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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 year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,937 275 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,662 90.8 89.4-92.0
-Western 615 67 11.2 8.1-15.3 548 88.8 84.7-91.9
GENDER
Male 271 33 12.6 7.8-19.9 238 87.4 80.1-92.2
Female 344 34 9.7 6.4-14.4 310 90.3 85.6-93.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 559 62 11.6 8.3-16.1 497 88.4 83.9-91.7
Non-Hispanic Black 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 242 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-75 285 42 15.1 10.5-21.3 243 84.9 78.7-89.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 185 22 13.1 7.9-20.9 163 86.9 79.1-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 170 19 8.4 4.8-14.4 151 91.6 85.6-95.2
College Graduate 191 18 9.1 5.5-14.7 173 90.9 85.3-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 202 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 381 46 12.2 8.6-17.0 335 87.8 83.0-91.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 203 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 412 50 13.3 9.2-18.9 362 86.7 81.1-90.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 17 18.4 10.3-30.8 78 81.6 69.2-89.7
Non-Veteran 520 50 9.9 6.7-14.5 470 90.1 85.5-93.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 477 54 11.9 8.2-17.1 423 88.1 82.9-91.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 234 19 8.9 5.3-14.7 215 91.1 85.3-94.7
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 266 36 13.9 9.4-20.3 230 86.1 79.7-90.6
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 31 9.7 6.4-14.3 257 90.3 85.7-93.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 209 25 9.8 6.0-15.7 184 90.2 84.3-94.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 251 27 13.6 7.8-22.5 224 86.4 77.5-92.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 155 15 9.5 5.3-16.4 140 90.5 83.6-94.7

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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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