SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Gaston County 254 161 61.9 54.8-68.5 93 38.1 31.5-45.2
GENDER
Male 98 59 57.7 46.3-68.3 39 42.3 31.7-53.7
Female 156 102 65.1 56.0-73.2 54 34.9 26.8-44.0
RACE
White 229 147 63.0 55.7-69.8 82 37.0 30.2-44.3
Other 25 14 54.3 31.2-75.7 11 45.7 24.3-68.8
AGE
50+ 254 161 61.9 54.8-68.5 93 38.1 31.5-45.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 145 88 59.0 49.6-67.7 57 41.0 32.3-50.4
Some College + 109 73 65.8 54.7-75.3 36 34.2 24.7-45.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 147 79 50.3 41.2-59.4 68 49.7 40.6-58.8
$50,000+ 63 50 76.7 62.7-86.6 13 23.3 13.4-37.3

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 19MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook