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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-MALES

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
-MALES 2,554 1,824 68.5 66.0-70.8 730 31.5 29.2-34.0
RACE
White 1,993 1,460 71.6 69.0-74.1 533 28.4 25.9-31.0
African American 374 245 61.7 55.0-68.0 129 38.3 32.0-45.0
Other Minorities 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 403 184 45.4 39.5-51.5 219 54.6 48.5-60.5
55-64 922 653 69.7 65.7-73.4 269 30.3 26.6-34.3
65-74 770 628 81.7 78.2-84.8 142 18.3 15.2-21.8
75+ 459 359 79.6 74.7-83.7 100 20.4 16.3-25.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 349 178 51.2 44.3-58.0 171 48.8 42.0-55.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 690 445 62.7 58.1-67.1 245 37.3 32.9-41.9
Some Post-H.S. 639 469 73.3 68.9-77.3 170 26.7 22.7-31.1
College Graduate 869 728 81.6 77.6-85.1 141 18.4 14.9-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 129 46.9 39.3-54.6 143 53.1 45.4-60.7
$15,000- 24,999 398 242 55.6 49.2-61.8 156 44.4 38.2-50.8
$25,000- 34,999 288 195 63.5 56.5-70.0 93 36.5 30.0-43.5
$35,000- 49,999 354 271 70.8 63.3-77.2 83 29.2 22.8-36.7
$50,000- 74,999 322 257 80.3 74.4-85.1 65 19.7 14.9-25.6
$75,000+ 582 508 83.8 79.0-87.7 74 16.2 12.3-21.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 858 630 71.5 67.3-75.3 228 28.5 24.7-32.7
No 1,682 1,185 67.2 64.1-70.1 497 32.8 29.9-35.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,064 851 79.6 76.4-82.4 213 20.4 17.6-23.6
Non-Veteran 1,489 973 61.7 58.3-65.0 516 38.3 35.0-41.7

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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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