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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,246 3,178 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,068 27.2 25.7-28.8
GENDER
Male 1,704 1,216 69.0 66.4-71.6 488 31.0 28.4-33.6
Female 2,542 1,962 75.8 73.8-77.8 580 24.2 22.2-26.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,226 2,471 74.6 72.8-76.4 755 25.4 23.6-27.2
Non-Hispanic Black 730 534 70.9 66.8-74.7 196 29.1 25.3-33.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 548 286 53.3 48.6-57.9 262 46.7 42.1-51.4
55-64 1,427 1,074 75.5 72.9-77.9 353 24.5 22.1-27.1
65-74 1,298 1,065 80.5 77.8-82.9 233 19.5 17.1-22.2
75+ 895 709 81.2 78.1-83.9 186 18.8 16.1-21.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 535 324 60.6 55.8-65.2 211 39.4 34.8-44.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,193 844 69.8 66.7-72.7 349 30.2 27.3-33.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,105 861 76.5 73.5-79.3 244 23.5 20.7-26.5
College Graduate 1,393 1,136 80.2 77.6-82.6 257 19.8 17.4-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 262 57.1 51.5-62.5 178 42.9 37.5-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 678 464 67.1 62.8-71.2 214 32.9 28.8-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 426 325 74.9 69.6-79.5 101 25.1 20.5-30.4
$35,000- 49,999 507 390 71.7 66.6-76.3 117 28.3 23.7-33.4
$50,000-74,999 469 384 80.4 75.7-84.3 85 19.6 15.7-24.3
$75,000+ 786 655 80.7 77.2-83.9 131 19.3 16.1-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,505 1,169 75.9 73.2-78.5 336 24.1 21.5-26.8
No 2,715 1,996 71.4 69.3-73.4 719 28.6 26.6-30.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 690 551 78.6 74.8-82.0 139 21.4 18.0-25.2
Non-Veteran 3,552 2,623 71.6 69.8-73.4 929 28.4 26.6-30.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,487 1,837 71.4 69.2-73.5 650 28.6 26.5-30.8
No 1,759 1,341 74.7 72.2-77.0 418 25.3 23.0-27.8

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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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