SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-FEMALES

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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-FEMALES 3,173 120 3.1 2.5- 3.8 3,053 96.9 96.2-97.5
RACE
White 2,454 96 3.3 2.6- 4.1 2,358 96.7 95.9-97.4
African American 526 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5 505 97.3 95.5-98.4
Other Minorities 174 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 362 16 3.4 1.9- 5.9 346 96.6 94.1-98.1
55-64 1,019 26 1.9 1.2- 2.9 993 98.1 97.1-98.8
65-74 1,044 39 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1,005 96.7 95.3-97.7
75+ 748 39 4.7 3.3- 6.8 709 95.3 93.2-96.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 342 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 984 33 2.4 1.6- 3.5 951 97.6 96.5-98.4
Some Post-H.S. 899 30 2.7 1.8- 4.0 869 97.3 96.0-98.2
College Graduate 937 44 4.1 2.8- 5.8 893 95.9 94.2-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 527 23 4.0 2.5- 6.5 504 96.0 93.5-97.5
$25,000- 34,999 361 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 408 16 2.4 1.4- 4.2 392 97.6 95.8-98.6
$50,000- 74,999 374 15 3.1 1.7- 5.3 359 96.9 94.7-98.3
$75,000+ 477 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 460 96.7 94.3-98.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,121 47 3.4 2.4- 4.6 1,074 96.6 95.4-97.6
No 2,038 71 2.9 2.2- 3.8 1,967 97.1 96.2-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,115 118 3.1 2.5- 3.8 2,997 96.9 96.2-97.5

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 06AUG13.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook