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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 172 8 4.2 2.0- 8.8 164 95.8 91.2-98.0
GENDER
Male 49 1 2.3 0.3-14.9 48 97.7 85.1-99.7
Female 123 7 5.3 2.4-11.6 116 94.7 88.4-97.6
RACE
White 165 8 4.5 2.1- 9.3 157 95.5 90.7-97.9
Other 7 0 0.0 . - . 7 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 172 8 4.2 2.0- 8.8 164 95.8 91.2-98.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 5 4.0 1.6- 9.7 87 96.0 90.3-98.4
Some College + 80 3 4.5 1.3-14.2 77 95.5 85.8-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 96 6 5.9 2.4-13.4 90 94.1 86.6-97.6
$50,000+ 43 1 2.7 0.4-16.8 42 97.3 83.2-99.6

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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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