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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 4,421 3,223 70.3 68.2-72.3 1,198 29.7 27.7-31.8
GENDER
Male 1,640 1,151 66.6 63.0-69.9 489 33.4 30.1-37.0
Female 2,781 2,072 73.5 71.2-75.6 709 26.5 24.4-28.8
RACE
White 3,706 2,734 71.3 69.2-73.3 972 28.7 26.7-30.8
African American 596 419 68.1 61.6-74.0 177 31.9 26.0-38.4
Other Minorities 104 58 57.1 44.9-68.4 46 42.9 31.6-55.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 61 35 56.6 39.9-71.9 26 43.4 28.1-60.1
Non-Hispanic 4,349 3,180 70.6 68.5-72.6 1,169 29.4 27.4-31.5
AGE
50-54 719 396 54.5 49.4-59.5 323 45.5 40.5-50.6
55-64 1,513 1,112 71.6 68.5-74.6 401 28.4 25.4-31.5
65+ 2,189 1,715 79.3 76.9-81.5 474 20.7 18.5-23.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 574 362 58.3 51.0-65.3 212 41.7 34.7-49.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,275 906 66.7 62.8-70.4 369 33.3 29.6-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,078 800 71.3 67.3-75.1 278 28.7 24.9-32.7
College Graduate 1,487 1,153 77.4 74.6-80.0 334 22.6 20.0-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 466 284 60.0 53.4-66.3 182 40.0 33.7-46.6
$15,000- 24,999 711 484 59.4 52.8-65.7 227 40.6 34.3-47.2
$25,000- 34,999 477 355 71.7 65.8-76.9 122 28.3 23.1-34.2
$35,000- 49,999 574 433 70.9 65.3-76.0 141 29.1 24.0-34.7
$50,000-74,999 558 408 70.5 64.7-75.7 150 29.5 24.3-35.3
$75,000+ 887 711 77.7 73.9-81.1 176 22.3 18.9-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,865 1,377 73.0 70.0-75.8 488 27.0 24.2-30.0
No 2,459 1,788 69.5 66.9-72.0 671 30.5 28.0-33.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 723 543 72.4 67.4-77.0 180 27.6 23.0-32.6
Non-Veteran 3,696 2,679 69.9 67.6-72.0 1,017 30.1 28.0-32.4

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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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