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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

For a SIGMOIDOSCOPY, a flexible tube is inserted into the rectum to look for problems. A COLONOSCOPY is similar,
but uses a longer tube, and you are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy
and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.

Was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,965 187 3.0 2.6- 3.6 4,778 97.0 96.4-97.4
-Eastern NC 1,692 59 3.1 2.3- 4.2 1,633 96.9 95.8-97.7
GENDER
Male 604 26 3.4 2.1- 5.5 578 96.6 94.5-97.9
Female 1,088 33 2.8 1.9- 4.2 1,055 97.2 95.8-98.1
RACE
White 1,184 42 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,142 97.0 95.8-97.9
African American 322 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,670 58 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,612 97.0 95.9-97.8
AGE
50-54 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 597 19 3.2 1.9- 5.3 578 96.8 94.7-98.1
65-74 569 17 2.7 1.6- 4.5 552 97.3 95.5-98.4
75+ 351 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 504 16 2.9 1.7- 5.2 488 97.1 94.8-98.3
Some Post-H.S. 478 16 3.0 1.7- 5.3 462 97.0 94.7-98.3
College Graduate 527 23 3.8 2.4- 6.1 504 96.2 93.9-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 271 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 521 20 3.4 2.1- 5.5 501 96.6 94.5-97.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 614 24 3.2 2.0- 5.1 590 96.8 94.9-98.0
No 1,069 34 3.1 2.0- 4.6 1,035 96.9 95.4-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 327 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,365 44 3.0 2.1- 4.2 1,321 97.0 95.8-97.9

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*This question only asked of those who reported having a Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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