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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 8,682 5,426 61.8 60.5-63.1 3,256 38.2 36.9-39.5
-Alamance County 235 141 59.6 52.2-66.5 94 40.4 33.5-47.8
GENDER
Male 95 57 58.6 47.1-69.1 38 41.4 30.9-52.9
Female 140 84 60.6 51.4-69.1 56 39.4 30.9-48.6
RACE
White 199 124 62.2 54.3-69.6 75 37.8 30.4-45.7
Other 36 17 44.7 27.4-63.4 19 55.3 36.6-72.6
AGE
45+ 235 141 59.6 52.2-66.5 94 40.4 33.5-47.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 115 63 54.9 44.1-65.3 52 45.1 34.7-55.9
Some College + 118 77 64.2 54.1-73.1 41 35.8 26.9-45.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 155 91 57.7 48.4-66.4 64 42.3 33.6-51.6
$50,000+ 42 30 71.0 54.5-83.4 12 29.0 16.6-45.5

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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.


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