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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,108 5,288 72.9 71.3-74.4 1,820 27.1 25.6-28.7
No 574 236 37.5 32.0-43.3 338 62.5 56.7-68.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 131 82 62.4 51.3-72.3 49 37.6 27.7-48.7
Recommended Range 2,366 1,645 67.8 65.1-70.3 721 32.2 29.7-34.9
Overweight 2,829 2,067 69.9 67.2-72.5 762 30.1 27.5-32.8
Obese 2,050 1,530 72.8 69.9-75.6 520 27.2 24.4-30.1
Current Smoker
No 6,581 4,897 72.6 71.0-74.2 1,684 27.4 25.8-29.0
Yes 1,084 613 53.1 48.6-57.6 471 46.9 42.4-51.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,423 1,061 74.2 70.9-77.3 362 25.8 22.7-29.1
No 6,188 4,409 68.7 66.9-70.4 1,779 31.3 29.6-33.1
Binge Drinker
No 7,268 5,267 70.6 69.1-72.1 2,001 29.4 27.9-30.9
Yes 361 230 60.5 53.5-67.0 131 39.5 33.0-46.5
Heavy Drinker
No 7,351 5,298 70.1 68.6-71.6 2,053 29.9 28.4-31.4
Yes 229 155 64.3 55.3-72.5 74 35.7 27.5-44.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 806 540 66.2 61.3-70.8 266 33.8 29.2-38.7
No 6,676 4,844 70.1 68.4-71.7 1,832 29.9 28.3-31.6
Current Asthma
Yes 677 508 72.2 67.1-76.8 169 27.8 23.2-32.9
No 6,981 5,001 69.5 67.9-71.1 1,980 30.5 28.9-32.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,456 1,088 73.9 70.5-77.1 368 26.1 22.9-29.5
No 6,237 4,441 68.7 66.9-70.4 1,796 31.3 29.6-33.1
Disability
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

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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