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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
(formerly Women's Health)

How long has it been since your last breast exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had exam
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,871 2,428 61.1 59.2-63.0 478 12.5 11.3-13.8 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 399 9.2 8.2-10.3 368 12.0 10.6-13.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,625 1,665 62.5 60.2-64.8 334 12.9 11.4-14.6 132 5.5 4.5- 6.7 307 10.4 9.1-11.9 187 8.6 7.2-10.2
Non-Hispanic Black 805 538 63.9 59.7-67.9 87 10.8 8.5-13.5 39 4.0 2.8- 5.9 57 6.7 5.0- 8.9 84 14.6 11.5-18.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 112 *** *** *** 15 12.8 7.0-22.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 228 103 43.7 36.8-51.0 29 14.1 9.6-20.1 14 5.2 2.8- 9.7 16 6.5 3.8-10.8 66 30.5 24.2-37.6
AGE
18-34 624 337 52.6 48.1-57.0 95 14.0 11.3-17.2 24 3.9 2.5- 5.9 38 6.1 4.3- 8.6 130 23.4 19.7-27.6
35-44 501 302 60.5 55.7-65.2 74 13.5 10.6-17.0 40 8.2 5.8-11.4 40 9.0 6.5-12.3 45 8.9 6.5-12.0
45-54 586 394 68.0 63.6-72.1 73 12.8 10.1-16.2 34 4.5 3.1- 6.5 54 8.6 6.4-11.4 31 6.0 4.1- 8.8
55-64 782 550 70.2 66.5-73.7 80 10.2 8.0-12.8 35 4.9 3.4- 7.0 83 9.8 7.7-12.3 34 4.9 3.4- 7.1
65-74 767 501 63.1 59.1-67.0 83 10.7 8.5-13.3 38 6.5 4.4- 9.4 95 13.2 10.7-16.3 50 6.5 4.8- 8.7
75+ 562 311 55.2 50.4-59.8 67 12.1 9.2-15.7 26 4.6 3.0- 6.9 88 15.4 12.3-19.1 70 12.8 9.9-16.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 419 193 45.9 40.1-51.8 58 12.3 9.2-16.1 30 7.6 5.0-11.3 61 12.8 9.6-16.9 77 21.5 16.7-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,069 610 54.8 51.2-58.5 123 11.0 9.0-13.4 57 5.3 3.9- 7.1 130 10.6 8.7-13.0 149 18.2 15.3-21.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,070 700 64.8 61.2-68.1 126 13.2 10.9-15.9 55 5.1 3.8- 6.9 112 8.6 7.0-10.7 77 8.3 6.4-10.7
College Graduate 1,298 914 70.5 67.6-73.3 170 13.3 11.3-15.6 56 4.1 3.0- 5.5 95 6.7 5.3- 8.5 63 5.4 4.1- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 447 212 44.5 39.0-50.2 64 14.9 11.2-19.5 41 9.3 6.4-13.2 63 12.5 9.4-16.3 67 18.9 14.7-24.0
$15,000- 24,999 659 361 52.9 48.3-57.5 78 13.4 10.6-17.0 37 5.6 3.8- 8.2 93 12.6 10.0-15.6 90 15.5 12.2-19.3
$25,000- 34,999 399 250 61.1 55.0-66.9 49 10.8 7.6-15.2 21 6.7 4.2-10.6 44 9.6 6.8-13.3 35 11.8 8.1-16.7
$35,000- 49,999 445 301 67.3 61.4-72.7 57 12.9 9.5-17.3 20 3.9 2.4- 6.3 43 9.1 6.2-13.2 24 6.8 4.0-11.3
$50,000-74,999 400 290 69.3 63.1-74.9 46 11.9 8.6-16.2 14 4.1 2.2- 7.3 34 9.0 5.9-13.4 16 5.8 2.9-11.3
$75,000+ 687 521 75.6 71.6-79.2 84 11.5 9.1-14.4 24 3.1 1.9- 4.8 36 4.9 3.3- 7.0 22 5.0 3.1- 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,117 659 56.7 53.0-60.4 139 13.2 10.9-15.9 58 5.8 4.3- 7.8 183 15.9 13.5-18.7 78 8.3 6.2-11.2
No 2,733 1,763 62.8 60.5-64.9 335 12.2 10.8-13.8 137 4.9 4.1- 6.0 214 7.0 6.0- 8.2 284 13.0 11.5-14.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 101 *** *** *** 14 13.8 7.7-23.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,768 2,355 60.9 58.9-62.8 464 12.5 11.2-13.8 192 5.1 4.4- 6.1 393 9.4 8.3-10.5 364 12.2 10.8-13.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,215 1,395 61.9 59.4-64.3 277 12.9 11.2-14.6 119 5.3 4.3- 6.6 218 9.0 7.7-10.5 206 10.9 9.3-12.7
No 1,656 1,033 60.2 57.3-63.1 201 12.0 10.3-14.0 79 5.0 3.9- 6.4 181 9.5 8.0-11.2 162 13.2 11.1-15.8

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam and those who were not asked formed NEVER category.

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.

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