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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Piedmont NC 1,662 53 3.1 2.3- 4.2 1,609 96.9 95.8-97.7
GENDER
Male 649 23 3.5 2.2- 5.5 626 96.5 94.5-97.8
Female 1,013 30 2.9 1.9- 4.3 983 97.1 95.7-98.1
RACE
White 1,321 42 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,279 96.9 95.6-97.8
African American 283 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,630 50 3.1 2.2- 4.2 1,580 96.9 95.8-97.8
AGE
50-54 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 547 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 550 16 2.6 1.5- 4.3 534 97.4 95.7-98.5
75+ 370 16 3.9 2.2- 6.9 354 96.1 93.1-97.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 410 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 455 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4 434 96.0 93.6-97.5
College Graduate 637 17 2.9 1.6- 5.1 620 97.1 94.9-98.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 236 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 157 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 592 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9 575 97.0 95.1-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 581 20 3.3 2.0- 5.5 561 96.7 94.5-98.0
No 1,076 33 3.0 2.1- 4.5 1,043 97.0 95.5-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,402 45 3.2 2.3- 4.5 1,357 96.8 95.5-97.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 597 14 1.9 1.1- 3.4 583 98.1 96.6-98.9
No 1,065 39 3.8 2.7- 5.4 1,026 96.2 94.6-97.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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