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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 781 559 70.9 66.5-74.9 222 29.1 25.1-33.5
GENDER
Male 326 227 69.2 61.9-75.6 99 30.8 24.4-38.1
Female 455 332 72.4 67.0-77.2 123 27.6 22.8-33.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 710 521 72.2 67.6-76.4 189 27.8 23.6-32.4
Non-Hispanic Black 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 249 165 64.3 55.6-72.1 84 35.7 27.9-44.4
65-74 268 213 81.5 75.1-86.5 55 18.5 13.5-24.9
75+ 162 131 82.9 75.3-88.5 31 17.1 11.5-24.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 228 155 69.7 62.2-76.3 73 30.3 23.7-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 212 153 71.6 63.0-78.8 59 28.4 21.2-37.0
College Graduate 241 194 80.4 73.5-85.8 47 19.6 14.2-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 80 85.7 75.3-92.2 17 14.3 7.8-24.7
$50,000- 74,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 284 219 74.8 66.9-81.3 65 25.2 18.7-33.1
No 460 312 68.4 62.7-73.6 148 31.6 26.4-37.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 298 227 76.6 70.1-82.1 71 23.4 17.9-29.9
No 483 332 67.6 61.8-72.9 151 32.4 27.1-38.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 101 80.3 70.2-87.6 29 19.7 12.4-29.8
Non-Veteran 651 458 69.2 64.3-73.7 193 30.8 26.3-35.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 178 136 77.4 69.9-83.5 42 22.6 16.5-30.1
Rural 603 423 68.5 63.2-73.4 180 31.5 26.6-36.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 245 150 58.2 50.0-65.9 95 41.8 34.1-50.0
Unemployed 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 394 324 83.9 79.2-87.7 70 16.1 12.3-20.8
Unable to Work 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 344 268 76.0 69.3-81.6 76 24.0 18.4-30.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 262 184 69.2 61.0-76.3 78 30.8 23.7-39.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 320 221 65.9 58.2-72.8 99 34.1 27.2-41.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 199 154 79.1 72.2-84.6 45 20.9 15.4-27.8

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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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