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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,905 6,267 69.7 68.4-71.0 2,638 30.3 29.0-31.6
No 695 248 32.9 28.5-37.6 447 67.1 62.4-71.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 146 78 49.7 39.2-60.3 68 50.3 39.7-60.8
Recommended Range 2,950 2,000 66.2 63.9-68.4 950 33.8 31.6-36.1
Overweight 3,525 2,446 68.3 66.2-70.3 1,079 31.7 29.7-33.8
Obese 2,621 1,780 66.4 63.9-68.9 841 33.6 31.1-36.1
Current Smoker
No 8,107 5,709 69.6 68.3-71.0 2,398 30.4 29.0-31.7
Yes 1,467 791 51.1 47.7-54.5 676 48.9 45.5-52.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,721 1,227 70.6 67.7-73.4 494 29.4 26.6-32.3
No 7,764 5,212 65.9 64.5-67.3 2,552 34.1 32.7-35.5
Binge Drinker
No 9,068 6,205 67.3 66.0-68.6 2,863 32.7 31.4-34.0
Yes 459 271 58.2 52.1-64.0 188 41.8 36.0-47.9
Heavy Drinker
No 9,142 6,236 66.9 65.6-68.2 2,906 33.1 31.8-34.4
Yes 314 190 61.4 54.6-67.7 124 38.6 32.3-45.4
Current Asthma
Yes 812 586 70.5 66.0-74.6 226 29.5 25.4-34.0
No 8,754 5,903 66.2 64.9-67.6 2,851 33.8 32.4-35.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,659 1,146 67.9 64.7-71.0 513 32.1 29.0-35.3
No 7,951 5,376 66.3 64.9-67.7 2,575 33.7 32.3-35.1
Disability
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

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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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