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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,682 5,426 61.8 60.5-63.1 3,256 38.2 36.9-39.5
GENDER
Male 3,138 1,957 61.3 59.1-63.4 1,181 38.7 36.6-40.9
Female 5,544 3,469 62.2 60.7-63.8 2,075 37.8 36.2-39.3
RACE
White 7,052 4,518 63.5 62.1-64.9 2,534 36.5 35.1-37.9
African American 1,309 745 56.5 52.9-60.1 564 43.5 39.9-47.1
Asian 25 13 68.3 45.2-84.9 12 31.7 15.1-54.8
Native American 146 80 59.1 49.3-68.3 66 40.9 31.7-50.7
Other Minorities 123 56 43.2 32.9-54.1 67 56.8 45.9-67.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 154 78 49.6 39.6-59.7 76 50.4 40.3-60.4
-English Speaking 119 70 62.4 50.6-72.8 49 37.6 27.2-49.4
-Spanish Speaking 35 8 23.3 11.2-42.2 27 76.7 57.8-88.8
Non-Hispanic 8,513 5,340 62.2 60.9-63.5 3,173 37.8 36.5-39.1
AGE
50-54 1,563 692 44.2 41.1-47.4 871 55.8 52.6-58.9
55-64 3,061 1,947 64.4 62.3-66.4 1,114 35.6 33.6-37.7
65-74 2,319 1,627 71.2 68.9-73.4 692 28.8 26.6-31.1
75+ 1,739 1,160 67.4 64.6-70.0 579 32.6 30.0-35.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,574 834 50.9 47.7-54.0 740 49.1 46.0-52.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,762 1,641 57.7 55.4-60.0 1,121 42.3 40.0-44.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,013 1,315 64.3 61.5-67.1 698 35.7 32.9-38.5
College Graduate 2,311 1,622 70.6 68.2-72.8 689 29.4 27.2-31.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,194 631 50.3 46.7-53.9 563 49.7 46.1-53.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,533 897 54.9 51.7-58.0 636 45.1 42.0-48.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,096 671 59.6 55.9-63.3 425 40.4 36.7-44.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,104 722 64.7 61.1-68.1 382 35.3 31.9-38.9
$50,000-74,999 980 658 65.2 61.4-68.8 322 34.8 31.2-38.6
$75,000+ 1,298 918 70.8 67.4-73.9 380 29.2 26.1-32.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,937 2,545 64.3 62.4-66.2 1,392 35.7 33.8-37.6
No 4,595 2,800 60.0 58.2-61.9 1,795 40.0 38.1-41.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,677 1,171 69.5 66.5-72.3 506 30.5 27.7-33.5
Non-Veteran 6,999 4,249 59.5 58.1-61.0 2,750 40.5 39.0-41.9

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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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