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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Piedmont NC 2,558 88 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,470 97.4 96.6-98.0
GENDER
Male 935 30 2.6 1.7- 4.1 905 97.4 95.9-98.3
Female 1,623 58 2.6 1.9- 3.6 1,565 97.4 96.4-98.1
RACE
White 2,078 74 3.0 2.3- 4.0 2,004 97.0 96.0-97.7
African American 397 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 68 *** *** *** 68 100 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,520 86 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,434 97.4 96.6-98.0
AGE
50-54 305 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 844 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6 825 98.5 97.4-99.1
65-74 836 25 2.1 1.4- 3.3 811 97.9 96.7-98.6
75+ 573 33 5.0 3.4- 7.4 540 95.0 92.6-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 256 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 714 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 695 25 2.3 1.5- 3.6 670 97.7 96.4-98.5
College Graduate 885 40 3.4 2.3- 4.9 845 96.6 95.1-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 224 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 366 16 3.5 2.0- 6.2 350 96.5 93.8-98.0
$25,000- 34,999 281 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 357 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 877 28 2.9 1.8- 4.7 849 97.1 95.3-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 858 30 2.4 1.6- 3.6 828 97.6 96.4-98.4
No 1,690 57 2.7 2.0- 3.8 1,633 97.3 96.2-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 451 15 2.6 1.5- 4.4 436 97.4 95.6-98.5
Non-Veteran 2,107 73 2.6 2.0- 3.5 2,034 97.4 96.5-98.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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