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COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING PRACTICES,
ADULTS, NORTH CAROLINA, 1995

  TOTAL RESPONDENTS EVER HAD DIGITAL RECTAL EXAM HAD DIGITAL RECTAL EXAM WITHIN 2 YRS. EVER HAD PROCTOSCOPIC EXAM HAD PROCTOSCOPIC EXAM IN 2 YRS.
NUMBER PERCENT (AGE 40+) (AGE 40+) (AGE 50+) (AGE 50+)
TOTAL 3340 100 70.1 54.4 33 21
RACE1
White 2520 76.4 70.3 54.6 35.2 21.9
Black 692 19.6 70.5 54.2 25.4 18.7
SEX
Male 1336 47.7 70 53.8 39 27
Female 2004 52.3 70.2 54.9 28.2 16.4
AGE (YRS)
18-39 1364 46.1 ---- ---- ---- ----
40-49 590 19.4 59 43.5 ---- ----
50-59 390 12.2 72.5 55.4 29.9 16
60-69 445 11.7 78.8 64.7 36.8 24.2
70+ 529 10.6 78.1 61.7 32.3 23.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME ($/YR)
<10,000 283 6.1 74 51.4 27.4 16.1
10,000-14,999 195 4.7 69.3 56.3 24.3 19.2
15,000-19,999 335 9.4 72 52.1 25.3 16.7
20,000-24,999 447 13.2 72.3 56.9 30.3 24.8
25,000-34,999 522 15.9 69.8 54.7 40.1 20.5
35,000-49,999 471 15.3 71.9 54.9 37.9 24.5
50,000+ 505 17.1 69 56.9 41.7 24.9
EDUCATION LEVEL
<9th Grade 288 7.1 69.2 53 24.5 15.7
Some High School 448 12.8 74.7 56.9 29 20
High School Grad/GED 1122 34.1 67.8 53.1 31 18.8
Some Coll./Tech. Sch. 833 26.3 67.3 50 36.1 22.7
College Graduate 641 19.5 74.6 61.1 49.1 32.1

[1] Non-Hispanic

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Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Evaluation, NC Division of Community Health, 5/97