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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 MALES 389 241 60.5 53.7-66.9 148 39.5 33.1-46.3
AGE
50-54 91 38 42.1 29.0-56.3 53 57.9 43.7-71.0
55-64 151 105 70.5 59.9-79.3 46 29.5 20.7-40.1
65-74 87 62 73.7 62.0-82.8 25 26.3 17.2-38.0
75+ 60 36 56.6 39.9-71.9 24 43.4 28.1-60.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 50 53.6 40.9-65.8 40 46.4 34.2-59.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 88 51.5 41.0-62.0 71 48.5 38.0-59.0
Some Post-H.S. 78 57 72.5 58.8-82.9 21 27.5 17.1-41.2
College Graduate 61 45 76.7 58.8-88.4 16 23.3 11.6-41.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 27 38.3 24.4-54.4 36 61.7 45.6-75.6
$15,000- 24,999 75 45 51.2 35.7-66.5 30 48.8 33.5-64.3
$25,000- 34,999 57 37 61.1 45.6-74.7 20 38.9 25.3-54.4
$35,000- 49,999 67 41 56.0 40.0-70.9 26 44.0 29.1-60.0
$50,000-74,999 39 29 79.1 59.7-90.6 10 20.9 9.4-40.3
$75,000+ 43 34 76.6 58.6-88.4 9 23.4 11.6-41.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 180 119 63.0 52.4-72.5 61 37.0 27.5-47.6
No 192 116 60.4 51.0-69.2 76 39.6 30.8-49.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 104 65.7 54.9-75.1 45 34.3 24.9-45.1
Non-Veteran 240 137 57.2 48.4-65.6 103 42.8 34.4-51.6

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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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