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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

For a SIGMOIDOSCOPY, a flexible tube is inserted into the rectum to look for problems. A COLONOSCOPY is similar,
but uses a longer tube, and you are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy
and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.

Was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?

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  Total
Respond.^
Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 317 5.6 4.8- 6.5 5,104 94.4 93.5-95.2
-Eastern NC 1,364 63 5.0 3.4- 7.1 1,301 95.0 92.9-96.6
GENDER
Male 447 23 5.5 3.1- 9.6 424 94.5 90.4-96.9
Female 917 40 4.5 2.9- 7.1 877 95.5 92.9-97.1
RACE
White 972 46 5.2 3.5- 7.8 926 94.8 92.2-96.5
African American 317 15 4.7 1.9-11.1 302 95.3 88.9-98.1
Other Minorities 71 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 69 98.3 93.2-99.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 2 14.1 3.4-43.6 16 85.9 56.4-96.6
Non-Hispanic 1,343 61 4.9 3.4- 7.1 1,282 95.1 92.9-96.6
AGE
50-54 156 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 153 99.6 98.5-99.9
55-64 485 19 6.0 3.4-10.3 466 94.0 89.7-96.6
65+ 723 41 5.8 3.6- 9.4 682 94.2 90.6-96.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 177 10 4.9 2.1-10.9 167 95.1 89.1-97.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 451 19 5.4 3.0- 9.5 432 94.6 90.5-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 358 14 4.0 1.5- 9.9 344 96.0 90.1-98.5
College Graduate 378 20 5.5 2.9-10.3 358 94.5 89.7-97.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 134 7 7.0 2.5-18.2 127 93.0 81.8-97.5
$15,000- 24,999 242 11 2.7 1.3- 5.8 231 97.3 94.2-98.7
$25,000- 34,999 154 8 10.2 4.0-23.7 146 89.8 76.3-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 166 5 1.2 0.5- 3.2 161 98.8 96.8-99.5
$50,000-74,999 166 5 5.4 1.8-14.8 161 94.6 85.2-98.2
$75,000+ 245 11 3.3 1.5- 7.0 234 96.7 93.0-98.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 660 32 4.5 2.7- 7.5 628 95.5 92.5-97.3
No 670 27 5.1 2.9- 8.8 643 94.9 91.2-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 261 16 6.7 3.3-13.2 245 93.3 86.8-96.7
Non-Veteran 1,103 47 4.4 2.9- 6.7 1,056 95.6 93.3-97.1

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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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