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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 152 13 8.4 4.7-14.8 139 91.6 85.2-95.3
Buncombe 126 13 9.6 5.5-16.5 113 90.4 83.5-94.5
Cabarrus 130 5 3.2 1.3- 7.7 125 96.8 92.3-98.7
Catawba 127 9 5.4 2.7-10.5 118 94.6 89.5-97.3
Cumberland 127 3 3.1 0.8-11.5 124 96.9 88.5-99.2
Davidson 172 8 4.2 2.0- 8.8 164 95.8 91.2-98.0
Durham 277 22 6.2 4.0- 9.6 255 93.8 90.4-96.0
Forsyth 151 12 9.1 4.9-16.3 139 90.9 83.7-95.1
Gaston 119 3 2.2 0.6- 7.3 116 97.8 92.7-99.4
Guilford 338 22 5.9 3.7- 9.2 316 94.1 90.8-96.3
Iredell 150 5 2.7 1.0- 6.6 145 97.3 93.4-99.0
Johnston 115 7 6.3 2.6-14.4 108 93.7 85.6-97.4
Mecklenburg 274 24 7.2 4.7-11.0 250 92.8 89.0-95.3
New Hanover 167 10 7.5 3.8-14.4 157 92.5 85.6-96.2
Onslow 119 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 116 96.5 88.8-99.0
Orange 112 5 4.5 1.6-11.6 107 95.5 88.4-98.4
Pitt 162 11 4.9 2.6- 9.3 151 95.1 90.7-97.4
Randolph 187 8 3.6 1.6- 7.8 179 96.4 92.2-98.4
Robeson 119 2 1.5 0.4- 6.2 117 98.5 93.8-99.6
Rowan 159 12 6.8 3.6-12.4 147 93.2 87.6-96.4
Union 151 4 3.0 1.1- 8.3 147 97.0 91.7-98.9
Wake 291 18 5.3 3.1- 9.0 273 94.7 91.0-96.9
Wayne 168 5 2.2 0.8- 5.5 163 97.8 94.5-99.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,364 63 5.0 3.4- 7.1 1,301 95.0 92.9-96.6
Piedmont 3,159 198 5.8 4.8- 6.9 2,961 94.2 93.1-95.2
Western NC 898 56 6.2 4.6- 8.2 842 93.8 91.8-95.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 635 40 6.6 4.7- 9.3 595 93.4 90.7-95.3
Northwest 1,070 65 6.0 4.4- 8.2 1,005 94.0 91.8-95.6
Charlotte 747 42 5.6 3.9- 7.8 705 94.4 92.2-96.1
Greensboro 896 59 5.7 4.2- 7.6 837 94.3 92.4-95.8
Southern Regional 425 17 3.4 1.8- 6.5 408 96.6 93.5-98.2
Coastal 248 14 5.6 2.9-10.6 234 94.4 89.4-97.1
Wake 771 53 6.0 4.3- 8.5 718 94.0 91.5-95.7
Area L 54 2 5.4 1.3-19.9 52 94.6 80.1-98.7
Eastern 575 25 5.2 2.7- 9.8 550 94.8 90.2-97.3

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NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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