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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,688 71 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,617 97.4 96.6-98.0
GENDER
Male 1,127 30 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,097 97.5 96.1-98.4
Female 1,561 41 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,520 97.3 96.2-98.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,071 54 2.5 1.9- 3.5 2,017 97.5 96.5-98.1
Non-Hispanic Black 471 12 2.6 1.4- 5.1 459 97.4 94.9-98.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** 60 97.7 92.0-99.4
Hispanic 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 280 *** *** *** 272 96.8 93.5-98.5
55-64 894 22 2.5 1.5- 4.0 872 97.5 96.0-98.5
65-74 963 28 2.6 1.7- 4.0 935 97.4 96.0-98.3
75+ 521 13 2.7 1.3- 5.4 508 97.3 94.6-98.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 226 *** *** *** 223 99.1 96.9-99.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 735 16 2.0 1.2- 3.5 719 98.0 96.5-98.8
Some Post-H.S. 784 21 2.9 1.7- 4.8 763 97.1 95.2-98.3
College Graduate 938 30 3.5 2.3- 5.2 908 96.5 94.8-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 192 *** *** *** 189 98.1 93.2-99.5
$15,000- 24,999 374 11 2.5 1.2- 5.2 363 97.5 94.8-98.8
$25,000- 34,999 249 *** *** *** 240 97.9 95.5-99.1
$35,000- 49,999 348 *** *** *** 342 98.8 96.8-99.5
$50,000-74,999 392 13 3.6 1.8- 6.9 379 96.4 93.1-98.2
$75,000+ 627 17 2.9 1.7- 5.0 610 97.1 95.0-98.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 932 22 2.3 1.4- 3.7 910 97.7 96.3-98.6
No 1,600 41 2.4 1.7- 3.5 1,559 97.6 96.5-98.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,002 20 2.1 1.2- 3.5 982 97.9 96.5-98.8
No 1,677 50 2.8 2.0- 3.9 1,627 97.2 96.1-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 526 16 3.7 2.1- 6.6 510 96.3 93.4-97.9
Non-Veteran 2,162 54 2.3 1.7- 3.1 2,108 97.7 96.9-98.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 639 22 3.8 2.4- 6.0 617 96.2 94.0-97.6
Regional City or Suburban County 603 14 2.0 1.2- 3.6 589 98.0 96.4-98.8
Rural 1,447 35 2.1 1.4- 3.1 1,412 97.9 96.9-98.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 883 22 2.4 1.5- 3.9 861 97.6 96.1-98.5
Unemployed 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,378 37 2.4 1.6- 3.6 1,341 97.6 96.4-98.4
Unable to Work 301 *** *** *** 294 97.0 93.3-98.7
Other not in Labor Force 74 *** *** *** 71 95.7 86.9-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 131 *** *** *** 127 97.6 93.3-99.1
101% to 150% 369 *** *** *** 364 99.1 97.4-99.7
151% to 200% 184 *** *** *** 176 96.0 90.6-98.3
More than 200% 1,455 41 2.8 1.9- 4.0 1,414 97.2 96.0-98.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 602 *** *** *** 594 98.9 97.2-99.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,000 26 2.1 1.3- 3.4 974 97.9 96.6-98.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,087 37 3.4 2.4- 4.9 1,050 96.6 95.1-97.6

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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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