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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 6,786 1,134 16.5 15.4-17.7 845 12.1 11.1-13.1 1,879 27.0 25.6-28.4 1,074 14.5 13.5-15.6 1,854 29.9 28.4-31.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 249 32 9.5 6.4-14.0 30 10.2 6.9-14.8 76 32.2 25.4-39.9 38 13.2 9.3-18.4 73 34.8 27.6-42.8
Cumberland 248 44 15.6 11.0-21.5 29 13.2 8.7-19.5 79 31.3 25.0-38.5 42 17.6 12.5-24.2 54 22.3 16.5-29.4
Durham 231 48 19.2 13.7-26.1 24 10.9 7.0-16.6 78 32.8 25.6-40.9 42 14.5 10.3-20.2 39 22.6 15.9-31.1
Forsyth 254 55 20.7 15.4-27.3 29 12.1 7.5-18.9 69 25.1 19.2-32.0 32 11.8 7.7-17.6 69 30.3 23.7-37.8
Gaston 227 34 11.4 7.8-16.3 28 11.5 7.5-17.2 59 22.7 17.2-29.4 39 13.5 9.4-19.0 67 40.9 32.8-49.4
Guilford 273 51 18.0 13.2-24.1 35 10.4 7.3-14.7 76 24.4 18.9-30.9 51 17.3 12.7-23.1 60 29.8 22.2-38.8
Mecklenburg 300 50 17.5 12.4-24.0 37 11.6 7.9-16.8 95 30.6 24.6-37.3 44 12.5 8.9-17.2 74 27.8 21.0-35.8
New Hanover 260 41 19.6 13.7-27.3 35 15.1 9.9-22.5 78 25.8 19.8-32.9 38 11.8 8.3-16.6 68 27.6 20.8-35.7
Union 220 29 13.8 8.7-21.1 21 8.1 4.7-13.6 *** *** *** 54 19.9 13.8-27.9 61 32.7 23.2-43.9
Wake 293 37 12.8 9.0-17.9 44 15.3 10.9-21.2 86 30.2 24.0-37.1 58 19.3 14.6-25.2 68 22.3 17.2-28.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,278 400 17.2 15.4-19.2 295 12.7 11.1-14.5 631 26.9 24.6-29.2 341 14.9 13.2-16.7 611 28.4 26.0-30.9
Piedmont 3,468 585 16.8 15.2-18.5 423 11.9 10.5-13.3 975 27.3 25.4-29.3 574 14.7 13.3-16.1 911 29.4 27.3-31.6
Western NC 1,040 149 14.4 12.0-17.2 127 11.2 9.2-13.7 273 25.1 21.8-28.7 159 13.2 11.0-15.7 332 36.1 32.3-40.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 715 96 12.8 10.0-16.2 88 11.5 9.0-14.7 186 26.9 22.6-31.6 114 13.4 10.7-16.7 231 35.4 30.8-40.3
Northwest 1,160 220 19.0 16.5-21.9 137 10.8 8.9-13.2 304 23.4 20.7-26.4 174 14.2 12.0-16.7 325 32.5 29.1-36.0
Charlotte 1,026 156 15.6 12.6-19.1 119 11.1 8.7-14.1 287 28.0 24.3-32.1 180 13.6 11.3-16.4 284 31.7 27.4-36.3
Greensboro 767 129 17.5 14.5-21.1 96 11.1 8.9-13.7 205 25.1 21.6-28.9 127 14.5 11.9-17.6 210 31.8 27.4-36.5
Southern Regional 924 153 16.9 13.9-20.3 114 12.3 9.8-15.4 276 29.6 25.9-33.6 131 14.9 12.2-18.0 250 26.3 22.7-30.3
Southeast 469 82 17.8 13.9-22.6 60 13.0 9.6-17.3 139 28.5 23.4-34.1 66 12.1 9.1-15.9 122 28.7 23.5-34.5
Wake 827 137 15.1 12.3-18.3 109 14.1 11.2-17.6 256 30.9 26.8-35.2 135 15.6 12.7-19.0 190 24.4 20.8-28.4
Area L 221 39 17.0 12.1-23.3 40 17.8 12.6-24.7 45 21.6 16.0-28.5 29 12.1 8.2-17.6 68 31.5 24.8-39.0
Eastern 677 122 17.1 14.0-20.7 82 11.5 9.0-14.5 181 25.5 21.8-29.6 118 17.3 14.2-20.9 174 28.7 24.6-33.0

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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.

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