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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 205 117 56.7 48.7-64.4 88 43.3 35.6-51.3
GENDER
Male 63 39 62.8 48.4-75.3 24 37.2 24.7-51.6
Female 142 78 52.2 43.1-61.3 64 47.8 38.7-56.9
RACE
White 166 99 58.5 49.6-67.0 67 41.5 33.0-50.4
Other 36 17 53.5 34.6-71.6 19 46.5 28.4-65.4
AGE
18-44 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
45+ 205 117 56.7 48.7-64.4 88 43.3 35.6-51.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 29 44.1 31.1-57.9 37 55.9 42.1-68.9
Some College + 138 88 63.1 53.1-72.1 50 36.9 27.9-46.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 72 38 53.0 39.3-66.2 34 47.0 33.8-60.7
$50,000+ 74 45 59.7 46.2-71.8 29 40.3 28.2-53.8

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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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