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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Women's Health

How long has it been since you had your last Pap smear?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,422 4,083 68.0 66.3-69.7 1,020 13.9 12.8-15.1 374 5.0 4.3- 5.8 790 8.8 7.9- 9.7 155 4.3 3.3- 5.6
-Western NC 1,081 607 59.4 55.3-63.3 192 17.4 14.5-20.9 68 5.7 4.2- 7.6 175 12.5 10.3-15.0 39 5.0 3.1- 8.2
RACE
White 1,000 557 59.2 54.9-63.3 181 17.7 14.6-21.2 60 5.4 3.9- 7.3 169 12.9 10.7-15.6 33 4.9 2.8- 8.2
African American 24 18 78.8 56.9-91.2 3 8.7 2.5-25.9 1 6.2 0.9-33.2 1 3.9 0.5-23.3 1 2.5 0.3-16.3
Other Minorities 51 28 52.9 34.2-70.8 8 18.4 6.0-44.3 7 13.1 5.5-28.3 3 4.6 1.2-16.2 5 11.0 3.3-31.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 27 17 54.8 31.2-76.5 4 29.6 10.7-59.8 3 7.7 2.1-24.6 2 4.9 1.0-20.7 1 2.9 0.4-18.2
Non-Hispanic 1,052 589 59.5 55.3-63.5 188 17.0 14.1-20.4 65 5.6 4.2- 7.6 173 12.8 10.5-15.4 37 5.1 3.1- 8.4
AGE
18-24 39 23 54.0 34.3-72.6 4 10.6 2.5-35.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.7 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 10 32.3 16.5-53.4
25-34 122 94 74.8 65.1-82.6 13 12.9 7.2-22.0 5 4.1 1.7- 9.7 7 6.0 2.7-12.7 3 2.2 0.6- 7.2
35-44 177 109 59.3 50.8-67.3 23 15.0 9.7-22.4 15 8.9 5.2-15.1 28 15.1 10.3-21.7 2 1.6 0.3- 8.5
45-54 207 128 59.0 50.4-67.2 33 17.8 11.5-26.6 11 6.2 3.0-12.3 35 16.9 11.6-24.0 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 234 145 63.4 56.1-70.1 43 19.2 13.9-25.9 15 6.3 3.7-10.6 28 10.3 6.7-15.5 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6
65-74 166 69 39.2 30.7-48.3 51 34.6 26.3-44.0 11 6.0 3.1-11.4 34 19.6 12.1-30.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
75+ 132 37 32.6 23.5-43.3 25 22.1 13.7-33.6 10 6.1 3.2-11.5 41 27.1 19.5-36.4 19 12.1 6.7-20.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 49 37.8 26.6-50.4 22 15.6 8.0-28.0 9 7.2 3.1-15.8 32 23.6 14.9-35.4 11 15.8 5.9-36.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 140 52.6 44.6-60.6 41 17.6 11.6-25.9 27 7.2 4.5-11.4 60 16.4 11.9-22.2 15 6.1 3.0-12.0
Some Post-H.S. 319 182 59.8 52.7-66.5 63 19.9 14.6-26.6 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3 50 11.4 8.1-15.7 8 3.5 1.4- 8.3
College Graduate 354 234 71.7 65.4-77.3 66 15.9 11.7-21.2 16 4.2 2.3- 7.7 33 6.4 4.1-10.1 5 1.8 0.6- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 49 38.5 27.7-50.7 26 17.7 10.0-29.5 10 8.1 3.4-17.9 36 23.7 15.6-34.2 7 12.0 4.1-30.0
$15,000- 24,999 185 84 45.6 35.5-56.1 30 19.7 12.4-29.8 18 6.7 3.9-11.1 45 18.6 12.9-26.2 8 9.4 2.9-26.5
$25,000- 34,999 125 60 50.3 39.5-61.1 20 15.7 9.3-25.3 10 7.9 3.8-15.8 31 22.4 14.6-32.9 4 3.6 1.0-12.3
$35,000- 49,999 164 105 65.9 55.5-75.0 34 18.2 11.7-27.4 6 4.9 2.0-11.6 17 7.9 4.2-14.3 2 3.1 0.8-11.4
$50,000-74,999 150 113 81.1 73.1-87.1 18 8.9 4.9-15.6 7 3.4 1.5- 7.4 11 6.3 3.2-12.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
$75,000+ 156 116 72.9 62.9-81.0 31 20.8 13.6-30.4 4 4.0 1.3-11.5 5 2.3 0.8- 6.1 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 374 176 51.8 44.6-58.9 76 21.4 16.1-28.0 25 5.1 3.2- 8.1 78 16.8 12.8-21.7 19 4.9 2.6- 9.0
No 688 418 62.8 57.6-67.6 114 15.7 12.2-19.9 42 5.7 4.0- 8.2 95 10.6 8.1-13.8 19 5.2 2.7- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 12 5 56.1 27.5-81.2 3 12.3 3.6-34.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 26.5 8.5-58.3 1 5.1 0.7-29.8
Non-Veteran 1,069 602 59.4 55.3-63.4 189 17.5 14.5-21.0 68 5.8 4.3- 7.7 172 12.3 10.2-14.8 38 5.0 3.1- 8.2

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear and 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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