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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,179 300 5.5 4.8- 6.4 4,879 94.5 93.6-95.2
No 232 15 6.1 3.2-11.6 217 93.9 88.4-96.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 80 9 11.0 4.8-23.1 71 89.0 76.9-95.2
Recommended Range 1,609 91 6.2 4.8- 8.0 1,518 93.8 92.0-95.2
Overweight 2,034 128 5.5 4.4- 6.8 1,906 94.5 93.2-95.6
Obese 1,499 81 5.2 3.7- 7.1 1,418 94.8 92.9-96.3
Current Smoker
No 4,801 278 5.7 4.9- 6.7 4,523 94.3 93.3-95.1
Yes 597 37 4.5 2.9- 6.9 560 95.5 93.1-97.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,028 60 5.2 3.7- 7.2 968 94.8 92.8-96.3
No 4,335 248 5.6 4.8- 6.6 4,087 94.4 93.4-95.2
Binge Drinker
No 5,157 302 5.6 4.8- 6.5 4,855 94.4 93.5-95.2
Yes 227 13 4.8 2.5- 8.9 214 95.2 91.1-97.5
Heavy Drinker
No 5,187 306 5.7 4.9- 6.6 4,881 94.3 93.4-95.1
Yes 154 6 2.9 1.1- 7.1 148 97.1 92.9-98.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 529 40 7.5 5.0-11.1 489 92.5 88.9-95.0
No 4,752 269 5.3 4.5- 6.2 4,483 94.7 93.8-95.5
Current Asthma
Yes 498 34 9.0 5.6-14.2 464 91.0 85.8-94.4
No 4,899 282 5.3 4.6- 6.2 4,617 94.7 93.8-95.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,056 53 4.8 3.4- 6.9 1,003 95.2 93.1-96.6
No 4,361 264 5.8 4.9- 6.8 4,097 94.2 93.2-95.1
Disability
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

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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