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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITES

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
-WHITES 5,295 3,958 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,337 27.2 25.7-28.8
GENDER
Male 1,993 1,460 71.6 69.0-74.1 533 28.4 25.9-31.0
Female 3,302 2,498 73.8 71.9-75.7 804 26.2 24.3-28.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,232 3,922 73.0 71.4-74.5 1,310 27.0 25.5-28.6
AGE
50-54 744 396 52.6 48.1-57.0 348 47.4 43.0-51.9
55-64 1,681 1,238 73.8 71.2-76.3 443 26.2 23.7-28.8
65-74 1,640 1,345 81.8 79.4-83.9 295 18.2 16.1-20.6
75+ 1,230 979 80.9 78.1-83.4 251 19.1 16.6-21.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 568 354 60.9 55.5-66.1 214 39.1 33.9-44.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,606 1,132 68.6 65.7-71.3 474 31.4 28.7-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,395 1,062 75.2 72.3-77.9 333 24.8 22.1-27.7
College Graduate 1,714 1,399 81.2 78.7-83.4 315 18.8 16.6-21.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 498 281 49.6 43.9-55.4 217 50.4 44.6-56.1
$15,000- 24,999 827 562 63.6 59.2-67.8 265 36.4 32.2-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 582 426 70.0 65.1-74.5 156 30.0 25.5-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 675 532 74.9 70.0-79.2 143 25.1 20.8-30.0
$50,000- 74,999 658 533 78.7 74.6-82.4 125 21.3 17.6-25.4
$75,000+ 1,043 873 81.7 78.5-84.5 170 18.3 15.5-21.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,794 1,343 73.2 70.5-75.8 451 26.8 24.2-29.5
No 3,475 2,597 72.7 70.7-74.6 878 27.3 25.4-29.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 919 735 80.9 77.7-83.7 184 19.1 16.3-22.3
Non-Veteran 4,376 3,223 71.0 69.2-72.7 1,153 29.0 27.3-30.8

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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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