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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 239 68 27.3 21.2-34.4 27 9.8 6.6-14.3 15 6.4 3.6-11.2 39 16.5 11.8-22.6 90 40.0 33.0-47.4
Buncombe 224 41 17.8 12.9-24.0 27 11.6 7.9-16.9 11 5.0 2.6- 9.4 33 13.5 9.5-18.8 112 52.1 44.7-59.3
Cabarrus 203 24 12.8 8.2-19.6 23 11.8 7.6-18.0 11 3.8 2.0- 7.0 43 19.8 13.7-27.9 102 51.8 43.4-60.0
Catawba 265 52 17.9 13.5-23.3 19 7.5 4.6-12.0 14 4.0 2.2- 7.2 46 17.2 12.5-23.2 134 53.4 46.4-60.3
Cumberland 261 37 12.7 8.9-17.7 24 8.0 5.1-12.1 9 2.1 1.1- 4.2 39 13.5 9.5-18.8 152 63.8 57.1-70.0
Davidson 239 52 18.8 14.0-24.6 26 12.0 8.0-17.6 13 5.2 2.9- 9.2 43 15.9 11.5-21.6 105 48.2 41.1-55.4
Durham 218 49 19.4 14.3-25.7 23 9.2 5.9-14.1 11 5.4 2.8-10.3 35 15.7 10.8-22.4 100 50.3 42.4-58.1
Forsyth 243 56 23.0 17.1-30.3 23 9.5 5.7-15.4 14 4.5 2.6- 7.7 47 19.2 13.9-25.9 103 43.8 36.5-51.4
Gaston 247 36 13.0 9.2-18.1 20 8.6 5.3-13.7 15 6.7 3.8-11.6 61 22.6 17.4-28.9 115 49.1 42.0-56.2
Guilford 249 66 24.5 19.1-30.9 26 11.3 7.4-17.0 16 6.6 3.7-11.3 41 14.1 10.0-19.5 100 43.5 36.2-51.1
Iredell 240 42 16.5 11.7-22.6 22 7.9 5.0-12.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.2 44 18.5 13.1-25.5 127 55.1 47.6-62.3
Johnston 242 33 14.1 9.6-20.3 16 8.3 4.8-14.0 16 5.8 3.4- 9.7 42 18.4 12.7-26.0 135 53.3 45.6-60.8
Mecklenburg 375 53 13.2 9.9-17.3 26 7.2 4.7-10.9 25 7.1 4.6-10.9 97 23.8 19.4-28.9 174 48.6 42.9-54.5
New Hanover 248 38 14.8 10.6-20.2 17 6.9 4.1-11.4 13 4.2 2.3- 7.6 59 23.8 18.3-30.3 121 50.3 43.3-57.3
Onslow 207 41 19.8 14.2-26.9 14 6.6 3.6-12.0 8 4.1 1.9- 8.4 25 13.1 8.3-20.0 119 56.5 48.5-64.1
Orange 225 34 15.5 10.9-21.5 17 7.0 4.1-11.5 13 5.4 3.0- 9.5 50 21.8 16.5-28.3 111 50.3 43.0-57.6
Pitt 231 38 15.2 10.9-20.7 27 12.4 8.2-18.5 20 7.9 4.8-12.9 36 14.3 10.1-19.8 110 50.2 42.9-57.5
Randolph 237 48 21.0 15.5-27.8 19 7.3 4.6-11.4 13 5.4 3.0- 9.7 41 17.1 12.4-23.1 116 49.2 42.0-56.4
Robeson 207 24 11.5 7.5-17.4 10 4.8 2.4- 9.2 11 4.3 2.1- 8.4 33 16.8 11.5-23.8 129 62.7 54.7-70.0
Rowan 292 51 15.8 11.6-21.3 31 11.0 7.6-15.7 13 3.6 2.0- 6.4 51 14.6 10.8-19.6 146 55.0 48.0-61.8
Union 210 20 8.1 4.9-13.1 19 10.2 6.2-16.2 23 8.2 5.3-12.5 49 23.2 17.0-30.8 99 50.3 42.3-58.2
Wake 298 46 15.0 11.0-20.1 27 7.5 5.0-11.1 10 3.3 1.7- 6.4 54 16.9 12.8-22.0 161 57.3 50.9-63.5
Wayne 271 22 8.6 5.5-13.1 15 4.7 2.7- 8.1 13 3.9 2.2- 6.8 39 12.9 9.2-17.9 182 69.9 63.6-75.5
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,410 812 17.3 15.9-18.8 398 8.5 7.6- 9.6 250 5.1 4.4- 5.9 849 17.9 16.5-19.4 2,101 51.2 49.2-53.1
Western NC 1,892 322 16.5 14.6-18.6 149 8.8 7.3-10.5 107 5.3 4.3- 6.6 315 15.7 13.9-17.6 999 53.7 51.0-56.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,263 207 16.5 14.2-19.1 103 8.9 7.2-11.0 68 5.2 4.0- 6.8 212 15.8 13.6-18.1 673 53.6 50.3-56.9
Northwest 2,009 391 18.8 16.7-21.1 176 9.3 7.7-11.1 105 4.7 3.8- 5.9 356 17.3 15.2-19.6 981 50.0 47.1-52.8
Charlotte 1,185 158 13.0 10.9-15.5 97 7.8 6.2- 9.8 84 6.4 4.9- 8.2 276 21.6 18.9-24.6 570 51.3 47.6-54.9
Greensboro 1,081 246 22.5 19.5-25.7 96 8.8 6.8-11.2 64 5.7 4.2- 7.8 189 15.2 12.8-17.9 486 47.9 44.0-51.9
Southern Regional 840 116 15.5 12.2-19.5 60 6.8 5.1- 9.2 35 3.0 2.0- 4.3 132 15.5 12.8-18.7 497 59.2 54.9-63.4
Coastal 509 78 15.0 11.9-18.8 34 6.0 4.2- 8.7 28 4.5 3.0- 6.8 100 19.2 15.5-23.7 269 55.2 50.1-60.1
Wake 910 152 15.1 12.4-18.1 83 8.5 6.6-10.8 46 4.2 2.9- 6.0 152 16.2 13.4-19.5 477 56.0 51.8-60.1
Area L 290 74 23.3 18.2-29.3 19 5.6 3.5- 8.9 16 5.5 3.1- 9.3 43 12.7 9.1-17.3 138 52.9 46.3-59.5
Eastern 1,331 208 15.3 13.2-17.7 94 6.7 5.2- 8.7 75 5.0 3.8- 6.5 203 14.5 12.4-16.8 751 58.5 55.3-61.7

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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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