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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-African Americans

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
-African Americans 745 544 70.8 66.8-74.5 201 29.2 25.5-33.2
GENDER
Male 254 169 64.7 57.6-71.1 85 35.3 28.9-42.4
Female 491 375 75.3 70.6-79.5 116 24.7 20.5-29.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 737 539 71.0 67.0-74.7 198 29.0 25.3-33.0
AGE
50-54 134 68 49.9 40.3-59.4 66 50.1 40.6-59.7
55-64 284 217 78.0 72.4-82.8 67 22.0 17.2-27.6
65-74 199 163 77.6 69.7-84.0 36 22.4 16.0-30.3
75+ 114 88 81.9 73.2-88.2 26 18.1 11.8-26.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 89 66.7 56.7-75.4 44 33.3 24.6-43.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 245 163 62.3 55.0-69.1 82 37.7 30.9-45.0
Some Post-H.S. 195 149 76.6 69.3-82.7 46 23.4 17.3-30.7
College Graduate 171 142 81.4 73.5-87.3 29 18.6 12.7-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 90 61.2 51.5-70.2 55 38.8 29.8-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 166 105 60.8 52.0-68.9 61 39.2 31.1-48.0
$25,000- 34,999 83 69 83.4 72.1-90.8 14 16.6 9.2-27.9
$35,000- 49,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 286 219 74.1 67.4-79.7 67 25.9 20.3-32.6
No 451 323 69.7 64.5-74.4 128 30.3 25.6-35.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 654 476 70.5 66.2-74.5 178 29.5 25.5-33.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 423 304 69.7 64.3-74.7 119 30.3 25.3-35.7
No 322 240 72.2 65.9-77.6 82 27.8 22.4-34.1

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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.

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