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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 274 24 7.2 4.7-11.0 250 92.8 89.0-95.3
GENDER
Male 88 10 8.9 4.6-16.6 78 91.1 83.4-95.4
Female 186 14 5.9 3.4-10.2 172 94.1 89.8-96.6
RACE
White 206 20 8.5 5.3-13.3 186 91.5 86.7-94.7
Other 67 4 4.5 1.5-12.6 63 95.5 87.4-98.5
AGE
50+ 274 24 7.2 4.7-11.0 250 92.8 89.0-95.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 75 6 5.4 2.3-12.4 69 94.6 87.6-97.7
Some College + 199 18 7.9 4.8-12.8 181 92.1 87.2-95.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 110 6 2.8 1.2- 6.3 104 97.2 93.7-98.8
$50,000+ 117 14 9.7 5.6-16.4 103 90.3 83.6-94.4

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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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