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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 4,246 3,178 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,068 27.2 25.7-28.8
GENDER
Male 1,704 1,216 69.0 66.4-71.6 488 31.0 28.4-33.6
Female 2,542 1,962 75.8 73.8-77.8 580 24.2 22.2-26.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,976 3,070 75.4 73.7-77.0 906 24.6 23.0-26.3
No 261 101 38.7 32.4-45.5 160 61.3 54.5-67.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,234 912 72.2 69.1-75.1 322 27.8 24.9-30.9
Overweight 1,520 1,179 76.1 73.5-78.6 341 23.9 21.4-26.5
Obese 1,185 894 72.1 69.0-75.0 291 27.9 25.0-31.0
Current Smoker
Yes 594 375 60.2 55.4-64.7 219 39.8 35.3-44.6
No 3,616 2,779 75.2 73.4-76.8 837 24.8 23.2-26.6
History of CVD**
Yes 827 641 75.0 71.2-78.4 186 25.0 21.6-28.8
No 3,364 2,499 72.3 70.5-74.1 865 27.7 25.9-29.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 243 158 60.8 53.2-67.9 85 39.2 32.1-46.8
No 3,896 2,942 73.8 72.1-75.4 954 26.2 24.6-27.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 166 124 67.9 58.4-76.2 42 32.1 23.8-41.6
No 3,973 2,979 73.1 71.4-74.7 994 26.9 25.3-28.6
COPD
Yes 527 416 76.7 72.2-80.6 111 23.3 19.4-27.8
No 3,686 2,739 72.3 70.5-74.0 947 27.7 26.0-29.5
Current Asthma
Yes 359 287 74.9 69.0-80.1 72 25.1 19.9-31.0
No 3,864 2,872 72.5 70.8-74.2 992 27.5 25.8-29.2
Diabetes
Yes 785 610 75.7 72.0-79.1 175 24.3 20.9-28.0
No 3,450 2,562 72.2 70.4-74.0 888 27.8 26.0-29.6
Disability
Yes 1,505 1,169 75.9 73.2-78.5 336 24.1 21.5-26.8
No 2,715 1,996 71.4 69.3-73.4 719 28.6 26.6-30.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 1,971 1,590 78.5 76.3-80.6 381 21.5 19.4-23.7
No 2,272 1,586 68.2 65.9-70.5 686 31.8 29.5-34.1

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**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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