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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-MALES

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
-MALES 1,704 1,216 69.0 66.4-71.6 488 31.0 28.4-33.6
RACE
White 1,362 1,000 70.8 67.9-73.6 362 29.2 26.4-32.1
African American 254 169 64.7 57.6-71.1 85 35.3 28.9-42.4
Other Minorities 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 226 106 49.0 41.8-56.3 120 51.0 43.7-58.2
55-64 634 436 70.8 66.8-74.6 198 29.2 25.4-33.2
65-74 514 414 76.9 72.2-81.1 100 23.1 18.9-27.8
75+ 300 247 82.4 76.6-86.9 53 17.6 13.1-23.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 125 53.3 46.1-60.4 115 46.7 39.6-53.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 437 280 63.7 58.6-68.6 157 36.3 31.4-41.4
Some Post-H.S. 402 308 76.0 71.0-80.3 94 24.0 19.7-29.0
College Graduate 616 497 79.1 75.0-82.7 119 20.9 17.3-25.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 78 46.8 38.1-55.7 87 53.2 44.3-61.9
$15,000- 24,999 257 156 61.7 54.5-68.4 101 38.3 31.6-45.5
$25,000- 34,999 152 110 73.2 64.2-80.6 42 26.8 19.4-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 207 141 62.1 54.0-69.6 66 37.9 30.4-46.0
$50,000- 74,999 211 166 76.6 69.3-82.6 45 23.4 17.4-30.7
$75,000+ 419 356 82.7 77.9-86.6 63 17.3 13.4-22.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 559 415 72.7 68.1-76.9 144 27.3 23.1-31.9
No 1,134 797 67.6 64.4-70.7 337 32.4 29.3-35.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 642 514 78.8 74.8-82.3 128 21.2 17.7-25.2
Non-Veteran 1,060 700 64.0 60.5-67.3 360 36.0 32.7-39.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 985 686 67.9 64.4-71.2 299 32.1 28.8-35.6
No 719 530 70.6 66.5-74.4 189 29.4 25.6-33.5

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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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