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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-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
-FEMALES 6,034 4,126 67.4 65.8-68.9 1,908 32.6 31.1-34.2
RACE
White 4,919 3,426 69.3 67.6-70.9 1,493 30.7 29.1-32.4
African American 915 590 62.9 58.6-67.0 325 37.1 33.0-41.4
Other Minorities 186 102 46.0 36.2-56.2 84 54.0 43.8-63.8
AGE
50-54 977 497 50.8 46.9-54.8 480 49.2 45.2-53.1
55-64 1,989 1,352 69.1 66.5-71.6 637 30.9 28.4-33.5
65-74 1,719 1,293 76.1 73.5-78.6 426 23.9 21.4-26.5
75+ 1,349 984 72.6 69.3-75.7 365 27.4 24.3-30.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 993 609 58.9 54.7-62.9 384 41.1 37.1-45.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,951 1,335 68.4 65.7-71.0 616 31.6 29.0-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,622 1,130 68.3 65.2-71.2 492 31.7 28.8-34.8
College Graduate 1,455 1,042 70.2 67.0-73.2 413 29.8 26.8-33.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 892 545 59.9 55.5-64.0 347 40.1 36.0-44.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,091 709 63.1 59.2-66.9 382 36.9 33.1-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 653 457 67.4 62.5-71.9 196 32.6 28.1-37.5
$35,000- 49,999 774 531 70.6 66.3-74.6 243 29.4 25.4-33.7
$50,000-74,999 686 519 75.1 70.9-78.8 167 24.9 21.2-29.1
$75,000+ 808 578 68.2 64.0-72.1 230 31.8 27.9-36.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,763 1,953 70.6 68.3-72.9 810 29.4 27.1-31.7
No 3,174 2,112 64.8 62.6-66.9 1,062 35.2 33.1-37.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 60 51.8 36.9-66.4 31 48.2 33.6-63.1
Non-Veteran 5,943 4,066 67.6 66.0-69.2 1,877 32.4 30.8-34.0

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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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