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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 7,384 4,052 55.1 53.7-56.6 3,332 44.9 43.4-46.3
-Eastern NC 2,491 1,368 54.3 51.9-56.7 1,123 45.7 43.3-48.1
GENDER
Male 886 501 55.9 52.0-59.7 385 44.1 40.3-48.0
Female 1,605 867 53.0 50.0-55.9 738 47.0 44.1-50.0
RACE
White 1,757 1,024 58.6 55.8-61.4 733 41.4 38.6-44.2
African American 599 272 43.8 39.1-48.7 327 56.2 51.3-60.9
Other Minorities 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
AGE
50-54 473 181 36.0 31.1-41.2 292 64.0 58.8-68.9
55-64 865 474 54.8 50.7-58.9 391 45.2 41.1-49.3
65-74 676 419 63.3 58.9-67.5 257 36.7 32.5-41.1
75+ 477 294 63.7 58.6-68.5 183 36.3 31.5-41.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 547 263 47.5 42.2-52.8 284 52.5 47.2-57.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 812 419 49.9 45.7-54.0 393 50.1 46.0-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 569 328 56.0 51.1-60.8 241 44.0 39.2-48.9
College Graduate 559 358 65.7 61.0-70.1 201 34.3 29.9-39.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 396 185 43.0 37.1-49.2 211 57.0 50.8-62.9
$15,000- 24,999 469 239 49.7 44.0-55.4 230 50.3 44.6-56.0
$25,000- 34,999 256 147 55.0 47.8-62.0 109 45.0 38.0-52.2
$35,000- 49,999 285 178 61.9 55.0-68.3 107 38.1 31.7-45.0
$50,000-74,999 221 131 61.0 53.4-68.1 90 39.0 31.9-46.6
$75,000+ 233 144 62.9 55.6-69.6 89 37.1 30.4-44.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,149 675 57.6 54.1-61.1 474 42.4 38.9-45.9
No 1,283 661 51.5 48.2-54.8 622 48.5 45.2-51.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 314 63.6 58.6-68.3 180 36.4 31.7-41.4
Non-Veteran 1,985 1,050 51.4 48.6-54.1 935 48.6 45.9-51.4
Currently Serving 12 4 36.9 12.8-70.1 8 63.1 29.9-87.2

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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