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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a health professional ever recommended that you be tested for colon or rectal cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,787 5,944 68.1 66.8-69.3 2,843 31.9 30.7-33.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,049 5,633 70.8 69.6-72.0 2,416 29.2 28.0-30.4
No 728 306 40.8 36.4-45.4 422 59.2 54.6-63.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 150 87 56.9 47.1-66.2 63 43.1 33.8-52.9
Recommended Range 2,728 1,826 68.6 66.5-70.6 902 31.4 29.4-33.5
Overweight 3,239 2,258 68.2 66.2-70.2 981 31.8 29.8-33.8
Obese 2,336 1,581 69.4 67.1-71.6 755 30.6 28.4-32.9
Current Smoker
No 7,341 5,039 69.4 68.1-70.7 2,302 30.6 29.3-31.9
Yes 1,394 874 61.4 58.1-64.5 520 38.6 35.5-41.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,364 5,655 68.1 66.9-69.3 2,709 31.9 30.7-33.1
Yes 356 245 67.8 61.7-73.4 111 32.2 26.6-38.3
Heavy Drinker
No 8,449 5,706 67.9 66.6-69.1 2,743 32.1 30.9-33.4
Yes 220 156 74.4 67.3-80.4 64 25.6 19.6-32.7
Current Asthma
Yes 633 456 71.1 66.5-75.3 177 28.9 24.7-33.5
No 8,098 5,447 67.8 66.5-69.0 2,651 32.2 31.0-33.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,473 1,049 71.5 68.5-74.3 424 28.5 25.7-31.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 18 14 84.9 62.3-95.0 4 15.1 5.0-37.7
No 7,128 4,762 67.2 65.8-68.5 2,366 32.8 31.5-34.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 159 116 72.6 63.4-80.2 43 27.4 19.8-36.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents (male & female) 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.

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