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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 260 149 55.3 48.3-62.0 111 44.7 38.0-51.7
GENDER
Male 101 54 52.4 41.6-63.1 47 47.6 36.9-58.4
Female 159 95 57.8 49.2-66.0 64 42.2 34.0-50.8
RACE
White 216 131 58.1 50.4-65.4 85 41.9 34.6-49.6
Other 43 18 43.8 28.5-60.3 25 56.2 39.7-71.5
AGE
45+ 260 149 55.3 48.3-62.0 111 44.7 38.0-51.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 150 80 50.0 40.9-59.0 70 50.0 41.0-59.1
Some College + 109 68 61.6 51.2-71.1 41 38.4 28.9-48.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 98 53.8 45.3-62.2 74 46.2 37.8-54.7
$50,000+ 50 28 57.1 42.0-71.0 22 42.9 29.0-58.0

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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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