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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,640 2,736 74.3 72.5-76.1 904 25.7 23.9-27.5
-Eastern NC 1,329 1,005 74.7 71.7-77.5 324 25.3 22.5-28.3
GENDER
Male 571 424 76.6 72.2-80.4 147 23.4 19.6-27.8
Female 758 581 73.3 68.9-77.2 177 26.7 22.8-31.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 859 664 76.5 72.7-79.9 195 23.5 20.1-27.3
Non-Hispanic Black 362 266 73.6 67.6-78.8 96 26.4 21.2-32.4
Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 191 107 53.8 45.2-62.2 84 46.2 37.8-54.8
55-64 475 358 77.4 72.5-81.6 117 22.6 18.4-27.5
65-74 428 356 85.5 81.5-88.8 72 14.5 11.2-18.5
75+ 221 176 76.9 69.2-83.1 45 23.1 16.9-30.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 101 62.3 53.1-70.7 65 37.7 29.3-46.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 426 319 73.7 68.2-78.5 107 26.3 21.5-31.8
Some Post-H.S. 386 309 82.6 78.0-86.4 77 17.4 13.6-22.0
College Graduate 346 272 75.7 69.2-81.2 74 24.3 18.8-30.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 202 138 69.9 61.8-76.8 64 30.1 23.2-38.2
$25,000- 34,999 143 108 75.2 65.4-82.9 35 24.8 17.1-34.6
$35,000- 49,999 183 149 80.9 72.1-87.4 34 19.1 12.6-27.9
$50,000- 74,999 150 124 80.0 71.1-86.6 26 20.0 13.4-28.9
$75,000+ 247 206 84.2 78.0-88.9 41 15.8 11.1-22.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 498 392 77.4 72.2-81.8 106 22.6 18.2-27.8
No 775 573 73.2 69.2-76.9 202 26.8 23.1-30.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 542 416 76.5 71.7-80.7 126 23.5 19.3-28.3
No 783 586 73.4 69.3-77.1 197 26.6 22.9-30.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 254 218 87.5 82.2-91.4 36 12.5 8.6-17.8
Non-Veteran 1,076 788 71.8 68.2-75.0 288 28.2 25.0-31.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 88 68 80.6 70.4-87.9 20 19.4 12.1-29.6
Regional City or Suburban County 197 157 79.9 73.1-85.3 40 20.1 14.7-26.9
Rural 1,045 781 73.2 69.6-76.5 264 26.8 23.5-30.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 454 311 67.4 62.0-72.4 143 32.6 27.6-38.0
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 597 493 83.5 79.5-86.8 104 16.5 13.2-20.5
Unable to Work 203 154 73.4 64.8-80.6 49 26.6 19.4-35.2
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 146 70.5 62.2-77.6 65 29.5 22.4-37.8
151% to 200% 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 619 511 82.6 78.7-85.9 108 17.4 14.1-21.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 493 378 75.9 70.4-80.6 115 24.1 19.4-29.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 578 430 72.8 68.1-77.1 148 27.2 22.9-31.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 259 198 76.5 70.1-81.9 61 23.5 18.1-29.9

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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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