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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITES

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
-WHITES 7,943 5,499 68.9 67.6-70.2 2,444 31.1 29.8-32.4
GENDER
Males 3,024 2,073 68.5 66.4-70.5 951 31.5 29.5-33.6
Females 4,919 3,426 69.3 67.6-70.9 1,493 30.7 29.1-32.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 61 46 69.3 52.2-82.4 15 30.7 17.6-47.8
Non-Hispanic 7,862 5,442 68.9 67.6-70.2 2,420 31.1 29.8-32.4
AGE
50-54 1,215 613 52.0 48.5-55.5 602 48.0 44.5-51.5
55-64 2,732 1,871 69.8 67.6-71.9 861 30.2 28.1-32.4
65-74 2,273 1,724 77.8 75.7-79.8 549 22.2 20.2-24.3
75+ 1,723 1,291 76.3 73.7-78.7 432 23.7 21.3-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,107 658 58.7 54.9-62.4 449 41.3 37.6-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,443 1,655 66.9 64.4-69.2 788 33.1 30.8-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,081 1,464 70.1 67.5-72.6 617 29.9 27.4-32.5
College Graduate 2,298 1,711 73.8 71.4-76.0 587 26.2 24.0-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 859 499 56.0 51.7-60.2 360 44.0 39.8-48.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,300 823 63.2 59.8-66.5 477 36.8 33.5-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 864 596 67.4 63.4-71.3 268 32.6 28.7-36.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,156 807 70.3 66.9-73.4 349 29.7 26.6-33.1
$50,000-74,999 1,107 833 73.4 70.0-76.6 274 26.6 23.4-30.0
$75,000+ 1,472 1,104 72.7 69.7-75.5 368 27.3 24.5-30.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,492 2,469 70.8 68.8-72.7 1,023 29.2 27.3-31.2
No 4,331 2,957 67.8 66.0-69.5 1,374 32.2 30.5-34.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,603 1,200 75.4 72.6-77.9 403 24.6 22.1-27.4
Non-Veteran 6,338 4,299 67.1 65.6-68.6 2,039 32.9 31.4-34.4

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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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