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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 765 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 734 97.3 95.7-98.3
GENDER
Male 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 526 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5 505 97.3 95.5-98.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 763 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 732 97.3 95.7-98.3
AGE
50-54 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 314 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 229 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 226 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 292 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 469 20 3.5 2.0- 6.0 449 96.5 94.0-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 639 25 2.6 1.6- 4.3 614 97.4 95.7-98.4

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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.

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