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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 380 256 66.5 60.8-71.8 124 33.5 28.2-39.2
GENDER
Male 126 91 71.8 62.1-79.8 35 28.2 20.2-37.9
Female 254 165 62.6 55.6-69.2 89 37.4 30.8-44.4
RACE
White 295 207 68.7 62.2-74.5 88 31.3 25.5-37.8
Other 83 48 59.8 47.1-71.4 35 40.2 28.6-52.9
AGE
45+ 380 256 66.5 60.8-71.8 124 33.5 28.2-39.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 108 65 60.1 49.6-69.8 43 39.9 30.2-50.4
Some College + 271 190 68.9 62.0-75.0 81 31.1 25.0-38.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 161 105 64.2 55.4-72.1 56 35.8 27.9-44.6
$50,000+ 158 109 68.3 59.2-76.1 49 31.7 23.9-40.8

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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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