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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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 7,384 4,052 55.1 53.7-56.6 3,332 44.9 43.4-46.3
-Mecklenburg County 263 161 60.9 53.9-67.5 102 39.1 32.5-46.1
GENDER
Male 105 69 67.2 56.8-76.1 36 32.8 23.9-43.2
Female 158 92 54.0 44.9-62.8 66 46.0 37.2-55.1
RACE
White 201 126 64.7 57.0-71.7 75 35.3 28.3-43.0
Other 59 33 50.4 35.8-64.9 26 49.6 35.1-64.2
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 263 161 60.9 53.9-67.5 102 39.1 32.5-46.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 91 49 51.9 39.9-63.7 42 48.1 36.3-60.1
Some College + 172 112 65.7 57.3-73.2 60 34.3 26.8-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 111 70 62.6 51.3-72.7 41 37.4 27.3-48.7
$50,000+ 88 59 67.2 55.9-76.8 29 32.8 23.2-44.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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