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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 2,688 71 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,617 97.4 96.6-98.0
GENDER
Male 1,127 30 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,097 97.5 96.1-98.4
Female 1,561 41 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,520 97.3 96.2-98.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,615 71 2.7 2.0- 3.5 2,544 97.3 96.5-98.0
No 70 *** *** *** 70 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 701 17 2.7 1.6- 4.6 684 97.3 95.4-98.4
Overweight 977 24 2.1 1.3- 3.5 953 97.9 96.5-98.7
Obese 833 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 811 97.2 95.5-98.3
Current Smoker
Yes 299 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,377 57 2.4 1.8- 3.2 2,320 97.6 96.8-98.2
History of CVD**
Yes 492 20 4.0 2.3- 6.9 472 96.0 93.1-97.7
No 2,163 51 2.4 1.7- 3.2 2,112 97.6 96.8-98.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 166 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,442 66 2.6 2.0- 3.5 2,376 97.4 96.5-98.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,467 67 2.6 2.0- 3.5 2,400 97.4 96.5-98.0
COPD
Yes 299 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,380 65 2.7 2.1- 3.7 2,315 97.3 96.3-97.9
Current Asthma
Yes 231 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,448 68 2.7 2.1- 3.6 2,380 97.3 96.4-97.9
Diabetes
Yes 544 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,142 58 2.6 1.9- 3.5 2,084 97.4 96.5-98.1
Disability1
Yes 932 22 2.3 1.4- 3.7 910 97.7 96.3-98.6
No 1,600 41 2.4 1.7- 3.5 1,559 97.6 96.5-98.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,002 20 2.1 1.2- 3.5 982 97.9 96.5-98.8
No 1,677 50 2.8 2.0- 3.9 1,627 97.2 96.1-98.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,256 28 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,228 97.5 96.1-98.4
No 1,432 43 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,389 97.3 96.2-98.1

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*This question only asked of those who reported having a Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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