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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 5,421 317 5.6 4.8- 6.5 5,104 94.4 93.5-95.2
GENDER
Male 1,907 111 5.3 4.2- 6.8 1,796 94.7 93.2-95.8
Female 3,514 206 5.8 4.8- 7.0 3,308 94.2 93.0-95.2
RACE
White 4,511 271 5.8 4.9- 6.7 4,240 94.2 93.3-95.1
African American 745 42 5.2 3.4- 8.0 703 94.8 92.0-96.6
Asian 20 0 0.0 . - . 20 100 . - .
Native American 80 3 4.4 1.1-16.3 77 95.6 83.7-98.9
Other Minorities 45 0 0.0 . - . 45 100 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 7 13.8 6.1-28.3 59 86.2 71.7-93.9
-English Speaking 60 7 15.9 7.1-31.8 53 84.1 68.2-92.9
-Spanish Speaking 6 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 5,343 308 5.4 4.7- 6.3 5,035 94.6 93.7-95.3
AGE
50-54 619 15 1.6 0.9- 3.1 604 98.4 96.9-99.1
55-64 1,900 93 5.4 4.2- 7.0 1,807 94.6 93.0-95.8
65-74 1,734 106 5.8 4.6- 7.4 1,628 94.2 92.6-95.4
75+ 1,168 103 9.3 7.2-12.1 1,065 90.7 87.9-92.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 633 45 6.9 4.7-10.0 588 93.1 90.0-95.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,601 86 5.8 4.4- 7.7 1,515 94.2 92.3-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,372 74 4.7 3.4- 6.6 1,298 95.3 93.4-96.6
College Graduate 1,813 112 5.6 4.4- 7.1 1,701 94.4 92.9-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 508 43 8.8 5.8-13.0 465 91.2 87.0-94.2
$15,000- 24,999 884 54 4.8 3.5- 6.6 830 95.2 93.4-96.5
$25,000- 34,999 609 34 6.8 4.1-11.2 575 93.2 88.8-95.9
$35,000- 49,999 718 38 4.6 3.1- 6.7 680 95.4 93.3-96.9
$50,000-74,999 702 34 4.9 3.2- 7.5 668 95.1 92.5-96.8
$75,000+ 1,075 55 5.0 3.6- 6.8 1,020 95.0 93.2-96.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,441 159 5.8 4.7- 7.2 2,282 94.2 92.8-95.3
No 2,877 150 5.4 4.4- 6.6 2,727 94.6 93.4-95.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 966 62 6.4 4.6- 8.8 904 93.6 91.2-95.4
Non-Veteran 4,454 255 5.4 4.6- 6.3 4,199 94.6 93.7-95.4

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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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