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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Males

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
-MALES 1,127 30 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,097 97.5 96.1-98.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 889 20 2.0 1.2- 3.5 869 98.0 96.5-98.8
Non-Hispanic Black 168 *** *** *** 161 95.5 89.6-98.1
Other 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 122 *** *** *** 120 98.8 94.5-99.7
55-64 381 *** *** *** 372 97.5 94.8-98.8
65-74 422 14 2.5 1.4- 4.7 408 97.5 95.3-98.6
75+ 191 *** *** *** 186 96.1 89.1-98.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** 105 99.8 98.8- 100
H.S. or G.E.D. 273 *** *** *** 270 98.6 95.3-99.6
Some Post-H.S. 310 *** *** *** 304 97.0 92.9-98.8
College Graduate 436 19 3.6 2.1- 5.9 417 96.4 94.1-97.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 56 *** *** *** 55 96.7 80.0-99.5
$15,000- 24,999 133 *** *** *** 127 96.4 90.6-98.7
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** 105 99.0 95.1-99.8
$35,000- 49,999 140 *** *** *** 138 99.3 97.1-99.9
$50,000- 74,999 193 *** *** *** 188 96.6 90.3-98.9
$75,000+ 345 *** *** *** 335 97.5 94.9-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 372 *** *** *** 365 98.4 96.2-99.4
No 684 18 2.2 1.3- 3.9 666 97.8 96.1-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 405 *** *** *** 397 97.8 94.7-99.1
No 719 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2 698 97.5 95.8-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 479 14 3.4 1.8- 6.5 465 96.6 93.5-98.2
Non-Veteran 647 15 1.7 0.9- 3.2 632 98.3 96.8-99.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 276 11 4.9 2.5- 9.1 265 95.1 90.9-97.5
Regional City or Suburban County 248 *** *** *** 244 98.7 96.5-99.5
Rural 603 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 588 98.4 97.1-99.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 426 *** *** *** 419 98.7 96.9-99.5
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 568 18 3.1 1.7- 5.5 550 96.9 94.5-98.3
Unable to Work 109 *** *** *** 105 95.7 87.2-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** 48 96.2 87.7-98.9
101% to 150% 130 *** *** *** 128 99.1 95.8-99.8
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** 79 96.8 84.6-99.4
More than 200% 700 18 2.4 1.3- 4.3 682 97.6 95.7-98.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 245 *** *** *** 240 99.0 96.6-99.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 412 *** *** *** 404 98.9 97.4-99.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 470 17 3.9 2.3- 6.6 453 96.1 93.4-97.7

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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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