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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 277 22 6.2 4.0- 9.6 255 93.8 90.4-96.0
GENDER
Male 88 6 5.1 2.2-11.5 82 94.9 88.5-97.8
Female 189 16 7.0 4.2-11.4 173 93.0 88.6-95.8
RACE
White 193 16 7.1 4.3-11.6 177 92.9 88.4-95.7
Other 84 6 4.7 1.9-11.0 78 95.3 89.0-98.1
AGE
50+ 277 22 6.2 4.0- 9.6 255 93.8 90.4-96.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 70 3 3.1 0.9- 9.8 67 96.9 90.2-99.1
Some College + 207 19 7.2 4.5-11.4 188 92.8 88.6-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 11 7.1 3.8-12.8 98 92.9 87.2-96.2
$50,000+ 127 7 4.9 2.2-10.3 120 95.1 89.7-97.8

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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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