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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 7,699 5,534 69.6 68.1-71.2 2,165 30.4 28.8-31.9
GENDER
Male 2,808 1,949 66.9 64.2-69.4 859 33.1 30.6-35.8
Female 4,891 3,585 72.0 70.2-73.7 1,306 28.0 26.3-29.8
RACE
White 6,318 4,600 70.7 69.1-72.3 1,718 29.3 27.7-30.9
African American 1,073 763 68.3 63.6-72.7 310 31.7 27.3-36.4
Asian 38 21 53.4 34.6-71.3 17 46.6 28.7-65.4
Native American 148 83 61.8 49.1-73.1 65 38.2 26.9-50.9
Other Minorities 90 47 50.4 37.6-63.1 43 49.6 36.9-62.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 113 69 51.5 38.7-64.1 44 48.5 35.9-61.3
-English Speaking 91 62 61.4 45.6-75.0 29 38.6 25.0-54.4
-Spanish Speaking 22 7 25.3 10.0-50.8 15 74.7 49.2-90.0
Non-Hispanic 7,570 5,452 70.0 68.4-71.5 2,118 30.0 28.5-31.6
AGE
50-54 1,187 624 52.1 48.1-56.1 563 47.9 43.9-51.9
55-64 2,646 1,917 71.5 69.1-73.9 729 28.5 26.1-30.9
65-74 2,217 1,764 79.9 77.5-82.2 453 20.1 17.8-22.5
75+ 1,649 1,229 76.0 73.0-78.7 420 24.0 21.3-27.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,113 673 57.7 52.8-62.4 440 42.3 37.6-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,320 1,636 66.5 63.5-69.3 684 33.5 30.7-36.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,899 1,392 71.7 68.6-74.5 507 28.3 25.5-31.4
College Graduate 2,359 1,831 76.8 74.4-79.0 528 23.2 21.0-25.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 908 535 55.5 50.6-60.3 373 44.5 39.7-49.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,335 909 63.5 59.0-67.7 426 36.5 32.3-41.0
$25,000- 34,999 865 620 67.8 63.0-72.2 245 32.2 27.8-37.0
$35,000- 49,999 972 725 69.8 65.3-74.0 247 30.2 26.0-34.7
$50,000-74,999 932 702 74.1 69.8-78.0 230 25.9 22.0-30.2
$75,000+ 1,351 1,080 77.1 73.9-80.1 271 22.9 19.9-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,453 2,509 71.8 69.5-73.9 944 28.2 26.1-30.5
No 4,077 2,918 68.4 66.3-70.5 1,159 31.6 29.5-33.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,309 988 73.8 70.2-77.2 321 26.2 22.8-29.8
Non-Veteran 6,388 4,545 68.7 66.9-70.4 1,843 31.3 29.6-33.1

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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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