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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,528 617 17.6 16.1-19.2 390 11.0 9.8-12.3 944 26.9 25.1-28.7 704 19.1 17.6-20.7 873 25.4 23.6-27.3
-Western 759 113 14.6 11.7-18.1 92 13.3 10.5-16.8 169 21.4 17.8-25.5 166 21.1 17.7-25.0 219 29.5 25.4-34.0
GENDER
Male 316 50 14.7 10.5-20.2 40 13.2 9.2-18.6 66 22.3 16.5-29.4 64 19.1 14.2-25.3 96 30.7 24.2-38.1
Female 443 63 14.5 10.8-19.2 52 13.4 9.7-18.4 103 20.7 16.5-25.5 102 22.9 18.5-27.9 123 28.5 23.6-34.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 692 105 14.5 11.6-18.1 81 13.3 10.3-17.0 161 21.7 18.1-25.8 156 21.9 18.4-25.9 189 28.5 24.2-33.2
Non-Hispanic Black 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 248 33 14.1 9.3-20.7 31 13.1 8.8-19.2 50 19.9 14.0-27.6 50 16.9 11.9-23.4 84 35.9 28.1-44.5
65-74 262 51 16.9 12.2-23.1 29 13.0 8.3-19.7 70 30.0 23.4-37.6 57 21.2 16.0-27.5 55 18.9 13.8-25.4
75+ 155 *** *** *** 23 15.6 9.9-23.7 40 21.9 14.8-31.0 48 36.2 27.5-45.9 31 18.0 12.1-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 14 15.9 8.7-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 18.5 10.6-30.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 223 34 14.4 9.8-20.6 25 12.1 7.7-18.4 53 23.6 17.6-30.9 39 19.3 13.6-26.5 72 30.7 24.0-38.3
Some Post-H.S. 207 37 16.3 11.2-23.1 25 16.0 10.2-24.2 44 19.4 13.7-26.7 43 19.0 13.5-26.0 58 29.3 21.9-38.0
College Graduate 232 28 11.1 6.7-17.8 29 14.2 9.4-20.8 61 24.4 18.6-31.4 66 29.6 23.1-37.1 48 20.7 15.0-27.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 144 22 15.6 9.3-25.0 22 16.2 9.4-26.7 26 16.8 10.1-26.7 24 15.3 9.8-23.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 19 19.2 11.5-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 14.3 7.8-24.7
$50,000- 74,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 19.3 11.8-30.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 120 23 12.1 7.3-19.5 *** *** *** 26 21.1 13.8-31.0 27 23.6 15.6-34.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 278 42 13.5 9.2-19.4 42 16.7 11.5-23.6 64 22.0 16.2-29.2 64 22.1 16.4-29.1 66 25.7 19.1-33.7
No 445 68 16.1 12.2-20.9 44 10.6 7.4-14.8 95 21.0 16.4-26.4 93 20.2 16.0-25.1 145 32.2 26.9-38.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 293 46 16.2 11.5-22.4 43 15.3 10.5-21.8 74 24.6 18.5-31.9 58 20.0 14.8-26.6 72 23.9 18.3-30.5
No 466 67 13.6 10.2-18.0 49 12.2 8.9-16.5 95 19.6 15.3-24.7 108 21.8 17.5-26.7 147 32.9 27.4-38.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 20 16.0 9.2-26.5 15 14.1 8.1-23.4 33 28.1 19.1-39.3 28 21.3 14.0-31.0 30 20.5 13.0-30.8
Non-Veteran 633 93 14.3 11.2-18.1 77 13.2 10.1-17.1 136 20.2 16.4-24.7 138 21.1 17.4-25.4 189 31.2 26.6-36.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 172 25 14.7 9.8-21.4 20 10.9 6.7-17.1 43 29.0 21.3-38.1 43 22.5 16.4-30.1 41 22.9 16.7-30.7
Rural 587 88 14.6 11.1-18.8 72 14.2 10.7-18.6 126 18.7 14.9-23.2 123 20.6 16.7-25.2 178 31.9 26.9-37.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 242 39 15.7 10.9-22.0 27 12.3 8.0-18.6 44 17.3 11.8-24.6 39 13.2 9.1-18.6 93 41.5 33.7-49.7
Unemployed 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 380 59 14.7 10.9-19.5 45 12.8 9.2-17.6 101 27.0 21.7-33.0 105 29.3 24.0-35.3 70 16.2 12.4-20.9
Unable to Work 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 147 17 11.9 6.5-20.5 21 15.5 8.9-25.5 *** *** *** 32 21.1 14.1-30.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 339 56 13.6 10.0-18.4 33 10.5 7.1-15.4 95 28.4 22.5-35.1 78 22.9 17.9-28.9 77 24.5 18.8-31.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 252 40 14.1 9.6-20.2 39 20.6 14.6-28.4 42 13.9 9.6-19.7 55 20.8 15.2-27.8 76 30.5 23.3-38.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 314 46 14.8 10.1-21.1 31 10.0 6.1-15.7 77 20.9 15.3-27.8 61 19.2 14.1-25.8 99 35.2 28.1-43.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 193 27 14.9 10.0-21.5 22 10.4 6.6-16.1 50 29.6 22.4-38.1 50 23.9 17.9-31.1 44 21.2 15.6-28.2

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - 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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