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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)-WHITES

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
-WHITES 4,511 271 5.8 4.9- 6.7 4,240 94.2 93.3-95.1
GENDER
Male 1,609 95 5.3 4.1- 6.8 1,514 94.7 93.2-95.9
Female 2,902 176 6.1 5.0- 7.4 2,726 93.9 92.6-95.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 7 17.9 8.0-35.4 42 82.1 64.6-92.0
Non-Hispanic 4,458 263 5.6 4.8- 6.5 4,195 94.4 93.5-95.2
AGE
50-54 488 12 1.8 0.9- 3.7 476 98.2 96.3-99.1
55-64 1,517 77 5.8 4.3- 7.6 1,440 94.2 92.4-95.7
65+ 2,506 182 7.3 6.0- 8.7 2,324 92.7 91.3-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 469 35 7.7 5.0-11.7 434 92.3 88.3-95.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,322 78 6.3 4.7- 8.4 1,244 93.7 91.6-95.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,133 64 4.6 3.3- 6.2 1,069 95.4 93.8-96.7
College Graduate 1,585 94 5.6 4.4- 7.3 1,491 94.4 92.7-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 36 10.6 6.8-16.1 325 89.4 83.9-93.2
$15,000- 24,999 693 44 5.6 3.9- 7.9 649 94.4 92.1-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 500 28 6.1 3.6-10.2 472 93.9 89.8-96.4
$35,000-49,999 604 31 4.4 2.9- 6.6 573 95.6 93.4-97.1
$50,000- 74,999 608 29 4.9 3.0- 8.0 579 95.1 92.0-97.0
$75,000+ 974 49 4.9 3.5- 6.8 925 95.1 93.2-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,961 137 6.5 5.2- 8.1 1,824 93.5 91.9-94.8
No 2,469 128 5.1 4.2- 6.4 2,341 94.9 93.6-95.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 820 52 5.8 4.2- 7.9 768 94.2 92.1-95.8
Non-Veteran 3,690 219 5.8 4.8- 6.9 3,471 94.2 93.1-95.2

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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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