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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 2,542 1,962 75.8 73.8-77.8 580 24.2 22.2-26.2
RACE
White 1,926 1,505 77.2 74.9-79.3 421 22.8 20.7-25.1
African American 491 375 75.3 70.6-79.5 116 24.7 20.5-29.4
Other Minorities 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 322 180 57.1 51.0-62.9 142 42.9 37.1-49.0
55-64 793 638 79.5 76.1-82.6 155 20.5 17.4-23.9
65-74 784 651 83.5 80.4-86.1 133 16.5 13.9-19.6
75+ 595 462 80.5 76.8-83.7 133 19.5 16.3-23.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 199 68.9 62.8-74.4 96 31.1 25.6-37.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 756 564 74.2 70.5-77.7 192 25.8 22.3-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 703 553 76.9 72.9-80.4 150 23.1 19.6-27.1
College Graduate 777 639 81.2 77.8-84.2 138 18.8 15.8-22.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 184 65.4 58.3-71.8 91 34.6 28.2-41.7
$15,000- 24,999 421 308 71.7 66.5-76.3 113 28.3 23.7-33.5
$25,000- 34,999 274 215 76.1 69.6-81.7 59 23.9 18.3-30.4
$35,000- 49,999 300 249 80.3 74.3-85.1 51 19.7 14.9-25.7
$50,000- 74,999 258 218 83.8 77.6-88.6 40 16.2 11.4-22.4
$75,000+ 367 299 78.6 73.0-83.2 68 21.4 16.8-27.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 946 754 78.4 75.1-81.4 192 21.6 18.6-24.9
No 1,581 1,199 74.6 71.9-77.0 382 25.4 23.0-28.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,492 1,923 75.8 73.7-77.8 569 24.2 22.2-26.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,502 1,151 74.2 71.4-76.8 351 25.8 23.2-28.6
No 1,040 811 78.1 75.1-80.9 229 21.9 19.1-24.9

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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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