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2014 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 3,120 95 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,025 97.0 96.2-97.6
GENDER
Male 1,186 37 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,149 97.0 95.7-97.9
Female 1,934 58 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,876 97.0 96.0-97.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,436 71 2.9 2.2- 3.7 2,365 97.1 96.3-97.8
Non-Hispanic Black 518 15 3.2 1.8- 5.4 503 96.8 94.6-98.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 62 *** *** *** 60 99.4 97.5-99.9
Hispanic 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 284 13 4.2 2.4- 7.3 271 95.8 92.7-97.6
55-64 1,063 27 2.6 1.7- 3.9 1,036 97.4 96.1-98.3
65-74 1,045 27 2.3 1.5- 3.4 1,018 97.7 96.6-98.5
75+ 684 26 3.6 2.4- 5.6 658 96.4 94.4-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 12 3.9 2.1- 7.0 295 96.1 93.0-97.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 823 19 2.0 1.2- 3.2 804 98.0 96.8-98.8
Some Post-H.S. 852 31 3.3 2.2- 4.9 821 96.7 95.1-97.8
College Graduate 1,126 33 3.2 2.2- 4.8 1,093 96.8 95.2-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 *** *** *** 244 95.9 91.6-98.1
$15,000- 24,999 455 17 3.1 1.8- 5.3 438 96.9 94.7-98.2
$25,000- 34,999 317 *** *** *** 310 97.7 94.8-99.0
$35,000- 49,999 388 14 3.4 1.8- 6.2 374 96.6 93.8-98.2
$50,000-74,999 379 12 2.7 1.5- 4.9 367 97.3 95.1-98.5
$75,000+ 648 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1 634 97.7 95.9-98.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,147 37 3.0 2.1- 4.4 1,110 97.0 95.6-97.9
No 1,961 58 3.0 2.2- 4.0 1,903 97.0 96.0-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 541 15 2.3 1.4- 4.0 526 97.7 96.0-98.6
Non-Veteran 2,576 80 3.1 2.5- 4.0 2,496 96.9 96.0-97.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,799 45 2.3 1.6- 3.1 1,754 97.7 96.9-98.4
No 1,321 50 3.9 2.9- 5.4 1,271 96.1 94.6-97.1

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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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