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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 745 42 5.2 3.4- 8.0 703 94.8 92.0-96.6
GENDER
Male 235 14 5.4 2.6-11.1 221 94.6 88.9-97.4
Female 510 28 5.1 3.1- 8.4 482 94.9 91.6-96.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 0 0.0 . - . 5 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 740 42 5.3 3.4- 8.0 698 94.7 92.0-96.6
AGE
50-54 111 3 1.1 0.2- 5.1 108 98.9 94.9-99.8
55-64 310 14 4.6 2.4- 8.6 296 95.4 91.4-97.6
65+ 324 25 7.8 4.3-13.8 299 92.2 86.2-95.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 10 6.1 2.7-13.2 125 93.9 86.8-97.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 231 7 3.4 1.4- 7.8 224 96.6 92.2-98.6
Some Post-H.S. 200 9 5.9 2.1-15.6 191 94.1 84.4-97.9
College Graduate 179 16 5.8 3.1-10.7 163 94.2 89.3-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 7 6.8 2.6-16.4 119 93.2 83.6-97.4
$15,000- 24,999 166 9 2.7 1.2- 6.4 157 97.3 93.6-98.8
$25,000- 34,999 89 6 10.3 3.3-27.6 83 89.7 72.4-96.7
$35,000-49,999 94 7 6.1 2.3-15.3 87 93.9 84.7-97.7
$50,000- 74,999 71 4 4.1 1.3-12.2 67 95.9 87.8-98.7
$75,000+ 77 4 3.5 1.2-10.1 73 96.5 89.9-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 402 21 4.1 2.2- 7.4 381 95.9 92.6-97.8
No 325 19 6.6 3.5-12.2 306 93.4 87.8-96.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 8 7.6 2.7-19.5 109 92.4 80.5-97.3
Non-Veteran 628 34 4.6 3.0- 7.1 594 95.4 92.9-97.0

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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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