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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,070 54 2.5 1.9- 3.5 2,016 97.5 96.5-98.1
GENDER
Male 889 20 2.0 1.2- 3.5 869 98.0 96.5-98.8
Female 1,181 34 3.0 2.0- 4.4 1,147 97.0 95.6-98.0
AGE
50-54 199 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 643 16 2.3 1.3- 4.1 627 97.7 95.9-98.7
65-74 775 22 2.7 1.7- 4.3 753 97.3 95.7-98.3
75+ 435 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 529 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 621 17 2.8 1.5- 4.9 604 97.2 95.1-98.5
College Graduate 784 22 3.2 2.0- 5.2 762 96.8 94.8-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 257 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 276 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 320 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 550 12 2.7 1.5- 4.8 538 97.3 95.2-98.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 695 16 2.2 1.3- 3.9 679 97.8 96.1-98.7
No 1,244 31 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,213 97.7 96.5-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 744 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,323 39 2.8 1.9- 4.0 1,284 97.2 96.0-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 411 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,660 45 2.6 1.8- 3.6 1,615 97.4 96.4-98.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 465 17 3.8 2.2- 6.4 448 96.2 93.6-97.8
Regional City or Suburban County 486 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 1,120 28 2.2 1.4- 3.5 1,092 97.8 96.5-98.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 690 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9 676 97.8 96.1-98.8
Unemployed 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,113 32 2.4 1.6- 3.7 1,081 97.6 96.3-98.4
Unable to Work 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 243 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,209 31 2.5 1.6- 3.8 1,178 97.5 96.2-98.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 410 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 803 18 1.8 1.0- 3.2 785 98.2 96.8-99.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 858 31 3.4 2.3- 5.1 827 96.6 94.9-97.7

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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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