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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 8,496 1,790 20.7 19.6-21.7 911 10.6 9.8-11.5 894 9.9 9.1-10.6 775 8.6 7.9- 9.3 4,126 50.3 48.9-51.6
-Western NC 1,002 204 20.5 17.6-23.6 114 11.2 9.1-13.7 99 9.2 7.4-11.6 90 8.8 6.9-11.1 495 50.3 46.5-54.1
GENDER
Male 369 74 21.1 16.6-26.4 40 10.5 7.3-14.7 31 7.9 5.3-11.6 29 7.3 4.6-11.2 195 53.2 47.1-59.3
Female 633 130 20.0 16.5-23.9 74 11.8 9.2-15.1 68 10.3 7.8-13.5 61 9.9 7.5-13.1 300 48.0 43.3-52.8
RACE
White 952 194 20.2 17.3-23.4 112 11.7 9.5-14.3 96 9.5 7.5-11.9 87 9.0 7.0-11.4 463 49.7 45.8-53.6
African American 21 5 21.3 8.1-45.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.9 0.5-23.4 2 5.7 1.2-24.1 13 69.1 45.3-85.8
Other Minorities 26 4 29.3 9.3-62.5 2 1.5 0.3- 6.5 2 3.4 0.8-13.7 1 2.0 0.3-13.4 17 63.9 34.2-85.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 2 9.1 2.1-32.5 1 2.0 0.3-13.9 1 1.9 0.2-13.7 2 7.3 1.6-27.9 9 79.6 54.7-92.7
Non-Hispanic 984 202 20.8 17.9-24.0 113 11.4 9.3-14.0 98 9.4 7.5-11.8 88 8.8 6.9-11.2 483 49.5 45.7-53.3
AGE
50-54 162 17 8.4 4.9-14.1 11 6.7 3.1-13.8 13 5.2 2.8- 9.5 9 5.6 2.5-12.2 112 74.0 65.2-81.2
55-64 348 67 19.4 14.9-24.8 41 12.5 9.0-17.1 34 10.2 6.9-15.0 32 8.1 5.4-12.2 174 49.7 43.5-56.0
65-74 282 75 30.1 24.0-37.1 36 12.7 8.8-18.0 29 9.7 6.4-14.3 26 9.4 6.0-14.3 116 38.2 31.7-45.0
75+ 210 45 22.8 16.6-30.5 26 11.6 7.5-17.5 23 11.1 7.0-17.2 23 12.4 7.8-19.2 93 42.0 34.2-50.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 31 15.4 10.2-22.5 23 12.5 7.9-19.2 14 6.0 3.1-11.3 17 9.3 5.3-15.8 98 56.9 47.6-65.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 320 60 19.1 14.5-24.7 32 9.4 6.3-13.6 27 8.8 5.6-13.5 32 7.1 4.8-10.4 169 55.7 49.1-62.1
Some Post-H.S. 227 54 23.2 17.3-30.4 21 10.2 6.0-16.6 28 10.7 7.0-15.9 16 7.7 4.4-13.2 108 48.3 40.3-56.3
College Graduate 268 58 22.8 17.3-29.5 37 13.0 9.1-18.4 30 10.8 7.2-15.9 25 11.3 7.2-17.3 118 42.0 35.1-49.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 26 20.9 13.6-30.6 17 11.8 7.0-19.2 15 9.5 5.4-16.3 14 8.8 4.8-15.6 76 49.0 39.2-58.9
$15,000- 24,999 194 38 16.9 11.8-23.6 19 9.8 6.0-15.6 21 7.5 4.7-12.0 18 8.1 4.7-13.7 98 57.6 49.1-65.7
$25,000- 34,999 153 27 19.5 12.8-28.6 19 10.9 6.4-18.0 15 7.9 4.5-13.5 22 12.4 7.6-19.6 70 49.2 39.5-59.0
$35,000- 49,999 135 26 23.4 15.7-33.4 23 18.6 12.0-27.8 16 13.4 7.9-21.8 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4 65 42.6 33.3-52.4
$50,000-74,999 102 30 29.1 20.1-40.0 5 4.3 1.7-10.3 9 7.2 3.4-14.6 7 4.9 2.1-11.0 51 54.6 43.2-65.4
$75,000+ 110 23 17.8 11.0-27.6 15 14.1 7.8-24.2 12 9.6 4.9-17.8 9 11.8 5.8-22.4 51 46.7 35.8-57.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 475 90 20.2 16.2-24.9 54 11.7 8.7-15.5 55 11.6 8.5-15.6 48 10.1 7.3-13.8 228 46.5 41.1-51.9
No 509 112 21.1 17.1-25.6 59 11.0 8.2-14.7 44 7.7 5.5-10.8 40 7.6 5.2-10.9 254 52.6 47.2-57.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 46 26.4 19.7-34.4 20 10.9 6.6-17.7 20 10.3 6.3-16.3 18 7.4 4.0-13.3 98 45.0 36.9-53.4
Non-Veteran 800 158 18.7 15.8-22.1 94 11.3 9.0-14.1 79 9.0 6.9-11.5 72 9.1 7.0-11.9 397 51.9 47.6-56.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having a blood stool test
and those respondents who were not asked formed the 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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