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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 151 12 9.1 4.9-16.3 139 90.9 83.7-95.1
GENDER
Male 63 6 7.7 3.2-17.3 57 92.3 82.7-96.8
Female 88 6 10.6 4.5-23.0 82 89.4 77.0-95.5
RACE
White 125 10 9.0 4.5-17.1 115 91.0 82.9-95.5
Other 25 1 5.1 0.7-28.5 24 94.9 71.5-99.3
AGE
50+ 151 12 9.1 4.9-16.3 139 90.9 83.7-95.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 44 6 14.9 6.0-32.2 38 85.1 67.8-94.0
Some College + 107 6 6.8 2.9-15.2 101 93.2 84.8-97.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 66 5 8.0 2.9-20.4 61 92.0 79.6-97.1
$50,000+ 62 5 10.0 4.0-22.8 57 90.0 77.2-96.0

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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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