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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,273 2,392 70.8 68.9-72.6 881 29.2 27.4-31.1
GENDER
Male 1,363 943 67.2 64.2-70.0 420 32.8 30.0-35.8
Female 1,910 1,449 73.9 71.5-76.2 461 26.1 23.8-28.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,030 2,313 74.3 72.4-76.1 717 25.7 23.9-27.6
No 238 76 31.7 25.5-38.7 162 68.3 61.3-74.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 872 616 67.8 63.9-71.3 256 32.2 28.7-36.1
Overweight 1,208 908 73.9 70.9-76.7 300 26.1 23.3-29.1
Obese 996 752 72.3 68.9-75.4 244 27.7 24.6-31.1
Current Smoker
Yes 535 328 58.4 53.4-63.2 207 41.6 36.8-46.6
No 2,716 2,049 73.5 71.5-75.4 667 26.5 24.6-28.5
History of CVD**
Yes 569 440 74.7 70.1-78.8 129 25.3 21.2-29.9
No 2,674 1,932 70.0 67.9-72.0 742 30.0 28.0-32.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 224 148 63.1 55.3-70.4 76 36.9 29.6-44.7
No 2,971 2,189 71.7 69.7-73.5 782 28.3 26.5-30.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 145 103 66.9 57.0-75.5 42 33.1 24.5-43.0
No 3,049 2,238 71.3 69.3-73.1 811 28.7 26.9-30.7
COPD
Yes 415 316 73.3 68.0-78.0 99 26.7 22.0-32.0
No 2,836 2,060 70.4 68.4-72.4 776 29.6 27.6-31.6
Current Asthma
Yes 297 229 72.4 65.8-78.2 68 27.6 21.8-34.2
No 2,961 2,151 70.6 68.6-72.5 810 29.4 27.5-31.4
Diabetes
Yes 610 472 75.3 71.0-79.2 138 24.7 20.8-29.0
No 2,656 1,916 69.8 67.7-71.8 740 30.2 28.2-32.3
Disability
Yes 1,111 848 74.3 71.1-77.2 263 25.7 22.8-28.9
No 2,141 1,532 69.1 66.8-71.4 609 30.9 28.6-33.2
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 1,464 1,146 75.8 73.1-78.3 318 24.2 21.7-26.9
No 1,807 1,245 67.0 64.5-69.5 562 33.0 30.5-35.5

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

**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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