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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,919 4,590 49.9 48.5-51.2 4,329 50.1 48.8-51.5
No 700 197 22.9 19.4-26.9 503 77.1 73.1-80.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 149 59 39.5 30.0-50.0 90 60.5 50.0-70.0
Recommended Range 2,969 1,489 48.1 45.8-50.4 1,480 51.9 49.6-54.2
Overweight 3,524 1,797 49.0 46.8-51.1 1,727 51.0 48.9-53.2
Obese 2,613 1,290 46.2 43.7-48.8 1,323 53.8 51.2-56.3
Current Smoker
No 8,130 4,222 49.8 48.4-51.2 3,908 50.2 48.8-51.6
Yes 1,462 552 35.8 32.7-39.1 910 64.2 60.9-67.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,733 921 51.0 47.9-54.1 812 49.0 45.9-52.1
No 7,767 3,796 46.7 45.2-48.1 3,971 53.3 51.9-54.8
Binge Drinker
No 9,086 4,568 48.2 46.9-49.6 4,518 51.8 50.4-53.1
Yes 458 186 38.3 32.7-44.2 272 61.7 55.8-67.3
Heavy Drinker
No 9,160 4,581 47.8 46.4-49.1 4,579 52.2 50.9-53.6
Yes 315 144 45.5 38.8-52.3 171 54.5 47.7-61.2
Current Asthma
Yes 822 435 48.8 44.3-53.4 387 51.2 46.6-55.7
No 8,760 4,326 47.3 46.0-48.7 4,434 52.7 51.3-54.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,662 872 50.2 47.0-53.5 790 49.8 46.5-53.0
No 7,967 3,917 47.0 45.6-48.4 4,050 53.0 51.6-54.4
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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