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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last Pap test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,275 1,111 51.0 48.5-53.6 394 16.7 14.9-18.6 235 9.1 7.8-10.6 387 13.6 12.0-15.2 148 9.7 8.0-11.6
-Western 420 161 44.3 37.6-51.1 81 17.2 13.3-21.9 52 12.8 9.4-17.3 94 14.6 11.3-18.7 32 11.1 7.4-16.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 365 136 43.4 36.3-50.9 70 16.7 12.7-21.7 46 13.4 9.7-18.4 89 16.0 12.2-20.6 24 10.4 6.6-16.2
Non-Hispanic Black 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 85 *** *** *** 16 13.2 7.4-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 89 *** *** *** 13 14.8 8.1-25.5 15 16.5 9.5-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 106 *** *** *** 16 15.9 8.8-26.9 *** *** *** 29 19.7 12.9-28.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 125 *** *** *** 28 17.3 11.2-25.7 16 11.2 6.4-19.0 26 13.1 8.2-20.3 12 16.9 9.5-28.4
College Graduate 143 63 50.1 40.3-60.0 31 22.2 15.3-31.1 18 16.5 9.8-26.4 27 9.4 6.0-14.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 66 *** *** *** 16 19.4 11.3-31.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 22.5 14.8-32.7 *** *** ***
No 296 124 47.3 39.5-55.2 57 16.1 11.8-21.5 35 11.6 7.9-16.7 57 13.2 9.4-18.2 23 11.8 7.4-18.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 120 *** *** *** 20 19.1 11.5-30.1 17 15.8 8.9-26.5 40 21.7 14.7-30.9 *** *** ***
No 300 126 46.5 38.8-54.4 61 16.7 12.4-22.0 35 12.0 8.2-17.1 54 12.4 8.8-17.2 24 12.4 7.9-19.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 418 159 43.9 37.2-50.7 81 17.3 13.4-22.0 52 12.9 9.4-17.4 93 14.6 11.2-18.7 33 11.4 7.6-16.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 121 *** *** *** 28 21.5 14.2-31.2 15 11.0 6.3-18.6 17 12.5 7.1-21.0 *** *** ***
Rural 300 108 43.2 35.5-51.2 53 14.9 10.8-20.2 37 13.8 9.4-19.7 77 15.7 11.8-20.5 25 12.5 7.9-19.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 204 93 47.3 38.8-56.0 43 17.1 12.1-23.5 25 13.7 9.0-20.5 30 11.5 7.4-17.6 *** *** ***
Unemployed 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 119 29 24.3 16.5-34.4 24 22.8 14.8-33.4 17 16.5 9.6-26.9 41 29.5 20.9-39.9 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 179 68 42.0 33.2-51.3 41 20.4 14.5-27.9 28 17.1 11.3-25.1 33 12.8 8.2-19.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 127 *** *** *** 27 20.0 12.5-30.4 18 13.7 7.8-22.9 24 9.7 6.0-15.4 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 154 *** *** *** 20 9.3 5.5-15.1 19 16.8 10.1-26.6 52 22.1 15.7-30.1 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 140 *** *** *** 34 21.6 14.9-30.3 15 9.2 5.3-15.5 18 11.7 6.8-19.4 13 12.7 7.1-21.7

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

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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