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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,314 1,432 20.0 18.9-21.2 1,009 14.4 13.4-15.5 1,095 14.9 14.0-16.0 446 5.4 4.8- 6.0 3,332 45.3 43.8-46.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,630 1,350 21.0 19.8-22.3 963 15.3 14.2-16.4 1,041 15.8 14.8-17.0 407 5.5 4.8- 6.1 2,869 42.4 41.0-44.0
No 676 81 11.4 8.7-14.8 46 6.4 4.2- 9.4 54 7.1 5.2- 9.6 39 4.7 3.2- 6.8 456 70.5 65.9-74.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 131 18 10.0 5.8-16.5 15 10.4 5.8-18.0 24 18.8 11.0-30.0 12 10.0 5.0-18.8 62 50.9 39.4-62.3
Recommended Range 2,342 451 19.6 17.7-21.7 317 13.9 12.2-15.7 362 14.8 13.2-16.7 156 6.3 5.2- 7.6 1,056 45.3 42.8-47.9
Overweight 2,709 552 21.2 19.3-23.2 391 15.3 13.6-17.1 390 14.5 12.9-16.2 163 5.0 4.1- 6.0 1,213 44.1 41.7-46.5
Obese 1,789 360 20.5 18.2-23.0 242 14.2 12.2-16.4 272 15.4 13.4-17.6 97 5.0 3.9- 6.4 818 45.0 42.1-48.0
Current Smoker
No 5,992 1,223 20.9 19.6-22.2 863 15.4 14.2-16.6 953 15.7 14.6-16.9 369 5.4 4.8- 6.2 2,584 42.6 41.0-44.2
Yes 1,296 206 16.2 13.8-18.8 142 10.0 8.1-12.2 138 11.7 9.5-14.2 76 5.2 4.0- 6.7 734 57.0 53.6-60.4
Binge Drinker
No 6,986 1,371 20.0 18.9-21.3 966 14.6 13.5-15.7 1,047 14.8 13.8-15.9 429 5.4 4.8- 6.1 3,173 45.1 43.7-46.6
Yes 228 48 21.3 15.6-28.4 29 11.1 7.2-16.6 37 19.0 13.5-26.2 11 4.3 2.1- 8.6 103 44.3 36.7-52.2
Heavy Drinker
No 7,066 1,387 20.1 18.9-21.3 982 14.6 13.6-15.7 1,061 14.9 13.9-16.0 430 5.4 4.8- 6.0 3,206 45.0 43.6-46.5
Yes 191 36 19.6 13.8-27.2 17 7.0 3.8-12.8 31 18.9 12.6-27.4 13 6.3 3.1-12.5 94 48.1 39.5-56.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,252 448 20.0 18.0-22.2 305 13.5 11.8-15.3 333 13.9 12.2-15.7 141 5.1 4.2- 6.3 1,025 47.5 44.9-50.2
No 5,029 976 20.1 18.7-21.5 701 14.8 13.6-16.2 757 15.4 14.1-16.7 303 5.5 4.8- 6.3 2,292 44.3 42.6-46.0
Current Asthma
Yes 617 139 23.1 19.1-27.7 67 10.2 7.6-13.5 102 17.9 14.3-22.1 39 5.5 3.8- 8.0 270 43.3 38.4-48.3
No 6,649 1,282 19.7 18.5-21.0 941 14.9 13.8-16.0 982 14.7 13.6-15.8 405 5.4 4.8- 6.1 3,039 45.4 43.9-46.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,228 254 21.7 18.9-24.8 174 15.7 13.2-18.6 185 14.2 12.0-16.8 58 4.3 3.1- 5.7 557 44.1 40.6-47.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 17 6 20.5 8.2-42.6 3 17.0 4.3-48.4 1 16.1 2.4-59.5 1 8.1 1.1-40.5 6 38.4 16.4-66.5
No 5,949 1,150 19.7 18.5-21.1 816 14.1 13.0-15.3 891 15.1 14.0-16.3 380 5.6 4.9- 6.3 2,712 45.5 43.9-47.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 118 22 17.0 10.6-26.1 16 12.9 7.0-22.5 18 14.1 8.0-23.6 7 7.9 3.1-18.8 55 48.1 36.3-60.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy examsand those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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