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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-MALES

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
-MALES 1,186 37 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,149 97.0 95.7-97.9
RACE
White 978 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 949 97.1 95.6-98.1
African American 164 *** *** *** 158 96.9 92.6-98.7
Other Minorities 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 104 *** *** *** 100 96.9 91.6-98.9
55-64 430 16 3.7 2.2- 6.4 414 96.3 93.6-97.8
65-74 402 *** *** *** 395 98.7 97.1-99.5
75+ 237 *** *** *** 228 96.1 91.9-98.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 *** *** *** 110 95.5 89.7-98.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 269 *** *** *** 266 99.2 97.6-99.8
Some Post-H.S. 303 11 3.0 1.5- 5.7 292 97.0 94.3-98.5
College Graduate 492 17 4.0 2.3- 6.9 475 96.0 93.1-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 76 *** *** *** 74 98.5 93.9-99.6
$15,000- 24,999 151 *** *** *** 144 96.3 91.4-98.4
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** 103 98.2 91.8-99.6
$35,000- 49,999 141 *** *** *** 135 95.6 89.8-98.2
$50,000- 74,999 162 *** *** *** 159 99.2 97.6-99.8
$75,000+ 350 *** *** *** 342 97.1 94.0-98.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 405 14 2.9 1.6- 5.1 391 97.1 94.9-98.4
No 777 23 3.1 1.9- 4.8 754 96.9 95.2-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 504 15 2.5 1.4- 4.3 489 97.5 95.7-98.6
Non-Veteran 680 22 3.3 2.0- 5.2 658 96.7 94.8-98.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 665 17 2.1 1.2- 3.6 648 97.9 96.4-98.8
No 521 20 4.2 2.5- 6.7 501 95.8 93.3-97.5

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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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