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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 246 184 71.8 64.4-78.2 62 28.2 21.8-35.6
GENDER
Male 99 75 72.4 60.6-81.7 24 27.6 18.3-39.4
Female 147 109 71.2 61.8-79.0 38 28.8 21.0-38.2
RACE
White 195 146 72.3 64.0-79.2 49 27.7 20.8-36.0
Other 51 38 70.6 53.5-83.4 13 29.4 16.6-46.5
AGE
50+ 246 184 71.8 64.4-78.2 62 28.2 21.8-35.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 97 65 62.1 49.7-73.1 32 37.9 26.9-50.3
Some College + 149 119 78.0 68.8-85.0 30 22.0 15.0-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 119 88 73.1 63.1-81.2 31 26.9 18.8-36.9
$50,000+ 99 75 69.5 57.2-79.5 24 30.5 20.5-42.8

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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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