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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Women's Health

How long has it been since your last breast exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,627 6,424 66.1 64.8-67.4 1,281 13.4 12.5-14.3 442 4.5 4.0- 5.1 742 6.9 6.3- 7.6 738 9.0 8.1-10.0
-Western NC 1,013 647 59.8 55.4-64.0 145 15.6 12.9-18.7 50 4.3 3.1- 5.9 97 10.5 8.1-13.3 74 9.9 6.8-14.2
RACE
White 925 594 60.4 55.9-64.8 138 15.8 13.0-19.0 47 4.3 3.1- 6.1 89 10.5 8.1-13.5 57 8.9 5.8-13.6
African American 30 25 77.6 47.7-92.9 3 16.3 3.5-51.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.1 1.3-24.0
Other Minorities 56 27 39.0 22.6-58.3 4 12.7 3.8-34.8 3 5.4 1.1-21.7 8 14.3 5.1-34.0 14 28.6 14.8-48.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 15 47.3 26.0-69.7 4 15.5 4.5-41.8 2 6.2 1.1-27.4 2 3.7 0.9-14.5 7 27.3 11.8-51.2
Non-Hispanic 981 631 60.2 55.8-64.5 141 15.6 12.9-18.8 48 4.2 3.0- 5.9 95 10.8 8.4-13.7 66 9.1 6.0-13.6
AGE
18-24 33 18 47.2 28.2-67.0 2 3.2 0.7-13.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.6 2.5-25.4 10 41.0 22.4-62.6
25-34 101 68 57.3 45.6-68.2 16 22.7 13.9-34.7 4 4.6 1.7-11.9 8 10.4 5.0-20.6 5 5.0 1.5-14.8
35-44 158 103 62.9 53.4-71.5 23 16.8 10.5-25.7 9 6.6 3.2-13.3 15 9.8 5.5-17.0 8 3.9 1.7- 8.5
45-54 194 124 62.6 53.7-70.7 32 17.4 11.8-24.9 11 3.5 1.9- 6.6 18 11.2 6.1-19.6 9 5.3 2.4-11.3
55-64 211 132 61.2 53.2-68.7 35 17.7 12.6-24.4 10 5.3 2.6-10.5 25 11.4 7.2-17.5 9 4.4 1.7-11.0
65-74 168 114 68.3 59.3-76.1 19 12.6 7.6-20.2 10 5.5 2.6-11.2 13 8.5 4.6-15.2 12 5.2 2.5-10.2
75+ 143 83 55.2 45.3-64.8 18 15.8 9.4-25.3 6 3.7 1.6- 8.2 15 13.2 7.5-22.1 21 12.1 7.6-18.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 82 46.1 36.4-56.1 24 21.6 13.5-32.6 8 4.0 1.8- 8.6 21 19.8 12.0-30.9 18 8.5 4.5-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 316 193 59.8 51.3-67.8 49 14.0 10.0-19.4 14 3.1 1.6- 5.7 28 8.6 5.6-13.1 32 14.5 7.9-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 271 179 61.5 53.9-68.5 36 15.6 10.7-22.0 19 7.8 4.7-12.8 24 7.4 4.4-12.2 13 7.8 4.1-14.2
College Graduate 268 190 64.7 56.5-72.2 35 14.5 10.0-20.6 9 2.4 1.2- 5.0 24 11.8 7.0-19.3 10 6.5 2.8-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 84 58.0 47.5-67.9 18 13.2 7.3-22.6 14 7.7 4.1-13.9 13 9.2 4.8-16.7 19 11.9 6.7-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 204 118 51.4 42.5-60.2 38 22.1 15.3-30.9 15 7.3 4.1-12.8 19 9.8 5.6-16.4 14 9.4 4.5-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 147 84 47.4 35.9-59.3 27 21.5 13.7-32.2 7 5.0 2.1-11.5 17 11.8 5.8-22.5 12 14.3 5.6-31.9
$35,000- 49,999 152 106 67.3 57.0-76.2 15 8.3 4.5-14.9 6 2.7 1.0- 7.1 20 16.2 10.0-25.1 5 5.5 1.7-16.1
$50,000-74,999 109 79 67.3 55.3-77.4 16 19.2 11.6-30.2 3 2.9 0.7-10.4 8 9.0 3.5-21.3 3 1.6 0.4- 5.7
$75,000+ 104 78 74.5 63.7-83.0 16 14.5 8.5-23.7 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 6 7.5 3.0-17.6 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 415 246 56.5 50.3-62.6 74 19.1 14.7-24.5 23 5.1 3.1- 8.2 40 10.4 6.9-15.3 32 8.9 5.5-14.1
No 580 388 61.0 55.1-66.6 70 14.1 10.8-18.2 25 3.6 2.2- 5.7 56 10.7 7.8-14.6 41 10.6 6.4-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 20 12 46.1 23.0-71.0 2 12.7 2.5-45.5 2 13.4 2.6-47.2 4 27.8 10.2-56.6 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 993 635 60.0 55.6-64.3 143 15.6 12.9-18.8 48 4.1 2.9- 5.7 93 10.1 7.8-13.0 74 10.1 6.9-14.5

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam and 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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