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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 459 19 4.1 2.4- 6.7 440 95.9 93.3-97.6
GENDER
Male 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 280 14 5.1 2.8- 8.9 266 94.9 91.1-97.2
RACE
White 434 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5 417 96.2 93.5-97.8
Other minorities 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 277 13 5.0 2.8- 8.8 264 95.0 91.2-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 365 15 4.3 2.4- 7.5 350 95.7 92.5-97.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 366 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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