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2010 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 7,711 3,697 44.9 43.4-46.5 4,014 55.1 53.5-56.6
-Western NC 1,355 635 46.0 42.7-49.3 720 54.0 50.7-57.3
GENDER
Male 523 239 44.9 39.7-50.1 284 55.1 49.9-60.3
Female 832 396 46.9 42.9-51.1 436 53.1 48.9-57.1
RACE
White 1,268 601 46.6 43.3-50.0 667 53.4 50.0-56.7
African American 27 15 54.4 31.4-75.7 12 45.6 24.3-68.6
Other Minorities 54 17 31.3 15.0-53.9 37 68.7 46.1-85.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 6 34.5 13.9-63.2 12 65.5 36.8-86.1
Non-Hispanic 1,335 629 46.2 42.9-49.5 706 53.8 50.5-57.1
AGE
50-54 163 33 21.4 14.5-30.5 130 78.6 69.5-85.5
55-64 454 201 47.2 41.9-52.6 253 52.8 47.4-58.1
65+ 738 401 55.2 51.0-59.4 337 44.8 40.6-49.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 226 99 42.0 34.0-50.5 127 58.0 49.5-66.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 411 185 43.0 37.2-49.0 226 57.0 51.0-62.8
Some Post-H.S. 333 156 48.5 42.1-55.0 177 51.5 45.0-57.9
College Graduate 384 195 49.5 43.5-55.6 189 50.5 44.4-56.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 198 84 40.1 32.2-48.6 114 59.9 51.4-67.8
$15,000- 24,999 262 127 46.4 39.3-53.6 135 53.6 46.4-60.7
$25,000- 34,999 175 79 46.1 37.0-55.6 96 53.9 44.4-63.0
$35,000- 49,999 177 105 60.3 50.8-69.1 72 39.7 30.9-49.2
$50,000-74,999 164 65 36.3 28.0-45.4 99 63.7 54.6-72.0
$75,000+ 152 79 50.3 41.3-59.3 73 49.7 40.7-58.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 662 337 51.5 46.9-56.2 325 48.5 43.8-53.1
No 669 291 41.6 37.1-46.2 378 58.4 53.8-62.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 246 137 55.7 47.8-63.4 109 44.3 36.6-52.2
Non-Veteran 1,109 498 43.5 39.9-47.1 611 56.5 52.9-60.1

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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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