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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Females

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
-FEMALES 1,561 41 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,520 97.3 96.2-98.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,181 34 3.0 2.0- 4.4 1,147 97.0 95.6-98.0
Non-Hispanic Black 303 *** *** *** 298 98.5 96.1-99.5
Other 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 158 *** *** *** 152 95.3 89.8-97.9
55-64 513 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 500 97.6 95.5-98.7
65-74 540 14 2.7 1.5- 4.7 526 97.3 95.3-98.5
75+ 330 *** *** *** 322 98.2 95.9-99.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 *** *** *** 118 98.5 94.0-99.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 462 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 449 97.6 95.5-98.7
Some Post-H.S. 474 15 2.8 1.5- 5.0 459 97.2 95.0-98.5
College Graduate 501 11 3.4 1.8- 6.4 490 96.6 93.6-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 *** *** *** 134 98.8 94.7-99.7
$15,000- 24,999 241 *** *** *** 236 98.2 94.9-99.4
$25,000- 34,999 142 *** *** *** 135 97.1 93.1-98.8
$35,000- 49,999 208 *** *** *** 204 98.3 94.7-99.5
$50,000- 74,999 199 *** *** *** 191 96.2 91.9-98.3
$75,000+ 282 *** *** *** 275 96.5 92.5-98.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 560 15 2.8 1.6- 5.0 545 97.2 95.0-98.4
No 915 23 2.6 1.6- 4.2 892 97.4 95.8-98.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 596 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8 584 98.0 96.2-99.0
No 958 29 3.1 2.1- 4.7 929 96.9 95.3-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,515 39 2.6 1.8- 3.7 1,476 97.4 96.3-98.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 363 11 2.9 1.5- 5.6 352 97.1 94.4-98.5
Regional City or Suburban County 355 *** *** *** 345 97.4 94.9-98.7
Rural 843 20 2.5 1.5- 4.2 823 97.5 95.8-98.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 457 15 3.6 2.0- 6.3 442 96.4 93.7-98.0
Unemployed 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 809 19 1.9 1.2- 3.2 790 98.1 96.8-98.8
Unable to Work 192 *** *** *** 189 97.8 93.1-99.3
Other not in Labor Force 74 *** *** *** 71 95.7 86.9-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 80 *** *** *** 79 98.7 91.0-99.8
101% to 150% 239 *** *** *** 236 99.1 96.2-99.8
151% to 200% 103 *** *** *** 97 95.2 87.8-98.2
More than 200% 755 23 3.2 2.0- 5.1 732 96.8 94.9-98.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 356 *** *** *** 353 98.8 95.5-99.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 588 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 570 97.1 95.0-98.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 617 20 3.0 1.8- 4.8 597 97.0 95.2-98.2

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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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