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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 7,384 4,052 55.1 53.7-56.6 3,332 44.9 43.4-46.3
GENDER
Male 2,617 1,470 57.3 54.9-59.6 1,147 42.7 40.4-45.1
Female 4,767 2,582 53.2 51.5-55.0 2,185 46.8 45.0-48.5
RACE
White 5,911 3,360 57.7 56.1-59.2 2,551 42.3 40.8-43.9
African American 1,220 573 47.0 43.5-50.5 647 53.0 49.5-56.5
Asian 11 2 26.6 6.0-67.0 9 73.4 33.0-94.0
Native American 136 69 46.2 34.8-58.1 67 53.8 41.9-65.2
Other Minorities 72 30 28.5 17.1-43.5 42 71.5 56.5-82.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 106 48 38.9 26.8-52.6 58 61.1 47.4-73.2
-English Speaking 85 43 47.4 33.4-61.7 42 52.6 38.3-66.6
-Spanish Speaking 21 5 22.5 7.2-52.0 16 77.5 48.0-92.8
Non-Hispanic 7,272 3,999 55.5 54.0-56.9 3,273 44.5 43.1-46.0
AGE
50-54 1,395 545 37.1 34.0-40.3 850 62.9 59.7-66.0
55-64 2,534 1,392 55.9 53.4-58.3 1,142 44.1 41.7-46.6
65-74 1,973 1,231 64.2 61.5-66.8 742 35.8 33.2-38.5
75+ 1,482 884 62.9 59.9-65.9 598 37.1 34.1-40.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,537 702 45.6 42.3-48.8 835 54.4 51.2-57.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,235 1,162 50.7 48.1-53.3 1,073 49.3 46.7-51.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,719 976 54.9 52.0-57.9 743 45.1 42.1-48.0
College Graduate 1,879 1,209 66.7 64.0-69.3 670 33.3 30.7-36.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,056 476 42.9 39.0-46.9 580 57.1 53.1-61.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,298 672 50.9 47.4-54.3 626 49.1 45.7-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 753 419 54.9 50.6-59.2 334 45.1 40.8-49.4
$35,000- 49,999 863 509 59.0 54.9-63.0 354 41.0 37.0-45.1
$50,000-74,999 736 442 60.8 56.5-65.1 294 39.2 34.9-43.5
$75,000+ 809 495 62.0 57.8-66.0 314 38.0 34.0-42.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,170 1,824 56.8 54.5-59.0 1,346 43.2 41.0-45.5
No 4,055 2,152 53.9 52.0-55.9 1,903 46.1 44.1-48.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,414 912 67.4 64.5-70.3 502 32.6 29.7-35.5
Non-Veteran 5,951 3,131 51.2 49.5-52.8 2,820 48.8 47.2-50.5
Currently Serving 18 8 45.9 22.1-71.8 10 54.1 28.2-77.9

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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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