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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Piedmont NC 3,522 2,611 71.1 68.9-73.2 911 28.9 26.8-31.1
GENDER
Male 1,334 952 67.6 64.0-71.0 382 32.4 29.0-36.0
Female 2,188 1,659 74.2 71.6-76.6 529 25.8 23.4-28.4
RACE
White 2,787 2,116 74.2 72.0-76.3 671 25.8 23.7-28.0
African American 587 411 64.8 59.0-70.3 176 35.2 29.7-41.0
Other minorities 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,434 2,572 72.2 70.1-74.3 862 27.8 25.7-29.9
AGE
50-54 582 310 50.8 45.4-56.1 272 49.2 43.9-54.6
55-64 1,166 851 71.5 68.0-74.8 315 28.5 25.2-32.0
65-74 1,018 853 84.6 81.7-87.2 165 15.4 12.8-18.3
75+ 756 597 80.7 77.1-83.9 159 19.3 16.1-22.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 463 268 55.7 49.3-62.0 195 44.3 38.0-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,039 738 68.1 64.3-71.7 301 31.9 28.3-35.7
Some Post-H.S. 924 704 75.6 72.0-79.0 220 24.4 21.0-28.0
College Graduate 1,084 893 80.1 76.5-83.3 191 19.9 16.7-23.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 236 57.6 50.9-64.0 144 42.4 36.0-49.1
$15,000- 24,999 569 377 59.7 53.8-65.3 192 40.3 34.7-46.2
$25,000- 34,999 397 289 68.8 62.5-74.4 108 31.2 25.6-37.5
$35,000- 49,999 453 359 73.0 66.3-78.9 94 27.0 21.1-33.7
$50,000+ 1,059 881 81.1 77.6-84.1 178 18.9 15.9-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,185 887 72.2 68.4-75.7 298 27.8 24.3-31.6
No 2,324 1,714 70.6 68.0-73.1 610 29.4 26.9-32.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 578 462 79.5 75.1-83.3 116 20.5 16.7-24.9
Non-Veteran 2,944 2,149 69.3 66.9-71.7 795 30.7 28.3-33.1

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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.

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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