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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 3,640 2,736 74.3 72.5-76.1 904 25.7 23.9-27.5
GENDER
Male 1,574 1,147 72.0 69.1-74.7 427 28.0 25.3-30.9
Female 2,066 1,589 76.3 73.9-78.5 477 23.7 21.5-26.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,718 2,103 76.3 74.2-78.3 615 23.7 21.7-25.8
Non-Hispanic Black 664 484 72.9 68.4-76.9 180 27.1 23.1-31.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 540 285 53.3 48.3-58.2 255 46.7 41.8-51.7
55-64 1,211 900 75.7 72.6-78.6 311 24.3 21.4-27.4
65-74 1,162 975 86.1 83.7-88.3 187 13.9 11.7-16.3
75+ 661 546 81.1 76.8-84.7 115 18.9 15.3-23.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 408 239 60.9 55.0-66.6 169 39.1 33.4-45.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,034 748 71.3 67.8-74.6 286 28.7 25.4-32.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,019 795 79.3 76.1-82.1 224 20.7 17.9-23.9
College Graduate 1,168 949 80.9 78.0-83.5 219 19.1 16.5-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 198 57.8 50.5-64.8 129 42.2 35.2-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 571 383 67.2 62.2-71.8 188 32.8 28.2-37.8
$25,000- 34,999 344 254 71.2 64.7-76.9 90 28.8 23.1-35.3
$35,000- 49,999 433 353 79.4 73.5-84.2 80 20.6 15.8-26.5
$50,000-74,999 479 396 80.8 76.1-84.8 83 19.2 15.2-23.9
$75,000+ 773 630 81.2 77.6-84.3 143 18.8 15.7-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,214 951 76.8 73.5-79.8 263 23.2 20.2-26.5
No 2,212 1,629 73.0 70.6-75.3 583 27.0 24.7-29.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,329 1,024 76.3 73.2-79.1 305 23.7 20.9-26.8
No 2,298 1,703 73.3 71.0-75.5 595 26.7 24.5-29.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 645 536 83.7 79.9-87.0 109 16.3 13.0-20.1
Non-Veteran 2,993 2,200 72.5 70.4-74.5 793 27.5 25.5-29.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 839 652 77.3 73.8-80.4 187 22.7 19.6-26.2
Regional City or Suburban County 798 617 76.5 72.6-79.9 181 23.5 20.1-27.4
Rural 2,004 1,468 71.2 68.5-73.7 536 28.8 26.3-31.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,298 887 68.0 64.8-71.0 411 32.0 29.0-35.2
Unemployed 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,682 1,409 83.8 81.5-85.9 273 16.2 14.1-18.5
Unable to Work 433 310 70.5 64.6-75.8 123 29.5 24.2-35.4
Other not in Labor Force 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 137 64.4 55.7-72.1 77 35.6 27.9-44.3
101% to 150% 567 377 66.6 61.5-71.4 190 33.4 28.6-38.5
151% to 200% 264 187 67.9 60.3-74.7 77 32.1 25.3-39.7
More than 200% 1,797 1,470 80.9 78.5-83.1 327 19.1 16.9-21.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 815 608 73.6 69.4-77.5 207 26.4 22.5-30.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,393 1,023 72.2 69.1-75.1 370 27.8 24.9-30.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,433 1,106 76.2 73.4-78.7 327 23.8 21.3-26.6

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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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