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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,603 1,615 19.2 18.2-20.3 1,270 14.5 13.6-15.4 1,744 19.6 18.6-20.6 718 8.2 7.5- 8.9 3,256 38.5 37.2-39.8
-Buncombe County 213 50 23.9 18.2-30.8 26 12.4 8.4-17.9 42 19.4 14.1-26.2 16 6.9 4.0-11.5 79 37.4 30.5-44.9
GENDER
Male 71 17 21.8 13.2-34.0 11 13.7 7.6-23.7 13 19.7 10.9-32.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 29 43.3 31.2-56.3
Female 142 33 25.4 18.4-34.0 15 11.4 6.8-18.6 29 19.2 13.3-27.0 15 10.7 6.2-17.8 50 33.3 25.5-42.1
RACE
White 202 48 24.6 18.7-31.8 23 11.9 7.9-17.6 41 20.0 14.5-27.1 15 6.7 3.8-11.4 75 36.7 29.7-44.4
Other 9 1 9.0 1.2-45.1 3 23.8 6.7-57.6 1 10.0 1.3-47.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 57.2 24.4-84.7
AGE
45+ 213 50 23.9 18.2-30.8 26 12.4 8.4-17.9 42 19.4 14.1-26.2 16 6.9 4.0-11.5 79 37.4 30.5-44.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 88 20 20.4 13.1-30.3 7 8.5 4.0-17.0 17 15.7 9.0-26.0 7 8.4 3.7-17.9 37 47.0 35.7-58.6
Some College + 125 30 26.5 18.7-36.1 19 15.2 9.6-23.2 25 22.1 14.8-31.6 9 5.8 2.9-11.1 42 30.4 22.5-39.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 114 29 24.0 16.7-33.2 12 11.2 6.3-19.1 22 18.3 11.6-27.6 6 6.4 2.6-14.6 45 40.1 30.5-50.6
$50,000+ 59 13 24.9 14.6-39.3 7 10.6 4.8-21.8 12 22.8 12.7-37.3 4 5.0 1.8-13.2 23 36.6 24.7-50.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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