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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Women's Health

How long has it been since your last breast exam?*

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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 9,537 6,519 68.3 66.8-69.8 1,194 12.6 11.6-13.6 456 4.3 3.8- 4.9 759 6.9 6.3- 7.6 609 7.9 6.9- 9.1
-Western NC 1,697 1,079 64.0 60.8-67.1 233 14.2 12.0-16.6 98 5.5 4.3- 7.0 175 8.8 7.3-10.5 112 7.5 5.5-10.1
RACE
White 1,578 999 64.1 60.7-67.3 221 14.1 11.9-16.6 89 5.4 4.2- 7.0 167 8.9 7.4-10.8 102 7.5 5.4-10.2
African American 46 36 82.1 67.6-91.0 3 4.2 1.3-12.8 3 7.9 2.5-22.8 2 3.2 0.7-13.2 2 2.6 0.6-10.5
Other Minorities 67 41 51.4 35.2-67.4 9 23.3 10.5-44.2 6 7.5 2.8-18.4 5 7.3 2.6-18.5 6 10.5 3.5-27.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 15 38.0 21.0-58.7 9 42.7 22.3-66.0 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 2 5.3 1.2-20.3 3 12.7 3.6-36.4
Non-Hispanic 1,662 1,061 64.7 61.4-67.8 224 13.4 11.4-15.8 97 5.7 4.4- 7.2 173 8.9 7.4-10.7 107 7.4 5.4-10.0
AGE
18-24 40 21 46.6 28.4-65.8 6 11.0 3.9-27.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 12 42.1 24.0-62.5
25-34 128 92 71.6 62.1-79.5 17 14.0 8.3-22.7 5 3.6 1.5- 8.5 8 6.7 3.2-13.4 6 4.1 1.7- 9.4
35-44 211 134 62.1 54.4-69.3 29 15.0 10.1-21.6 19 9.6 5.9-15.3 25 12.0 8.0-17.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
45-54 292 182 60.6 53.4-67.3 51 19.3 13.9-26.3 19 6.8 4.0-11.4 33 11.6 7.9-16.9 7 1.7 0.8- 3.7
55-64 410 281 71.1 65.9-75.7 52 11.8 8.8-15.5 28 7.5 4.8-11.6 34 6.6 4.5- 9.6 15 3.0 1.8- 5.1
65-74 341 223 67.2 60.8-73.0 51 13.8 10.2-18.4 13 2.6 1.4- 5.0 29 7.2 4.9-10.6 25 9.2 5.3-15.5
75+ 269 143 55.7 48.6-62.5 26 10.5 6.7-16.3 13 4.9 2.8- 8.5 46 14.6 10.7-19.7 41 14.3 9.9-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 129 48.6 39.4-57.9 31 13.1 7.7-21.3 9 3.3 1.4- 7.4 30 12.5 8.1-18.7 41 22.5 13.9-34.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 495 280 55.6 49.6-61.5 69 14.9 11.1-19.8 35 7.2 4.8-10.8 70 12.1 9.1-16.0 41 10.1 6.2-16.1
Some Post-H.S. 482 311 65.2 59.4-70.5 69 15.8 11.7-21.1 36 7.2 4.9-10.4 46 7.7 5.3-11.0 20 4.1 2.3- 7.5
College Graduate 476 355 77.7 72.6-82.1 64 12.4 9.1-16.7 18 3.4 1.9- 6.1 29 4.9 3.0- 7.9 10 1.5 0.7- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 118 47.6 38.7-56.7 37 15.2 9.5-23.4 17 8.3 4.4-15.1 36 14.8 9.8-21.8 27 14.1 7.7-24.6
$15,000- 24,999 301 169 55.2 47.0-63.1 38 13.5 8.8-20.2 19 6.7 3.9-11.4 49 14.3 10.2-19.7 26 10.3 4.9-20.2
$25,000- 34,999 203 131 59.6 50.6-67.9 22 11.8 7.2-18.9 11 6.0 2.9-11.9 33 17.6 11.8-25.6 6 5.0 1.9-12.8
$35,000- 49,999 249 174 69.8 61.5-77.0 36 13.8 8.9-20.7 12 4.4 2.3- 8.3 17 7.4 4.1-13.2 10 4.6 1.9-10.5
$50,000-74,999 216 163 79.3 72.4-84.7 27 11.1 7.1-16.9 16 5.9 3.3-10.5 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3
$75,000+ 207 164 76.2 67.4-83.2 32 19.3 12.8-28.0 6 3.2 1.2- 8.1 3 0.9 0.3- 3.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 705 422 61.1 56.2-65.9 94 15.1 11.5-19.6 50 6.6 4.7- 9.3 89 11.0 8.6-14.0 50 6.2 4.3- 8.9
No 961 639 66.0 61.7-70.1 136 13.6 11.0-16.7 48 5.0 3.6- 7.0 83 7.5 5.7- 9.8 55 7.8 5.1-12.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 18 11 70.3 46.0-86.8 3 11.4 3.4-31.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 14.5 4.2-39.6 1 3.8 0.5-23.2
Non-Veteran 1,679 1,068 64.0 60.7-67.1 230 14.2 12.0-16.7 98 5.6 4.4- 7.1 172 8.7 7.2-10.4 111 7.6 5.6-10.2

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam 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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