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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-MALES

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 2,617 1,470 57.3 54.9-59.6 1,147 42.7 40.4-45.1
RACE
White 2,108 1,238 60.6 58.1-63.1 870 39.4 36.9-41.9
African American 410 187 45.9 40.1-51.7 223 54.1 48.3-59.9
Asian 6 2 42.4 10.1-82.9 4 57.6 17.1-89.9
Native American 40 23 47.6 28.3-67.8 17 52.4 32.2-71.7
Other Minorities 43 16 27.6 14.1-46.9 27 72.4 53.1-85.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 18 39.3 21.3-60.8 22 60.7 39.2-78.7
-English Speaking 29 15 47.5 24.9-71.2 14 52.5 28.8-75.1
-Spanish Speaking 11 3 28.4 7.6-65.7 8 71.6 34.3-92.4
Non-Hispanic 2,576 1,451 57.7 55.3-60.0 1,125 42.3 40.0-44.7
AGE
50-54 514 197 36.4 31.4-41.6 317 63.6 58.4-68.6
55-64 994 560 58.6 54.8-62.3 434 41.4 37.7-45.2
65-74 680 429 65.6 61.2-69.7 251 34.4 30.3-38.8
75+ 429 284 68.6 63.3-73.4 145 31.4 26.6-36.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 523 232 44.3 39.0-49.7 291 55.7 50.3-61.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 705 365 52.4 47.9-56.9 340 47.6 43.1-52.1
Some Post-H.S. 575 317 54.5 49.6-59.3 258 45.5 40.7-50.4
College Graduate 807 555 71.2 67.3-74.8 252 28.8 25.2-32.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 301 123 38.7 31.9-45.9 178 61.3 54.1-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 393 200 49.9 43.9-56.0 193 50.1 44.0-56.1
$25,000- 34,999 293 163 56.7 50.1-63.1 130 43.3 36.9-49.9
$35,000- 49,999 366 215 60.8 54.8-66.6 151 39.2 33.4-45.2
$50,000-74,999 338 204 62.3 56.0-68.2 134 37.7 31.8-44.0
$75,000+ 389 262 67.6 61.6-73.1 127 32.4 26.9-38.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,045 622 58.2 54.4-61.9 423 41.8 38.1-45.6
No 1,500 810 56.4 53.4-59.5 690 43.6 40.5-46.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,362 876 67.3 64.3-70.2 486 32.7 29.8-35.7
Non-Veteran 1,241 586 46.7 43.3-50.2 655 53.3 49.8-56.7
Currently Serving 13 7 56.6 26.8-82.3 6 43.4 17.7-73.2

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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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