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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 127 3 3.1 0.8-11.5 124 96.9 88.5-99.2
GENDER
Male 44 2 6.0 1.3-23.1 42 94.0 76.9-98.7
Female 83 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 82 99.5 96.4-99.9
RACE
White 71 2 4.4 0.8-21.0 69 95.6 79.0-99.2
Other 55 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 54 98.3 88.9-99.8
AGE
50+ 127 3 3.1 0.8-11.5 124 96.9 88.5-99.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 54 2 5.9 1.1-27.2 52 94.1 72.8-98.9
Some College + 73 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 72 98.7 91.4-99.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 0 0.0 . - . 57 100 . - .
$50,000+ 44 1 1.8 0.2-11.8 43 98.2 88.2-99.8

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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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