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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 9,613 6,523 66.6 65.3-67.8 3,090 33.4 32.2-34.7
GENDER
Male 3,579 2,397 65.7 63.6-67.7 1,182 34.3 32.3-36.4
Female 6,034 4,126 67.4 65.8-68.9 1,908 32.6 31.1-34.2
RACE
White 7,943 5,499 68.9 67.6-70.2 2,444 31.1 29.8-32.4
African American 1,304 831 61.9 58.1-65.5 473 38.1 34.5-41.9
Asian 28 14 41.2 21.5-64.3 14 58.8 35.7-78.5
Native American 178 100 56.6 45.3-67.3 78 43.4 32.7-54.7
Other Minorities 135 64 32.8 24.0-42.9 71 67.2 57.1-76.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 139 80 42.8 32.8-53.3 59 57.2 46.7-67.2
-English Speaking 96 69 63.4 49.7-75.2 27 36.6 24.8-50.3
-Spanish Speaking 43 11 17.5 8.1-33.9 32 82.5 66.1-91.9
Non-Hispanic 9,440 6,423 67.1 65.8-68.3 3,017 32.9 31.7-34.2
AGE
50-54 1,577 768 49.5 46.2-52.7 809 50.5 47.3-53.8
55-64 3,336 2,258 68.2 66.2-70.2 1,078 31.8 29.8-33.8
65-74 2,699 2,036 76.8 74.8-78.8 663 23.2 21.2-25.2
75+ 2,001 1,461 72.7 70.0-75.3 540 27.3 24.7-30.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,561 912 55.7 52.4-58.9 649 44.3 41.1-47.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,006 1,994 64.5 62.1-66.8 1,012 35.5 33.2-37.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,430 1,684 68.2 65.7-70.6 746 31.8 29.4-34.3
College Graduate 2,598 1,919 73.0 70.7-75.2 679 27.0 24.8-29.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,224 693 53.8 50.0-57.6 531 46.2 42.4-50.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,658 1,030 59.7 56.4-62.9 628 40.3 37.1-43.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,072 732 65.4 61.6-69.1 340 34.6 30.9-38.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,353 934 67.7 64.2-71.0 419 32.3 29.0-35.8
$50,000-74,999 1,241 926 73.2 69.9-76.2 315 26.8 23.8-30.1
$75,000+ 1,603 1,198 72.4 69.5-75.1 405 27.6 24.9-30.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,329 3,007 68.7 66.8-70.6 1,322 31.3 29.4-33.2
No 5,116 3,419 65.3 63.6-67.0 1,697 34.7 33.0-36.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,819 1,343 72.9 70.1-75.6 476 27.1 24.4-29.9
Non-Veteran 7,790 5,180 64.9 63.5-66.3 2,610 35.1 33.7-36.5

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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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