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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITE 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
-WHITE FEMALES 4,919 3,426 69.3 67.6-70.9 1,493 30.7 29.1-32.4
AGE
50-54 740 389 52.4 47.9-56.8 351 47.6 43.2-52.1
55-64 1,612 1,112 70.7 67.9-73.4 500 29.3 26.6-32.1
65-74 1,418 1,068 77.0 74.2-79.6 350 23.0 20.4-25.8
75+ 1,149 857 75.2 71.8-78.2 292 24.8 21.8-28.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 685 427 60.9 55.8-65.8 258 39.1 34.2-44.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,588 1,108 69.9 67.0-72.7 480 30.1 27.3-33.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,381 982 70.8 67.7-73.7 399 29.2 26.3-32.3
College Graduate 1,254 900 70.8 67.5-73.9 354 29.2 26.1-32.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 622 394 61.9 56.9-66.7 228 38.1 33.3-43.1
$15,000- 24,999 844 563 66.1 62.0-70.0 281 33.9 30.0-38.0
$25,000- 34,999 529 373 68.5 63.2-73.3 156 31.5 26.7-36.8
$35,000- 49,999 665 454 71.2 66.9-75.1 211 28.8 24.9-33.1
$50,000-74,999 605 461 75.7 71.3-79.6 144 24.3 20.4-28.7
$75,000+ 736 529 68.4 64.0-72.5 207 31.6 27.5-36.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,187 1,577 72.5 70.0-74.9 610 27.5 25.1-30.0
No 2,658 1,802 66.9 64.6-69.1 856 33.1 30.9-35.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 74 49 55.7 40.7-69.7 25 44.3 30.3-59.3
Non-Veteran 4,845 3,377 69.5 67.8-71.1 1,468 30.5 28.9-32.2

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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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