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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,304 831 61.9 58.1-65.5 473 38.1 34.5-41.9
GENDER
Males 389 241 60.5 53.7-66.9 148 39.5 33.1-46.3
Females 915 590 62.9 58.6-67.0 325 37.1 33.0-41.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 7 72.7 35.8-92.7 4 27.3 7.3-64.2
Non-Hispanic 1,284 818 61.8 58.0-65.5 466 38.2 34.5-42.0
AGE
50-54 281 132 47.4 39.2-55.7 149 52.6 44.3-60.8
55-64 455 301 68.1 62.1-73.6 154 31.9 26.4-37.9
65-74 342 258 73.7 67.0-79.4 84 26.3 20.6-33.0
75+ 226 140 59.2 50.3-67.6 86 40.8 32.4-49.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 339 196 56.2 49.4-62.8 143 43.8 37.2-50.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 465 286 58.5 51.9-64.9 179 41.5 35.1-48.1
Some Post-H.S. 268 178 64.1 56.0-71.5 90 35.9 28.5-44.0
College Graduate 230 169 72.6 63.2-80.4 61 27.4 19.6-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 283 151 51.9 43.7-59.9 132 48.1 40.1-56.3
$15,000- 24,999 284 175 55.7 47.0-64.0 109 44.3 36.0-53.0
$25,000- 34,999 159 110 66.0 56.2-74.5 49 34.0 25.5-43.8
$35,000- 49,999 156 101 60.5 49.4-70.7 55 39.5 29.3-50.6
$50,000-74,999 108 80 76.1 64.8-84.6 28 23.9 15.4-35.2
$75,000+ 100 75 74.2 62.2-83.4 25 25.8 16.6-37.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 642 426 64.4 58.7-69.7 216 35.6 30.3-41.3
No 624 385 60.2 54.9-65.4 239 39.8 34.6-45.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 164 114 63.8 53.3-73.1 50 36.2 26.9-46.7
Non-Veteran 1,140 717 61.5 57.4-65.4 423 38.5 34.6-42.6

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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.

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