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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,965 187 3.0 2.6- 3.6 4,778 97.0 96.4-97.4
GENDER
Male 1,792 67 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,725 97.0 95.9-97.8
Female 3,173 120 3.1 2.5- 3.8 3,053 96.9 96.2-97.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,860 147 3.2 2.6- 3.9 3,713 96.8 96.1-97.4
Non-Hispanic Black 764 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 733 97.3 95.7-98.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 545 21 3.1 1.7- 5.4 524 96.9 94.6-98.3
55-64 1,665 47 2.3 1.6- 3.2 1,618 97.7 96.8-98.4
65-74 1,664 59 2.9 2.2- 3.9 1,605 97.1 96.1-97.8
75+ 1,091 60 4.8 3.5- 6.4 1,031 95.2 93.6-96.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 495 96.7 94.3-98.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,419 48 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,371 97.1 95.8-98.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,362 48 2.7 2.0- 3.7 1,314 97.3 96.3-98.0
College Graduate 1,658 73 3.5 2.6- 4.5 1,585 96.5 95.5-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 471 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 761 33 3.5 2.3- 5.4 728 96.5 94.6-97.7
$25,000- 34,999 550 17 2.7 1.6- 4.8 533 97.3 95.2-98.4
$35,000- 49,999 676 24 2.2 1.4- 3.6 652 97.8 96.4-98.6
$50,000-74,999 627 24 3.3 2.0- 5.2 603 96.7 94.8-98.0
$75,000+ 984 31 2.9 1.8- 4.6 953 97.1 95.4-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,731 69 3.1 2.3- 4.0 1,662 96.9 96.0-97.7
No 3,211 115 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,096 97.0 96.2-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 893 34 2.9 2.0- 4.3 859 97.1 95.7-98.0
Non-Veteran 4,072 153 3.1 2.5- 3.7 3,919 96.9 96.3-97.5

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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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