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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 4,445 2,847 63.6 61.9-65.4 1,598 36.4 34.6-38.1
AGE
50-54 764 356 47.8 43.5-52.1 408 52.2 47.9-56.5
55-64 1,495 969 65.3 62.3-68.2 526 34.7 31.8-37.7
65-74 1,178 844 72.4 69.2-75.4 334 27.6 24.6-30.8
75+ 1,008 678 67.3 63.6-70.7 330 32.7 29.3-36.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 696 404 55.0 50.3-59.7 292 45.0 40.3-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,462 901 60.9 57.8-63.9 561 39.1 36.1-42.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,137 755 66.0 62.6-69.4 382 34.0 30.6-37.4
College Graduate 1,138 778 68.9 65.5-72.0 360 31.1 28.0-34.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 593 342 56.3 51.4-61.1 251 43.7 38.9-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 803 502 60.4 56.2-64.5 301 39.6 35.5-43.8
$25,000- 34,999 546 349 64.1 58.9-68.9 197 35.9 31.1-41.1
$35,000- 49,999 545 359 65.9 60.9-70.6 186 34.1 29.4-39.1
$50,000-74,999 480 317 62.9 57.3-68.2 163 37.1 31.8-42.7
$75,000+ 606 412 69.1 64.7-73.2 194 30.9 26.8-35.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,979 1,335 66.4 63.7-68.9 644 33.6 31.1-36.3
No 2,399 1,475 61.8 59.4-64.2 924 38.2 35.8-40.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 36 68.1 53.8-79.7 22 31.9 20.3-46.2
Non-Veteran 4,386 2,810 63.6 61.8-65.3 1,576 36.4 34.7-38.2

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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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