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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN 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 921 533 58.5 54.6-62.3 388 41.5 37.7-45.4
GENDER
Female 921 533 58.5 54.6-62.3 388 41.5 37.7-45.4
RACE
African American 921 533 58.5 54.6-62.3 388 41.5 37.7-45.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 2 49.9 11.3-88.7 2 50.1 11.3-88.7
-English Speaking 4 2 49.9 11.3-88.7 2 50.1 11.3-88.7
Non-Hispanic 915 530 58.9 55.0-62.6 385 41.1 37.4-45.0
AGE
50-54 195 87 45.7 37.6-54.1 108 54.3 45.9-62.4
55-64 339 212 65.9 59.9-71.4 127 34.1 28.6-40.1
65-74 238 148 66.5 58.9-73.3 90 33.5 26.7-41.1
75+ 149 86 52.9 43.3-62.2 63 47.1 37.8-56.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 142 51.2 44.0-58.3 136 48.8 41.7-56.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 323 180 57.1 50.4-63.6 143 42.9 36.4-49.6
Some Post-H.S. 175 106 60.8 52.0-69.0 69 39.2 31.0-48.0
College Graduate 143 103 73.6 64.6-81.0 40 26.4 19.0-35.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 128 51.7 44.1-59.2 126 48.3 40.8-55.9
$15,000- 24,999 223 124 58.6 50.9-65.8 99 41.4 34.2-49.1
$25,000- 34,999 109 67 63.9 52.6-73.8 42 36.1 26.2-47.4
$35,000- 49,999 74 51 64.9 50.6-76.9 23 35.1 23.1-49.4
$50,000-74,999 56 40 69.1 53.9-81.0 16 30.9 19.0-46.1
$75,000+ 28 21 69.4 47.1-85.2 7 30.6 14.8-52.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 465 272 59.3 53.7-64.6 193 40.7 35.4-46.3
No 433 251 58.2 52.4-63.7 182 41.8 36.3-47.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 11 10 86.8 44.3-98.2 1 13.2 1.8-55.7
Non-Veteran 908 521 58.0 54.1-61.9 387 42.0 38.1-45.9

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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.

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