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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,528 617 17.6 16.1-19.2 390 11.0 9.8-12.3 944 26.9 25.1-28.7 704 19.1 17.6-20.7 873 25.4 23.6-27.3
GENDER
Male 1,526 287 18.3 16.1-20.8 171 11.2 9.4-13.2 404 27.6 24.9-30.5 255 15.4 13.5-17.7 409 27.4 24.7-30.4
Female 2,002 330 17.0 15.0-19.1 219 10.8 9.2-12.6 540 26.3 24.0-28.7 449 22.3 20.1-24.6 464 23.7 21.4-26.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,648 451 17.2 15.5-19.1 288 10.6 9.3-12.1 723 27.1 25.1-29.3 580 21.2 19.4-23.2 606 23.8 21.8-25.9
Non-Hispanic Black 645 126 19.5 16.0-23.5 85 13.5 10.5-17.2 175 28.0 23.9-32.6 84 12.0 9.4-15.2 175 26.9 22.8-31.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 83 13 15.6 8.0-28.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 538 100 18.5 15.0-22.6 45 9.0 6.5-12.3 92 17.6 14.1-21.8 46 8.1 5.8-11.1 255 46.9 41.9-51.9
55-64 1,201 199 16.9 14.4-19.6 134 11.0 9.0-13.4 297 25.8 22.9-29.0 260 21.7 19.0-24.7 311 24.5 21.6-27.7
65-74 1,136 219 19.6 16.9-22.6 144 12.9 10.7-15.4 351 32.6 29.3-36.0 235 20.8 18.1-23.8 187 14.2 12.0-16.7
75+ 628 93 14.8 11.8-18.4 63 9.8 7.3-13.1 201 31.7 27.3-36.4 156 23.8 20.0-28.0 115 20.0 16.2-24.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 395 60 16.2 12.2-21.1 41 9.7 6.7-14.0 78 22.0 17.3-27.6 49 12.1 8.8-16.4 167 40.0 34.2-46.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,004 164 15.8 13.3-18.6 103 9.4 7.5-11.7 265 26.0 22.9-29.5 195 20.4 17.5-23.6 277 28.4 25.1-32.0
Some Post-H.S. 987 183 18.9 16.1-22.1 111 11.9 9.7-14.6 282 29.7 26.3-33.2 195 19.1 16.4-22.1 216 20.4 17.6-23.6
College Graduate 1,135 207 18.7 16.1-21.6 135 12.5 10.3-14.9 319 27.9 24.9-31.1 264 22.4 19.7-25.4 210 18.5 15.9-21.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 320 51 16.3 11.7-22.2 29 8.5 5.4-13.1 69 20.7 15.6-27.0 44 12.0 8.3-17.2 127 42.4 35.4-49.8
$15,000- 24,999 559 88 17.7 14.0-22.1 58 10.4 7.7-14.0 122 21.6 17.5-26.4 105 17.4 14.1-21.4 186 32.9 28.2-37.9
$25,000- 34,999 334 52 15.9 11.7-21.2 35 8.5 5.8-12.4 95 29.2 23.5-35.5 65 17.8 13.3-23.3 87 28.6 22.8-35.3
$35,000- 49,999 423 74 16.9 13.0-21.5 52 13.2 9.7-17.6 131 29.7 24.8-35.2 89 20.1 15.8-25.2 77 20.1 15.3-26.0
$50,000-74,999 470 78 15.0 11.6-19.1 50 9.7 7.1-13.1 151 31.6 26.7-37.0 110 24.6 20.2-29.7 81 19.1 15.1-23.8
$75,000+ 766 162 20.2 17.0-23.8 89 12.5 9.9-15.6 214 29.0 25.3-33.0 158 19.5 16.5-22.9 143 18.9 15.7-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,184 226 20.1 17.3-23.1 148 11.9 9.8-14.3 314 26.4 23.3-29.7 235 18.3 15.8-21.1 261 23.4 20.4-26.8
No 2,137 359 16.5 14.7-18.5 222 10.7 9.2-12.4 571 26.9 24.7-29.3 425 19.2 17.3-21.2 560 26.7 24.4-29.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,303 238 19.4 16.9-22.2 155 11.2 9.3-13.5 377 29.1 26.1-32.3 232 16.5 14.2-19.1 301 23.8 20.9-26.9
No 2,214 376 16.5 14.7-18.4 234 10.9 9.4-12.6 565 25.8 23.6-28.1 470 20.6 18.7-22.7 569 26.3 24.1-28.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 628 133 22.0 18.3-26.2 72 11.1 8.5-14.4 187 30.0 25.8-34.4 127 20.5 17.0-24.6 109 16.4 13.1-20.3
Non-Veteran 2,899 483 16.6 15.0-18.4 319 11.0 9.7-12.4 757 26.3 24.3-28.3 577 18.9 17.2-20.6 763 27.3 25.2-29.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 803 139 17.3 14.6-20.4 93 11.1 8.9-13.6 244 30.5 27.0-34.1 156 19.5 16.6-22.8 171 21.6 18.5-25.1
Regional City or Suburban County 773 140 17.4 14.4-20.7 78 9.5 7.3-12.2 213 29.2 25.4-33.2 168 20.6 17.4-24.1 174 23.4 19.9-27.3
Rural 1,953 338 17.9 15.8-20.2 220 11.8 10.0-13.8 487 23.3 21.1-25.8 380 18.1 16.1-20.2 528 29.0 26.4-31.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,265 205 15.6 13.4-18.1 132 10.6 8.7-12.8 289 23.7 21.0-26.7 247 19.1 16.7-21.8 392 31.0 28.0-34.2
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 9.0 4.5-17.5 *** *** ***
Retired 1,626 284 17.2 15.1-19.6 189 11.6 9.8-13.7 511 31.8 29.1-34.7 371 22.8 20.5-25.4 271 16.5 14.3-18.9
Unable to Work 424 95 23.9 19.1-29.6 54 10.9 7.8-15.1 103 25.1 20.1-30.8 52 10.2 7.3-14.0 120 29.9 24.5-35.9
Other not in Labor Force 108 15 16.1 9.3-26.5 *** *** *** 23 18.4 11.5-28.2 23 18.3 11.1-28.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 210 41 22.2 15.7-30.4 12 5.1 2.5-10.1 50 22.4 16.3-29.9 31 14.6 9.6-21.6 76 35.8 27.9-44.5
101% to 150% 552 92 18.3 14.6-22.7 56 9.7 7.1-13.1 115 21.0 16.9-25.8 105 18.4 14.8-22.6 184 32.7 27.9-37.8
151% to 200% 258 40 14.0 9.8-19.8 28 9.9 6.3-15.2 73 29.1 22.7-36.4 40 13.7 9.5-19.5 77 33.2 26.3-40.9
More than 200% 1,768 322 17.5 15.5-19.7 206 12.0 10.3-13.9 530 30.0 27.5-32.7 388 21.4 19.3-23.8 322 19.0 16.8-21.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 790 142 18.6 15.4-22.4 101 13.9 11.0-17.4 186 21.8 18.4-25.6 157 19.2 16.0-22.9 204 26.5 22.5-30.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,358 238 17.6 15.2-20.3 134 10.5 8.6-12.9 368 25.6 22.8-28.6 256 18.4 16.0-21.1 362 27.9 24.9-31.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,381 237 17.2 15.1-19.6 156 10.4 8.8-12.3 390 29.5 26.8-32.4 291 19.7 17.4-22.1 307 23.1 20.6-25.9

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

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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