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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 1,934 58 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,876 97.0 96.0-97.7
RACE
White 1,491 44 2.9 2.1- 4.0 1,447 97.1 96.0-97.9
African American 364 *** *** *** 355 96.9 93.8-98.5
Other Minorities 65 *** *** *** 61 94.7 84.8-98.3
AGE
50-54 180 *** *** *** 171 95.0 90.3-97.4
55-64 633 11 1.6 0.9- 3.1 622 98.4 96.9-99.1
65-74 643 20 3.1 1.9- 4.9 623 96.9 95.1-98.1
75+ 447 17 3.5 2.1- 5.9 430 96.5 94.1-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 *** *** *** 185 96.7 92.6-98.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 554 16 2.8 1.6- 4.7 538 97.2 95.3-98.4
Some Post-H.S. 549 20 3.5 2.1- 5.7 529 96.5 94.3-97.9
College Graduate 634 16 2.5 1.4- 4.4 618 97.5 95.6-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 *** *** *** 170 94.4 87.6-97.6
$15,000- 24,999 304 *** *** *** 294 97.4 94.8-98.7
$25,000- 34,999 212 *** *** *** 207 97.4 93.1-99.0
$35,000- 49,999 247 *** *** *** 239 97.3 93.6-98.9
$50,000- 74,999 217 *** *** *** 208 95.7 91.7-97.8
$75,000+ 298 *** *** *** 292 98.3 96.1-99.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 742 23 3.2 2.0- 5.1 719 96.8 94.9-98.0
No 1,184 35 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,149 97.1 95.8-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,896 58 3.1 2.3- 4.1 1,838 96.9 95.9-97.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,134 28 2.4 1.6- 3.6 1,106 97.6 96.4-98.4
No 800 30 3.8 2.5- 5.7 770 96.2 94.3-97.5

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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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