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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,912 343 18.2 16.2-20.3 248 13.5 11.8-15.5 441 23.3 21.2-25.6 172 8.3 7.0- 9.8 708 36.7 34.1-39.4
GENDER
Male 729 133 18.2 15.2-21.8 98 14.4 11.5-17.8 141 19.2 16.1-22.8 60 7.5 5.7- 9.8 297 40.7 36.5-45.0
Female 1,183 210 18.1 15.7-20.8 150 12.8 10.8-15.1 300 26.8 23.9-29.9 112 9.0 7.3-11.0 411 33.4 30.2-36.6
RACE
White 1,805 320 18.0 16.0-20.2 241 14.1 12.2-16.1 421 23.7 21.5-26.1 165 8.3 7.0- 9.8 658 35.9 33.3-38.7
African American 51 10 23.9 11.6-42.9 2 2.0 0.5- 7.9 11 20.7 10.4-37.2 5 11.8 4.3-28.6 23 41.6 26.9-58.0
Other Minorities 49 12 18.4 9.4-32.9 5 11.5 3.8-29.9 7 12.0 5.2-25.4 2 2.4 0.4-12.4 23 55.7 37.4-72.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 2 10.2 2.4-34.3 2 12.8 3.1-40.6 4 17.6 5.8-42.6 1 2.8 0.4-18.5 6 56.5 29.7-80.0
Non-Hispanic 1,891 341 18.3 16.3-20.5 246 13.6 11.8-15.6 435 23.4 21.2-25.7 171 8.4 7.1- 9.9 698 36.4 33.8-39.1
AGE
50-54 271 42 15.1 10.8-20.6 22 10.8 6.4-17.7 41 13.7 9.7-18.9 15 6.0 3.4-10.1 151 54.5 47.2-61.5
55-64 682 112 16.2 13.3-19.6 99 14.4 11.6-17.6 149 24.4 20.7-28.5 60 7.8 5.9-10.3 262 37.2 33.1-41.5
65-74 547 114 21.4 17.6-25.8 76 14.2 11.2-17.9 145 27.1 22.9-31.6 53 9.7 7.2-12.9 159 27.6 23.1-32.5
75+ 412 75 20.0 15.6-25.4 51 13.6 10.3-17.9 106 25.5 20.8-31.0 44 9.3 6.7-12.9 136 31.4 26.3-37.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 56 16.3 12.4-21.2 22 7.5 4.7-11.8 62 20.2 15.4-25.9 31 10.5 7.0-15.4 144 45.5 38.8-52.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 603 94 15.5 12.2-19.5 80 15.1 11.6-19.3 140 22.0 18.4-26.1 46 6.4 4.6- 8.9 243 40.9 36.2-45.8
Some Post-H.S. 475 93 20.6 16.7-25.1 65 14.8 11.4-19.1 106 23.0 18.9-27.8 42 8.2 5.8-11.4 169 33.4 28.7-38.4
College Graduate 517 100 20.1 16.4-24.5 80 13.9 11.0-17.4 132 26.4 22.2-31.2 53 9.2 6.8-12.2 152 30.4 25.7-35.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 49 19.0 13.3-26.4 22 8.2 5.2-12.5 42 13.8 9.9-19.0 25 9.2 5.7-14.4 128 49.8 42.4-57.2
$15,000- 24,999 362 52 13.6 10.1-18.2 30 9.4 6.3-13.9 84 23.9 19.0-29.7 33 7.9 5.4-11.5 163 45.1 39.2-51.1
$25,000- 34,999 232 35 16.0 11.2-22.2 37 16.7 12.0-22.9 52 21.1 15.8-27.5 19 8.6 5.1-14.1 89 37.6 30.8-45.0
$35,000- 49,999 285 52 17.7 13.3-23.2 47 18.3 12.7-25.5 66 23.1 17.9-29.3 21 6.8 4.3-10.6 99 34.1 27.7-41.2
$50,000-74,999 239 51 23.2 17.5-29.9 32 13.4 9.2-18.9 63 26.5 20.6-33.3 16 5.8 3.5- 9.5 77 31.2 24.7-38.6
$75,000+ 241 50 19.7 14.7-26.0 38 13.4 9.6-18.5 66 28.1 21.9-35.2 30 11.0 7.5-15.7 57 27.8 21.3-35.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 882 168 19.5 16.4-22.9 108 12.2 10.0-14.8 205 23.5 20.3-27.0 93 9.2 7.3-11.5 308 35.7 31.9-39.6
No 993 170 17.3 14.8-20.1 136 14.6 12.0-17.7 229 23.3 20.4-26.5 79 7.8 6.1- 9.9 379 37.0 33.4-40.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 68 19.9 15.4-25.3 57 16.6 12.7-21.4 73 20.6 16.2-25.8 30 7.1 4.8-10.4 127 35.8 30.1-42.0
Non-Veteran 1,556 275 17.7 15.6-20.1 191 12.7 10.8-14.9 368 24.0 21.6-26.7 142 8.6 7.1-10.3 580 36.9 34.0-39.9

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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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