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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 AMERICAN FEMALES 915 590 62.9 58.6-67.0 325 37.1 33.0-41.4
AGE
50-54 190 94 51.9 42.4-61.3 96 48.1 38.7-57.6
55-64 304 196 66.2 59.2-72.5 108 33.8 27.5-40.8
65-74 255 196 73.6 65.4-80.5 59 26.4 19.5-34.6
75+ 166 104 60.7 50.4-70.2 62 39.3 29.8-49.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 146 57.6 49.6-65.1 103 42.4 34.9-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 306 198 65.8 58.7-72.2 108 34.2 27.8-41.3
Some Post-H.S. 190 121 59.0 49.0-68.4 69 41.0 31.6-51.0
College Graduate 169 124 69.7 58.7-78.9 45 30.3 21.1-41.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 124 58.6 50.0-66.7 96 41.4 33.3-50.0
$15,000- 24,999 209 130 58.6 49.0-67.5 79 41.4 32.5-51.0
$25,000- 34,999 102 73 69.8 57.5-79.8 29 30.2 20.2-42.5
$35,000- 49,999 89 60 65.5 50.5-78.0 29 34.5 22.0-49.5
$50,000-74,999 69 51 73.1 59.2-83.6 18 26.9 16.4-40.8
$75,000+ 57 41 71.6 54.7-84.1 16 28.4 15.9-45.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 462 307 65.4 59.1-71.1 155 34.6 28.9-40.9
No 432 269 60.1 53.9-66.0 163 39.9 34.0-46.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 10 43.0 15.4-75.8 5 57.0 24.2-84.6
Non-Veteran 900 580 63.4 59.2-67.5 320 36.6 32.5-40.8

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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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