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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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
-Piedmont NC 1,149 34 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,115 97.1 95.8-98.0
GENDER
Male 486 15 3.3 1.9- 5.7 471 96.7 94.3-98.1
Female 663 19 2.7 1.6- 4.3 644 97.3 95.7-98.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 903 25 2.7 1.8- 4.2 878 97.3 95.8-98.2
Non-Hispanic Black 195 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 374 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 401 14 2.7 1.5- 4.7 387 97.3 95.3-98.5
75+ 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 75 *** *** *** 75 100 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 267 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 328 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 478 17 3.7 2.2- 6.1 461 96.3 93.9-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 334 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 332 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 729 18 2.5 1.5- 4.1 711 97.5 95.9-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 372 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 771 20 2.7 1.7- 4.3 751 97.3 95.7-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 212 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 936 23 2.2 1.4- 3.5 913 97.8 96.5-98.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 571 22 4.2 2.6- 6.5 549 95.8 93.5-97.4
Regional City or Suburban County 316 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 262 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 425 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 576 18 2.9 1.7- 4.9 558 97.1 95.1-98.3
Unable to Work 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 682 22 3.2 2.0- 5.1 660 96.8 94.9-98.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 363 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 740 24 3.4 2.2- 5.2 716 96.6 94.8-97.8

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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