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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Western NC 679 470 66.5 62.2-70.5 209 33.5 29.5-37.8
GENDER
Male 273 184 64.9 58.1-71.2 89 35.1 28.8-41.9
Female 406 286 67.7 62.1-72.8 120 32.3 27.2-37.9
RACE
White 636 445 67.4 63.0-71.5 191 32.6 28.5-37.0
Other minorities 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 215 147 65.2 57.8-72.0 68 34.8 28.0-42.2
65-74 235 172 72.1 65.2-78.2 63 27.9 21.8-34.8
75+ 158 119 74.4 65.7-81.6 39 25.6 18.4-34.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 199 130 67.4 59.7-74.2 69 32.6 25.8-40.3
Some Post-H.S. 166 112 66.0 57.5-73.6 54 34.0 26.4-42.5
College Graduate 215 175 81.1 75.0-86.1 40 18.9 13.9-25.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 129 77 61.6 51.5-70.7 52 38.4 29.3-48.5
$25,000- 34,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 176 141 75.5 67.1-82.3 35 24.5 17.7-32.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 257 184 70.1 63.2-76.2 73 29.9 23.8-36.8
No 419 284 64.2 58.7-69.4 135 35.8 30.6-41.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 96 76.3 66.5-83.9 29 23.7 16.1-33.5
Non-Veteran 554 374 64.3 59.4-68.8 180 35.7 31.2-40.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 551 376 65.3 60.5-69.8 175 34.7 30.2-39.5
No 128 94 72.5 62.8-80.4 34 27.5 19.6-37.2

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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.

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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