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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Whites

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
-Whites 3,288 2,505 74.2 72.4-76.0 783 25.8 24.0-27.6
GENDER
Male 1,362 1,000 70.8 67.9-73.6 362 29.2 26.4-32.1
Female 1,926 1,505 77.2 74.9-79.3 421 22.8 20.7-25.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,249 2,487 74.6 72.8-76.3 762 25.4 23.7-27.2
AGE
50-54 371 201 55.7 50.1-61.1 170 44.3 38.9-49.9
55-64 1,056 804 75.5 72.5-78.3 252 24.5 21.7-27.5
65-74 1,058 875 82.0 79.1-84.5 183 18.0 15.5-20.9
75+ 757 601 80.9 77.4-83.9 156 19.1 16.1-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 211 60.8 54.8-66.5 135 39.2 33.5-45.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 906 656 72.0 68.5-75.2 250 28.0 24.8-31.5
Some Post-H.S. 867 678 76.8 73.3-79.9 189 23.2 20.1-26.7
College Graduate 1,162 956 80.9 78.1-83.4 206 19.1 16.6-21.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 154 55.3 48.1-62.3 107 44.7 37.7-51.9
$15,000- 24,999 481 339 69.8 64.7-74.4 142 30.2 25.6-35.3
$25,000- 34,999 318 242 74.6 68.5-79.8 76 25.4 20.2-31.5
$35,000- 49,999 402 311 71.6 66.0-76.7 91 28.4 23.3-34.0
$50,000- 74,999 394 324 81.4 76.4-85.5 70 18.6 14.5-23.6
$75,000+ 695 582 80.8 77.0-84.1 113 19.2 15.9-23.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,148 897 76.8 73.7-79.6 251 23.2 20.4-26.3
No 2,125 1,599 73.1 70.8-75.3 526 26.9 24.7-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 575 461 79.6 75.5-83.2 114 20.4 16.8-24.5
Non-Veteran 2,712 2,043 73.1 71.1-75.1 669 26.9 24.9-28.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,947 1,463 72.6 70.1-74.9 484 27.4 25.1-29.9
No 1,341 1,042 76.6 73.8-79.2 299 23.4 20.8-26.2

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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.

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