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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

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
-New Hanover County 229 170 71.4 63.5-78.2 59 28.6 21.8-36.5
GENDER
Male 83 57 66.3 53.3-77.2 26 33.7 22.8-46.7
Female 146 113 77.5 69.1-84.1 33 22.5 15.9-30.9
RACE
White 199 144 69.2 60.7-76.6 55 30.8 23.4-39.3
Other 30 26 83.8 58.9-94.9 4 16.2 5.1-41.1
AGE
50+ 229 170 71.4 63.5-78.2 59 28.6 21.8-36.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 74 58 73.0 56.7-84.8 16 27.0 15.2-43.3
Some College + 155 112 70.7 61.5-78.6 43 29.3 21.4-38.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 117 82 69.2 57.1-79.1 35 30.8 20.9-42.9
$50,000+ 73 56 70.2 56.3-81.2 17 29.8 18.8-43.7

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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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