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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 297 223 73.9 67.7-79.3 74 26.1 20.7-32.3
GENDER
Male 118 91 75.3 65.3-83.2 27 24.7 16.8-34.7
Female 179 132 72.6 64.6-79.4 47 27.4 20.6-35.4
RACE
White 243 188 77.8 71.6-82.9 55 22.2 17.1-28.4
Other 54 35 60.9 44.8-75.0 19 39.1 25.0-55.2
AGE
50+ 297 223 73.9 67.7-79.3 74 26.1 20.7-32.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 64 48 73.7 60.0-84.0 16 26.3 16.0-40.0
Some College + 232 174 73.9 66.8-80.0 58 26.1 20.0-33.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 118 87 68.3 56.8-77.9 31 31.7 22.1-43.2
$50,000+ 147 112 76.5 68.3-83.1 35 23.5 16.9-31.7

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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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