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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,010 582 56.9 53.1-60.7 428 43.1 39.3-46.9
GENDER
Male 369 210 56.0 49.7-62.1 159 44.0 37.9-50.3
Female 641 372 57.7 52.9-62.3 269 42.3 37.7-47.1
RACE
White 959 559 57.4 53.5-61.2 400 42.6 38.8-46.5
African American 21 12 56.9 32.5-78.3 9 43.1 21.7-67.5
Other Minorities 27 9 30.2 12.7-56.3 18 69.8 43.7-87.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 9 46.5 18.6-76.9 6 53.5 23.1-81.4
Non-Hispanic 993 572 57.2 53.4-61.0 421 42.8 39.0-46.6
AGE
50-54 162 56 35.4 26.7-45.2 106 64.6 54.8-73.3
55-64 349 205 57.6 51.2-63.7 144 42.4 36.3-48.8
65-74 285 180 64.6 57.8-70.9 105 35.4 29.1-42.2
75+ 214 141 68.3 60.6-75.1 73 31.7 24.9-39.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 94 47.8 38.6-57.1 93 52.2 42.9-61.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 322 163 48.1 41.5-54.7 159 51.9 45.3-58.5
Some Post-H.S. 225 140 60.5 52.2-68.2 85 39.5 31.8-47.8
College Graduate 272 182 69.0 62.2-75.1 90 31.0 24.9-37.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 89 56.8 46.7-66.3 59 43.2 33.7-53.3
$15,000- 24,999 195 98 45.9 37.3-54.7 97 54.1 45.3-62.7
$25,000- 34,999 153 84 55.8 45.8-65.4 69 44.2 34.6-54.2
$35,000- 49,999 137 76 53.7 43.8-63.2 61 46.3 36.8-56.2
$50,000-74,999 103 64 60.7 48.8-71.4 39 39.3 28.6-51.2
$75,000+ 110 78 73.8 63.0-82.3 32 26.2 17.7-37.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 480 299 61.3 55.9-66.5 181 38.7 33.5-44.1
No 513 278 54.0 48.6-59.4 235 46.0 40.6-51.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 203 131 62.9 54.3-70.7 72 37.1 29.3-45.7
Non-Veteran 807 451 55.2 50.9-59.4 356 44.8 40.6-49.1

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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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