.9 41.0-50.9
Other Minorities 154 32 23.8 15.7-34.5 18 10.3 6.0-17.2 27 15.8 10.1-23.9 4 2.1 0.6- 6.7 73 47.9 37.6-58.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 7 26.2 12.0-47.9 5 7.1 2.3-19.9 9 15.7 7.2-31.0 3 5.7 1.7-17.1 20 45.3 27.6-64.3
Non-Hispanic 2,825 550 19.8 18.1-21.6 457 15.5 14.0-17.1 530 17.6 16.0-19.3 208 7.3 6.2- 8.6 1,080 39.7 37.5-42.0
AGE
50-54 518 79 13.8 10.7-17.5 63 12.6 9.5-16.5 57 9.7 7.0-13.4 31 5.8 3.8- 8.8 288 58.0 52.7-63.1
55-64 1,038 206 21.1 18.1-24.4 173 16.2 13.7-19.0 207 20.0 17.2-23.0 75 7.5 5.7- 9.7 377 35.3 31.9-38.8
65-74 772 165 23.4 20.1-27.2 143 17.2 14.4-20.4 177 22.6 19.3-26.2 50 6.6 4.8- 8.9 237 30.2 26.4-34.2
75+ 548 109 21.7 17.8-26.3 83 14.3 11.4-17.7 98 16.7 13.5-20.4 55 9.6 7.1-12.8 203 37.8 33.0-42.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 565 114 20.7 16.8-25.2 68 11.3 8.6-14.6 79 13.4 10.3-17.1 36 6.4 4.4- 9.3 268 48.3 43.1-53.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 952 182 20.2 17.2-23.7 154 15.2 12.7-18.1 178 17.1 14.5-20.0 55 6.1 4.4- 8.3 383 41.4 37.6-45.4
Some Post-H.S. 658 123 18.5 15.2-22.3 117 17.3 14.1-21.0 126 18.3 15.0-22.0 55 7.8 5.6-10.8 237 38.2 33.6-43.0
College Graduate 697 140 20.7 17.5-24.4 122 16.4 13.6-19.8 156 21.0 17.8-24.6 64 9.0 6.8-11.7 215 32.9 28.9-37.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 439 73 14.8 11.4-19.0 54 9.7 7.1-12.9 61 12.7 9.6-16.8 23 5.3 3.1- 8.8 228 57.5 51.7-63.1
$15,000- 24,999 520 97 19.0 15.2-23.5 84 14.7 11.6-18.6 82 13.5 10.5-17.2 38 7.1 5.1-10.0 219 45.6 40.4-51.0
$25,000- 34,999 381 79 21.1 16.4-26.7 62 15.6 11.8-20.4 69 16.7 12.8-21.5 23 6.0 3.3-10.4 148 40.6 34.6-46.9
$35,000- 49,999 377 69 21.1 16.4-26.7 68 17.4 13.3-22.4 84 20.3 16.0-25.4 26 6.1 4.0- 9.3 130 35.1 29.2-41.4
$50,000-74,999 332 66 19.1 14.8-24.2 63 18.7 14.2-24.3 76 22.7 17.7-28.8 30 10.7 7.0-15.9 97 28.8 23.5-34.8
$75,000+ 370 78 20.8 16.5-25.8 64 16.5 12.7-21.2 82 20.3 16.2-25.2 37 8.6 6.0-12.3 109 33.7 28.2-39.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,368 275 20.8 18.3-23.6 206 13.4 11.5-15.6 249 17.2 14.9-19.7 109 7.5 6.1- 9.3 529 41.0 37.8-44.4
No 1,463 274 19.0 16.7-21.6 253 17.0 14.9-19.4 283 17.8 15.7-20.2 100 7.1 5.6- 9.0 553 39.0 36.0-42.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 549 138 25.9 21.7-30.6 97 16.6 13.4-20.4 107 19.0 15.3-23.3 50 9.4 6.8-12.7 157 29.2 24.8-34.0
Non-Veteran 2,324 420 18.3 16.4-20.2 365 14.8 13.2-16.6 430 17.1 15.4-18.9 161 6.7 5.5- 8.0 948 43.2 40.7-45.7

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*This question was asked only of respondents age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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.

** 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.

***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.

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