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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,134 787 65.7 61.7-69.6 347 34.3 30.4-38.3
GENDER
Male 374 245 61.7 55.0-68.0 129 38.3 32.0-45.0
Female 760 542 68.9 64.0-73.5 218 31.1 26.5-36.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,127 784 65.9 61.8-69.8 343 34.1 30.2-38.2
AGE
50-54 221 111 45.9 37.5-54.5 110 54.1 45.5-62.5
55-64 443 319 69.5 63.3-75.0 124 30.5 25.0-36.7
65-74 303 250 83.4 76.9-88.3 53 16.6 11.7-23.1
75+ 167 107 67.2 57.2-75.9 60 32.8 24.1-42.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 132 54.2 45.3-62.8 108 45.8 37.2-54.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 355 239 64.9 58.1-71.0 116 35.1 29.0-41.9
Some Post-H.S. 303 227 71.9 64.5-78.3 76 28.1 21.7-35.5
College Graduate 231 186 75.1 64.1-83.7 45 24.9 16.3-35.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 159 64.5 55.9-72.2 82 35.5 27.8-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 245 165 60.4 51.1-69.0 80 39.6 31.0-48.9
$25,000- 34,999 148 98 65.0 54.7-74.0 50 35.0 26.0-45.3
$35,000- 49,999 126 102 80.7 71.1-87.6 24 19.3 12.4-28.9
$50,000- 74,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 424 302 68.5 61.2-74.9 122 31.5 25.1-38.8
No 705 481 64.2 59.2-68.9 224 35.8 31.1-40.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 170 128 74.6 65.4-82.0 42 25.4 18.0-34.6
Non-Veteran 963 658 63.8 59.3-68.1 305 36.2 31.9-40.7

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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.

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