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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 3,120 95 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,025 97.0 96.2-97.6
GENDER
Male 1,186 37 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,149 97.0 95.7-97.9
Female 1,934 58 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,876 97.0 96.0-97.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,015 83 2.6 2.1- 3.3 2,932 97.4 96.7-97.9
No 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 898 27 2.4 1.6- 3.7 871 97.6 96.3-98.4
Overweight 1,153 33 3.1 2.1- 4.5 1,120 96.9 95.5-97.9
Obese 884 28 3.2 2.1- 4.7 856 96.8 95.3-97.9
Current Smoker
Yes 368 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,729 81 2.9 2.3- 3.7 2,648 97.1 96.3-97.7
History of CVD**
Yes 622 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,463 84 3.4 2.7- 4.3 2,379 96.6 95.7-97.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,887 88 3.0 2.4- 3.8 2,799 97.0 96.2-97.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,925 87 2.9 2.3- 3.7 2,838 97.1 96.3-97.7
COPD
Yes 411 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,688 88 3.2 2.5- 4.0 2,600 96.8 96.0-97.5
Current Asthma
Yes 282 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,819 89 3.0 2.4- 3.8 2,730 97.0 96.2-97.6
Diabetes
Yes 593 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9 579 97.8 96.1-98.8
No 2,521 81 3.2 2.5- 4.1 2,440 96.8 95.9-97.5
Disability
Yes 1,147 37 3.0 2.1- 4.4 1,110 97.0 95.6-97.9
No 1,961 58 3.0 2.2- 4.0 1,903 97.0 96.0-97.8
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 1,558 34 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,524 97.7 96.7-98.4
No 1,560 61 3.6 2.7- 4.9 1,499 96.4 95.1-97.3

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*This question only asked of those who reported having a Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

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