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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 blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 9,418 1,630 16.8 15.9-17.8 762 8.0 7.4- 8.7 521 4.9 4.4- 5.5 1,663 16.9 15.9-17.8 4,842 53.4 52.1-54.7
-Western NC 1,892 322 16.5 14.6-18.6 149 8.8 7.3-10.5 107 5.3 4.3- 6.6 315 15.7 13.9-17.6 999 53.7 51.0-56.3
GENDER
Male 725 129 16.1 13.4-19.4 52 8.0 5.9-10.8 35 4.5 3.1- 6.6 104 13.9 11.3-17.0 405 57.4 53.2-61.6
Female 1,167 193 16.8 14.4-19.5 97 9.5 7.6-11.8 72 6.0 4.6- 7.8 211 17.2 14.9-19.8 594 50.5 47.1-53.8
RACE
White 1,787 307 16.5 14.6-18.6 137 8.7 7.2-10.5 101 5.1 4.1- 6.3 308 16.3 14.5-18.4 934 53.3 50.5-56.0
African American 52 7 19.2 8.6-37.7 9 11.5 5.5-22.5 6 14.7 6.1-31.5 2 4.9 1.1-19.1 28 49.7 33.6-65.9
Other Minorities 47 6 10.2 4.0-23.6 3 8.0 2.5-22.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.2 2.0-17.9 34 75.6 58.9-87.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 1 14.2 2.1-56.2 3 14.5 4.4-38.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 11 71.4 40.0-90.3
Non-Hispanic 1,869 321 16.6 14.7-18.7 146 8.8 7.3-10.5 107 5.4 4.4- 6.7 315 15.9 14.1-17.9 980 53.3 50.6-56.0
AGE
50-54 271 26 10.4 6.7-15.7 11 5.0 2.5- 9.9 8 2.7 1.2- 5.7 33 11.9 8.2-16.8 193 70.1 63.2-76.2
55-64 671 113 16.7 13.7-20.3 57 10.6 7.9-13.9 45 5.8 4.2- 8.0 85 11.4 9.0-14.2 371 55.5 51.1-59.8
65-74 537 110 20.6 16.8-24.9 47 8.2 6.1-11.1 34 6.4 4.4- 9.2 121 22.0 18.2-26.2 225 42.9 37.8-48.0
75+ 413 73 16.4 12.8-20.7 34 10.2 7.0-14.7 20 5.6 3.3- 9.3 76 18.3 14.2-23.2 210 49.6 43.8-55.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 317 53 15.5 11.5-20.5 26 10.0 6.4-15.2 12 4.3 2.2- 8.4 39 10.0 7.1-13.8 187 60.2 53.6-66.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 593 110 18.7 15.1-22.8 40 7.8 5.4-11.1 33 5.3 3.6- 7.7 96 15.7 12.6-19.5 314 52.5 47.6-57.4
Some Post-H.S. 473 78 16.4 13.0-20.4 38 8.9 6.2-12.6 27 5.2 3.4- 7.8 86 18.0 14.3-22.3 244 51.5 46.4-56.7
College Graduate 506 81 14.9 11.7-18.9 44 9.1 6.6-12.5 35 6.1 4.1- 8.9 94 17.0 13.7-20.8 252 52.9 47.7-58.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 263 37 14.5 9.8-21.0 14 4.6 2.6- 8.0 11 3.2 1.6- 6.2 44 16.2 11.3-22.5 157 61.6 54.0-68.6
$15,000- 24,999 355 72 20.0 15.5-25.4 32 11.1 7.6-16.0 20 5.1 3.1- 8.3 51 11.6 8.7-15.4 180 52.1 46.0-58.2
$25,000- 34,999 226 45 18.6 13.7-24.8 19 9.6 5.8-15.3 17 7.3 4.3-12.0 35 16.2 11.3-22.7 110 48.3 40.9-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 280 48 17.2 12.5-23.0 19 6.2 3.7-10.1 17 5.4 3.1- 9.2 47 16.8 12.4-22.4 149 54.4 47.3-61.4
$50,000-74,999 239 43 17.7 12.9-23.7 21 10.0 6.2-15.6 13 4.8 2.8- 8.4 50 18.4 13.7-24.2 112 49.1 41.9-56.4
$75,000+ 238 34 12.9 8.7-18.7 18 9.8 5.8-16.1 16 5.8 3.4- 9.6 42 15.4 11.1-20.9 128 56.1 48.7-63.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 867 169 19.9 16.9-23.4 73 9.1 7.0-11.8 46 4.8 3.4- 6.7 157 17.8 14.9-21.0 422 48.4 44.4-52.4
No 985 150 13.8 11.6-16.4 74 8.7 6.7-11.1 57 5.7 4.2- 7.5 153 14.0 11.8-16.5 551 57.9 54.2-61.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 353 86 22.7 18.2-28.0 31 9.4 6.5-13.5 21 4.7 3.0- 7.4 52 14.4 10.7-19.2 163 48.7 42.6-54.8
Non-Veteran 1,538 235 14.8 12.8-17.0 118 8.6 7.0-10.6 86 5.5 4.3- 7.0 263 16.0 14.1-18.2 836 55.0 52.0-58.0

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a blood stool test
and those respondents who were not asked formed the 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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