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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems. Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,494 1,247 47.6 44.8-50.4 1,247 52.4 49.6-55.2
GENDER
Male 901 464 48.6 44.0-53.3 437 51.4 46.7-56.0
Female 1,593 783 46.8 43.3-50.3 810 53.2 49.7-56.7
RACE
White 2,058 1,051 49.0 45.9-52.1 1,007 51.0 47.9-54.1
African American 354 165 43.0 35.8-50.6 189 57.0 49.4-64.2
Other Minorities 52 19 26.8 14.5-44.3 33 73.2 55.7-85.5
HISPANIC
Yes 31 13 40.7 19.6-65.8 18 59.3 34.2-80.4
No 2,457 1,231 47.6 44.8-50.5 1,226 52.4 49.5-55.2
AGE
50-54 540 193 33.1 27.7-39.1 347 66.9 60.9-72.3
55-64 809 418 50.7 45.8-55.7 391 49.3 44.3-54.2
65+ 1,145 636 52.4 48.2-56.6 509 47.6 43.4-51.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 534 247 39.8 34.1-45.8 287 60.2 54.2-65.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 758 349 44.2 39.2-49.4 409 55.8 50.6-60.8
Some Post-H.S. 582 296 51.9 46.0-57.7 286 48.1 42.3-54.0
College Graduate 611 352 57.3 51.6-62.9 259 42.7 37.1-48.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 316 147 38.8 31.2-47.0 169 61.2 53.0-68.8
$15,000- 24,999 428 207 46.6 39.8-53.4 221 53.4 46.6-60.2
$25,000- 34,999 321 160 45.9 38.4-53.7 161 54.1 46.3-61.6
$35,000- 49,999 292 143 52.9 44.7-61.0 149 47.1 39.0-55.3
$50,000+ 523 278 51.3 45.2-57.4 245 48.7 42.6-54.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 194 88 44.4 36.9-52.2 106 55.6 47.8-63.1
Cumberland 154 79 50.2 41.4-58.9 75 49.8 41.1-58.6
Durham 137 73 52.2 40.2-63.9 64 47.8 36.1-59.8
Forsyth 217 133 62.6 55.3-69.4 84 37.4 30.6-44.7
Gaston 201 94 48.6 41.0-56.2 107 51.4 43.8-59.0
Guilford 170 80 45.6 37.1-54.4 90 54.4 45.6-62.9
Mecklenburg 142 82 59.0 49.8-67.6 60 41.0 32.4-50.2
New Hanover 166 100 60.3 51.8-68.2 66 39.7 31.8-48.2
Onslow 118 50 44.5 34.5-54.9 68 55.5 45.1-65.5
Wake 118 69 58.6 48.4-68.2 49 41.4 31.8-51.6
Western NC 322 157 47.1 41.0-53.2 165 52.9 46.8-59.0
Piedmont NC 295 136 48.2 41.7-54.7 159 51.8 45.3-58.3
Eastern NC 260 106 37.8 31.2-44.9 154 62.2 55.1-68.8

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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