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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,942 1,234 63.7 61.1-66.3 708 36.3 33.7-38.9
GENDER
Male 738 441 59.7 55.4-63.9 297 40.3 36.1-44.6
Female 1,204 793 67.1 63.9-70.2 411 32.9 29.8-36.1
RACE
White 1,833 1,175 64.5 61.8-67.1 658 35.5 32.9-38.2
African American 52 29 59.0 42.8-73.5 23 41.0 26.5-57.2
Other Minorities 50 27 44.5 27.6-62.7 23 55.5 37.3-72.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 9 43.5 20.0-70.3 6 56.5 29.7-80.0
Non-Hispanic 1,920 1,222 64.0 61.4-66.6 698 36.0 33.4-38.6
AGE
50-54 272 121 45.7 38.7-52.9 151 54.3 47.1-61.3
55-64 684 422 62.9 58.7-67.0 262 37.1 33.0-41.3
65-74 556 397 72.8 67.8-77.2 159 27.2 22.8-32.2
75+ 430 294 69.6 64.1-74.5 136 30.4 25.5-35.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 324 180 55.5 48.7-62.0 144 44.5 38.0-51.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 615 372 59.6 54.8-64.3 243 40.4 35.7-45.2
Some Post-H.S. 478 309 66.8 61.8-71.4 169 33.2 28.6-38.2
College Graduate 523 371 69.9 64.8-74.6 152 30.1 25.4-35.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 144 51.0 43.7-58.3 128 49.0 41.7-56.3
$15,000- 24,999 365 202 55.1 49.1-61.0 163 44.9 39.0-50.9
$25,000- 34,999 234 145 62.6 55.3-69.4 89 37.4 30.6-44.7
$35,000- 49,999 289 190 66.1 59.1-72.5 99 33.9 27.5-40.9
$50,000-74,999 242 165 69.1 61.7-75.5 77 30.9 24.5-38.3
$75,000+ 242 185 72.4 64.7-78.9 57 27.6 21.1-35.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 895 587 64.7 60.8-68.4 308 35.3 31.6-39.2
No 1,005 626 63.4 59.7-66.9 379 36.6 33.1-40.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 360 233 64.5 58.4-70.2 127 35.5 29.8-41.6
Non-Veteran 1,581 1,001 63.5 60.6-66.4 580 36.5 33.6-39.4

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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.

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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