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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-MALES

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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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
-MALES 1,792 67 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,725 97.0 95.9-97.8
RACE
White 1,435 53 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,382 96.9 95.6-97.8
African American 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 646 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6 625 97.2 95.4-98.3
65-74 620 20 2.5 1.5- 4.1 600 97.5 95.9-98.5
75+ 343 21 4.8 2.8- 8.0 322 95.2 92.0-97.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 435 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 463 18 2.7 1.6- 4.7 445 97.3 95.3-98.4
College Graduate 721 29 2.9 1.9- 4.3 692 97.1 95.7-98.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 234 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 268 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 507 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 610 22 2.7 1.7- 4.3 588 97.3 95.7-98.3
No 1,173 44 3.2 2.1- 4.6 1,129 96.8 95.4-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 835 32 3.0 2.0- 4.5 803 97.0 95.5-98.0
Non-Veteran 957 35 3.0 1.9- 4.7 922 97.0 95.3-98.1

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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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