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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,070 5,215 64.2 62.9-65.5 2,855 35.8 34.5-37.1
No 604 206 32.4 27.8-37.4 398 67.6 62.6-72.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 141 78 51.7 41.2-62.1 63 48.3 37.9-58.8
Recommended Range 2,684 1,689 62.7 60.4-65.0 995 37.3 35.0-39.6
Overweight 3,154 2,032 63.2 61.0-65.4 1,122 36.8 34.6-39.0
Obese 2,371 1,448 60.8 58.2-63.2 923 39.2 36.8-41.8
Current Smoker
No 7,218 4,674 64.5 63.1-65.9 2,544 35.5 34.1-36.9
Yes 1,411 720 48.4 45.0-51.9 691 51.6 48.1-55.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,180 5,141 62.4 61.1-63.8 3,039 37.6 36.2-38.9
Yes 361 205 52.1 45.5-58.7 156 47.9 41.3-54.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,318 5,209 61.9 60.6-63.3 3,109 38.1 36.7-39.4
Yes 230 138 59.6 51.6-67.2 92 40.4 32.8-48.4
Current Asthma
Yes 702 465 65.8 61.4-69.9 237 34.2 30.1-38.6
No 7,942 4,937 61.5 60.2-62.9 3,005 38.5 37.1-39.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,513 958 62.7 59.5-65.7 555 37.3 34.3-40.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 24 9 34.0 15.9-58.2 15 66.0 41.8-84.1
No 6,960 4,337 61.5 60.1-63.0 2,623 38.5 37.0-39.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 173 115 69.2 60.7-76.6 58 30.8 23.4-39.3
Disability
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

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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