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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 6,911 5,057 70.6 69.1-72.1 1,854 29.4 27.9-30.9
GENDER
Male 2,554 1,824 68.5 66.0-70.8 730 31.5 29.2-34.0
Female 4,357 3,233 72.4 70.6-74.2 1,124 27.6 25.8-29.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,245 3,928 72.9 71.3-74.4 1,317 27.1 25.6-28.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,130 786 65.9 61.8-69.8 344 34.1 30.2-38.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 259 183 73.5 64.4-80.9 76 26.5 19.1-35.6
Non-Hispanic Other 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 128 54 36.8 27.2-47.5 74 63.2 52.5-72.8
AGE
50-54 1,066 553 50.1 46.2-53.9 513 49.9 46.1-53.8
55-64 2,316 1,683 71.9 69.5-74.3 633 28.1 25.7-30.5
65-74 2,064 1,691 81.8 79.6-83.8 373 18.2 16.2-20.4
75+ 1,465 1,130 78.7 76.0-81.2 335 21.3 18.8-24.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 938 536 55.7 51.3-60.0 402 44.3 40.0-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,088 1,456 67.4 64.8-69.9 632 32.6 30.1-35.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,808 1,379 74.9 72.3-77.4 429 25.1 22.6-27.7
College Graduate 2,057 1,671 80.1 77.6-82.4 386 19.9 17.6-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 829 491 54.5 49.9-59.1 338 45.5 40.9-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,177 781 60.7 56.8-64.5 396 39.3 35.5-43.2
$25,000- 34,999 779 560 68.0 63.6-72.1 219 32.0 27.9-36.4
$35,000- 49,999 859 679 75.1 70.7-79.0 180 24.9 21.0-29.3
$50,000-74,999 781 632 79.1 75.2-82.5 149 20.9 17.5-24.8
$75,000+ 1,172 988 81.6 78.4-84.5 184 18.4 15.5-21.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,398 1,781 72.3 69.8-74.8 617 27.7 25.2-30.2
No 4,478 3,252 69.9 68.0-71.6 1,226 30.1 28.4-32.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,144 909 79.5 76.4-82.3 235 20.5 17.7-23.6
Non-Veteran 5,765 4,147 68.6 67.0-70.3 1,618 31.4 29.7-33.0

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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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