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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITE MALES

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 MALES 3,024 2,073 68.5 66.4-70.5 951 31.5 29.5-33.6
AGE
50-54 475 224 51.7 46.1-57.2 251 48.3 42.8-53.9
55-64 1,120 759 68.7 65.3-71.9 361 31.3 28.1-34.7
65-74 855 656 78.9 75.5-81.9 199 21.1 18.1-24.5
75+ 574 434 78.1 73.9-81.8 140 21.9 18.2-26.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 231 56.0 50.3-61.6 191 44.0 38.4-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 855 547 62.6 58.4-66.6 308 37.4 33.4-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 700 482 69.1 64.6-73.3 218 30.9 26.7-35.4
College Graduate 1,044 811 76.4 73.0-79.5 233 23.6 20.5-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 105 44.6 36.9-52.5 132 55.4 47.5-63.1
$15,000- 24,999 456 260 59.2 53.5-64.6 196 40.8 35.4-46.5
$25,000- 34,999 335 223 66.2 59.7-72.1 112 33.8 27.9-40.3
$35,000- 49,999 491 353 69.3 64.0-74.1 138 30.7 25.9-36.0
$50,000-74,999 502 372 71.2 65.9-75.9 130 28.8 24.1-34.1
$75,000+ 736 575 76.1 72.0-79.8 161 23.9 20.2-28.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,305 892 68.7 65.4-71.7 413 31.3 28.3-34.6
No 1,673 1,155 68.7 65.9-71.4 518 31.3 28.6-34.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,529 1,151 76.1 73.3-78.7 378 23.9 21.3-26.7
Non-Veteran 1,493 922 61.7 58.5-64.7 571 38.3 35.3-41.5

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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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