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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,652 1,313 34.2 32.3-36.1 2,339 65.8 63.9-67.7
GENDER
Male 1,578 534 32.2 29.5-35.1 1,044 67.8 64.9-70.5
Female 2,074 779 35.8 33.3-38.4 1,295 64.2 61.6-66.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,433 1,273 35.2 33.3-37.2 2,160 64.8 62.8-66.7
No 213 39 19.2 13.3-26.9 174 80.8 73.1-86.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,004 364 34.1 30.7-37.7 640 65.9 62.3-69.3
Overweight 1,281 466 34.1 31.1-37.3 815 65.9 62.7-68.9
Obese 1,091 390 34.0 30.7-37.5 701 66.0 62.5-69.3
Current Smoker
Yes 539 152 27.3 22.9-32.2 387 72.7 67.8-77.1
No 3,093 1,151 35.3 33.3-37.4 1,942 64.7 62.6-66.7
History of CVD**
Yes 663 276 40.5 35.8-45.3 387 59.5 54.7-64.2
No 2,939 1,014 32.6 30.6-34.7 1,925 67.4 65.3-69.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 255 58 20.6 15.4-27.0 197 79.4 73.0-84.6
No 3,280 1,222 35.6 33.7-37.6 2,058 64.4 62.4-66.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 187 59 30.2 22.8-38.8 128 69.8 61.2-77.2
No 3,344 1,220 34.7 32.8-36.7 2,124 65.3 63.3-67.2
COPD
Yes 411 158 37.5 31.9-43.5 253 62.5 56.5-68.1
No 3,229 1,151 33.8 31.8-35.7 2,078 66.2 64.3-68.2
Current Asthma
Yes 301 111 35.0 28.6-41.8 190 65.0 58.2-71.4
No 3,336 1,197 34.2 32.2-36.1 2,139 65.8 63.9-67.8
Diabetes
Yes 737 312 40.3 36.1-44.8 425 59.7 55.2-63.9
No 2,911 999 32.6 30.6-34.7 1,912 67.4 65.3-69.4
Disability1
Yes 1,221 459 35.3 32.0-38.6 762 64.7 61.4-68.0
No 2,219 789 33.9 31.6-36.3 1,430 66.1 63.7-68.4
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,338 498 36.6 33.4-39.8 840 63.4 60.2-66.6
No 2,301 807 32.8 30.5-35.1 1,494 67.2 64.9-69.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,593 656 40.1 37.2-43.1 937 59.9 56.9-62.8
No 2,059 656 29.9 27.6-32.3 1,403 70.1 67.7-72.4

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**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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