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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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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  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
-New Hanover County 167 10 7.5 3.8-14.4 157 92.5 85.6-96.2
GENDER
Male 56 6 10.4 4.2-23.4 50 89.6 76.6-95.8
Female 111 4 4.7 1.7-12.2 107 95.3 87.8-98.3
RACE
White 142 8 6.7 3.3-13.3 134 93.3 86.7-96.7
Other 25 2 11.2 2.0-43.1 23 88.8 56.9-98.0
AGE
50+ 167 10 7.5 3.8-14.4 157 92.5 85.6-96.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 57 4 10.5 3.4-28.2 53 89.5 71.8-96.6
Some College + 110 6 6.2 2.6-13.8 104 93.8 86.2-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 81 4 6.8 2.1-19.4 77 93.2 80.6-97.9
$50,000+ 56 3 6.6 2.0-19.8 53 93.4 80.2-98.0

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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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