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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 230 159 68.3 61.1-74.8 71 31.7 25.2-38.9
GENDER
Male 85 57 66.1 54.1-76.3 28 33.9 23.7-45.9
Female 145 102 70.3 61.2-78.0 43 29.7 22.0-38.8
RACE
White 209 146 69.7 62.2-76.3 63 30.3 23.7-37.8
Other 20 13 57.7 32.8-79.2 7 42.3 20.8-67.2
AGE
50+ 230 159 68.3 61.1-74.8 71 31.7 25.2-38.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 50 58.2 45.4-70.0 32 41.8 30.0-54.6
Some College + 147 108 73.6 64.7-80.9 39 26.4 19.1-35.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 130 86 63.5 53.3-72.6 44 36.5 27.4-46.7
$50,000+ 73 56 77.2 65.3-85.9 17 22.8 14.1-34.7

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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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