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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 8,682 5,426 61.8 60.5-63.1 3,256 38.2 36.9-39.5
-Piedmont NC 4,770 3,047 64.0 62.2-65.7 1,723 36.0 34.3-37.8
GENDER
Male 1,747 1,097 62.8 59.9-65.7 650 37.2 34.3-40.1
Female 3,023 1,950 64.9 62.8-67.0 1,073 35.1 33.0-37.2
RACE
White 3,999 2,615 65.9 64.1-67.6 1,384 34.1 32.4-35.9
African American 648 371 58.1 52.8-63.3 277 41.9 36.7-47.2
Other Minorities 110 56 53.1 41.7-64.2 54 46.9 35.8-58.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 95 45 48.1 35.7-60.7 50 51.9 39.3-64.3
Non-Hispanic 4,669 2,997 64.5 62.7-66.2 1,672 35.5 33.8-37.3
AGE
50-54 883 406 47.6 43.3-51.8 477 52.4 48.2-56.7
55-64 1,670 1,077 66.2 63.3-68.9 593 33.8 31.1-36.7
65-74 1,261 911 74.0 70.9-76.8 350 26.0 23.2-29.1
75+ 956 653 69.0 65.4-72.5 303 31.0 27.5-34.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 811 432 50.7 46.4-54.9 379 49.3 45.1-53.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,483 904 60.1 56.9-63.1 579 39.9 36.9-43.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,125 749 66.5 62.6-70.3 376 33.5 29.7-37.4
College Graduate 1,337 953 72.3 69.2-75.1 384 27.7 24.9-30.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 597 321 52.7 47.6-57.8 276 47.3 42.2-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 814 494 58.1 53.8-62.3 320 41.9 37.7-46.2
$25,000- 34,999 560 352 61.1 56.0-66.0 208 38.9 34.0-44.0
$35,000- 49,999 590 399 68.3 63.6-72.7 191 31.7 27.3-36.4
$50,000-74,999 542 356 63.0 57.9-67.9 186 37.0 32.1-42.1
$75,000+ 818 579 71.8 67.4-75.9 239 28.2 24.1-32.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,070 1,388 68.1 65.6-70.5 682 31.9 29.5-34.4
No 2,614 1,607 61.2 58.7-63.6 1,007 38.8 36.4-41.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 917 640 70.4 66.2-74.3 277 29.6 25.7-33.8
Non-Veteran 3,850 2,404 62.1 60.2-64.0 1,446 37.9 36.0-39.8

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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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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