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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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 2,688 71 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,617 97.4 96.6-98.0
-Eastern NC 988 20 1.6 0.9- 2.6 968 98.4 97.4-99.1
GENDER
Male 417 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 571 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 655 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 259 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 105 *** *** *** 105 100 . - .
55-64 355 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 351 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 314 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 307 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 267 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** 83 100 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 206 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 385 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 563 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 407 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 578 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5 561 97.4 95.5-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 775 18 1.7 1.0- 3.0 757 98.3 97.0-99.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 68 *** *** *** 68 100 . - .
Regional City or Suburban County 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 767 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 308 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 485 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 507 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 372 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 421 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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