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2016 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 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
-Western 609 421 70.0 65.2-74.5 188 30.0 25.5-34.8
GENDER
Male 272 183 70.1 62.6-76.6 89 29.9 23.4-37.4
Female 337 238 70.0 63.5-75.7 99 30.0 24.3-36.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 553 390 71.0 65.9-75.6 163 29.0 24.4-34.1
Non-Hispanic Black 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 244 163 70.0 62.2-76.8 81 30.0 23.2-37.8
65-75 279 220 81.6 75.6-86.3 59 18.4 13.7-24.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 184 120 69.1 60.8-76.3 64 30.9 23.7-39.2
Some Post-H.S. 169 119 69.5 59.8-77.8 50 30.5 22.2-40.2
College Graduate 186 138 73.2 64.6-80.3 48 26.8 19.7-35.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 204 148 73.1 64.6-80.2 56 26.9 19.8-35.4
No 375 252 68.7 62.4-74.4 123 31.3 25.6-37.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 205 147 73.5 65.2-80.4 58 26.5 19.6-34.8
No 404 274 68.4 62.3-73.9 130 31.6 26.1-37.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 71 84.7 74.9-91.1 23 15.3 8.9-25.1
Non-Veteran 515 350 67.6 62.1-72.6 165 32.4 27.4-37.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 135 99 75.9 67.2-82.9 36 24.1 17.1-32.8
Rural 474 322 68.0 62.1-73.4 152 32.0 26.6-37.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 233 145 60.3 51.9-68.1 88 39.7 31.9-48.1
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 261 206 82.4 76.8-86.9 55 17.6 13.1-23.2
Unable to Work 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 282 210 73.0 65.5-79.4 72 27.0 20.6-34.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 210 142 66.5 57.1-74.7 68 33.5 25.3-42.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 247 165 66.5 58.3-73.9 82 33.5 26.1-41.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 152 114 78.0 70.2-84.3 38 22.0 15.7-29.8

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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