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2014 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 4,243 1,721 37.2 35.5-38.8 2,522 62.8 61.2-64.5
-Western NC 681 295 40.1 36.0-44.3 386 59.9 55.7-64.0
GENDER
Male 275 111 36.5 30.4-43.1 164 63.5 56.9-69.6
Female 406 184 42.9 37.5-48.4 222 57.1 51.6-62.5
RACE
White 637 280 40.7 36.5-45.1 357 59.3 54.9-63.5
Other minorities 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 62 12 15.9 8.8-27.1 50 84.1 72.9-91.2
55-64 215 78 36.0 29.3-43.3 137 64.0 56.7-70.7
65-74 235 123 51.0 43.9-58.1 112 49.0 41.9-56.1
75+ 160 79 49.0 40.4-57.7 81 51.0 42.3-59.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 199 80 36.5 29.6-44.2 119 63.5 55.8-70.4
Some Post-H.S. 166 74 41.0 33.2-49.3 92 59.0 50.7-66.8
College Graduate 214 107 49.2 42.1-56.4 107 50.8 43.6-57.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 129 53 41.2 31.8-51.3 76 58.8 48.7-68.2
$25,000- 34,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 177 77 37.8 30.4-45.7 100 62.2 54.3-69.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 258 131 48.5 41.4-55.6 127 51.5 44.4-58.6
No 421 163 35.0 30.2-40.2 258 65.0 59.8-69.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 61 45.6 36.1-55.5 64 54.4 44.5-63.9
Non-Veteran 556 234 38.8 34.4-43.5 322 61.2 56.5-65.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 555 239 39.5 35.0-44.1 316 60.5 55.9-65.0
No 126 56 43.2 33.7-53.1 70 56.8 46.9-66.3

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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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