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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 382 278 71.3 65.7-76.3 104 28.7 23.7-34.3
GENDER
Male 152 113 71.2 62.1-78.9 39 28.8 21.1-37.9
Female 230 165 71.3 64.4-77.3 65 28.7 22.7-35.6
RACE
White 288 212 72.4 66.2-77.8 76 27.6 22.2-33.8
Other 94 66 68.7 56.7-78.7 28 31.3 21.3-43.3
AGE
50+ 382 278 71.3 65.7-76.3 104 28.7 23.7-34.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 114 76 64.4 53.4-74.0 38 35.6 26.0-46.6
Some College + 267 201 74.5 68.0-80.0 66 25.5 20.0-32.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 173 121 67.5 58.6-75.3 52 32.5 24.7-41.4
$50,000+ 140 107 75.6 66.8-82.8 33 24.4 17.2-33.2

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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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