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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,787 1,804 21.0 19.9-22.1 1,290 14.7 13.8-15.7 2,252 25.0 23.8-26.2 803 8.8 8.0- 9.6 2,638 30.5 29.3-31.8
No 695 55 6.7 4.8- 9.3 47 7.2 5.0-10.3 87 11.1 8.5-14.5 59 7.9 5.7-10.7 447 67.1 62.4-71.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 22 14.2 8.8-22.1 17 9.7 5.6-16.3 26 16.4 10.4-25.0 12 9.0 4.6-16.9 68 50.6 40.0-61.2
Recommended Range 2,909 538 19.0 17.3-20.9 416 13.9 12.5-15.5 737 24.6 22.7-26.6 268 8.3 7.2- 9.6 950 34.1 31.9-36.4
Overweight 3,484 691 19.1 17.4-20.9 522 15.5 13.9-17.2 885 24.3 22.6-26.2 307 9.1 7.8-10.5 1,079 32.0 30.0-34.1
Obese 2,597 542 21.5 19.5-23.7 343 13.0 11.4-14.7 624 23.2 21.1-25.4 247 8.6 7.4-10.0 841 33.7 31.3-36.3
Current Smoker
No 8,001 1,596 20.2 19.1-21.4 1,184 15.0 14.0-16.1 2,061 24.9 23.7-26.2 762 9.2 8.4-10.1 2,398 30.6 29.3-32.0
Yes 1,456 262 17.7 15.2-20.5 143 9.2 7.5-11.2 276 18.0 15.7-20.6 99 6.1 4.8- 7.8 676 49.1 45.7-52.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,688 370 20.6 18.3-23.0 254 16.1 13.9-18.5 402 23.8 21.2-26.6 168 9.9 8.1-11.9 494 29.8 26.9-32.8
No 7,679 1,471 19.7 18.5-20.9 1,063 13.6 12.7-14.6 1,910 23.8 22.7-25.1 683 8.5 7.7- 9.3 2,552 34.4 33.0-35.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,955 1,776 20.1 19.0-21.2 1,268 14.1 13.2-15.1 2,233 24.2 23.1-25.4 815 8.6 7.9- 9.4 2,863 33.0 31.7-34.3
Yes 455 73 16.4 12.4-21.5 60 13.2 9.7-17.9 90 17.4 13.3-22.4 44 10.8 7.3-15.5 188 42.2 36.3-48.3
Heavy Drinker
No 9,028 1,776 19.9 18.8-21.0 1,277 14.0 13.2-15.0 2,239 24.0 22.9-25.2 830 8.7 8.0- 9.5 2,906 33.4 32.1-34.7
Yes 314 55 18.3 13.5-24.2 39 13.6 9.4-19.2 74 21.0 16.1-26.8 22 8.6 5.2-13.9 124 38.6 32.3-45.4
Current Asthma
Yes 800 178 24.1 20.2-28.4 115 14.4 11.6-17.9 204 22.6 19.2-26.5 77 9.0 6.9-11.7 226 29.8 25.7-34.4
No 8,650 1,674 19.3 18.3-20.5 1,217 14.1 13.2-15.1 2,128 23.9 22.7-25.0 780 8.7 7.9- 9.5 2,851 34.0 32.7-35.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,637 358 21.5 19.0-24.2 243 15.8 13.6-18.4 381 22.7 20.1-25.6 142 7.6 6.2- 9.3 513 32.3 29.3-35.6
No 7,854 1,504 19.4 18.2-20.6 1,094 13.7 12.8-14.7 1,960 24.0 22.8-25.2 721 8.9 8.1- 9.8 2,575 34.0 32.6-35.4
Disability
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

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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.

**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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