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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 551 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 534 96.7 94.3-98.1
GENDER
Male 224 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 327 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 513 15 3.4 1.9- 6.0 498 96.6 94.0-98.1
Non-Hispanic Black 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 193 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 308 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 328 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 451 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 418 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 317 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 266 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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