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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 150 5 2.7 1.0- 6.6 145 97.3 93.4-99.0
GENDER
Male 56 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 55 98.7 91.1-99.8
Female 94 4 3.8 1.3-10.3 90 96.2 89.7-98.7
RACE
White 141 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 136 97.2 93.0-98.9
Other 8 0 0.0 . - . 8 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 150 5 2.7 1.0- 6.6 145 97.3 93.4-99.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 78 4 4.7 1.7-12.5 74 95.3 87.5-98.3
Some College + 72 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 71 99.3 95.3-99.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 87 4 4.7 1.7-12.3 83 95.3 87.7-98.3
$50,000+ 44 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4 43 99.1 93.6-99.9

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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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