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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Males

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
-MALES 1,574 1,147 72.0 69.1-74.7 427 28.0 25.3-30.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,182 901 74.9 71.6-78.0 281 25.1 22.0-28.4
Non-Hispanic Black 267 175 65.6 58.1-72.4 92 34.4 27.6-41.9
Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 247 124 48.2 40.9-55.6 123 51.8 44.4-59.1
55-64 544 385 72.6 67.7-77.0 159 27.4 23.0-32.3
65-74 513 425 85.6 81.9-88.7 88 14.4 11.3-18.1
75+ 239 202 83.9 76.7-89.2 37 16.1 10.8-23.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 202 111 57.5 48.9-65.8 91 42.5 34.2-51.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 418 279 65.9 60.1-71.2 139 34.1 28.8-39.9
Some Post-H.S. 407 315 79.0 73.9-83.3 92 21.0 16.7-26.1
College Graduate 541 440 81.3 77.0-84.9 101 18.7 15.1-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 229 137 63.7 55.9-70.9 92 36.3 29.1-44.1
$25,000- 34,999 150 109 67.2 57.1-76.0 41 32.8 24.0-42.9
$35,000- 49,999 186 143 73.6 63.9-81.4 43 26.4 18.6-36.1
$50,000- 74,999 237 196 79.4 72.4-85.0 41 20.6 15.0-27.6
$75,000+ 419 346 82.8 78.1-86.7 73 17.2 13.3-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 499 380 73.8 68.3-78.7 119 26.2 21.3-31.7
No 970 696 71.6 67.9-75.0 274 28.4 25.0-32.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 559 413 72.0 66.8-76.6 146 28.0 23.4-33.2
No 1,011 731 72.2 68.6-75.4 280 27.8 24.6-31.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 590 489 83.6 79.5-87.0 101 16.4 13.0-20.5
Non-Veteran 981 657 66.3 62.4-69.9 324 33.7 30.1-37.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 382 282 72.7 67.1-77.6 100 27.3 22.4-32.9
Regional City or Suburban County 336 252 73.7 67.4-79.1 84 26.3 20.9-32.6
Rural 856 613 70.6 66.4-74.5 243 29.4 25.5-33.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 653 427 64.5 59.8-68.9 226 35.5 31.1-40.2
Unemployed 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 697 581 83.3 79.4-86.5 116 16.7 13.5-20.6
Unable to Work 165 112 66.2 56.0-75.2 53 33.8 24.8-44.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 226 133 62.1 54.1-69.6 93 37.9 30.4-45.9
151% to 200% 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 869 707 80.0 76.4-83.2 162 20.0 16.8-23.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 334 247 75.2 68.8-80.6 87 24.8 19.4-31.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 601 423 68.9 63.9-73.6 178 31.1 26.4-36.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 639 477 73.3 69.0-77.2 162 26.7 22.8-31.0

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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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