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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,632 4,790 47.5 46.2-48.8 4,842 52.5 51.2-53.8
GENDER
Male 3,586 1,726 45.6 43.5-47.7 1,860 54.4 52.3-56.5
Female 6,046 3,064 49.2 47.5-50.8 2,982 50.8 49.2-52.5
RACE
White 7,939 4,111 50.2 48.8-51.6 3,828 49.8 48.4-51.2
African American 1,329 570 41.9 38.3-45.5 759 58.1 54.5-61.7
Asian 29 6 15.5 5.8-35.1 23 84.5 64.9-94.2
Native American 175 57 27.8 19.8-37.6 118 72.2 62.4-80.2
Other Minorities 134 36 17.4 11.5-25.4 98 82.6 74.6-88.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 142 47 20.6 14.4-28.6 95 79.4 71.4-85.6
-English Speaking 99 44 32.6 22.9-44.0 55 67.4 56.0-77.1
-Spanish Speaking 43 3 5.7 1.5-18.9 40 94.3 81.1-98.5
Non-Hispanic 9,452 4,735 48.2 46.9-49.5 4,717 51.8 50.5-53.1
AGE
50-54 1,579 470 28.3 25.5-31.2 1,109 71.7 68.8-74.5
55-64 3,338 1,616 47.7 45.5-49.9 1,722 52.3 50.1-54.5
65-74 2,694 1,563 58.8 56.5-61.1 1,131 41.2 38.9-43.5
75+ 2,021 1,141 58.2 55.4-60.9 880 41.8 39.1-44.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,585 705 41.6 38.6-44.7 880 58.4 55.3-61.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,011 1,481 47.3 44.9-49.7 1,530 52.7 50.3-55.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,430 1,231 47.7 45.1-50.3 1,199 52.3 49.7-54.9
College Graduate 2,585 1,363 50.6 48.1-53.1 1,222 49.4 46.9-51.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,240 551 40.4 36.8-44.1 689 59.6 55.9-63.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,657 846 50.0 46.7-53.2 811 50.0 46.8-53.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,067 520 47.2 43.4-51.0 547 52.8 49.0-56.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,352 685 47.6 44.2-51.1 667 52.4 48.9-55.8
$50,000-74,999 1,235 655 51.1 47.6-54.6 580 48.9 45.4-52.4
$75,000+ 1,603 832 48.0 45.0-51.0 771 52.0 49.0-55.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,353 2,265 49.9 47.9-51.9 2,088 50.1 48.1-52.1
No 5,107 2,459 46.1 44.3-47.8 2,648 53.9 52.2-55.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,829 1,025 54.6 51.6-57.5 804 45.4 42.5-48.4
Non-Veteran 7,799 3,764 45.7 44.2-47.1 4,035 54.3 52.9-55.8

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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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