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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 664 484 72.9 68.4-76.9 180 27.1 23.1-31.6
GENDER
Male 267 175 65.6 58.1-72.4 92 34.4 27.6-41.9
Female 397 309 78.5 73.1-83.1 88 21.5 16.9-26.9
AGE
50-54 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 260 191 77.8 71.3-83.1 69 22.2 16.9-28.7
65-74 187 153 83.4 76.4-88.7 34 16.6 11.3-23.6
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 79 68.2 57.2-77.5 45 31.8 22.5-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 250 186 71.7 64.0-78.3 64 28.3 21.7-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 152 111 76.6 67.7-83.6 41 23.4 16.4-32.3
College Graduate 137 107 76.7 67.0-84.2 30 23.3 15.8-33.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 144 100 69.6 59.8-78.0 44 30.4 22.0-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 237 183 77.5 69.8-83.7 54 22.5 16.3-30.2
No 401 285 71.0 65.1-76.3 116 29.0 23.7-34.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 270 202 72.9 65.3-79.3 68 27.1 20.7-34.7
No 391 279 72.7 66.9-77.8 112 27.3 22.2-33.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 82 81.4 71.3-88.6 21 18.6 11.4-28.7
Non-Veteran 561 402 71.1 66.1-75.7 159 28.9 24.3-33.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 207 144 68.4 60.3-75.6 63 31.6 24.4-39.7
Regional City or Suburban County 116 95 83.0 73.5-89.5 21 17.0 10.5-26.5
Rural 341 245 72.8 66.5-78.3 96 27.2 21.7-33.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 211 139 67.7 59.6-74.8 72 32.3 25.2-40.4
Unemployed 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 274 222 79.3 71.8-85.1 52 20.7 14.9-28.2
Unable to Work 143 102 71.8 62.0-79.9 41 28.2 20.1-38.0
Other not in Labor Force 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 151 110 74.2 64.9-81.7 41 25.8 18.3-35.1
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 215 180 83.7 76.2-89.2 35 16.3 10.8-23.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 206 151 74.2 65.6-81.2 55 25.8 18.8-34.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 204 153 76.9 69.6-82.8 51 23.1 17.2-30.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 254 180 69.8 62.5-76.2 74 30.2 23.8-37.5

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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.

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