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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 4,510 2,409 49.7 47.8-51.6 2,101 50.3 48.4-52.2
GENDER
Male 1,685 882 48.1 44.9-51.2 803 51.9 48.8-55.1
Female 2,825 1,527 51.1 48.7-53.5 1,298 48.9 46.5-51.3
RACE
White 3,822 2,112 52.8 50.7-54.8 1,710 47.2 45.2-49.3
African American 577 267 43.4 38.0-48.8 310 56.6 51.2-62.0
Other Minorities 104 27 17.9 11.2-27.3 77 82.1 72.7-88.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 24 19.3 11.4-30.8 48 80.7 69.2-88.6
Non-Hispanic 4,427 2,383 50.4 48.5-52.4 2,044 49.6 47.6-51.5
AGE
50-54 791 249 29.6 25.6-33.8 542 70.4 66.2-74.4
55-64 1,574 820 49.2 46.0-52.4 754 50.8 47.6-54.0
65-74 1,215 761 63.4 59.9-66.7 454 36.6 33.3-40.1
75+ 930 579 63.3 59.2-67.2 351 36.7 32.8-40.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 649 313 44.1 39.2-49.1 336 55.9 50.9-60.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,376 743 50.2 46.6-53.8 633 49.8 46.2-53.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 607 47.3 43.5-51.1 546 52.7 48.9-56.5
College Graduate 1,324 740 53.1 49.7-56.6 584 46.9 43.4-50.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 505 241 40.5 34.9-46.4 264 59.5 53.6-65.1
$15,000- 24,999 766 415 52.9 48.0-57.8 351 47.1 42.2-52.0
$25,000- 34,999 471 246 49.9 44.2-55.7 225 50.1 44.3-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 621 341 50.1 44.9-55.3 280 49.9 44.7-55.1
$50,000-74,999 579 323 52.6 47.4-57.8 256 47.4 42.2-52.6
$75,000+ 876 481 49.9 45.8-54.0 395 50.1 46.0-54.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,925 1,085 52.8 49.7-55.8 840 47.2 44.2-50.3
No 2,512 1,290 47.8 45.3-50.3 1,222 52.2 49.7-54.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 823 490 56.8 52.3-61.2 333 43.2 38.8-47.7
Non-Veteran 3,685 1,919 47.9 45.8-50.0 1,766 52.1 50.0-54.2

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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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