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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN 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 388 212 53.8 47.3-60.3 176 46.2 39.7-52.7
GENDER
Male 388 212 53.8 47.3-60.3 176 46.2 39.7-52.7
RACE
African American 388 212 53.8 47.3-60.3 176 46.2 39.7-52.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 383 209 53.8 47.2-60.3 174 46.2 39.7-52.8
AGE
50-54 82 28 31.0 20.1-44.4 54 69.0 55.6-79.9
55-64 139 83 61.1 50.9-70.3 56 38.9 29.7-49.1
65-74 113 69 64.1 53.4-73.5 44 35.9 26.5-46.6
75+ 54 32 64.3 48.5-77.5 22 35.7 22.5-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 52 46.3 36.2-56.7 77 53.7 43.3-63.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 64 47.1 36.3-58.2 58 52.9 41.8-63.7
Some Post-H.S. 72 48 59.2 40.5-75.6 24 40.8 24.4-59.5
College Graduate 63 47 72.1 57.3-83.3 16 27.9 16.7-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 26 33.9 22.3-47.8 49 66.1 52.2-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 77 37 45.4 32.3-59.1 40 54.6 40.9-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 64 34 53.8 39.3-67.6 30 46.2 32.4-60.7
$35,000- 49,999 49 40 78.6 62.2-89.2 9 21.4 10.8-37.8
$50,000-74,999 36 24 62.7 42.1-79.5 12 37.3 20.5-57.9
$75,000+ 30 22 54.1 25.0-80.7 8 45.9 19.3-75.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 192 102 55.6 47.3-63.7 90 44.4 36.3-52.7
No 183 105 52.7 42.5-62.7 78 47.3 37.3-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 104 66.3 53.2-77.2 40 33.7 22.8-46.8
Non-Veteran 242 106 45.1 37.6-52.8 136 54.9 47.2-62.4

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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.

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