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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 715 40 4.6 3.2- 6.6 675 95.4 93.4-96.8
GENDER
Male 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 462 29 5.3 3.5- 8.0 433 94.7 92.0-96.5
RACE
White 627 33 4.3 2.9- 6.4 594 95.7 93.6-97.1
Other minorities 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 710 39 4.6 3.2- 6.6 671 95.4 93.4-96.8
AGE
50-54 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 224 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 259 17 6.5 3.6-11.2 242 93.5 88.8-96.4
75+ 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 201 15 5.3 3.0- 9.3 186 94.7 90.7-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 246 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 213 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 259 15 5.3 3.0- 9.2 244 94.7 90.8-97.0
No 452 24 4.2 2.6- 6.8 428 95.8 93.2-97.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 600 36 4.9 3.4- 7.2 564 95.1 92.8-96.6

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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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