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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,669 347 20.9 18.4-23.6 249 14.2 12.3-16.5 400 22.6 20.2-25.2 140 8.6 7.0-10.5 533 33.7 30.7-36.8
Female 2,794 544 19.6 17.8-21.6 362 12.8 11.2-14.5 718 24.7 22.7-26.8 278 9.5 8.2-11.0 892 33.4 31.2-35.8
RACE
White 3,788 742 20.2 18.6-21.9 527 13.4 12.1-14.8 979 25.5 23.8-27.3 375 10.1 8.9-11.4 1,165 30.9 29.0-32.8
African American 564 133 21.8 17.5-26.7 72 14.1 10.7-18.3 116 18.5 14.7-23.0 35 6.0 4.0- 8.8 208 39.7 34.3-45.4
Other Minorities 104 15 13.5 7.2-23.8 11 11.6 5.1-24.0 20 12.7 7.4-21.1 8 4.4 2.0- 9.4 50 57.8 45.6-69.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 71 14 16.0 8.1-29.2 5 3.1 0.9-10.3 13 13.5 6.9-25.0 9 8.3 3.7-17.4 30 59.1 44.4-72.3
Non-Hispanic 4,383 876 20.3 18.7-21.9 605 13.7 12.4-15.0 1,103 23.9 22.4-25.6 408 9.1 8.1-10.3 1,391 33.0 31.2-34.9
AGE
50-54 793 136 19.3 15.8-23.3 79 9.2 6.9-12.0 129 15.9 12.9-19.5 48 5.7 3.8- 8.3 401 50.0 45.4-54.5
55-64 1,568 302 19.5 17.1-22.1 211 13.6 11.5-15.9 398 24.8 22.2-27.6 172 11.0 9.2-13.2 485 31.1 28.2-34.2
65-74 1,199 261 22.0 19.2-25.1 176 15.3 13.0-18.1 348 29.8 26.7-33.1 117 10.6 8.5-13.1 297 22.3 19.5-25.3
75+ 903 192 20.9 17.8-24.5 145 17.0 14.0-20.6 243 25.4 22.1-29.2 81 8.2 6.2-10.7 242 28.4 24.5-32.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 630 113 16.3 13.1-20.2 63 10.0 7.5-13.2 122 18.5 15.1-22.6 51 7.3 5.1-10.2 281 47.9 42.8-53.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,361 281 21.6 18.7-24.8 207 14.7 12.4-17.4 315 20.9 18.3-23.8 123 8.5 6.8-10.5 435 34.3 30.9-38.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,148 213 18.4 15.6-21.6 150 13.4 10.9-16.3 311 25.3 22.2-28.6 117 9.3 7.3-11.8 357 33.7 30.1-37.5
College Graduate 1,318 284 22.0 19.2-25.0 187 13.5 11.4-16.0 370 27.4 24.4-30.5 127 10.3 8.3-12.7 350 26.9 23.9-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 492 87 17.0 13.0-22.0 52 13.5 9.4-19.0 86 13.9 10.7-17.9 54 8.2 5.8-11.4 213 47.4 41.3-53.6
$15,000- 24,999 761 138 18.0 14.8-21.8 103 13.9 11.0-17.4 180 20.6 17.2-24.5 61 6.6 4.8- 9.0 279 40.9 36.0-46.0
$25,000- 34,999 470 94 18.8 14.7-23.7 72 12.7 9.7-16.5 113 24.3 19.6-29.6 46 11.1 7.9-15.5 145 33.1 27.8-38.8
$35,000- 49,999 617 137 23.1 19.0-27.7 76 12.7 9.6-16.7 164 24.4 20.5-28.7 50 7.3 5.2-10.1 190 32.5 27.5-37.9
$50,000-74,999 582 123 22.0 17.9-26.7 87 13.6 10.3-17.6 167 27.0 22.9-31.6 62 10.9 8.0-14.8 143 26.5 22.2-31.3
$75,000+ 874 186 22.4 19.1-26.1 133 14.4 11.8-17.5 249 26.6 23.2-30.4 71 8.1 6.1-10.7 235 28.4 24.8-32.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,898 415 22.8 20.3-25.6 266 14.5 12.4-16.7 462 23.3 20.9-25.8 199 9.1 7.6-10.8 556 30.4 27.5-33.4
No 2,499 468 18.7 16.8-20.7 340 12.8 11.3-14.5 635 23.8 21.8-26.0 212 9.1 7.7-10.8 844 35.6 33.2-38.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 811 187 21.4 18.1-25.1 138 17.5 14.3-21.2 212 24.4 21.0-28.2 79 10.6 8.2-13.6 195 26.1 22.1-30.5
Non-Veteran 3,650 704 19.9 18.2-21.7 473 12.4 11.1-13.8 906 23.5 21.8-25.4 339 8.7 7.6-10.0 1,228 35.5 33.4-37.6

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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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