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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 238 53 23.1 17.4-30.1 43 17.1 12.5-23.0 66 25.7 20.0-32.3 12 5.5 2.9-10.0 64 28.6 22.3-36.0
Buncombe 225 51 20.3 15.3-26.5 30 14.4 9.6-21.2 62 28.2 22.2-35.2 11 4.9 2.6- 9.0 71 32.1 25.5-39.4
Cabarrus 208 35 17.4 12.0-24.5 31 16.1 10.2-24.6 54 25.8 19.2-33.8 26 13.0 8.7-18.9 62 27.7 21.3-35.2
Catawba 271 52 18.5 13.9-24.2 32 11.4 7.9-16.1 69 24.3 18.8-30.8 17 4.8 2.8- 7.9 101 41.0 34.1-48.3
Cumberland 262 60 22.8 17.5-29.2 38 16.5 11.8-22.5 71 26.2 20.6-32.7 26 9.1 5.9-13.7 67 25.4 19.8-32.1
Davidson 247 54 23.8 18.2-30.6 34 14.3 9.7-20.5 57 20.7 15.8-26.6 24 8.9 5.7-13.6 78 32.3 26.1-39.2
Durham 220 55 21.0 15.8-27.4 33 16.3 11.2-23.2 57 25.8 19.6-33.0 15 5.3 3.1- 9.2 60 31.6 24.3-39.8
Forsyth 244 49 21.0 15.1-28.6 37 15.1 10.7-20.8 77 27.3 21.7-33.8 19 8.2 4.6-14.1 62 28.3 21.9-35.8
Gaston 249 56 21.3 15.9-28.0 29 11.9 8.1-17.3 54 22.4 17.0-28.8 17 5.8 3.5- 9.5 93 38.6 31.9-45.8
Guilford 254 51 20.1 15.0-26.4 41 16.6 11.8-22.8 58 22.3 16.6-29.4 24 9.3 5.8-14.4 80 31.7 25.3-38.9
Iredell 243 40 17.4 12.6-23.7 36 13.0 9.1-18.2 54 18.8 14.2-24.6 26 10.2 6.8-15.2 87 40.5 33.2-48.2
Johnston 248 47 17.7 12.9-23.8 38 18.7 13.1-26.0 71 25.5 20.0-31.8 23 8.2 5.1-12.8 69 30.0 23.3-37.7
Mecklenburg 377 86 22.7 18.3-27.9 49 13.6 10.0-18.3 93 23.6 19.3-28.6 45 11.0 7.9-15.2 104 29.0 23.9-34.6
New Hanover 246 41 16.5 12.0-22.3 37 12.9 9.2-17.8 81 33.5 27.1-40.5 21 8.4 5.2-13.3 66 28.7 22.6-35.7
Onslow 208 49 24.6 18.3-32.1 30 15.7 10.7-22.3 49 24.9 18.5-32.7 22 9.5 6.1-14.5 58 25.3 19.4-32.3
Orange 230 45 18.3 13.5-24.4 35 14.2 10.0-19.8 58 23.5 18.1-30.0 20 6.9 4.3-10.7 72 37.1 30.1-44.6
Pitt 230 53 25.3 19.3-32.4 42 18.5 13.3-25.1 60 24.7 19.0-31.5 19 6.9 4.3-10.9 56 24.7 18.8-31.6
Randolph 243 38 16.0 11.5-21.8 29 11.8 8.1-16.8 59 23.0 17.6-29.5 28 9.6 6.5-14.0 89 39.6 32.7-46.9
Robeson 204 29 13.3 8.8-19.6 29 13.3 8.9-19.4 48 19.3 14.2-25.6 10 4.9 2.3-10.0 88 49.3 41.2-57.4
Rowan 284 52 17.9 13.4-23.4 41 15.5 10.0-23.3 62 22.0 16.8-28.1 24 8.1 5.0-12.7 105 36.6 30.1-43.7
Union 218 36 16.2 11.2-22.7 25 12.9 8.4-19.4 57 23.2 17.6-29.9 27 10.1 6.4-15.6 73 37.7 30.3-45.7
Wake 295 66 22.4 17.4-28.3 36 12.4 8.7-17.3 88 28.6 23.2-34.8 31 10.4 7.2-14.9 74 26.2 20.8-32.4
Wayne 266 73 27.2 21.7-33.5 33 10.4 7.2-14.9 52 19.1 14.5-24.7 19 6.8 4.0-11.4 89 36.5 30.0-43.5
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,463 891 20.2 18.7-21.8 611 13.4 12.2-14.8 1,118 23.7 22.2-25.4 418 9.1 8.1-10.3 1,425 33.5 31.7-35.4
Western NC 1,912 343 18.2 16.2-20.3 248 13.5 11.8-15.5 441 23.3 21.2-25.6 172 8.3 7.0- 9.8 708 36.7 34.1-39.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,274 234 18.8 16.4-21.5 171 14.3 12.1-16.9 296 24.0 21.3-26.9 107 7.7 6.2- 9.5 466 35.2 32.1-38.4
Northwest 2,029 368 17.8 15.8-20.1 272 13.5 11.8-15.5 493 23.3 21.1-25.6 184 8.6 7.1-10.3 712 36.7 34.0-39.6
Charlotte 1,201 239 20.5 17.6-23.7 149 12.6 10.4-15.2 287 22.0 19.3-24.9 136 10.6 8.6-12.9 390 34.3 30.9-38.0
Greensboro 1,100 216 19.6 16.8-22.8 167 15.0 12.4-18.0 270 23.1 19.9-26.6 96 8.1 6.3-10.5 351 34.2 30.6-38.1
Southern Regional 841 160 19.8 16.6-23.3 117 13.9 11.2-17.0 217 25.5 22.1-29.3 72 8.9 6.7-11.7 275 32.0 27.9-36.3
Coastal 508 86 16.2 12.9-20.0 83 17.1 13.4-21.6 142 26.8 22.7-31.4 47 8.3 6.1-11.2 150 31.6 26.9-36.6
Wake 921 205 22.2 18.9-25.9 127 13.2 10.7-16.2 251 25.2 21.9-28.9 78 8.5 6.4-11.1 260 30.9 27.0-35.0
Area L 297 69 22.3 17.1-28.4 43 14.4 10.4-19.7 61 18.3 14.1-23.3 24 7.4 4.8-11.2 100 37.6 31.4-44.4
Eastern 1,323 285 20.1 17.7-22.9 208 15.8 13.6-18.3 325 24.6 21.8-27.7 119 8.4 6.8-10.4 386 31.0 27.9-34.2

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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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