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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 3,803 2,122 55.0 53.0-56.9 1,681 45.0 43.1-47.0
AGE
50-54 671 267 38.2 33.8-42.7 404 61.8 57.3-66.2
55-64 1,222 672 54.1 50.6-57.5 550 45.9 42.5-49.4
65-74 1,031 658 65.0 61.4-68.4 373 35.0 31.6-38.6
75+ 879 525 61.8 57.8-65.6 354 38.2 34.4-42.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 688 339 49.2 44.5-53.9 349 50.8 46.1-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,240 656 49.9 46.4-53.3 584 50.1 46.7-53.6
Some Post-H.S. 939 557 58.6 54.7-62.4 382 41.4 37.6-45.3
College Graduate 930 569 61.5 57.6-65.2 361 38.5 34.8-42.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 508 246 47.5 42.2-52.9 262 52.5 47.1-57.8
$15,000- 24,999 680 364 52.9 48.4-57.4 316 47.1 42.6-51.6
$25,000- 34,999 383 219 53.8 47.4-60.1 164 46.2 39.9-52.6
$35,000- 49,999 414 246 58.0 52.2-63.7 168 42.0 36.3-47.8
$50,000-74,999 362 217 59.4 53.3-65.3 145 40.6 34.7-46.7
$75,000+ 390 214 54.0 48.1-59.8 176 46.0 40.2-51.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,637 956 57.0 54.0-60.0 681 43.0 40.0-46.0
No 2,107 1,138 53.6 50.9-56.2 969 46.4 43.8-49.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 33 21 65.8 46.1-81.2 12 34.2 18.8-53.9
Non-Veteran 3,768 2,101 54.9 52.9-56.9 1,667 45.1 43.1-47.1
Currently Serving 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .

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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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