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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

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 9,613 6,523 66.6 65.3-67.8 3,090 33.4 32.2-34.7
-Alamance County 241 177 71.6 64.3-77.9 64 28.4 22.1-35.7
GENDER
Male 74 58 78.3 66.6-86.7 16 21.7 13.3-33.4
Female 167 119 67.5 58.0-75.7 48 32.5 24.3-42.0
RACE
White 203 149 71.6 63.6-78.4 54 28.4 21.6-36.4
Other 38 28 71.7 52.3-85.4 10 28.3 14.6-47.7
AGE
50+ 241 177 71.6 64.3-77.9 64 28.4 22.1-35.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 112 80 70.6 60.0-79.3 32 29.4 20.7-40.0
Some College + 128 96 72.4 61.8-81.0 32 27.6 19.0-38.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 132 100 76.9 67.7-84.1 32 23.1 15.9-32.3
$50,000+ 68 51 67.5 52.5-79.6 17 32.5 20.4-47.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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