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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 471 *** *** *** *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 188 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** 70 100 . - .
$15,000- 24,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 52 *** *** *** 52 100 . - .
$50,000- 74,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 279 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 195 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 273 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 392 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 240 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

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