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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Females

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.

Have you ever had either of these exams?

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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
-FEMALES 2,066 1,589 76.3 73.9-78.5 477 23.7 21.5-26.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,535 1,201 77.5 74.8-80.0 334 22.5 20.0-25.2
Non-Hispanic Black 397 309 78.5 73.1-83.1 88 21.5 16.9-26.9
Other 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 293 161 57.9 51.3-64.2 132 42.1 35.8-48.7
55-64 667 515 78.5 74.4-82.1 152 21.5 17.9-25.6
65-74 648 549 86.6 83.1-89.4 99 13.4 10.6-16.9
75+ 422 344 79.2 73.7-83.8 78 20.8 16.2-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 206 128 64.4 56.3-71.7 78 35.6 28.3-43.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 616 469 75.5 71.1-79.5 147 24.5 20.5-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 612 480 79.5 75.3-83.1 132 20.5 16.9-24.7
College Graduate 626 508 80.5 76.4-84.1 118 19.5 15.9-23.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 140 63.5 54.8-71.3 70 36.5 28.7-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 342 246 70.0 63.5-75.9 96 30.0 24.1-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 194 145 74.5 65.9-81.6 49 25.5 18.4-34.1
$35,000- 49,999 247 210 84.5 77.5-89.5 37 15.5 10.5-22.5
$50,000- 74,999 242 200 82.4 75.9-87.5 42 17.6 12.5-24.1
$75,000+ 354 284 79.2 73.6-83.9 70 20.8 16.1-26.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 715 571 79.0 74.9-82.6 144 21.0 17.4-25.1
No 1,241 932 74.3 71.1-77.2 309 25.7 22.8-28.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 769 610 79.6 75.8-82.9 159 20.4 17.1-24.2
No 1,287 972 74.3 71.2-77.2 315 25.7 22.8-28.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,012 1,543 76.0 73.6-78.3 469 24.0 21.7-26.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 457 370 81.5 77.1-85.2 87 18.5 14.8-22.9
Regional City or Suburban County 462 365 78.6 73.7-82.9 97 21.4 17.1-26.3
Rural 1,147 854 71.6 68.0-74.9 293 28.4 25.1-32.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 645 460 71.9 67.6-75.9 185 28.1 24.1-32.4
Unemployed 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 984 827 84.2 81.2-86.9 157 15.8 13.1-18.8
Unable to Work 268 198 73.5 66.5-79.5 70 26.5 20.5-33.5
Other not in Labor Force 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 119 83 68.4 57.3-77.7 36 31.6 22.3-42.7
101% to 150% 341 244 69.9 63.2-75.9 97 30.1 24.1-36.8
151% to 200% 144 104 72.2 62.5-80.2 40 27.8 19.8-37.5
More than 200% 928 763 81.8 78.5-84.7 165 18.2 15.3-21.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 480 360 72.4 66.4-77.6 120 27.6 22.4-33.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 792 600 74.9 71.0-78.4 192 25.1 21.6-29.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 794 629 78.7 75.1-81.9 165 21.3 18.1-24.9

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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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