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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 192 135 69.4 61.7-76.2 57 30.6 23.8-38.3
GENDER
Male 67 50 76.2 63.7-85.4 17 23.8 14.6-36.3
Female 125 85 64.5 54.7-73.2 40 35.5 26.8-45.3
RACE
White 175 127 72.2 64.3-78.9 48 27.8 21.1-35.7
Other 17 8 38.7 18.0-64.6 9 61.3 35.4-82.0
AGE
45+ 192 135 69.4 61.7-76.2 57 30.6 23.8-38.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 45 29 62.1 44.8-76.7 16 37.9 23.3-55.2
Some College + 146 105 71.8 63.2-79.1 41 28.2 20.9-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 69 49 67.9 53.6-79.5 20 32.1 20.5-46.4
$50,000+ 103 71 67.6 57.2-76.5 32 32.4 23.5-42.8

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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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