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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

For a SIGMOIDOSCOPY, a flexible tube is inserted into the rectum to look for problems. A COLONOSCOPY is similar,
but uses a longer tube, and you are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy
and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.

Was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?

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  Total
Respond.^
Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 317 5.6 4.8- 6.5 5,104 94.4 93.5-95.2
-Alamance County 152 13 8.4 4.7-14.8 139 91.6 85.2-95.3
GENDER
Male 52 3 5.3 1.5-17.1 49 94.7 82.9-98.5
Female 100 10 10.9 5.6-20.1 90 89.1 79.9-94.4
RACE
White 134 12 8.7 4.7-15.5 122 91.3 84.5-95.3
Other 17 1 7.6 1.1-38.7 16 92.4 61.3-98.9
AGE
50+ 152 13 8.4 4.7-14.8 139 91.6 85.2-95.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 67 6 8.2 3.3-18.6 61 91.8 81.4-96.7
Some College + 85 7 8.6 3.9-18.0 78 91.4 82.0-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 81 7 8.9 3.9-19.3 74 91.1 80.7-96.1
$50,000+ 43 5 10.0 4.0-22.9 38 90.0 77.1-96.0

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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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