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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 3,640 2,736 74.3 72.5-76.1 904 25.7 23.9-27.5
GENDER
Male 1,574 1,147 72.0 69.1-74.7 427 28.0 25.3-30.9
Female 2,066 1,589 76.3 73.9-78.5 477 23.7 21.5-26.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,417 2,661 77.1 75.3-78.9 756 22.9 21.1-24.7
No 218 72 33.0 25.4-41.7 146 67.0 58.3-74.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 997 720 70.0 66.2-73.5 277 30.0 26.5-33.8
Overweight 1,282 993 76.9 73.8-79.7 289 23.1 20.3-26.2
Obese 1,091 843 76.9 73.6-79.9 248 23.1 20.1-26.4
Current Smoker
Yes 536 308 57.3 51.7-62.6 228 42.7 37.4-48.3
No 3,083 2,416 77.5 75.6-79.3 667 22.5 20.7-24.4
History of CVD**
Yes 652 509 77.8 73.2-81.8 143 22.2 18.2-26.8
No 2,938 2,194 73.6 71.6-75.6 744 26.4 24.4-28.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 255 169 65.9 58.2-72.8 86 34.1 27.2-41.8
No 3,267 2,485 75.1 73.1-76.9 782 24.9 23.1-26.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 187 139 71.8 62.8-79.4 48 28.2 20.6-37.2
No 3,331 2,512 74.6 72.7-76.5 819 25.4 23.5-27.3
COPD
Yes 407 305 75.9 70.1-80.9 102 24.1 19.1-29.9
No 3,222 2,421 74.0 72.1-75.9 801 26.0 24.1-27.9
Current Asthma
Yes 298 238 81.4 75.6-86.1 60 18.6 13.9-24.4
No 3,329 2,489 73.7 71.7-75.5 840 26.3 24.5-28.3
Diabetes
Yes 735 556 75.1 70.8-78.9 179 24.9 21.1-29.2
No 2,900 2,178 74.1 72.1-76.1 722 25.9 23.9-27.9
Disability1
Yes 1,214 951 76.8 73.5-79.8 263 23.2 20.2-26.5
No 2,212 1,629 73.0 70.6-75.3 583 27.0 24.7-29.4
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,329 1,024 76.3 73.2-79.1 305 23.7 20.9-26.8
No 2,298 1,703 73.3 71.0-75.5 595 26.7 24.5-29.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,586 1,282 80.7 78.0-83.1 304 19.3 16.9-22.0
No 2,053 1,454 69.7 67.2-72.1 599 30.3 27.9-32.8

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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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