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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 127 9 5.4 2.7-10.5 118 94.6 89.5-97.3
GENDER
Male 53 5 7.5 3.0-17.2 48 92.5 82.8-97.0
Female 74 4 3.2 1.1- 8.7 70 96.8 91.3-98.9
RACE
White 121 9 5.7 2.8-11.1 112 94.3 88.9-97.2
Other 6 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 127 9 5.4 2.7-10.5 118 94.6 89.5-97.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 48 3 5.8 1.7-17.7 45 94.2 82.3-98.3
Some College + 79 6 5.1 2.2-11.5 73 94.9 88.5-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 64 7 8.8 3.9-18.7 57 91.2 81.3-96.1
$50,000+ 40 0 0.0 . - . 40 100 . - .

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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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