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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,003 167 16.2 13.6-19.1 124 12.6 10.3-15.3 192 18.1 15.4-21.1 92 9.8 7.7-12.4 428 43.4 39.6-47.2
GENDER
Male 368 65 16.1 12.2-21.0 47 12.7 9.2-17.2 67 17.9 13.7-23.1 30 9.1 6.0-13.5 159 44.2 38.1-50.5
Female 635 102 16.2 13.0-19.9 77 12.5 9.7-16.0 125 18.2 15.0-21.9 62 10.3 7.7-13.8 269 42.7 38.1-47.5
RACE
White 952 161 16.4 13.7-19.4 117 12.4 10.1-15.1 185 18.3 15.6-21.4 89 10.1 7.9-12.8 400 42.9 39.0-46.8
African American 21 3 10.0 2.9-29.4 5 29.3 11.4-57.2 4 17.5 5.8-42.3 0 0.0 . - . 9 43.1 21.7-67.5
Other Minorities 27 2 12.0 2.2-44.9 2 6.9 1.6-25.6 3 8.6 2.2-28.0 2 2.8 0.5-14.0 18 69.8 43.7-87.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 1 3.4 0.4-22.2 2 3.4 0.7-14.3 4 13.6 4.2-36.1 2 26.1 5.6-67.7 6 53.5 23.1-81.4
Non-Hispanic 986 165 16.4 13.8-19.4 122 12.8 10.5-15.6 188 18.2 15.5-21.3 90 9.5 7.4-12.0 421 43.1 39.3-46.9
AGE
50-54 161 16 10.8 6.1-18.3 11 6.7 3.3-13.0 14 7.7 4.2-13.8 14 10.2 5.4-18.4 106 64.7 54.9-73.4
55-64 347 59 15.6 11.7-20.5 49 15.1 11.0-20.2 73 20.9 16.2-26.6 22 5.6 3.6- 8.7 144 42.8 36.6-49.2
65-74 284 53 20.0 15.0-26.3 40 15.2 10.7-21.2 56 17.3 12.9-22.7 30 12.0 8.0-17.5 105 35.5 29.2-42.3
75+ 211 39 17.8 12.3-25.1 24 10.9 7.0-16.7 49 24.9 18.4-32.7 26 14.3 9.0-22.1 73 32.1 25.2-39.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 26 12.1 7.5-19.0 16 9.4 5.5-15.7 28 12.3 7.8-18.9 24 14.0 8.4-22.5 93 52.2 42.9-61.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 319 50 16.2 11.8-21.8 34 8.8 5.9-12.8 49 13.0 9.3-17.9 27 9.6 6.3-14.2 159 52.5 45.8-59.0
Some Post-H.S. 223 41 17.9 12.7-24.6 32 15.3 10.3-22.0 44 18.8 13.4-25.6 21 8.3 5.1-13.2 85 39.8 32.0-48.1
College Graduate 270 50 17.5 12.8-23.5 42 17.0 12.1-23.4 69 26.0 20.3-32.8 19 8.2 4.7-14.0 90 31.2 25.1-38.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 25 17.6 11.0-27.0 17 8.9 5.2-14.7 26 15.1 9.7-22.8 20 14.8 8.9-23.4 59 43.6 34.0-53.7
$15,000- 24,999 193 31 14.1 9.5-20.5 19 8.9 5.4-14.3 32 12.5 8.3-18.2 14 9.8 5.1-18.0 97 54.8 45.9-63.3
$25,000- 34,999 152 28 17.7 11.5-26.3 18 12.9 7.7-21.0 26 16.9 10.9-25.2 11 8.1 4.0-15.4 69 44.4 34.8-54.4
$35,000- 49,999 136 18 14.2 8.6-22.5 20 11.0 6.2-18.7 28 21.1 14.1-30.3 9 7.2 3.6-14.1 61 46.5 36.9-56.4
$50,000-74,999 102 20 21.1 13.1-32.2 12 11.6 6.2-20.6 21 17.8 11.1-27.3 10 10.1 5.2-18.8 39 39.4 28.6-51.2
$75,000+ 110 20 14.1 8.5-22.4 21 23.0 14.8-34.0 26 25.9 17.2-37.1 11 10.7 4.9-21.9 32 26.2 17.7-37.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 474 78 16.6 12.9-21.1 59 12.8 9.7-16.8 103 20.5 16.6-25.1 53 10.9 8.0-14.6 181 39.2 33.9-44.7
No 512 87 15.9 12.5-20.0 63 12.3 9.2-16.2 88 16.5 13.0-20.8 39 9.3 6.4-13.3 235 46.0 40.7-51.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 201 45 20.1 14.4-27.2 30 15.1 10.2-21.7 38 19.3 13.4-26.8 16 8.2 4.7-13.9 72 37.4 29.6-46.1
Non-Veteran 802 122 15.0 12.3-18.3 94 11.9 9.4-14.9 154 17.7 14.9-21.1 76 10.2 7.8-13.3 356 45.1 40.9-49.4

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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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