2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 1,901 33 1.5 0.9- 2.5 1,868 98.5 97.5-99.1
GENDER
Male 800 15 1.2 0.7- 2.2 785 98.8 97.8-99.3
Female 1,101 18 1.7 0.9- 3.5 1,083 98.3 96.5-99.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,427 22 1.2 0.7- 2.0 1,405 98.8 98.0-99.3
Non-Hispanic Black 330 *** *** *** 321 96.7 91.6-98.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 184 *** *** *** 183 99.6 96.9-99.9
55-64 575 13 1.9 1.0- 3.7 562 98.1 96.3-99.0
65-74 701 11 1.0 0.4- 2.2 690 99.0 97.8-99.6
75+ 400 *** *** *** 392 97.2 91.9-99.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 *** *** *** 158 96.7 88.7-99.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 *** *** *** 445 99.8 99.0-99.9
Some Post-H.S. 562 15 2.2 1.2- 4.1 547 97.8 95.9-98.8
College Graduate 728 12 1.1 0.5- 2.2 716 98.9 97.8-99.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 *** *** *** 137 97.8 94.6-99.1
$15,000- 24,999 255 *** *** *** 251 99.4 98.2-99.8
$25,000- 34,999 180 *** *** *** 175 97.2 92.6-99.0
$35,000- 49,999 218 *** *** *** 215 98.1 91.8-99.6
$50,000-74,999 273 *** *** *** 268 99.1 97.3-99.7
$75,000+ 467 *** *** *** 463 99.0 97.1-99.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 367 *** *** *** 360 97.8 93.0-99.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 755 15 1.6 0.8- 3.1 740 98.4 96.9-99.2
No 1,141 18 1.5 0.8- 2.9 1,123 98.5 97.1-99.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 363 *** *** *** 354 98.4 96.7-99.3
Non-Veteran 1,539 24 1.5 0.9- 2.7 1,515 98.5 97.3-99.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 438 *** *** *** 431 98.5 96.8-99.3
Regional City or Suburban County 414 *** *** *** 411 99.6 98.7-99.9
Rural 1,050 23 2.2 1.2- 4.3 1,027 97.8 95.7-98.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 578 *** *** *** 572 99.2 98.1-99.7
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,035 21 1.9 1.0- 3.8 1,014 98.1 96.2-99.0
Unable to Work 207 *** *** *** 203 97.8 92.7-99.4
Other not in Labor Force 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** 78 98.0 93.7-99.4
101% to 150% 261 *** *** *** 257 98.9 96.2-99.7
151% to 200% 141 *** *** *** 137 98.7 95.8-99.6
More than 200% 1,020 14 1.3 0.7- 2.6 1,006 98.7 97.4-99.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 367 *** *** *** 360 97.8 93.0-99.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 413 *** *** *** 404 98.5 96.9-99.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 789 13 2.0 1.0- 4.2 776 98.0 95.8-99.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 700 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 689 99.0 98.0-99.5

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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 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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