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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 337 252 76.8 71.5-81.3 85 23.2 18.7-28.5
GENDER
Male 151 110 77.3 69.7-83.5 41 22.7 16.5-30.3
Female 186 142 76.3 68.7-82.5 44 23.7 17.5-31.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 230 186 81.7 75.5-86.5 44 18.3 13.5-24.5
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 160 113 72.8 64.8-79.6 47 27.2 20.4-35.2
65+ 175 139 82.0 75.2-87.3 36 18.0 12.7-24.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 169 114 70.2 62.1-77.2 55 29.8 22.8-37.9
Some College + 167 137 84.4 77.9-89.3 30 15.6 10.7-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 164 116 72.1 63.8-79.1 48 27.9 20.9-36.2
$50,000+ 97 85 88.0 79.4-93.3 12 12.0 6.7-20.6

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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.

^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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