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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 7,699 5,534 69.6 68.1-71.2 2,165 30.4 28.8-31.9
-Eastern NC 1,926 1,389 69.8 66.5-72.9 537 30.2 27.1-33.5
GENDER
Male 649 453 68.2 62.7-73.2 196 31.8 26.8-37.3
Female 1,277 936 71.2 67.2-74.8 341 28.8 25.2-32.8
RACE
White 1,347 985 71.1 67.2-74.7 362 28.9 25.3-32.8
African American 450 326 69.0 62.0-75.3 124 31.0 24.7-38.0
Other Minorities 118 74 58.5 45.6-70.3 44 41.5 29.7-54.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 34 19 35.8 17.9-58.8 15 64.2 41.2-82.1
Non-Hispanic 1,889 1,367 70.6 67.3-73.6 522 29.4 26.4-32.7
AGE
50-54 307 157 52.0 43.8-60.1 150 48.0 39.9-56.2
55-64 677 491 72.4 67.1-77.2 186 27.6 22.8-32.9
65+ 942 741 77.4 73.1-81.2 201 22.6 18.8-26.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 316 190 59.8 51.2-67.9 126 40.2 32.1-48.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 635 460 66.9 60.9-72.4 175 33.1 27.6-39.1
Some Post-H.S. 488 360 73.5 66.9-79.1 128 26.5 20.9-33.1
College Graduate 487 379 75.6 69.4-80.8 108 24.4 19.2-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 139 48.1 38.1-58.3 107 51.9 41.7-61.9
$15,000- 24,999 362 252 70.4 63.0-76.8 110 29.6 23.2-37.0
$25,000- 34,999 212 154 66.7 56.3-75.7 58 33.3 24.3-43.7
$35,000- 49,999 221 166 68.7 57.7-77.8 55 31.3 22.2-42.3
$50,000-74,999 210 166 79.8 71.0-86.5 44 20.2 13.5-29.0
$75,000+ 311 246 76.2 68.2-82.7 65 23.8 17.3-31.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 929 677 70.7 65.9-75.1 252 29.3 24.9-34.1
No 949 677 68.1 63.4-72.4 272 31.9 27.6-36.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 338 263 75.4 68.4-81.3 75 24.6 18.7-31.6
Non-Veteran 1,588 1,126 68.2 64.5-71.7 462 31.8 28.3-35.5

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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.

**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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