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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 247 176 70.6 63.9-76.5 71 29.4 23.5-36.1
GENDER
Male 76 59 76.3 64.3-85.2 17 23.7 14.8-35.7
Female 171 117 67.2 58.9-74.6 54 32.8 25.4-41.1
RACE
White 212 152 70.7 63.4-77.0 60 29.3 23.0-36.6
Other 34 24 72.1 53.3-85.3 10 27.9 14.7-46.7
AGE
45+ 247 176 70.6 63.9-76.5 71 29.4 23.5-36.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 81 62 77.6 66.1-86.1 19 22.4 13.9-33.9
Some College + 166 114 67.2 58.8-74.6 52 32.8 25.4-41.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 123 88 72.6 63.2-80.3 35 27.4 19.7-36.8
$50,000+ 86 60 66.4 54.5-76.5 26 33.6 23.5-45.5

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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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