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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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%)
North Carolina 3,640 2,736 74.3 72.5-76.1 904 25.7 23.9-27.5
-Piedmont NC 1,530 1,172 75.0 72.4-77.5 358 25.0 22.5-27.6
GENDER
Male 677 496 70.6 66.4-74.5 181 29.4 25.5-33.6
Female 853 676 78.8 75.4-81.8 177 21.2 18.2-24.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,149 918 77.5 74.5-80.3 231 22.5 19.7-25.5
Non-Hispanic Black 276 201 72.3 65.5-78.1 75 27.7 21.9-34.5
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 262 138 53.6 46.8-60.3 124 46.4 39.7-53.2
55-64 487 377 77.5 73.1-81.5 110 22.5 18.5-26.9
65-74 466 406 87.8 84.1-90.8 60 12.2 9.2-15.9
75+ 278 239 82.7 76.0-87.9 39 17.3 12.1-24.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 81 59.7 50.3-68.4 61 40.3 31.6-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 380 274 70.4 64.8-75.4 106 29.6 24.6-35.2
Some Post-H.S. 421 333 79.6 74.9-83.6 88 20.4 16.4-25.1
College Graduate 581 483 82.5 78.7-85.7 98 17.5 14.3-21.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 148 66.5 58.9-73.4 74 33.5 26.6-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 135 97 68.7 58.8-77.1 38 31.3 22.9-41.2
$35,000- 49,999 153 124 76.4 66.6-84.1 29 23.6 15.9-33.4
$50,000- 74,999 226 189 82.3 76.0-87.2 37 17.7 12.8-24.0
$75,000+ 405 337 82.2 77.6-86.0 68 17.8 14.0-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 432 340 77.1 71.8-81.6 92 22.9 18.4-28.2
No 977 744 74.0 70.7-77.2 233 26.0 22.8-29.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 489 381 76.1 71.1-80.4 108 23.9 19.6-28.9
No 1,032 785 74.6 71.4-77.6 247 25.4 22.4-28.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 261 217 82.4 76.3-87.2 44 17.6 12.8-23.7
Non-Veteran 1,266 954 73.7 70.7-76.4 312 26.3 23.6-29.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 751 584 77.0 73.3-80.3 167 23.0 19.7-26.7
Regional City or Suburban County 423 324 75.5 70.4-80.0 99 24.5 20.0-29.6
Rural 356 264 70.1 64.0-75.5 92 29.9 24.5-36.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 599 426 70.3 65.9-74.3 173 29.7 25.7-34.1
Unemployed 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 691 592 84.0 80.3-87.1 99 16.0 12.9-19.7
Unable to Work 136 93 70.8 61.0-78.9 43 29.2 21.1-39.0
Other not in Labor Force 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 205 136 66.1 58.2-73.2 69 33.9 26.8-41.8
151% to 200% 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 834 691 81.2 77.8-84.1 143 18.8 15.9-22.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 495 372 73.8 69.0-78.1 123 26.2 21.9-31.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 975 754 75.7 72.4-78.8 221 24.3 21.2-27.6

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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.

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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