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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-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.
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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
-MALES 3,579 2,397 65.7 63.6-67.7 1,182 34.3 32.3-36.4
RACE
White 3,024 2,073 68.5 66.4-70.5 951 31.5 29.5-33.6
African American 389 241 60.5 53.7-66.9 148 39.5 33.1-46.3
Other Minorities 155 76 41.5 31.6-52.1 79 58.5 47.9-68.4
AGE
50-54 600 271 48.0 42.8-53.2 329 52.0 46.8-57.2
55-64 1,347 906 67.3 64.0-70.4 441 32.7 29.6-36.0
65-74 980 743 77.8 74.5-80.7 237 22.2 19.3-25.5
75+ 652 477 73.0 68.2-77.3 175 27.0 22.7-31.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 568 303 51.4 46.2-56.6 265 48.6 43.4-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,055 659 59.6 55.4-63.6 396 40.4 36.4-44.6
Some Post-H.S. 808 554 68.0 63.6-72.1 254 32.0 27.9-36.4
College Graduate 1,143 877 75.5 72.1-78.6 266 24.5 21.4-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 332 148 42.9 36.0-50.0 184 57.1 50.0-64.0
$15,000- 24,999 567 321 55.0 49.3-60.6 246 45.0 39.4-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 419 275 63.3 57.3-69.0 144 36.7 31.0-42.7
$35,000- 49,999 579 403 64.8 59.3-69.9 176 35.2 30.1-40.7
$50,000-74,999 555 407 71.3 66.3-75.9 148 28.7 24.1-33.7
$75,000+ 795 620 75.7 71.7-79.3 175 24.3 20.7-28.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,566 1,054 66.3 63.0-69.4 512 33.7 30.6-37.0
No 1,942 1,307 65.9 63.0-68.6 635 34.1 31.4-37.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,728 1,283 73.9 71.0-76.5 445 26.1 23.5-29.0
Non-Veteran 1,847 1,114 59.1 56.1-62.1 733 40.9 37.9-43.9

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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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