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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-MALES

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
-MALES 1,907 111 5.3 4.2- 6.8 1,796 94.7 93.2-95.8
RACE
White 1,609 95 5.3 4.1- 6.8 1,514 94.7 93.2-95.9
African American 235 14 5.4 2.6-11.1 221 94.6 88.9-97.4
Other Minorities 54 1 2.5 0.3-15.8 53 97.5 84.2-99.7
AGE
50-54 225 6 1.1 0.4- 2.6 219 98.9 97.4-99.6
55-64 719 38 5.5 3.7- 8.0 681 94.5 92.0-96.3
65+ 963 67 7.1 5.2- 9.6 896 92.9 90.4-94.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 201 11 5.0 2.6- 9.5 190 95.0 90.5-97.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 460 23 5.0 3.0- 8.4 437 95.0 91.6-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 434 24 5.4 3.0- 9.4 410 94.6 90.6-97.0
College Graduate 811 53 5.6 4.0- 7.7 758 94.4 92.3-96.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 8 5.0 2.1-11.2 101 95.0 88.8-97.9
$15,000- 24,999 269 10 2.3 1.1- 4.6 259 97.7 95.4-98.9
$25,000- 34,999 218 14 9.2 4.7-17.3 204 90.8 82.7-95.3
$35,000- 49,999 271 17 5.0 2.9- 8.4 254 95.0 91.6-97.1
$50,000- 74,999 298 18 5.7 3.1-10.3 280 94.3 89.7-96.9
$75,000+ 541 34 5.4 3.6- 7.9 507 94.6 92.1-96.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 816 45 4.7 3.2- 6.8 771 95.3 93.2-96.8
No 1,056 62 5.6 4.1- 7.7 994 94.4 92.3-95.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 910 60 6.5 4.7- 9.0 850 93.5 91.0-95.3
Non-Veteran 997 51 4.4 3.1- 6.2 946 95.6 93.8-96.9

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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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