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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 338 22 5.9 3.7- 9.2 316 94.1 90.8-96.3
GENDER
Male 124 8 6.2 3.0-12.4 116 93.8 87.6-97.0
Female 214 14 5.6 3.0-10.1 200 94.4 89.9-97.0
RACE
White 268 15 4.2 2.4- 7.2 253 95.8 92.8-97.6
Other 67 7 11.7 5.4-23.6 60 88.3 76.4-94.6
AGE
50+ 338 22 5.9 3.7- 9.2 316 94.1 90.8-96.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 120 8 5.6 2.4-12.2 112 94.4 87.8-97.6
Some College + 217 14 6.0 3.4-10.4 203 94.0 89.6-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 168 13 7.4 3.9-13.4 155 92.6 86.6-96.1
$50,000+ 128 4 2.4 0.9- 6.6 124 97.6 93.4-99.1

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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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