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2016 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 2,937 513 16.7 15.1-18.4 2,424 83.3 81.6-84.9
-Western 615 123 19.9 16.0-24.4 492 80.1 75.6-84.0
GENDER
Male 271 59 19.1 13.5-26.3 212 80.9 73.7-86.5
Female 344 64 20.6 15.6-26.7 280 79.4 73.3-84.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 559 114 20.5 16.4-25.4 445 79.5 74.6-83.6
Non-Hispanic Black 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 242 41 19.4 12.9-28.2 201 80.6 71.8-87.1
65-75 285 74 26.4 20.5-33.2 211 73.6 66.8-79.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 185 41 23.0 16.4-31.4 144 77.0 68.6-83.6
Some Post-H.S. 170 31 15.8 10.4-23.1 139 84.2 76.9-89.6
College Graduate 191 38 17.9 12.6-24.8 153 82.1 75.2-87.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** 60 80.2 68.0-88.6
$50,000- 74,999 90 16 16.8 9.5-28.0 74 83.2 72.0-90.5
$75,000+ 107 24 19.2 12.2-28.9 83 80.8 71.1-87.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 202 42 21.6 14.2-31.4 160 78.4 68.6-85.8
No 381 77 19.3 14.9-24.7 304 80.7 75.3-85.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 203 40 17.9 12.2-25.7 163 82.1 74.3-87.8
No 412 83 20.7 15.9-26.5 329 79.3 73.5-84.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 520 95 18.3 14.2-23.3 425 81.7 76.7-85.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 138 27 18.1 12.1-26.3 111 81.9 73.7-87.9
Rural 477 96 20.5 15.8-26.1 381 79.5 73.9-84.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 234 38 15.7 10.8-22.2 196 84.3 77.8-89.2
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 65 24.9 19.0-31.9 201 75.1 68.1-81.0
Unable to Work 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 288 61 19.4 14.6-25.3 227 80.6 74.7-85.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 209 41 16.7 11.5-23.7 168 83.3 76.3-88.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 251 50 22.1 15.2-31.1 201 77.9 68.9-84.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 155 32 20.2 14.0-28.2 123 79.8 71.8-86.0

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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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