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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
-Eastern NC 1,083 785 72.6 69.2-75.8 298 27.4 24.2-30.8
GENDER
Male 487 350 74.5 69.7-78.8 137 25.5 21.2-30.3
Female 596 435 71.0 66.1-75.5 161 29.0 24.5-33.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 699 511 73.4 69.1-77.3 188 26.6 22.7-30.9
Non-Hispanic Black 291 213 73.8 67.1-79.5 78 26.2 20.5-32.9
Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 189 103 52.2 43.6-60.7 86 47.8 39.3-56.4
55-64 461 337 76.1 71.2-80.4 124 23.9 19.6-28.8
65-75 434 346 81.9 77.5-85.6 88 18.1 14.4-22.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 338 237 69.0 62.8-74.7 101 31.0 25.3-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 324 251 81.6 76.5-85.8 73 18.4 14.2-23.5
College Graduate 295 226 76.2 69.4-81.9 69 23.8 18.1-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 157 93 62.7 53.3-71.3 64 37.3 28.7-46.7
$25,000- 34,999 115 82 73.2 62.3-82.0 33 26.8 18.0-37.7
$35,000- 49,999 144 110 77.8 67.7-85.4 34 22.2 14.6-32.3
$50,000- 74,999 139 111 76.5 67.0-84.0 28 23.5 16.0-33.0
$75,000+ 226 185 84.2 78.1-88.8 41 15.8 11.2-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 383 292 76.1 70.0-81.3 91 23.9 18.7-30.0
No 656 464 70.8 66.5-74.8 192 29.2 25.2-33.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 417 304 73.4 67.6-78.4 113 26.6 21.6-32.4
No 663 478 71.9 67.5-75.9 185 28.1 24.1-32.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 205 172 86.8 81.0-91.0 33 13.2 9.0-19.0
Non-Veteran 879 614 69.5 65.5-73.1 265 30.5 26.9-34.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 76 59 80.5 69.6-88.2 17 19.5 11.8-30.4
Regional City or Suburban County 165 125 76.0 68.2-82.4 40 24.0 17.6-31.8
Rural 843 602 71.0 66.9-74.8 241 29.0 25.2-33.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 425 285 67.8 62.3-72.9 140 32.2 27.1-37.7
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 410 331 82.7 78.0-86.6 79 17.3 13.4-22.0
Unable to Work 189 139 70.9 61.7-78.7 50 29.1 21.3-38.3
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 164 103 62.7 52.9-71.7 61 37.3 28.3-47.1
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 538 428 81.0 76.8-84.6 110 19.0 15.4-23.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 406 302 73.3 67.1-78.8 104 26.7 21.2-32.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 468 327 70.0 64.7-74.8 141 30.0 25.2-35.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 210 157 76.0 69.0-81.9 53 24.0 18.1-31.0

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

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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