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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 7,699 5,534 69.6 68.1-71.2 2,165 30.4 28.8-31.9
-Buncombe County 186 128 64.8 55.7-72.8 58 35.2 27.2-44.3
GENDER
Male 64 42 61.8 46.0-75.4 22 38.2 24.6-54.0
Female 122 86 66.8 55.9-76.1 36 33.2 23.9-44.1
RACE
White 177 123 67.5 59.0-75.0 54 32.5 25.0-41.0
Other 8 5 53.3 17.8-85.8 3 46.7 14.2-82.2
AGE
50+ 186 128 64.8 55.7-72.8 58 35.2 27.2-44.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 43 57.9 43.6-70.9 26 42.1 29.1-56.4
Some College + 117 85 68.7 56.8-78.6 32 31.3 21.4-43.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 67 59.7 48.1-70.3 37 40.3 29.7-51.9
$50,000+ 52 39 67.9 49.0-82.3 13 32.1 17.7-51.0

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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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