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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 4,357 3,233 72.4 70.6-74.2 1,124 27.6 25.8-29.4
RACE
White 3,302 2,498 73.8 71.9-75.7 804 26.2 24.3-28.1
African American 760 542 68.9 64.0-73.5 218 31.1 26.5-36.0
Other Minorities 268 174 62.2 53.5-70.1 94 37.8 29.9-46.5
AGE
50-54 663 369 54.2 49.3-59.1 294 45.8 40.9-50.7
55-64 1,394 1,030 74.0 71.1-76.8 364 26.0 23.2-28.9
65-74 1,294 1,063 81.8 78.9-84.4 231 18.2 15.6-21.1
75+ 1,006 771 78.2 74.9-81.1 235 21.8 18.9-25.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 589 358 60.1 54.7-65.3 231 39.9 34.7-45.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,398 1,011 70.8 67.6-73.7 387 29.2 26.3-32.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,169 910 76.2 72.9-79.2 259 23.8 20.8-27.1
College Graduate 1,188 943 78.5 75.3-81.3 245 21.5 18.7-24.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 557 362 60.3 54.6-65.8 195 39.7 34.2-45.4
$15,000- 24,999 779 539 64.7 59.6-69.4 240 35.3 30.6-40.4
$25,000- 34,999 491 365 71.9 66.4-76.9 126 28.1 23.1-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 505 408 79.3 74.5-83.3 97 20.7 16.7-25.5
$50,000- 74,999 459 375 78.0 72.7-82.5 84 22.0 17.5-27.3
$75,000+ 590 480 78.8 74.3-82.8 110 21.2 17.2-25.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,540 1,151 73.0 69.8-76.0 389 27.0 24.0-30.2
No 2,796 2,067 72.2 70.0-74.3 729 27.8 25.7-30.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,276 3,174 72.3 70.5-74.1 1,102 27.7 25.9-29.5

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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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