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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,494 1,862 19.7 18.7-20.8 1,337 14.1 13.2-15.0 2,342 23.8 22.7-24.9 863 8.7 8.0- 9.4 3,090 33.7 32.4-35.0
GENDER
Male 3,543 710 20.1 18.4-21.9 546 15.0 13.6-16.6 821 22.5 20.8-24.3 284 7.8 6.8- 9.0 1,182 34.5 32.5-36.6
Female 5,951 1,152 19.5 18.2-20.8 791 13.3 12.2-14.4 1,521 24.9 23.5-26.3 579 9.4 8.5-10.4 1,908 33.0 31.4-34.6
RACE
White 7,848 1,490 19.3 18.2-20.4 1,128 14.3 13.4-15.3 2,009 25.3 24.1-26.5 777 9.7 8.9-10.6 2,444 31.4 30.1-32.7
African American 1,284 313 23.1 20.1-26.4 164 13.8 11.4-16.6 263 19.2 16.5-22.3 71 5.4 4.1- 7.2 473 38.4 34.7-42.2
Asian 28 3 5.5 1.6-16.9 3 15.5 4.6-41.4 6 12.6 4.2-32.2 2 7.6 1.6-30.1 14 58.8 35.7-78.5
Native American 174 32 19.3 11.8-29.9 25 13.0 5.9-26.3 31 20.1 12.8-30.1 8 3.5 1.4- 8.5 78 44.1 33.2-55.5
Other Minorities 135 21 12.4 7.3-20.3 13 7.1 3.4-14.2 26 11.6 7.1-18.3 4 1.7 0.6- 5.0 71 67.2 57.1-76.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 138 26 17.3 10.8-26.4 12 4.5 2.2- 8.9 30 14.9 9.5-22.5 11 5.6 2.7-11.1 59 57.7 47.1-67.7
-English Speaking 95 21 21.2 12.9-32.7 11 7.9 3.8-15.5 26 24.9 15.9-36.8 10 8.8 4.1-17.9 27 37.2 25.3-51.0
-Spanish Speaking 43 5 12.5 4.6-29.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.2 4 2.9 1.0- 8.2 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 32 82.5 66.1-91.9
Non-Hispanic 9,324 1,828 19.7 18.7-20.8 1,322 14.3 13.4-15.2 2,307 24.0 22.9-25.1 850 8.8 8.1- 9.5 3,017 33.2 31.9-34.5
AGE
50-54 1,574 272 18.3 15.8-21.0 153 9.8 8.0-11.8 248 15.8 13.6-18.3 92 5.5 4.2- 7.2 809 50.6 47.4-53.8
55-64 3,326 614 18.8 17.1-20.5 471 14.4 12.9-16.0 844 25.4 23.5-27.3 319 9.6 8.4-11.0 1,078 31.8 29.8-33.9
65-74 2,662 581 21.9 20.0-23.9 409 16.1 14.4-17.9 746 28.7 26.6-30.9 263 10.0 8.6-11.5 663 23.4 21.4-25.4
75+ 1,932 395 21.0 18.8-23.4 304 16.7 14.6-19.0 504 24.9 22.6-27.4 189 9.3 7.8-11.0 540 28.0 25.4-30.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,519 286 18.2 16.0-20.8 156 10.5 8.8-12.6 309 19.0 16.7-21.6 119 7.1 5.7- 8.9 649 45.1 41.8-48.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,968 571 20.0 18.1-22.0 451 14.9 13.3-16.7 680 21.3 19.5-23.2 254 8.0 6.9- 9.3 1,012 35.8 33.5-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,413 464 18.8 16.9-21.0 337 14.8 13.0-16.8 636 25.4 23.2-27.7 230 9.0 7.6-10.6 746 32.0 29.6-34.5
College Graduate 2,578 539 21.1 19.1-23.2 388 14.3 12.8-16.1 712 27.5 25.3-29.7 260 9.9 8.5-11.6 679 27.2 25.0-29.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,201 214 17.3 14.6-20.3 131 12.8 10.1-15.9 213 15.5 13.1-18.1 112 7.7 6.1- 9.7 531 46.8 43.0-50.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,638 283 17.5 15.2-20.0 207 13.4 11.4-15.7 381 21.3 18.9-23.9 139 7.1 5.8- 8.8 628 40.6 37.4-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,064 206 19.0 16.2-22.1 165 13.9 11.6-16.5 261 23.1 20.0-26.4 92 9.3 7.3-11.9 340 34.8 31.1-38.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,342 287 21.7 19.0-24.6 187 14.2 11.9-16.9 339 24.3 21.6-27.2 110 7.3 5.9- 9.1 419 32.5 29.2-36.0
$50,000-74,999 1,236 262 21.5 18.7-24.5 190 14.2 12.0-16.8 355 28.0 25.0-31.1 114 9.5 7.5-11.9 315 26.9 23.8-30.1
$75,000+ 1,597 333 21.5 19.0-24.1 255 15.4 13.3-17.6 464 27.3 24.7-30.1 140 8.1 6.6- 9.9 405 27.7 25.0-30.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,262 880 21.6 19.9-23.3 613 14.9 13.5-16.4 1,028 23.2 21.6-24.8 419 8.7 7.7- 9.8 1,322 31.6 29.7-33.6
No 5,072 960 18.6 17.3-20.0 707 13.5 12.4-14.7 1,271 24.2 22.7-25.7 437 8.8 7.8- 9.9 1,697 34.9 33.2-36.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,798 400 21.3 19.0-23.7 312 17.6 15.4-20.0 453 24.8 22.4-27.4 157 9.0 7.5-10.9 476 27.2 24.5-30.1
Non-Veteran 7,692 1,462 19.3 18.2-20.5 1,025 13.1 12.2-14.1 1,889 23.5 22.3-24.8 706 8.6 7.8- 9.4 2,610 35.4 34.0-36.8

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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