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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.
Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,682 5,426 61.8 60.5-63.1 3,256 38.2 36.9-39.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 235 141 59.6 52.2-66.5 94 40.4 33.5-47.8
Buncombe 215 136 62.9 55.4-69.8 79 37.1 30.2-44.6
Cabarrus 214 136 61.3 53.7-68.5 78 38.7 31.5-46.3
Catawba 237 131 54.1 46.9-61.2 106 45.9 38.8-53.1
Cumberland 207 148 70.8 63.0-77.5 59 29.2 22.5-37.0
Davidson 247 154 61.0 53.9-67.7 93 39.0 32.3-46.1
Durham 187 140 74.1 66.5-80.5 47 25.9 19.5-33.5
Forsyth 245 169 66.6 59.6-73.0 76 33.4 27.0-40.4
Gaston 224 147 65.5 58.2-72.2 77 34.5 27.8-41.8
Guilford 246 169 67.1 58.4-74.7 77 32.9 25.3-41.6
Iredell 242 149 60.6 53.2-67.5 93 39.4 32.5-46.8
Johnston 222 132 59.6 50.5-68.2 90 40.4 31.8-49.5
Mecklenburg 380 256 66.5 60.8-71.8 124 33.5 28.2-39.2
New Hanover 247 176 70.6 63.9-76.5 71 29.4 23.5-36.1
Onslow 190 108 58.9 50.9-66.4 82 41.1 33.6-49.1
Orange 192 135 69.4 61.7-76.2 57 30.6 23.8-38.3
Pitt 201 136 66.8 59.0-73.8 65 33.2 26.2-41.0
Randolph 223 134 59.1 51.4-66.3 89 40.9 33.7-48.6
Robeson 218 134 59.4 51.9-66.5 84 40.6 33.5-48.1
Rowan 260 149 55.3 48.3-62.0 111 44.7 38.0-51.7
Union 207 134 65.1 56.8-72.6 73 34.9 27.4-43.2
Wake 300 223 72.8 66.6-78.3 77 27.2 21.7-33.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 254 148 54.0 46.7-61.1 106 46.0 38.9-53.3
Northeast Partnership II*** 320 198 59.0 52.6-65.0 122 41.0 35.0-47.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 277 144 52.4 45.7-59.0 133 47.6 41.0-54.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 242 142 61.3 53.9-68.3 100 38.7 31.7-46.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 252 150 56.3 48.9-63.4 102 43.7 36.6-51.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 283 179 61.9 55.2-68.2 104 38.1 31.8-44.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 205 114 54.2 46.3-61.9 91 45.8 38.1-53.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 271 174 64.4 57.7-70.6 97 35.6 29.4-42.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 319 202 62.0 55.7-67.9 117 38.0 32.1-44.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 245 136 53.7 46.6-60.7 109 46.3 39.3-53.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 240 147 59.9 52.5-67.0 93 40.1 33.0-47.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 260 148 55.6 48.5-62.5 112 44.4 37.5-51.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 375 207 56.1 50.0-62.1 168 43.9 37.9-50.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 668 381 55.5 51.1-59.8 287 44.5 40.2-48.9
No 8,014 5,045 62.3 60.9-63.6 2,969 37.7 36.4-39.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,903 1,797 60.4 58.2-62.6 1,106 39.6 37.4-41.8
Piedmont 4,770 3,047 64.0 62.2-65.7 1,723 36.0 34.3-37.8
Western NC 1,009 582 56.9 53.1-60.6 427 43.1 39.4-46.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 590 343 57.9 53.0-62.7 247 42.1 37.3-47.0
Northwest 1,788 1,068 58.5 55.7-61.3 720 41.5 38.7-44.3
Charlotte 1,270 819 63.6 60.2-66.8 451 36.4 33.2-39.8
Greensboro 1,133 723 63.5 59.5-67.4 410 36.5 32.6-40.5
Southern Regional 818 536 64.2 60.0-68.2 282 35.8 31.8-40.0
Coastal 521 348 64.1 59.1-68.9 173 35.9 31.1-40.9
Wake 1,041 689 68.3 64.6-71.7 352 31.7 28.3-35.4
Area L 394 217 56.5 50.7-62.2 177 43.5 37.8-49.3
Eastern 1,127 683 57.9 54.3-61.5 444 42.1 38.5-45.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being 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.

**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, Edgecombe, 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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