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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 4,246 3,178 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,068 27.2 25.7-28.8
-Eastern NC 1,348 1,020 73.2 70.2-75.9 328 26.8 24.1-29.8
GENDER
Male 523 370 68.6 63.6-73.2 153 31.4 26.8-36.4
Female 825 650 76.8 73.2-80.1 175 23.2 19.9-26.8
RACE
White 940 723 74.1 70.5-77.4 217 25.9 22.6-29.5
African American 325 241 72.4 66.2-77.8 84 27.6 22.2-33.8
Other minorities 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,314 1,004 74.1 71.1-76.9 310 25.9 23.1-28.9
AGE
50-54 178 89 52.4 44.0-60.6 89 47.6 39.4-56.0
55-64 489 372 76.9 72.4-80.8 117 23.1 19.2-27.6
65-74 398 334 79.6 73.7-84.4 64 20.4 15.6-26.3
75+ 264 212 82.1 76.3-86.7 52 17.9 13.3-23.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 175 112 65.8 57.2-73.4 63 34.2 26.6-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 416 297 69.5 64.0-74.4 119 30.5 25.6-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 374 290 75.7 70.3-80.4 84 24.3 19.6-29.7
College Graduate 379 320 83.2 78.4-87.2 59 16.8 12.8-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 100 63.1 54.0-71.3 62 36.9 28.7-46.0
$15,000- 24,999 208 147 67.5 59.2-74.9 61 32.5 25.1-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 152 116 74.6 65.1-82.3 36 25.4 17.7-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 163 126 71.5 62.3-79.1 37 28.5 20.9-37.7
$50,000+ 366 301 80.6 75.3-85.0 65 19.4 15.0-24.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 496 394 78.2 73.3-82.3 102 21.8 17.7-26.7
No 840 620 70.7 66.9-74.3 220 29.3 25.7-33.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 238 193 78.5 71.7-84.1 45 21.5 15.9-28.3
Non-Veteran 1,109 826 72.0 68.6-75.1 283 28.0 24.9-31.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,139 856 72.6 69.4-75.7 283 27.4 24.3-30.6
No 209 164 76.6 68.9-82.8 45 23.4 17.2-31.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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