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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 300 223 72.8 66.6-78.3 77 27.2 21.7-33.4
GENDER
Male 107 85 76.2 65.7-84.3 22 23.8 15.7-34.3
Female 193 138 70.2 62.3-77.1 55 29.8 22.9-37.7
RACE
White 250 192 77.6 71.5-82.7 58 22.4 17.3-28.5
Other 47 30 58.8 42.1-73.8 17 41.2 26.2-57.9
AGE
45+ 300 223 72.8 66.6-78.3 77 27.2 21.7-33.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 76 49 60.1 46.6-72.1 27 39.9 27.9-53.4
Some College + 223 173 77.5 70.8-83.1 50 22.5 16.9-29.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 123 87 63.9 53.2-73.4 36 36.1 26.6-46.8
$50,000+ 125 101 81.8 73.5-88.0 24 18.2 12.0-26.5

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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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