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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 2,108 1,238 60.6 58.1-63.1 870 39.4 36.9-41.9
AGE
50-54 400 163 40.2 34.5-46.2 237 59.8 53.8-65.5
55-64 787 458 61.0 56.7-65.1 329 39.0 34.9-43.3
65-74 561 369 68.7 64.0-72.9 192 31.3 27.1-36.0
75+ 360 248 72.2 66.7-77.1 112 27.8 22.9-33.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 168 50.0 43.4-56.5 178 50.0 43.5-56.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 546 294 55.7 50.7-60.7 252 44.3 39.3-49.3
Some Post-H.S. 480 272 56.3 51.0-61.6 208 43.7 38.4-49.0
College Graduate 733 504 71.5 67.4-75.2 229 28.5 24.8-32.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 197 87 45.8 37.3-54.7 110 54.2 45.3-62.7
$15,000- 24,999 284 154 53.8 46.6-60.8 130 46.2 39.2-53.4
$25,000- 34,999 232 135 59.9 52.6-66.8 97 40.1 33.2-47.4
$35,000- 49,999 312 180 60.3 53.6-66.6 132 39.7 33.4-46.4
$50,000-74,999 300 183 62.4 55.7-68.7 117 37.6 31.3-44.3
$75,000+ 360 242 67.4 61.1-73.1 118 32.6 26.9-38.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 814 504 61.6 57.4-65.6 310 38.4 34.4-42.6
No 1,235 703 59.9 56.6-63.2 532 40.1 36.8-43.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,169 760 69.1 66.0-72.1 409 30.9 27.9-34.0
Non-Veteran 929 473 50.4 46.4-54.4 456 49.6 45.6-53.6
Currently Serving 9 4 58.4 24.3-85.9 5 41.6 14.1-75.7

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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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