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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,697 3,828 57.9 56.5-59.4 2,869 42.1 40.6-43.5
No 678 222 29.8 25.6-34.4 456 70.2 65.6-74.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 132 70 49.5 38.2-60.9 62 50.5 39.1-61.8
Recommended Range 2,368 1,312 55.2 52.7-57.7 1,056 44.8 42.3-47.3
Overweight 2,729 1,516 56.2 53.8-58.6 1,213 43.8 41.4-46.2
Obese 1,805 987 55.3 52.4-58.2 818 44.7 41.8-47.6
Current Smoker
No 6,052 3,468 57.8 56.2-59.4 2,584 42.2 40.6-43.8
Yes 1,305 571 43.3 39.9-46.7 734 56.7 53.3-60.1
Binge Drinker
No 7,054 3,881 55.3 53.8-56.7 3,173 44.7 43.3-46.2
Yes 229 126 55.8 47.9-63.3 103 44.2 36.7-52.1
Heavy Drinker
No 7,135 3,929 55.4 53.9-56.8 3,206 44.6 43.2-46.1
Yes 191 97 51.9 43.3-60.5 94 48.1 39.5-56.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,278 1,253 53.0 50.4-55.6 1,025 47.0 44.4-49.6
No 5,072 2,780 56.1 54.3-57.8 2,292 43.9 42.2-45.7
Current Asthma
Yes 622 352 57.0 52.1-61.9 270 43.0 38.1-47.9
No 6,713 3,674 55.0 53.5-56.5 3,039 45.0 43.5-46.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,249 692 56.5 53.0-59.9 557 43.5 40.1-47.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 17 11 61.6 33.5-83.6 6 38.4 16.4-66.5
No 5,997 3,285 54.9 53.3-56.5 2,712 45.1 43.5-46.7
No, Bordeline Diabetes 119 64 52.8 40.8-64.5 55 47.2 35.5-59.2

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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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