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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,073 763 68.3 63.6-72.7 310 31.7 27.3-36.4
GENDER
Male 338 240 66.1 57.5-73.7 98 33.9 26.3-42.5
Female 735 523 70.1 65.2-74.7 212 29.9 25.3-34.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 5 26.2 7.1-62.1 5 73.8 37.9-92.9
Non-Hispanic 1,061 758 69.0 64.2-73.3 303 31.0 26.7-35.8
AGE
50-54 204 113 53.2 41.9-64.1 91 46.8 35.9-58.1
55-64 434 312 68.3 61.8-74.2 122 31.7 25.8-38.2
65+ 435 338 79.0 72.7-84.1 97 21.0 15.9-27.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 144 60.3 48.6-70.9 89 39.7 29.1-51.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 354 236 60.3 52.5-67.7 118 39.7 32.3-47.5
Some Post-H.S. 263 202 75.3 66.1-82.7 61 24.7 17.3-33.9
College Graduate 222 181 83.7 76.6-89.0 41 16.3 11.0-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 132 60.7 51.4-69.2 81 39.3 30.8-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 237 170 67.4 54.3-78.3 67 32.6 21.7-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 128 89 71.9 59.8-81.5 39 28.1 18.5-40.2
$35,000-49,999 117 97 77.7 61.8-88.2 20 22.3 11.8-38.2
$50,000- 74,999 100 71 67.2 51.6-79.8 29 32.8 20.2-48.4
$75,000+ 88 77 75.5 59.6-86.5 11 24.5 13.5-40.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 559 415 72.5 66.7-77.7 144 27.5 22.3-33.3
No 483 330 66.0 59.4-72.0 153 34.0 28.0-40.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 121 74.2 62.6-83.1 34 25.8 16.9-37.4
Non-Veteran 917 642 67.1 61.9-72.0 275 32.9 28.0-38.1

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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.

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