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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,064 732 64.6 60.7-68.3 332 35.4 31.7-39.3
GENDER
Male 393 261 62.1 55.7-68.1 132 37.9 31.9-44.3
Female 671 471 66.9 62.1-71.3 200 33.1 28.7-37.9
RACE
White 921 644 65.2 61.1-69.2 277 34.8 30.8-38.9
Other minorities 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,045 726 65.6 61.7-69.3 319 34.4 30.7-38.3
AGE
50-54 142 66 43.8 34.4-53.6 76 56.2 46.4-65.6
55-64 348 229 64.0 57.4-70.2 119 36.0 29.8-42.6
65-74 346 262 73.7 67.7-79.0 84 26.3 21.0-32.3
75+ 228 175 77.5 69.8-83.7 53 22.5 16.3-30.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 333 205 59.0 52.3-65.4 128 41.0 34.6-47.7
Some Post-H.S. 258 193 69.8 62.2-76.5 65 30.2 23.5-37.8
College Graduate 317 250 76.8 70.2-82.3 67 23.2 17.7-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 207 129 57.9 49.1-66.3 78 42.1 33.7-50.9
$25,000- 34,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 82 69.3 58.3-78.4 31 30.7 21.6-41.7
$50,000+ 262 217 76.6 69.1-82.7 45 23.4 17.3-30.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 376 268 69.9 63.4-75.7 108 30.1 24.3-36.6
No 681 460 62.1 57.2-66.8 221 37.9 33.2-42.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 118 77.3 69.0-84.0 39 22.7 16.0-31.0
Non-Veteran 907 614 62.4 58.1-66.5 293 37.6 33.5-41.9

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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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