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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,352 922 66.8 63.4-70.0 430 33.2 30.0-36.6
GENDER
Male 519 345 65.6 60.0-70.7 174 34.4 29.3-40.0
Female 833 577 67.9 63.7-71.8 256 32.1 28.2-36.3
RACE
White 1,265 881 68.2 64.8-71.4 384 31.8 28.6-35.2
African American 27 18 60.9 36.2-81.0 9 39.1 19.0-63.8
Other Minorities 54 19 37.7 19.7-59.8 35 62.3 40.2-80.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 15 76.7 44.3-93.2 3 23.3 6.8-55.7
Non-Hispanic 1,332 905 66.6 63.2-69.9 427 33.4 30.1-36.8
AGE
50-54 161 71 40.1 31.1-49.8 90 59.9 50.2-68.9
55-64 456 314 69.3 64.1-74.1 142 30.7 25.9-35.9
65+ 735 537 76.0 72.3-79.4 198 24.0 20.6-27.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 223 121 51.6 42.9-60.2 102 48.4 39.8-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 410 270 64.7 58.5-70.5 140 35.3 29.5-41.5
Some Post-H.S. 333 232 69.1 62.7-74.8 101 30.9 25.2-37.3
College Graduate 385 299 76.3 69.9-81.7 86 23.7 18.3-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 196 112 52.3 43.6-60.9 84 47.7 39.1-56.4
$15,000- 24,999 262 173 63.3 56.0-70.1 89 36.7 29.9-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 176 111 59.5 49.4-68.8 65 40.5 31.2-50.6
$35,000- 49,999 177 126 67.6 57.7-76.2 51 32.4 23.8-42.3
$50,000-74,999 164 128 78.8 67.8-86.7 36 21.2 13.3-32.2
$75,000+ 153 123 75.8 66.3-83.4 30 24.2 16.6-33.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 659 455 69.7 65.1-73.9 204 30.3 26.1-34.9
No 669 453 64.4 59.3-69.2 216 35.6 30.8-40.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 248 182 75.3 67.1-82.0 66 24.7 18.0-32.9
Non-Veteran 1,104 740 64.6 60.9-68.2 364 35.4 31.8-39.1

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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.

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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