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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,945 946 47.4 44.8-50.1 999 52.6 49.9-55.2
GENDER
Male 735 330 43.1 39.0-47.4 405 56.9 52.6-61.0
Female 1,210 616 51.0 47.7-54.3 594 49.0 45.7-52.3
RACE
White 1,837 903 47.8 45.1-50.5 934 52.2 49.5-54.9
African American 53 25 51.0 34.9-66.8 28 49.0 33.2-65.1
Other Minorities 49 15 25.1 13.6-41.6 34 74.9 58.4-86.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 4 28.6 9.7-60.0 11 71.4 40.0-90.3
Non-Hispanic 1,922 942 47.8 45.1-50.4 980 52.2 49.6-54.9
AGE
50-54 273 80 30.3 24.2-37.1 193 69.7 62.9-75.8
55-64 683 312 45.4 41.1-49.7 371 54.6 50.3-58.9
65-74 552 327 57.9 52.8-62.9 225 42.1 37.1-47.2
75+ 437 227 52.6 47.0-58.2 210 47.4 41.8-53.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 332 145 41.7 35.4-48.1 187 58.3 51.9-64.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 614 300 48.9 44.1-53.8 314 51.1 46.2-55.9
Some Post-H.S. 480 236 48.9 43.8-54.1 244 51.1 45.9-56.2
College Graduate 516 264 47.9 42.8-53.0 252 52.1 47.0-57.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 277 120 40.7 33.8-48.1 157 59.3 51.9-66.2
$15,000- 24,999 366 186 49.2 43.3-55.2 180 50.8 44.8-56.7
$25,000- 34,999 231 121 52.5 45.1-59.8 110 47.5 40.2-54.9
$35,000- 49,999 288 139 46.3 39.4-53.3 149 53.7 46.7-60.6
$50,000-74,999 240 128 51.1 43.8-58.3 112 48.9 41.7-56.2
$75,000+ 242 114 44.9 37.8-52.3 128 55.1 47.7-62.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 901 479 52.8 48.9-56.7 422 47.2 43.3-51.1
No 1,002 451 43.0 39.4-46.7 551 57.0 53.3-60.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 359 196 52.0 45.9-58.0 163 48.0 42.0-54.1
Non-Veteran 1,585 749 46.2 43.2-49.1 836 53.8 50.9-56.8

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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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