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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Western NC 512 354 65.7 60.8-70.4 158 34.3 29.6-39.2
GENDER
Male 207 134 61.9 54.0-69.2 73 38.1 30.8-46.0
Female 305 220 68.9 62.5-74.6 85 31.1 25.4-37.5
RACE
White 480 337 66.8 61.8-71.6 143 33.2 28.4-38.2
Other minorities 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 212 145 66.5 59.2-73.2 67 33.5 26.8-40.8
65-74 223 171 74.9 67.8-80.9 52 25.1 19.1-32.2
75 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 157 102 66.4 57.7-74.0 55 33.6 26.0-42.3
Some Post-H.S. 129 85 61.7 51.9-70.7 44 38.3 29.3-48.1
College Graduate 161 132 81.6 74.3-87.1 29 18.4 12.9-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 146 115 73.8 64.5-81.4 31 26.2 18.6-35.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 186 137 71.4 63.4-78.3 49 28.6 21.7-36.6
No 324 215 62.1 55.8-68.1 109 37.9 31.9-44.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 83 64 76.7 65.2-85.2 19 23.3 14.8-34.8
Non-Veteran 429 290 63.7 58.2-68.9 139 36.3 31.1-41.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 422 284 64.1 58.6-69.3 138 35.9 30.7-41.4
No 90 *** *** *** 20 25.0 16.0-36.9

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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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