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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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 4,856 275 5.5 4.7- 6.4 4,581 94.5 93.6-95.3
-Cabarrus County 130 5 3.2 1.3- 7.7 125 96.8 92.3-98.7
GENDER
Male 43 3 5.1 1.5-15.7 40 94.9 84.3-98.5
Female 87 2 1.9 0.5- 7.9 85 98.1 92.1-99.5
RACE
White 119 5 3.6 1.4- 8.7 114 96.4 91.3-98.6
Other 11 0 0.0 . - . 11 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 130 5 3.2 1.3- 7.7 125 96.8 92.3-98.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 63 4 5.0 1.7-13.4 59 95.0 86.6-98.3
Some College + 66 1 1.4 0.2- 9.0 65 98.6 91.0-99.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 70 3 3.1 0.9-10.1 67 96.9 89.9-99.1
$50,000+ 33 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 32 97.6 84.7-99.7

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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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