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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 250 184 71.7 64.8-77.7 66 28.3 22.3-35.2
GENDER
Male 97 66 67.2 55.8-76.9 31 32.8 23.1-44.2
Female 153 118 75.5 66.8-82.5 35 24.5 17.5-33.2
RACE
White 220 168 73.9 66.4-80.1 52 26.1 19.9-33.6
Other 28 14 56.3 36.0-74.6 14 43.7 25.4-64.0
AGE
50+ 250 184 71.7 64.8-77.7 66 28.3 22.3-35.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 77 59 74.2 61.2-83.9 18 25.8 16.1-38.8
Some College + 172 124 70.6 62.1-77.9 48 29.4 22.1-37.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 115 76 63.3 52.6-72.8 39 36.7 27.2-47.4
$50,000+ 97 77 76.9 65.5-85.3 20 23.1 14.7-34.5

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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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