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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.
Have you ever had either of these exams?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,699 5,534 69.6 68.1-71.2 2,165 30.4 28.8-31.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 202 155 72.7 64.7-79.5 47 27.3 20.5-35.3
Buncombe 186 128 64.8 55.7-72.8 58 35.2 27.2-44.3
Cabarrus 186 137 68.5 59.2-76.6 49 31.5 23.4-40.8
Catawba 205 131 61.8 53.8-69.3 74 38.2 30.7-46.2
Cumberland 175 127 67.7 58.8-75.5 48 32.3 24.5-41.2
Davidson 244 174 66.2 58.6-73.0 70 33.8 27.0-41.4
Durham 360 280 75.4 69.4-80.5 80 24.6 19.5-30.6
Forsyth 198 152 79.2 72.3-84.8 46 20.8 15.2-27.7
Gaston 178 122 69.4 60.5-77.0 56 30.6 23.0-39.5
Guilford 461 345 73.7 68.7-78.1 116 26.3 21.9-31.3
Iredell 203 151 70.8 62.6-77.8 52 29.2 22.2-37.4
Johnston 159 116 67.6 56.8-76.8 43 32.4 23.2-43.2
Mecklenburg 351 277 77.4 71.6-82.3 74 22.6 17.7-28.4
New Hanover 229 170 71.4 63.5-78.2 59 28.6 21.8-36.5
Onslow 166 121 73.7 65.4-80.6 45 26.3 19.4-34.6
Orange 171 114 60.5 51.1-69.2 57 39.5 30.8-48.9
Pitt 213 163 77.1 69.9-83.0 50 22.9 17.0-30.1
Randolph 276 196 70.3 63.7-76.2 80 29.7 23.8-36.3
Robeson 190 122 62.4 54.1-69.9 68 37.6 30.1-45.9
Rowan 250 165 64.1 56.6-70.9 85 35.9 29.1-43.4
Union 213 155 64.2 55.7-71.9 58 35.8 28.1-44.3
Wake 381 293 72.3 64.7-78.9 88 27.7 21.1-35.3
Wayne 243 170 64.6 56.1-72.3 73 35.4 27.7-43.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,926 1,389 69.8 66.5-72.9 537 30.2 27.1-33.5
Piedmont 4,421 3,223 70.3 68.2-72.3 1,198 29.7 27.7-31.8
Western NC 1,352 922 66.8 63.4-70.0 430 33.2 30.0-36.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 965 651 65.2 60.9-69.2 314 34.8 30.8-39.1
Northwest 1,567 1,096 69.5 66.6-72.4 471 30.5 27.6-33.4
Charlotte 1,043 764 70.9 67.2-74.3 279 29.1 25.7-32.8
Greensboro 1,262 919 70.0 66.2-73.5 343 30.0 26.5-33.8
Southern Regional 618 434 67.6 61.8-72.9 184 32.4 27.1-38.2
Coastal 340 252 69.8 61.7-76.8 88 30.2 23.2-38.3
Wake 1,026 778 70.0 65.0-74.5 248 30.0 25.5-35.0
Area L 79 56 72.8 60.3-82.5 23 27.2 17.5-39.7
Eastern 799 584 72.5 67.3-77.1 215 27.5 22.9-32.7

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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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