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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,075 798 72.3 69.0-75.4 277 27.7 24.6-31.0
GENDER
Male 487 343 68.9 63.7-73.5 144 31.1 26.5-36.3
Female 588 455 75.3 70.8-79.3 133 24.7 20.7-29.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 785 608 75.7 72.0-79.1 177 24.3 20.9-28.0
Non-Hispanic Black 201 142 65.6 56.7-73.5 59 34.4 26.5-43.3
Other 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 167 85 52.3 43.7-60.7 82 47.7 39.3-56.3
55-64 336 258 75.2 69.6-80.1 78 24.8 19.9-30.4
65-74 337 285 86.2 81.5-89.9 52 13.8 10.1-18.5
75+ 201 150 70.0 60.9-77.8 51 30.0 22.2-39.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 176 67.9 61.1-74.0 85 32.1 26.0-38.9
Some Post-H.S. 290 220 73.7 67.3-79.2 70 26.3 20.8-32.7
College Graduate 399 338 82.8 78.0-86.7 61 17.2 13.3-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 94 65.7 56.2-74.1 53 34.3 25.9-43.8
$25,000- 34,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 144 118 81.6 73.3-87.7 26 18.4 12.3-26.7
$75,000+ 270 223 77.1 70.2-82.8 47 22.9 17.2-29.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 389 284 71.3 65.3-76.6 105 28.7 23.4-34.7
No 682 511 72.8 68.7-76.6 171 27.2 23.4-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 126 78.3 69.7-85.1 31 21.7 14.9-30.3
Non-Veteran 918 673 71.5 67.9-74.9 245 28.5 25.1-32.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 516 395 75.1 70.4-79.2 121 24.9 20.8-29.6
Regional City or Suburban County 274 202 70.1 63.0-76.4 72 29.9 23.6-37.0
Rural 286 202 70.1 63.3-76.0 84 29.9 24.0-36.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 408 278 65.7 60.2-70.8 130 34.3 29.2-39.8
Unemployed 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 498 414 82.4 77.7-86.3 84 17.6 13.7-22.3
Unable to Work 101 69 72.3 61.2-81.3 32 27.7 18.7-38.8
Other not in Labor Force 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 150 97 63.5 54.2-71.9 53 36.5 28.1-45.8
151% to 200% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 546 439 77.0 72.5-81.0 107 23.0 19.0-27.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 487 357 71.0 65.8-75.7 130 29.0 24.3-34.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 512 392 74.3 69.5-78.5 120 25.7 21.5-30.5

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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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