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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 245 169 66.6 59.6-73.0 76 33.4 27.0-40.4
GENDER
Male 99 63 61.2 50.1-71.3 36 38.8 28.7-49.9
Female 146 106 71.7 63.0-79.0 40 28.3 21.0-37.0
RACE
White 197 136 68.1 60.4-74.9 61 31.9 25.1-39.6
Other 47 33 64.3 47.3-78.4 14 35.7 21.6-52.7
AGE
45+ 245 169 66.6 59.6-73.0 76 33.4 27.0-40.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 113 75 64.0 53.6-73.2 38 36.0 26.8-46.4
Some College + 129 92 68.5 58.6-77.0 37 31.5 23.0-41.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 72 64.8 54.3-74.1 37 35.2 25.9-45.7
$50,000+ 78 52 61.7 48.8-73.2 26 38.3 26.8-51.2

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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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