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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,273 2,392 70.8 68.9-72.6 881 29.2 27.4-31.1
-Piedmont NC 1,708 1,261 71.7 69.2-74.2 447 28.3 25.8-30.8
GENDER
Male 738 518 68.2 64.2-71.9 220 31.8 28.1-35.8
Female 970 743 74.8 71.5-77.9 227 25.2 22.1-28.5
RACE
White 1,304 985 73.6 70.7-76.3 319 26.4 23.7-29.3
African American 321 234 68.8 62.5-74.4 87 31.2 25.6-37.5
Other minorities 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,655 1,237 72.5 69.9-74.9 418 27.5 25.1-30.1
AGE
50-54 302 163 53.4 47.2-59.5 139 46.6 40.5-52.8
55-64 706 524 75.6 72.0-79.0 182 24.4 21.0-28.0
65-74 643 531 81.9 78.2-85.1 112 18.1 14.9-21.8
75 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 179 99 53.8 45.6-61.8 80 46.2 38.2-54.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 438 307 69.2 64.2-73.8 131 30.8 26.2-35.8
Some Post-H.S. 447 344 75.3 70.4-79.7 103 24.7 20.3-29.6
College Graduate 640 509 78.0 74.1-81.5 131 22.0 18.5-25.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 90 51.1 42.2-59.9 73 48.9 40.1-57.8
$15,000- 24,999 252 168 65.8 58.8-72.1 84 34.2 27.9-41.2
$25,000- 34,999 157 116 71.7 62.5-79.3 41 28.3 20.7-37.5
$35,000- 49,999 216 165 72.7 65.0-79.3 51 27.3 20.7-35.0
$50,000+ 620 509 80.1 76.1-83.5 111 19.9 16.5-23.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 549 416 73.4 68.8-77.5 133 26.6 22.5-31.2
No 1,150 841 71.2 68.1-74.2 309 28.8 25.8-31.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 177 78.0 71.4-83.5 51 22.0 16.5-28.6
Non-Veteran 1,480 1,084 70.7 67.9-73.4 396 29.3 26.6-32.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 632 465 71.8 67.5-75.8 167 28.2 24.2-32.5
No 1,076 796 71.7 68.4-74.7 280 28.3 25.3-31.6

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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.

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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