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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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  Total
Respond.^
Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,965 187 3.0 2.6- 3.6 4,778 97.0 96.4-97.4
GENDER
Male 1,792 67 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,725 97.0 95.9-97.8
Female 3,173 120 3.1 2.5- 3.8 3,053 96.9 96.2-97.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,728 182 3.1 2.6- 3.7 4,546 96.9 96.3-97.4
No 230 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,410 58 3.5 2.5- 4.7 1,352 96.5 95.3-97.5
Overweight 1,774 66 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,708 97.0 96.0-97.7
Obese 1,495 49 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,446 97.3 96.1-98.2
Current Smoker
No 4,318 154 3.0 2.5- 3.6 4,164 97.0 96.4-97.5
Yes 611 31 3.5 2.4- 5.1 580 96.5 94.9-97.6
History of CVD**
Yes 903 45 4.2 3.0- 5.9 858 95.8 94.1-97.0
No 4,015 139 2.8 2.2- 3.4 3,876 97.2 96.6-97.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,608 177 3.2 2.6- 3.8 4,431 96.8 96.2-97.4
Yes 209 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 4,628 170 3.0 2.5- 3.6 4,458 97.0 96.4-97.5
Yes 192 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 577 21 3.0 1.8- 4.8 556 97.0 95.2-98.2
No 4,351 163 3.0 2.5- 3.6 4,188 97.0 96.4-97.5
Current Asthma
Yes 406 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,522 171 3.0 2.5- 3.6 4,351 97.0 96.4-97.5
Diabetes
Yes 946 20 1.7 1.0- 2.7 926 98.3 97.3-99.0
No 4,012 167 3.4 2.8- 4.1 3,845 96.6 95.9-97.2
Disability
Yes 1,731 69 3.1 2.3- 4.0 1,662 96.9 96.0-97.7
No 3,211 115 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,096 97.0 96.2-97.6
Housing Stress***
Yes 454 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,511 175 3.2 2.6- 3.8 4,336 96.8 96.2-97.4

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*This question only asked of those who reported having a Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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