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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 Demographics

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,891 2,103 72.8 70.7-74.8 788 27.2 25.2-29.3
Region 8 271 196 74.0 67.8-79.3 75 26.0 20.7-32.2
GENDER
Male 127 91 76.6 68.3-83.2 36 23.4 16.8-31.7
Female 144 105 71.7 62.6-79.4 39 28.3 20.6-37.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 182 140 78.8 71.7-84.5 42 21.2 15.5-28.3
Non-Hispanic Black 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 154 107 70.9 62.4-78.2 47 29.1 21.8-37.6
65+ 118 90 79.3 70.7-85.8 28 20.7 14.2-29.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 130 79 63.8 54.2-72.4 51 36.2 27.6-45.8
Some College + 140 116 84.8 77.5-90.0 24 15.2 10.0-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 129 89 69.5 59.8-77.8 40 30.5 22.2-40.2
$50,000+ 87 73 84.1 74.2-90.7 14 15.9 9.3-25.8

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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