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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 224 147 65.5 58.2-72.2 77 34.5 27.8-41.8
GENDER
Male 77 46 61.0 48.5-72.2 31 39.0 27.8-51.5
Female 147 101 69.1 60.4-76.6 46 30.9 23.4-39.6
RACE
White 199 135 68.3 60.5-75.1 64 31.7 24.9-39.5
Other 24 12 47.3 27.0-68.6 12 52.7 31.4-73.0
AGE
45+ 224 147 65.5 58.2-72.2 77 34.5 27.8-41.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 128 83 63.6 53.5-72.6 45 36.4 27.4-46.5
Some College + 95 64 68.4 57.5-77.6 31 31.6 22.4-42.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 133 77 56.4 46.4-65.9 56 43.6 34.1-53.6
$50,000+ 52 40 78.3 64.5-87.8 12 21.7 12.2-35.5

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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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