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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 4,965 187 3.0 2.6- 3.6 4,778 97.0 96.4-97.4
-WHITES 3,889 149 3.2 2.6- 3.9 3,740 96.8 96.1-97.4
GENDER
Male 1,435 53 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,382 96.9 95.6-97.8
Female 2,454 96 3.3 2.6- 4.1 2,358 96.7 95.9-97.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,855 147 3.2 2.6- 3.9 3,708 96.8 96.1-97.4
AGE
50-54 389 20 4.1 2.3- 7.2 369 95.9 92.8-97.7
55-64 1,225 34 2.4 1.6- 3.5 1,191 97.6 96.5-98.4
65-74 1,330 44 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,286 97.2 96.2-98.0
75+ 945 51 4.7 3.5- 6.5 894 95.3 93.5-96.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 339 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,105 40 3.3 2.2- 4.9 1,065 96.7 95.1-97.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,047 39 2.8 2.0- 4.0 1,008 97.2 96.0-98.0
College Graduate 1,388 57 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,331 96.5 95.3-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 548 25 3.5 2.3- 5.5 523 96.5 94.5-97.7
$25,000- 34,999 417 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 530 21 2.7 1.6- 4.3 509 97.3 95.7-98.4
$50,000- 74,999 529 19 3.4 2.0- 5.7 510 96.6 94.3-98.0
$75,000+ 869 27 3.0 1.8- 4.9 842 97.0 95.1-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,303 57 3.6 2.7- 4.9 1,246 96.4 95.1-97.3
No 2,569 92 3.0 2.3- 3.9 2,477 97.0 96.1-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 722 26 2.9 1.9- 4.5 696 97.1 95.5-98.1
Non-Veteran 3,167 123 3.3 2.6- 4.1 3,044 96.7 95.9-97.4

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

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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