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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 119 3 2.2 0.6- 7.3 116 97.8 92.7-99.4
GENDER
Male 32 0 0.0 . - . 32 100 . - .
Female 87 3 3.5 1.0-11.6 84 96.5 88.4-99.0
RACE
White 105 3 2.7 0.8- 9.1 102 97.3 90.9-99.2
Other 14 0 0.0 . - . 14 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 119 3 2.2 0.6- 7.3 116 97.8 92.7-99.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 63 3 4.1 1.1-13.8 60 95.9 86.2-98.9
Some College + 56 0 0.0 . - . 56 100 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 63 2 1.9 0.4- 7.7 61 98.1 92.3-99.6
$50,000+ 32 1 3.8 0.5-22.6 31 96.2 77.4-99.5

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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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