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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past 3 years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,305 650 18.7 17.2-20.3 2,655 81.3 79.7-82.8
-Western NC 519 110 19.9 16.4-24.0 409 80.1 76.0-83.6
GENDER
Male 208 45 19.1 14.1-25.4 163 80.9 74.6-85.9
Female 311 65 20.5 15.8-26.3 246 79.5 73.7-84.2
RACE
White 486 99 19.5 15.8-23.7 387 80.5 76.3-84.2
Other minorities 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 211 44 22.0 16.3-29.1 167 78.0 70.9-83.7
65-74 228 58 24.9 19.1-31.7 170 75.1 68.3-80.9
75 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 160 37 21.5 15.5-28.9 123 78.5 71.1-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 130 29 19.3 13.3-27.2 101 80.7 72.8-86.7
College Graduate 160 32 19.4 13.8-26.6 128 80.6 73.4-86.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 92 25 26.4 17.4-37.9 67 73.6 62.1-82.6
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 13 15.2 8.6-25.4 59 84.8 74.6-91.4
$50,000+ 147 26 15.4 10.4-22.3 121 84.6 77.7-89.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 51 26.4 19.7-34.4 138 73.6 65.6-80.3
No 328 59 16.2 12.4-20.8 269 83.8 79.2-87.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 83 23 26.0 17.1-37.3 60 74.0 62.7-82.9
Non-Veteran 436 87 18.8 15.0-23.3 349 81.2 76.7-85.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 428 91 19.5 15.8-23.9 337 80.5 76.1-84.2
No 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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