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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 blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 3,510 338 9.4 8.3-10.7 159 4.4 3.7- 5.2 260 7.1 6.1- 8.2 469 12.3 11.0-13.6 2,284 66.9 65.0-68.7
-Western 753 82 10.5 7.8-13.9 40 6.1 4.3- 8.6 60 7.8 5.7-10.5 112 12.6 10.0-15.8 459 63.0 58.5-67.3
GENDER
Male 312 40 12.8 8.3-19.3 *** *** *** 27 6.7 4.3-10.5 38 9.9 6.6-14.5 194 66.9 59.8-73.3
Female 441 42 8.4 5.8-12.1 27 8.3 5.5-12.4 33 8.7 5.8-12.9 74 15.0 11.2-19.7 265 59.6 53.8-65.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 688 76 10.9 8.0-14.7 35 5.9 4.0- 8.4 58 8.2 6.0-11.1 110 13.7 10.8-17.2 409 61.3 56.6-65.9
Non-Hispanic Black 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 242 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 8.9 5.8-13.6 167 70.0 61.4-77.4
65-74 263 40 15.5 10.7-21.9 16 5.8 3.2-10.2 25 8.8 5.5-13.8 39 14.1 9.5-20.4 143 55.9 48.3-63.2
75+ 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 14.3 8.7-22.5 40 21.9 15.3-30.3 73 44.9 35.7-54.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 220 30 13.3 8.5-20.1 14 7.7 4.3-13.3 19 9.6 5.9-15.4 24 9.8 6.1-15.3 133 59.6 51.6-67.2
Some Post-H.S. 203 22 8.2 4.9-13.4 *** *** *** 16 8.1 4.6-14.0 32 13.2 8.5-19.9 122 64.3 55.9-71.9
College Graduate 234 21 8.4 5.3-13.2 *** *** *** 21 6.9 4.2-11.3 44 16.6 11.7-23.0 136 62.5 55.0-69.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 18.3 10.9-29.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 94 14 12.7 6.9-22.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 12.8 7.0-22.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 14.8 9.1-23.0 68 65.6 55.1-74.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 272 *** *** *** 20 8.7 5.3-13.9 21 8.1 4.7-13.7 44 14.1 9.6-20.1 161 60.3 52.2-67.9
No 446 55 11.9 8.6-16.2 17 4.1 2.4- 7.1 36 7.6 5.2-11.2 62 11.9 8.6-16.1 276 64.5 58.7-69.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 288 25 6.6 4.0-10.7 21 8.5 5.3-13.6 28 10.7 6.7-16.5 45 16.0 11.1-22.6 169 58.2 50.7-65.4
No 465 57 12.7 8.9-17.8 19 4.7 2.9- 7.8 32 6.1 4.1- 9.1 67 10.6 7.9-14.2 290 65.8 60.1-71.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 20 15.5 9.0-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.7 8.8-26.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 628 62 9.5 6.7-13.4 33 6.3 4.3- 9.2 47 7.0 4.9-10.0 95 12.0 9.3-15.4 391 65.1 60.1-69.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 168 17 9.3 5.5-15.3 12 7.8 4.3-13.8 17 9.8 5.7-16.3 16 10.0 6.0-16.3 106 63.1 54.4-71.0
Rural 585 65 10.9 7.6-15.3 28 5.6 3.6- 8.5 43 7.1 4.9-10.2 96 13.5 10.4-17.4 353 63.0 57.6-68.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 240 19 8.7 5.1-14.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 7.0 4.4-11.0 172 75.1 68.1-81.1
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 381 49 12.0 8.5-16.7 27 9.1 6.0-13.6 35 9.3 6.3-13.5 71 16.7 12.5-21.8 199 52.9 46.7-59.1
Unable to Work 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 149 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 16.6 9.8-26.7 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 337 36 9.6 6.6-13.8 15 5.0 2.9- 8.7 32 9.0 6.0-13.3 57 12.5 9.1-16.8 197 63.8 57.4-69.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 253 29 8.8 5.5-13.7 *** *** *** 20 9.1 5.4-14.8 44 13.5 9.5-19.0 147 63.4 55.7-70.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 311 34 12.5 7.6-20.0 *** *** *** 22 5.7 3.2-10.0 49 13.3 9.0-19.2 193 63.4 55.6-70.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 189 19 9.5 5.7-15.4 14 8.4 4.9-14.2 18 9.2 5.4-15.1 19 10.7 6.6-17.0 119 62.2 53.9-69.8

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a blood stool test
and those respondents who were not asked formed the 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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