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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-African Americans

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
-African Americans 528 15 3.1 1.8- 5.4 513 96.9 94.6-98.2
GENDER
Male 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 364 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 523 15 3.1 1.8- 5.4 508 96.9 94.6-98.2
AGE
50-54 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 315 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 461 14 3.4 1.9- 5.9 447 96.6 94.1-98.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 295 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 233 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

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