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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 221 161 68.5 60.2-75.7 60 31.5 24.3-39.8
GENDER
Male 75 57 69.7 55.1-81.3 18 30.3 18.7-44.9
Female 146 104 67.6 57.6-76.2 42 32.4 23.8-42.4
RACE
White 147 118 81.4 73.6-87.2 29 18.6 12.8-26.4
Other 72 41 48.4 34.7-62.3 31 51.6 37.7-65.3
AGE
50+ 221 161 68.5 60.2-75.7 60 31.5 24.3-39.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 49 67.7 52.4-79.9 17 32.3 20.1-47.6
Some College + 155 112 68.9 58.9-77.4 43 31.1 22.6-41.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 97 66 63.7 51.3-74.4 31 36.3 25.6-48.7
$50,000+ 97 76 77.4 65.8-85.9 21 22.6 14.1-34.2

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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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