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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Whites

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%)
North Carolina 3,120 95 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,025 97.0 96.2-97.6
-Whites 2,469 73 2.9 2.2- 3.8 2,396 97.1 96.2-97.8
GENDER
Male 978 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 949 97.1 95.6-98.1
Female 1,491 44 2.9 2.1- 4.0 1,447 97.1 96.0-97.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,451 72 2.9 2.2- 3.7 2,379 97.1 96.3-97.8
AGE
50-54 199 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 798 19 2.5 1.5- 4.1 779 97.5 95.9-98.5
65-74 865 22 2.2 1.4- 3.5 843 97.8 96.5-98.6
75+ 583 23 3.8 2.4- 5.9 560 96.2 94.1-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 202 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 645 14 1.9 1.1- 3.4 631 98.1 96.6-98.9
Some Post-H.S. 669 24 3.2 2.0- 5.0 645 96.8 95.0-98.0
College Graduate 949 29 3.4 2.2- 5.1 920 96.6 94.9-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 332 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 310 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 320 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 575 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 884 27 2.7 1.8- 4.2 857 97.3 95.8-98.2
No 1,576 46 3.0 2.2- 4.1 1,530 97.0 95.9-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 453 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,016 60 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,956 97.0 96.0-97.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,439 35 2.2 1.6- 3.2 1,404 97.8 96.8-98.4
No 1,030 38 3.8 2.6- 5.4 992 96.2 94.6-97.4

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

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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