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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 810 386 47.9 43.7-52.2 424 52.1 47.8-56.3
AGE
50-54 171 65 37.4 28.9-46.6 106 62.6 53.4-71.1
55-64 261 128 49.9 42.6-57.2 133 50.1 42.8-57.4
65-74 222 125 56.6 48.0-64.7 97 43.4 35.3-52.0
75+ 156 68 44.4 35.3-54.0 88 55.6 46.0-64.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 276 110 43.2 36.4-50.2 166 56.8 49.8-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 241 116 46.7 39.0-54.5 125 53.3 45.5-61.0
Some Post-H.S. 170 83 42.7 33.8-52.2 87 57.3 47.8-66.2
College Graduate 122 76 64.4 54.2-73.5 46 35.6 26.5-45.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 87 41.9 34.1-50.1 119 58.1 49.9-65.9
$15,000- 24,999 191 90 49.8 41.1-58.5 101 50.2 41.5-58.9
$25,000- 34,999 67 32 51.3 37.1-65.3 35 48.7 34.7-62.9
$35,000- 49,999 68 41 54.8 39.8-69.0 27 45.2 31.0-60.2
$50,000-74,999 27 15 59.9 38.1-78.3 12 40.1 21.7-61.9
$75,000+ 25 17 60.1 36.0-80.1 8 39.9 19.9-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 408 203 51.6 45.7-57.4 205 48.4 42.6-54.3
No 380 174 44.0 37.9-50.4 206 56.0 49.6-62.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 14 11 82.0 50.5-95.3 3 18.0 4.7-49.5
Non-Veteran 794 374 47.3 43.0-51.6 420 52.7 48.4-57.0
Currently Serving 2 1 33.7 3.1-89.0 1 66.3 11.0-96.9

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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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