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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 187 140 74.1 66.5-80.5 47 25.9 19.5-33.5
GENDER
Male 72 50 71.0 58.3-81.1 22 29.0 18.9-41.7
Female 115 90 76.9 67.5-84.2 25 23.1 15.8-32.5
RACE
White 132 104 78.7 70.1-85.3 28 21.3 14.7-29.9
Other 54 36 66.4 51.5-78.7 18 33.6 21.3-48.5
AGE
45+ 187 140 74.1 66.5-80.5 47 25.9 19.5-33.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 48 29 57.5 41.4-72.1 19 42.5 27.9-58.6
Some College + 139 111 79.9 71.6-86.2 28 20.1 13.8-28.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 84 59 67.3 54.7-77.8 25 32.7 22.2-45.3
$50,000+ 77 63 80.8 69.5-88.6 14 19.2 11.4-30.5

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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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