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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-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 5,544 3,469 62.2 60.7-63.8 2,075 37.8 36.2-39.3
RACE
White 4,445 2,847 63.6 61.9-65.4 1,598 36.4 34.6-38.1
African American 921 533 58.5 54.6-62.3 388 41.5 37.7-45.4
Asian 15 8 61.2 32.9-83.6 7 38.8 16.4-67.1
Native American 93 46 48.3 36.8-59.9 47 51.7 40.1-63.2
Other Minorities 57 30 50.2 34.5-65.9 27 49.8 34.1-65.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 90 46 48.0 34.4-62.0 44 52.0 38.0-65.6
-English Speaking 78 44 58.1 43.9-71.2 34 41.9 28.8-56.1
-Spanish Speaking 12 2 13.2 2.7-45.8 10 86.8 54.2-97.3
Non-Hispanic 5,445 3,419 62.6 61.1-64.2 2,026 37.4 35.8-38.9
AGE
50-54 997 459 47.3 43.6-51.1 538 52.7 48.9-56.4
55-64 1,911 1,223 64.8 62.2-67.4 688 35.2 32.6-37.8
65-74 1,451 1,009 70.5 67.5-73.4 442 29.5 26.6-32.5
75+ 1,185 778 64.5 61.0-67.8 407 35.5 32.2-39.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,023 565 52.6 48.6-56.5 458 47.4 43.5-51.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,846 1,117 60.2 57.4-62.8 729 39.8 37.2-42.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,343 874 64.7 61.5-67.8 469 35.3 32.2-38.5
College Graduate 1,318 902 69.2 66.2-72.1 416 30.8 27.9-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 884 491 54.8 50.7-58.8 393 45.2 41.2-49.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,066 645 59.1 55.5-62.7 421 40.9 37.3-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 669 424 63.7 59.1-68.1 245 36.3 31.9-40.9
$35,000- 49,999 637 418 65.6 61.0-69.9 219 34.4 30.1-39.0
$50,000-74,999 550 363 63.0 57.9-67.9 187 37.0 32.1-42.1
$75,000+ 647 441 69.2 64.9-73.2 206 30.8 26.8-35.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,525 1,656 65.0 62.6-67.2 869 35.0 32.8-37.4
No 2,925 1,765 60.4 58.2-62.6 1,160 39.6 37.4-41.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 71 47 72.0 59.3-81.9 24 28.0 18.1-40.7
Non-Veteran 5,470 3,419 62.1 60.5-63.7 2,051 37.9 36.3-39.5

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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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