2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,586 1,926 73.1 70.8-75.3 660 26.9 24.7-29.2
-Eastern NC 948 707 73.9 69.8-77.6 241 26.1 22.4-30.2
GENDER
Male 412 289 69.2 62.5-75.1 123 30.8 24.9-37.5
Female 536 418 77.6 72.6-82.0 118 22.4 18.0-27.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 621 473 74.9 70.2-79.1 148 25.1 20.9-29.8
Non-Hispanic Black 232 177 74.9 65.2-82.7 55 25.1 17.3-34.8
Other 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 136 *** *** *** 67 44.0 34.0-54.5
55-64 289 199 68.1 60.2-75.0 90 31.9 25.0-39.8
65-74 308 260 85.9 79.3-90.7 48 14.1 9.3-20.7
75+ 189 164 86.3 76.5-92.4 25 13.7 7.6-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 264 188 71.6 62.9-79.0 76 28.4 21.0-37.1
Some Post-H.S. 288 222 78.1 71.2-83.7 66 21.9 16.3-28.8
College Graduate 283 230 80.1 73.4-85.4 53 19.9 14.6-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 154 109 72.9 62.9-81.0 45 27.1 19.0-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 90 72 84.5 74.1-91.2 18 15.5 8.8-25.9
$35,000- 49,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 126 104 80.9 70.3-88.4 22 19.1 11.6-29.7
$75,000+ 164 139 83.7 75.7-89.4 25 16.3 10.6-24.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 423 322 74.3 67.4-80.1 101 25.7 19.9-32.6
No 523 385 73.9 68.8-78.4 138 26.1 21.6-31.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 196 158 78.2 69.4-85.0 38 21.8 15.0-30.6
Non-Veteran 751 549 72.9 68.2-77.1 202 27.1 22.9-31.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 155 118 75.7 66.8-82.8 37 24.3 17.2-33.2
Rural 733 538 72.7 67.7-77.1 195 27.3 22.9-32.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 288 186 65.1 57.3-72.2 102 34.9 27.8-42.7
Unemployed 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 465 391 85.8 81.0-89.5 74 14.2 10.5-19.0
Unable to Work 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 153 110 73.1 63.2-81.1 43 26.9 18.9-36.8
151% to 200% 84 62 80.3 70.2-87.6 22 19.7 12.4-29.8
More than 200% 439 355 80.5 75.1-84.9 84 19.5 15.1-24.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 330 233 69.5 60.8-77.0 97 30.5 23.0-39.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 422 310 73.5 67.8-78.6 112 26.5 21.4-32.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 196 164 80.1 72.2-86.1 32 19.9 13.9-27.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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