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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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%)
North Carolina 8,682 5,426 61.8 60.5-63.1 3,256 38.2 36.9-39.5
-Eastern NC 2,902 1,797 60.4 58.2-62.6 1,105 39.6 37.4-41.8
GENDER
Male 1,022 650 61.1 57.3-64.7 372 38.9 35.3-42.7
Female 1,880 1,147 59.8 57.1-62.5 733 40.2 37.5-42.9
RACE
White 2,094 1,344 62.9 60.4-65.4 750 37.1 34.6-39.6
African American 640 362 54.5 49.5-59.3 278 45.5 40.7-50.5
Other Minorities 157 84 53.3 42.9-63.4 73 46.7 36.6-57.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 24 54.7 35.7-72.4 20 45.3 27.6-64.3
Non-Hispanic 2,851 1,771 60.6 58.4-62.8 1,080 39.4 37.2-41.6
AGE
50-54 518 230 42.0 36.9-47.3 288 58.0 52.7-63.1
55-64 1,042 665 64.8 61.3-68.2 377 35.2 31.8-38.7
65-74 773 536 69.8 65.8-73.6 237 30.2 26.4-34.2
75+ 569 366 63.9 59.0-68.5 203 36.1 31.5-41.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 576 308 52.7 47.5-57.7 268 47.3 42.3-52.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 957 574 58.8 54.8-62.7 383 41.2 37.3-45.2
Some Post-H.S. 663 426 62.1 57.3-66.7 237 37.9 33.3-42.7
College Graduate 702 487 67.4 63.2-71.4 215 32.6 28.6-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 449 221 44.0 38.4-49.7 228 56.0 50.3-61.6
$15,000- 24,999 524 305 54.7 49.3-60.0 219 45.3 40.0-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 383 235 59.6 53.4-65.6 148 40.4 34.4-46.6
$35,000- 49,999 377 247 64.9 58.6-70.8 130 35.1 29.2-41.4
$50,000-74,999 335 238 71.5 65.6-76.8 97 28.5 23.2-34.4
$75,000+ 370 261 66.3 60.2-71.8 109 33.7 28.2-39.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,387 858 59.6 56.3-62.8 529 40.4 37.2-43.7
No 1,468 915 61.1 58.0-64.2 553 38.9 35.8-42.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 557 400 71.4 66.6-75.7 157 28.6 24.3-33.4
Non-Veteran 2,342 1,394 57.1 54.6-59.6 948 42.9 40.4-45.4

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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.

** 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.

***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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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