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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,911 5,057 70.6 69.1-72.1 1,854 29.4 27.9-30.9
-Eastern NC 2,325 1,714 72.2 69.7-74.5 611 27.8 25.5-30.3
GENDER
Male 827 611 73.2 69.2-76.9 216 26.8 23.1-30.8
Female 1,498 1,103 71.4 68.2-74.3 395 28.6 25.7-31.8
RACE
White 1,587 1,198 74.2 71.4-76.8 389 25.8 23.2-28.6
African American 476 330 66.7 60.8-72.1 146 33.3 27.9-39.2
Other minorities 247 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,280 1,691 72.6 70.2-75.0 589 27.4 25.0-29.8
AGE
50-54 342 177 50.4 43.8-56.9 165 49.6 43.1-56.2
55-64 802 603 75.9 72.0-79.5 199 24.1 20.5-28.0
65-74 700 576 81.1 76.8-84.7 124 18.9 15.3-23.2
75+ 481 358 75.5 70.3-80.0 123 24.5 20.0-29.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 321 185 57.1 49.8-64.0 136 42.9 36.0-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 716 513 69.8 65.3-73.9 203 30.2 26.1-34.7
Some Post-H.S. 626 482 76.6 72.1-80.6 144 23.4 19.4-27.9
College Graduate 656 528 80.7 76.7-84.2 128 19.3 15.8-23.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 174 55.2 47.6-62.7 121 44.8 37.3-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 401 275 63.7 56.8-70.0 126 36.3 30.0-43.2
$25,000- 34,999 260 188 70.1 62.4-76.7 72 29.9 23.3-37.6
$35,000- 49,999 293 238 81.6 75.5-86.5 55 18.4 13.5-24.5
$50,000+ 632 522 81.5 77.5-84.9 110 18.5 15.1-22.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 837 626 73.3 69.0-77.1 211 26.7 22.9-31.0
No 1,473 1,078 71.8 68.7-74.7 395 28.2 25.3-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 409 329 79.7 74.3-84.2 80 20.3 15.8-25.7
Non-Veteran 1,914 1,384 70.2 67.5-72.9 530 29.8 27.1-32.5

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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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