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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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.

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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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,717 2,102 76.3 74.2-78.3 615 23.7 21.7-25.8
GENDER
Male 1,182 901 74.9 71.6-78.0 281 25.1 22.0-28.4
Female 1,535 1,201 77.5 74.8-80.0 334 22.5 20.0-25.2
AGE
50-54 367 202 55.4 49.4-61.2 165 44.6 38.8-50.6
55-64 858 646 76.3 72.6-79.7 212 23.7 20.3-27.4
65-74 919 783 87.4 84.6-89.7 136 12.6 10.3-15.4
75+ 541 453 82.7 78.3-86.4 88 17.3 13.6-21.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 141 61.8 53.7-69.2 83 38.2 30.8-46.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 737 536 72.1 68.0-76.0 201 27.9 24.0-32.0
Some Post-H.S. 788 629 81.0 77.5-84.0 159 19.0 16.0-22.5
College Graduate 964 794 82.2 79.0-84.9 170 17.8 15.1-21.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 111 55.6 45.7-65.1 73 44.4 34.9-54.3
$15,000- 24,999 377 263 69.9 63.7-75.5 114 30.1 24.5-36.3
$25,000- 34,999 237 173 69.5 61.3-76.6 64 30.5 23.4-38.7
$35,000- 49,999 341 279 79.5 73.0-84.7 62 20.5 15.3-27.0
$50,000- 74,999 387 323 81.8 76.6-86.1 64 18.2 13.9-23.4
$75,000+ 680 553 80.8 77.0-84.1 127 19.2 15.9-23.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 890 706 77.0 73.1-80.5 184 23.0 19.5-26.9
No 1,660 1,265 75.6 72.9-78.1 395 24.4 21.9-27.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 961 757 78.2 74.6-81.4 204 21.8 18.6-25.4
No 1,749 1,342 75.5 72.9-77.9 407 24.5 22.1-27.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 499 417 84.3 79.8-87.9 82 15.7 12.1-20.2
Non-Veteran 2,218 1,686 74.7 72.3-76.9 532 25.3 23.1-27.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 562 474 83.9 80.2-87.0 88 16.1 13.0-19.8
Regional City or Suburban County 632 494 76.6 72.3-80.4 138 23.4 19.6-27.7
Rural 1,524 1,135 71.8 68.6-74.7 389 28.2 25.3-31.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 974 694 70.5 66.8-73.9 280 29.5 26.1-33.2
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,338 1,135 85.1 82.6-87.3 203 14.9 12.7-17.4
Unable to Work 245 180 70.5 62.2-77.7 65 29.5 22.3-37.8
Other not in Labor Force 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 373 249 66.0 59.6-72.0 124 34.0 28.0-40.4
151% to 200% 191 137 66.9 57.7-75.0 54 33.1 25.0-42.3
More than 200% 1,489 1,220 81.1 78.4-83.4 269 18.9 16.6-21.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 545 414 74.3 68.9-79.1 131 25.7 20.9-31.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,101 817 72.2 68.6-75.5 284 27.8 24.5-31.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,072 872 80.3 77.3-83.0 200 19.7 17.0-22.7

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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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