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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 241 177 71.6 64.3-77.9 64 28.4 22.1-35.7
Buncombe 230 159 68.3 61.1-74.8 71 31.7 25.2-38.9
Cabarrus 211 149 72.6 65.3-79.0 62 27.4 21.0-34.7
Catawba 275 174 59.4 52.2-66.2 101 40.6 33.8-47.8
Cumberland 264 197 74.7 68.1-80.3 67 25.3 19.7-31.9
Davidson 250 172 68.0 61.1-74.1 78 32.0 25.9-38.9
Durham 221 161 68.5 60.2-75.7 60 31.5 24.3-39.8
Forsyth 246 184 71.8 64.4-78.2 62 28.2 21.8-35.6
Gaston 254 161 61.9 54.8-68.5 93 38.1 31.5-45.2
Guilford 257 177 68.6 61.4-74.9 80 31.4 25.1-38.6
Iredell 244 157 59.6 51.9-66.9 87 40.4 33.1-48.1
Johnston 250 181 70.1 62.5-76.8 69 29.9 23.2-37.5
Mecklenburg 382 278 71.3 65.7-76.3 104 28.7 23.7-34.3
New Hanover 250 184 71.7 64.8-77.7 66 28.3 22.3-35.2
Onslow 210 152 74.9 67.9-80.8 58 25.1 19.2-32.1
Orange 230 158 62.9 55.4-69.9 72 37.1 30.1-44.6
Pitt 234 178 75.7 68.9-81.5 56 24.3 18.5-31.1
Randolph 245 156 60.6 53.4-67.5 89 39.4 32.5-46.6
Robeson 208 120 51.3 43.2-59.4 88 48.7 40.6-56.8
Rowan 290 185 64.0 57.0-70.4 105 36.0 29.6-43.0
Union 218 145 62.3 54.3-69.7 73 37.7 30.3-45.7
Wake 297 223 73.9 67.7-79.3 74 26.1 20.7-32.3
Wayne 273 184 64.3 57.4-70.7 89 35.7 29.3-42.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,161 2,204 67.9 65.9-69.9 957 32.1 30.1-34.1
Piedmont 4,510 3,085 66.7 64.8-68.5 1,425 33.3 31.5-35.2
Western NC 1,942 1,234 63.7 61.1-66.3 708 36.3 33.7-38.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,291 825 65.2 62.0-68.2 466 34.8 31.8-38.0
Northwest 2,059 1,347 63.6 60.8-66.3 712 36.4 33.7-39.2
Charlotte 1,215 825 65.9 62.3-69.4 390 34.1 30.6-37.7
Greensboro 1,112 761 66.1 62.3-69.7 351 33.9 30.3-37.7
Southern Regional 848 573 68.2 63.8-72.2 275 31.8 27.8-36.2
Coastal 517 367 68.8 63.8-73.4 150 31.2 26.6-36.2
Wake 926 666 69.2 65.1-73.1 260 30.8 26.9-34.9
Area L 301 201 62.7 56.0-68.9 100 37.3 31.1-44.0
Eastern 1,344 958 69.4 66.2-72.4 386 30.6 27.6-33.8

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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