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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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 9,613 6,523 66.6 65.3-67.8 3,090 33.4 32.2-34.7
-Eastern NC 3,161 2,204 67.9 65.9-69.9 957 32.1 30.1-34.1
GENDER
Male 1,160 808 67.2 63.9-70.5 352 32.8 29.5-36.1
Female 2,001 1,396 68.5 65.9-70.9 605 31.5 29.1-34.1
RACE
White 2,281 1,660 71.1 68.7-73.4 621 28.9 26.6-31.3
African American 682 440 64.3 59.8-68.5 242 35.7 31.5-40.2
Other Minorities 187 97 44.6 35.5-54.2 90 55.4 45.8-64.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 52 29 44.4 28.6-61.4 23 55.6 38.6-71.4
Non-Hispanic 3,092 2,164 68.5 66.4-70.5 928 31.5 29.5-33.6
AGE
50-54 511 254 49.7 44.4-55.0 257 50.3 45.0-55.6
55-64 1,080 749 69.5 66.1-72.6 331 30.5 27.4-33.9
65-74 928 721 77.5 74.1-80.5 207 22.5 19.5-25.9
75+ 642 480 75.4 71.3-79.2 162 24.6 20.8-28.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 592 368 59.8 54.7-64.7 224 40.2 35.3-45.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,016 682 64.4 60.6-68.0 334 35.6 32.0-39.4
Some Post-H.S. 795 575 72.1 68.2-75.7 220 27.9 24.3-31.8
College Graduate 749 572 74.2 70.2-77.9 177 25.8 22.1-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 451 261 56.2 50.4-62.0 190 43.8 38.0-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 522 336 62.9 57.6-67.9 186 37.1 32.1-42.4
$25,000- 34,999 366 260 64.3 57.4-70.6 106 35.7 29.4-42.6
$35,000- 49,999 444 314 68.7 63.2-73.8 130 31.3 26.2-36.8
$50,000-74,999 416 321 74.8 69.4-79.5 95 25.2 20.5-30.6
$75,000+ 484 371 74.3 69.3-78.7 113 25.7 21.3-30.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,508 1,050 68.6 65.6-71.5 458 31.4 28.5-34.4
No 1,595 1,121 68.0 65.2-70.8 474 32.0 29.2-34.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 643 489 75.0 70.7-78.9 154 25.0 21.1-29.3
Non-Veteran 2,517 1,715 65.9 63.6-68.2 802 34.1 31.8-36.4

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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