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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,273 2,392 70.8 68.9-72.6 881 29.2 27.4-31.1
GENDER
Male 1,363 943 67.2 64.2-70.0 420 32.8 30.0-35.8
Female 1,910 1,449 73.9 71.5-76.2 461 26.1 23.8-28.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,458 1,836 72.2 70.0-74.2 622 27.8 25.8-30.0
Non-Hispanic Black 592 434 70.7 66.2-74.8 158 29.3 25.2-33.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 536 277 52.9 48.1-57.5 259 47.1 42.5-51.9
55-64 1,400 1,031 74.4 71.8-76.9 369 25.6 23.1-28.2
65-74 1,243 1,012 79.5 76.7-82.1 231 20.5 17.9-23.3
75 94 72 78.8 68.8-86.2 22 21.2 13.8-31.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 363 209 57.3 51.4-62.9 154 42.7 37.1-48.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 919 633 68.4 64.9-71.7 286 31.6 28.3-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 882 658 72.8 69.3-76.1 224 27.2 23.9-30.7
College Graduate 1,102 888 79.0 76.1-81.7 214 21.0 18.3-23.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 347 206 56.2 49.9-62.2 141 43.8 37.8-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 499 328 64.4 59.4-69.2 171 35.6 30.8-40.6
$25,000- 34,999 324 240 71.3 64.9-76.9 84 28.7 23.1-35.1
$35,000- 49,999 421 310 69.9 64.4-74.9 111 30.1 25.1-35.6
$50,000-74,999 404 325 78.7 73.7-83.0 79 21.3 17.0-26.3
$75,000+ 684 559 79.1 75.2-82.5 125 20.9 17.5-24.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,111 848 74.3 71.1-77.2 263 25.7 22.8-28.9
No 2,141 1,532 69.1 66.8-71.4 609 30.9 28.6-33.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 482 379 78.2 73.8-82.1 103 21.8 17.9-26.2
Non-Veteran 2,790 2,012 69.5 67.4-71.5 778 30.5 28.5-32.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,946 1,410 70.1 67.6-72.4 536 29.9 27.6-32.4
No 1,327 982 71.8 68.9-74.6 345 28.2 25.4-31.1

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

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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