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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 2,607 1,671 63.3 61.0-65.6 936 36.7 34.4-39.0
AGE
50-54 437 187 43.5 37.8-49.2 250 56.5 50.8-62.2
55-64 958 612 64.8 61.1-68.2 346 35.2 31.8-38.9
65-74 722 531 74.0 70.0-77.6 191 26.0 22.4-30.0
75+ 490 341 73.7 69.1-77.9 149 26.3 22.1-30.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 385 204 52.1 46.0-58.1 181 47.9 41.9-54.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 761 442 55.4 51.0-59.7 319 44.6 40.3-49.0
Some Post-H.S. 567 377 65.4 60.3-70.2 190 34.6 29.8-39.7
College Graduate 888 646 72.4 68.7-75.7 242 27.6 24.3-31.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 110 47.0 38.8-55.3 109 53.0 44.7-61.2
$15,000- 24,999 363 204 50.6 44.3-56.9 159 49.4 43.1-55.7
$25,000- 34,999 349 206 56.2 49.7-62.6 143 43.8 37.4-50.3
$35,000- 49,999 394 253 62.8 56.7-68.4 141 37.2 31.6-43.3
$50,000-74,999 380 262 67.5 61.5-72.9 118 32.5 27.1-38.5
$75,000+ 595 436 73.2 68.7-77.3 159 26.8 22.7-31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,147 745 65.5 62.1-68.7 402 34.5 31.3-37.9
No 1,419 899 61.7 58.5-64.8 520 38.3 35.2-41.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,419 995 70.2 67.2-73.0 424 29.8 27.0-32.8
Non-Veteran 1,187 675 55.9 52.4-59.3 512 44.1 40.7-47.6

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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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