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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 6,911 5,057 70.6 69.1-72.1 1,854 29.4 27.9-30.9
GENDER
Male 2,554 1,824 68.5 66.0-70.8 730 31.5 29.2-34.0
Female 4,357 3,233 72.4 70.6-74.2 1,124 27.6 25.8-29.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,257 4,812 75.3 73.8-76.8 1,445 24.7 23.2-26.2
No 640 237 32.8 28.4-37.6 403 67.2 62.4-71.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,986 1,437 70.6 68.0-73.2 549 29.4 26.8-32.0
Overweight 2,468 1,806 69.4 66.9-71.8 662 30.6 28.2-33.1
Obese 2,012 1,515 73.3 70.5-75.9 497 26.7 24.1-29.5
Current Smoker
No 5,836 4,396 73.2 71.6-74.7 1,440 26.8 25.3-28.4
Yes 1,024 624 57.3 53.2-61.3 400 42.7 38.7-46.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,229 927 75.4 72.2-78.4 302 24.6 21.6-27.8
No 5,610 4,081 69.7 68.0-71.3 1,529 30.3 28.7-32.0
Binge Drinker
No 6,363 4,693 71.3 69.8-72.8 1,670 28.7 27.2-30.2
Yes 328 209 60.2 53.3-66.7 119 39.8 33.3-46.7
Heavy Drinker
No 6,422 4,714 71.0 69.5-72.5 1,708 29.0 27.5-30.5
Yes 274 192 63.2 55.6-70.2 82 36.8 29.8-44.4
COPD
Yes 802 591 70.7 66.0-75.0 211 29.3 25.0-34.0
No 6,062 4,428 70.6 69.0-72.1 1,634 29.4 27.9-31.0
Current Asthma
Yes 562 420 70.5 64.6-75.8 142 29.5 24.2-35.4
No 6,304 4,599 70.5 69.0-72.0 1,705 29.5 28.0-31.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,277 963 73.7 70.3-76.9 314 26.3 23.1-29.7
No 5,622 4,086 69.9 68.3-71.5 1,536 30.1 28.5-31.7
Disability
Yes 2,398 1,781 72.3 69.8-74.8 617 27.7 25.2-30.2
No 4,478 3,252 69.9 68.0-71.6 1,226 30.1 28.4-32.0
Housing Stress***
Yes 735 465 62.1 57.4-66.7 270 37.9 33.3-42.6
No 6,176 4,592 71.7 70.1-73.2 1,584 28.3 26.8-29.9

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**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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