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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Piedmont NC 4,510 3,085 66.7 64.8-68.5 1,425 33.3 31.5-35.2
GENDER
Male 1,681 1,148 66.5 63.3-69.5 533 33.5 30.5-36.7
Female 2,829 1,937 66.9 64.5-69.1 892 33.1 30.9-35.5
RACE
White 3,829 2,664 69.3 67.4-71.2 1,165 30.7 28.8-32.6
African American 570 362 60.5 54.8-65.9 208 39.5 34.1-45.2
Other Minorities 104 54 42.2 30.8-54.4 50 57.8 45.6-69.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 42 41.8 28.5-56.4 30 58.2 43.6-71.5
Non-Hispanic 4,428 3,037 67.2 65.3-69.1 1,391 32.8 30.9-34.7
AGE
50-54 794 393 50.1 45.6-54.7 401 49.9 45.3-54.4
55-64 1,572 1,087 68.9 65.9-71.9 485 31.1 28.1-34.1
65-74 1,215 918 77.9 74.9-80.6 297 22.1 19.4-25.1
75+ 929 687 72.3 68.1-76.1 242 27.7 23.9-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 645 364 52.7 47.6-57.8 281 47.3 42.2-52.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,375 940 65.9 62.3-69.4 435 34.1 30.6-37.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 800 66.5 62.8-70.1 357 33.5 29.9-37.2
College Graduate 1,326 976 73.2 70.0-76.2 350 26.8 23.8-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 501 288 53.1 46.9-59.1 213 46.9 40.9-53.1
$15,000- 24,999 771 492 59.5 54.4-64.4 279 40.5 35.6-45.6
$25,000- 34,999 472 327 67.0 61.3-72.2 145 33.0 27.8-38.7
$35,000- 49,999 620 430 67.7 62.3-72.6 190 32.3 27.4-37.7
$50,000-74,999 583 440 73.5 68.7-77.8 143 26.5 22.2-31.3
$75,000+ 877 642 71.7 67.8-75.3 235 28.3 24.7-32.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,926 1,370 69.9 66.9-72.8 556 30.1 27.2-33.1
No 2,516 1,672 64.6 62.1-67.0 844 35.4 33.0-37.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 816 621 74.0 69.6-78.0 195 26.0 22.0-30.4
Non-Veteran 3,692 2,464 64.8 62.7-66.9 1,228 35.2 33.1-37.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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