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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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 9,494 1,862 19.7 18.7-20.8 1,337 14.1 13.2-15.0 2,342 23.8 22.7-24.9 863 8.7 8.0- 9.4 3,090 33.7 32.4-35.0
-Eastern NC 3,119 628 19.6 18.0-21.4 478 15.7 14.2-17.3 783 24.2 22.4-26.0 273 8.1 7.1- 9.2 957 32.4 30.4-34.5
GENDER
Male 1,145 230 19.4 16.9-22.2 199 17.0 14.6-19.7 280 24.1 21.3-27.3 84 6.4 5.0- 8.1 352 33.0 29.8-36.4
Female 1,974 398 19.8 17.8-22.0 279 14.6 12.8-16.6 503 24.2 22.1-26.4 189 9.5 8.1-11.1 605 31.9 29.4-34.5
RACE
White 2,255 428 18.2 16.4-20.1 360 16.7 14.9-18.6 609 25.9 23.9-28.1 237 10.0 8.7-11.5 621 29.1 26.9-31.5
African American 669 170 25.1 21.3-29.4 90 14.4 11.3-18.0 136 20.3 16.8-24.2 31 4.1 2.8- 6.1 242 36.1 31.9-40.6
Other Minorities 184 29 15.4 10.2-22.8 25 8.1 5.1-12.7 36 19.1 12.7-27.7 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2 90 56.2 46.6-65.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 52 10 20.9 10.5-37.4 5 5.2 1.9-13.4 13 16.7 8.6-30.0 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 23 55.6 38.6-71.4
Non-Hispanic 3,050 611 19.5 17.8-21.2 471 16.0 14.5-17.7 769 24.5 22.7-26.3 271 8.3 7.2- 9.4 928 31.8 29.8-33.9
AGE
50-54 510 94 17.4 13.8-21.6 52 10.6 7.8-14.3 78 16.6 12.9-21.2 29 5.1 3.3- 7.6 257 50.3 45.1-55.6
55-64 1,076 200 18.6 16.0-21.4 161 16.1 13.7-18.9 297 27.0 24.1-30.2 87 7.7 6.0- 9.7 331 30.6 27.4-34.0
65-74 916 206 21.9 18.9-25.2 157 18.5 15.6-21.9 253 27.7 24.4-31.4 93 9.1 7.3-11.3 207 22.8 19.7-26.1
75+ 617 128 21.8 18.2-26.0 108 17.8 14.4-21.7 155 23.5 19.9-27.5 64 11.5 8.8-14.9 162 25.4 21.6-29.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 574 117 21.8 17.9-26.3 71 12.6 9.6-16.4 125 19.2 15.8-23.3 37 5.4 3.7- 7.8 224 40.9 35.9-46.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,004 196 19.2 16.4-22.4 164 15.2 12.8-18.0 225 21.6 18.7-24.9 85 8.0 6.2-10.2 334 35.9 32.3-39.8
Some Post-H.S. 790 158 18.9 15.9-22.4 122 17.5 14.3-21.2 219 26.7 23.2-30.6 71 8.8 6.7-11.4 220 28.0 24.4-31.9
College Graduate 743 155 19.3 16.2-22.7 121 16.9 14.0-20.2 210 28.4 24.6-32.4 80 9.6 7.5-12.1 177 26.0 22.3-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 443 78 16.8 13.0-21.4 57 13.9 10.0-19.0 85 18.6 14.5-23.5 33 6.4 4.3- 9.4 190 44.4 38.6-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 515 93 18.9 14.8-23.9 74 15.0 11.6-19.2 117 20.9 17.0-25.3 45 7.8 5.5-11.0 186 37.4 32.3-42.7
$25,000- 34,999 362 77 20.9 16.5-26.3 56 14.4 10.4-19.5 96 22.0 17.3-27.5 27 6.6 4.2-10.1 106 36.1 29.7-43.0
$35,000- 49,999 440 98 21.3 17.0-26.3 64 14.7 11.1-19.2 109 24.8 20.2-29.9 39 7.7 5.4-11.0 130 31.5 26.4-37.1
$50,000-74,999 415 88 19.5 15.5-24.1 71 16.0 12.5-20.2 125 30.7 25.7-36.3 36 8.6 5.9-12.3 95 25.3 20.5-30.7
$75,000+ 482 97 19.7 15.9-24.0 84 18.7 14.9-23.1 149 28.9 24.6-33.7 39 6.9 4.9- 9.8 113 25.8 21.4-30.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,482 297 20.4 18.0-23.1 239 17.1 14.8-19.7 361 22.9 20.4-25.5 127 7.9 6.4- 9.6 458 31.8 28.9-34.9
No 1,580 322 19.2 17.0-21.6 231 14.5 12.6-16.6 407 25.6 23.1-28.2 146 8.6 7.1-10.3 474 32.2 29.4-35.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 632 145 21.8 18.3-25.7 117 18.2 15.0-22.0 168 27.6 23.4-32.2 48 7.2 5.2- 9.8 154 25.2 21.3-29.6
Non-Veteran 2,486 483 19.0 17.2-21.0 361 15.0 13.3-16.8 615 23.2 21.3-25.2 225 8.4 7.2- 9.7 802 34.4 32.1-36.8

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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