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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,632 4,790 47.5 46.2-48.8 4,842 52.5 51.2-53.8
-Eastern NC 3,177 1,435 43.2 41.2-45.3 1,742 56.8 54.7-58.8
GENDER
Male 1,166 514 41.9 38.6-45.3 652 58.1 54.7-61.4
Female 2,011 921 44.3 41.7-46.9 1,090 55.7 53.1-58.3
RACE
White 2,280 1,096 46.2 43.8-48.6 1,184 53.8 51.4-56.2
African American 699 278 38.9 34.6-43.4 421 61.1 56.6-65.4
Other Minorities 185 57 25.5 18.9-33.4 128 74.5 66.6-81.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 55 19 21.1 12.1-34.2 36 78.9 65.8-87.9
Non-Hispanic 3,103 1,410 43.8 41.7-45.9 1,693 56.2 54.1-58.3
AGE
50-54 515 141 24.6 20.5-29.1 374 75.4 70.9-79.5
55-64 1,081 484 45.8 42.3-49.3 597 54.2 50.7-57.7
65-74 927 475 51.1 47.2-54.9 452 48.9 45.1-52.8
75+ 654 335 51.5 47.0-56.0 319 48.5 44.0-53.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 604 247 38.2 33.6-43.0 357 61.8 57.0-66.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,021 438 40.9 37.2-44.6 583 59.1 55.4-62.8
Some Post-H.S. 797 388 47.8 43.6-52.0 409 52.2 48.0-56.4
College Graduate 745 359 45.6 41.4-49.8 386 54.4 50.2-58.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 190 40.0 34.6-45.8 268 60.0 54.2-65.4
$15,000- 24,999 525 245 44.7 39.5-50.0 280 55.3 50.0-60.5
$25,000- 34,999 365 153 39.9 33.8-46.3 212 60.1 53.7-66.2
$35,000- 49,999 443 205 43.8 38.4-49.4 238 56.2 50.6-61.6
$50,000-74,999 416 204 48.1 42.6-53.8 212 51.9 46.2-57.4
$75,000+ 485 237 44.3 39.3-49.3 248 55.7 50.7-60.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,527 701 43.4 40.4-46.5 826 56.6 53.5-59.6
No 1,593 718 43.8 41.0-46.7 875 56.2 53.3-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 647 339 51.7 47.1-56.4 308 48.3 43.6-52.9
Non-Veteran 2,529 1,096 40.7 38.5-43.0 1,433 59.3 57.0-61.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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