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2016 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 3,652 1,313 34.2 32.3-36.1 2,339 65.8 63.9-67.7
-Western 782 309 37.3 33.1-41.8 473 62.7 58.2-66.9
GENDER
Male 326 125 33.4 27.1-40.3 201 66.6 59.7-72.9
Female 456 184 40.8 35.3-46.5 272 59.2 53.5-64.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 711 293 39.3 34.9-44.0 418 60.7 56.0-65.1
Non-Hispanic Black 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 247 80 32.1 24.6-40.5 167 67.9 59.5-75.4
65-74 266 123 44.6 37.3-52.1 143 55.4 47.9-62.7
75+ 164 91 55.9 46.5-65.0 73 44.1 35.0-53.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 226 91 40.8 33.4-48.7 135 59.2 51.3-66.6
Some Post-H.S. 212 85 35.6 28.2-43.8 127 64.4 56.2-71.8
College Graduate 241 101 37.6 30.7-45.0 140 62.4 55.0-69.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 121 52 34.7 25.6-45.0 69 65.3 55.0-74.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 281 119 40.7 33.2-48.6 162 59.3 51.4-66.8
No 464 177 35.7 30.5-41.4 287 64.3 58.6-69.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 298 127 42.7 35.6-50.1 171 57.3 49.9-64.4
No 484 182 34.2 29.0-39.7 302 65.8 60.3-71.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 651 249 35.5 30.9-40.3 402 64.5 59.7-69.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 177 66 37.7 29.9-46.1 111 62.3 53.9-70.1
Rural 605 243 37.2 32.2-42.5 362 62.8 57.5-67.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 245 70 25.4 19.4-32.4 175 74.6 67.6-80.6
Unemployed 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 394 192 48.0 41.9-54.1 202 52.0 45.9-58.1
Unable to Work 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 343 143 36.1 30.2-42.5 200 63.9 57.5-69.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 264 113 38.3 31.2-45.9 151 61.7 54.1-68.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 320 122 35.7 28.7-43.3 198 64.3 56.7-71.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 198 74 38.5 31.0-46.5 124 61.5 53.5-69.0

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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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