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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 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 9,418 1,630 16.8 15.9-17.8 762 8.0 7.4- 8.7 521 4.9 4.4- 5.5 1,663 16.9 15.9-17.8 4,842 53.4 52.1-54.7
-Eastern NC 3,116 496 15.9 14.4-17.5 215 6.6 5.6- 7.7 164 4.5 3.7- 5.3 499 15.3 13.9-16.9 1,742 57.7 55.6-59.8
GENDER
Male 1,150 190 16.2 13.8-18.8 79 6.5 5.0- 8.4 68 4.9 3.8- 6.4 161 13.8 11.7-16.3 652 58.6 55.2-62.0
Female 1,966 306 15.7 13.9-17.6 136 6.7 5.5- 8.1 96 4.1 3.2- 5.2 338 16.6 14.7-18.6 1,090 57.0 54.4-59.5
RACE
White 2,234 351 15.7 14.0-17.5 162 6.8 5.7- 8.1 135 5.4 4.5- 6.6 402 17.3 15.5-19.2 1,184 54.8 52.3-57.2
African American 687 124 18.5 15.2-22.3 48 7.3 5.1-10.3 23 2.2 1.4- 3.5 71 10.1 7.6-13.1 421 62.0 57.5-66.3
Other Minorities 182 20 8.2 5.1-13.1 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 6 2.8 1.1- 7.1 24 12.2 7.8-18.7 128 75.7 67.9-82.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 53 9 9.2 4.3-18.4 3 3.5 1.0-11.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 7.6 2.7-19.1 36 79.8 66.6-88.6
Non-Hispanic 3,045 483 16.0 14.5-17.6 212 6.7 5.7- 7.8 164 4.6 3.9- 5.5 493 15.6 14.1-17.1 1,693 57.1 55.0-59.2
AGE
50-54 510 50 8.4 6.2-11.3 24 4.4 2.5- 7.5 12 2.1 1.1- 3.8 50 9.1 6.7-12.2 374 76.1 71.6-80.1
55-64 1,071 172 17.4 14.8-20.3 78 6.9 5.4- 8.8 50 4.4 3.2- 6.0 174 16.6 14.1-19.5 597 54.7 51.1-58.1
65-74 909 160 18.6 15.8-21.8 75 8.2 6.4-10.5 64 6.3 4.8- 8.3 158 17.2 14.4-20.4 452 49.7 45.8-53.5
75+ 626 114 19.0 15.7-22.8 38 6.6 4.7- 9.3 38 5.3 3.8- 7.5 117 18.3 15.0-22.1 319 50.8 46.2-55.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 592 100 15.7 12.7-19.4 37 5.7 4.0- 8.2 33 4.6 3.1- 6.9 65 11.0 8.2-14.5 357 62.9 58.1-67.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 997 149 15.3 12.7-18.2 60 5.7 4.1- 7.9 49 3.9 2.8- 5.4 156 14.7 12.3-17.5 583 60.4 56.6-64.0
Some Post-H.S. 786 137 17.3 14.5-20.6 66 8.4 6.4-10.9 38 4.1 2.8- 5.9 136 17.4 14.3-21.0 409 52.8 48.6-57.0
College Graduate 732 110 15.4 12.6-18.6 52 6.5 4.8- 8.8 43 5.4 3.9- 7.5 141 17.4 14.6-20.6 386 55.3 51.1-59.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 446 63 13.4 10.1-17.5 26 5.2 3.4- 7.9 23 4.3 2.6- 6.9 66 15.6 11.6-20.8 268 61.5 55.7-67.0
$15,000- 24,999 515 93 18.7 14.8-23.5 24 4.0 2.5- 6.2 28 4.1 2.7- 6.2 90 16.9 13.3-21.2 280 56.3 50.9-61.5
$25,000- 34,999 356 39 11.8 8.4-16.4 32 9.4 5.9-14.5 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4 57 14.1 10.2-19.0 212 61.6 55.1-67.7
$35,000- 49,999 439 85 19.0 15.2-23.6 20 4.0 2.3- 6.8 22 4.0 2.4- 6.4 74 16.3 12.7-20.6 238 56.7 51.1-62.1
$50,000-74,999 411 68 15.8 12.3-20.1 40 10.2 7.2-14.2 20 4.0 2.5- 6.4 71 17.6 13.8-22.2 212 52.4 46.7-58.0
$75,000+ 481 87 17.5 14.0-21.5 32 5.7 3.9- 8.3 34 7.2 5.0-10.3 80 13.6 10.6-17.2 248 56.0 50.9-61.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,489 240 16.0 13.9-18.3 116 7.3 5.9- 9.0 77 4.4 3.3- 5.6 230 14.5 12.5-16.9 826 57.8 54.7-60.9
No 1,572 248 15.9 13.9-18.1 98 6.1 4.8- 7.7 87 4.7 3.7- 6.0 264 16.4 14.4-18.6 875 56.9 53.9-59.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 636 138 21.5 18.0-25.4 54 8.7 6.3-12.0 47 6.5 4.8- 8.8 89 14.5 11.5-18.1 308 48.8 44.1-53.5
Non-Veteran 2,479 358 14.2 12.7-15.9 161 5.9 5.0- 7.1 117 3.9 3.1- 4.8 410 15.6 14.0-17.4 1,433 60.4 58.0-62.6

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