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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 Demographics

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
Region 5 377 279 71.9 66.0-77.0 98 28.1 23.0-34.0
GENDER
Male 181 122 62.5 53.6-70.6 59 37.5 29.4-46.4
Female 196 157 80.3 73.1-85.9 39 19.7 14.1-26.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 275 214 75.4 68.8-81.0 61 24.6 19.0-31.2
Non-Hispanic Black 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 176 114 63.7 55.2-71.5 62 36.3 28.5-44.8
65+ 189 161 85.1 77.6-90.4 28 14.9 9.6-22.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 118 75 61.9 51.3-71.4 43 38.1 28.6-48.7
Some College + 259 204 78.4 72.0-83.7 55 21.6 16.3-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 149 94 57.6 47.8-67.0 55 42.4 33.0-52.2
$50,000+ 157 134 83.5 75.7-89.2 23 16.5 10.8-24.3

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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.

^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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