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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-FEMALES

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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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
-FEMALES 3,514 206 5.8 4.8- 7.0 3,308 94.2 93.0-95.2
RACE
White 2,902 176 6.1 5.0- 7.4 2,726 93.9 92.6-95.0
African American 510 28 5.1 3.1- 8.4 482 94.9 91.6-96.9
Other Minorities 91 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 89 98.8 95.0-99.7
AGE
50-54 394 9 2.1 0.9- 4.8 385 97.9 95.2-99.1
55-64 1,181 55 5.4 3.8- 7.6 1,126 94.6 92.4-96.2
65+ 1,939 142 7.5 6.0- 9.2 1,797 92.5 90.8-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 34 8.0 5.0-12.6 398 92.0 87.4-95.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,141 63 6.3 4.6- 8.7 1,078 93.7 91.3-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 938 50 4.2 2.9- 6.1 888 95.8 93.9-97.1
College Graduate 1,002 59 5.7 4.1- 7.8 943 94.3 92.2-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 399 35 10.3 6.5-15.9 364 89.7 84.1-93.5
$15,000- 24,999 615 44 6.6 4.6- 9.4 571 93.4 90.6-95.4
$25,000- 34,999 391 20 4.8 2.2-10.1 371 95.2 89.9-97.8
$35,000- 49,999 447 21 4.3 2.4- 7.4 426 95.7 92.6-97.6
$50,000- 74,999 404 16 4.1 2.3- 7.4 388 95.9 92.6-97.7
$75,000+ 534 21 4.4 2.6- 7.5 513 95.6 92.5-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,625 114 6.7 5.2- 8.6 1,511 93.3 91.4-94.8
No 1,821 88 5.2 4.0- 6.8 1,733 94.8 93.2-96.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 56 2 3.6 0.9-13.6 54 96.4 86.4-99.1
Non-Veteran 3,457 204 5.8 4.9- 7.0 3,253 94.2 93.0-95.1

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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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