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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITES

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 5,911 3,360 57.7 56.1-59.2 2,551 42.3 40.8-43.9
GENDER
Male 2,108 1,238 60.6 58.1-63.1 870 39.4 36.9-41.9
Female 3,803 2,122 55.0 53.0-56.9 1,681 45.0 43.1-47.0
AGE
50-54 1,071 430 39.1 35.5-42.8 641 60.9 57.2-64.5
55-64 2,009 1,130 57.6 54.9-60.4 879 42.4 39.6-45.1
65-74 1,592 1,027 66.7 63.9-69.5 565 33.3 30.5-36.1
75+ 1,239 773 66.1 62.8-69.2 466 33.9 30.8-37.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,034 507 49.5 45.6-53.5 527 50.5 46.5-54.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,786 950 52.3 49.4-55.2 836 47.7 44.8-50.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,419 829 57.6 54.4-60.8 590 42.4 39.2-45.6
College Graduate 1,663 1,073 67.1 64.2-69.8 590 32.9 30.2-35.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 705 333 46.8 42.1-51.6 372 53.2 48.4-57.9
$15,000- 24,999 964 518 53.3 49.3-57.3 446 46.7 42.7-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 615 354 56.6 51.8-61.4 261 43.4 38.6-48.2
$35,000- 49,999 726 426 59.2 54.8-63.5 300 40.8 36.5-45.2
$50,000-74,999 662 400 61.1 56.5-65.6 262 38.9 34.4-43.5
$75,000+ 750 456 61.7 57.4-65.9 294 38.3 34.1-42.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,451 1,460 59.1 56.6-61.5 991 40.9 38.5-43.4
No 3,342 1,841 56.7 54.6-58.8 1,501 43.3 41.2-45.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,202 781 69.1 66.0-72.0 421 30.9 28.0-34.0
Non-Veteran 4,697 2,574 53.6 51.8-55.4 2,123 46.4 44.6-48.2
Currently Serving 11 4 52.6 21.6-81.7 7 47.4 18.3-78.4

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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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