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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 119 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 116 96.5 88.8-99.0
GENDER
Male 50 2 5.3 1.3-19.2 48 94.7 80.8-98.7
Female 69 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 68 98.8 91.6-99.8
RACE
White 92 3 4.5 1.3-14.3 89 95.5 85.7-98.7
Other 26 0 0.0 . - . 26 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 119 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 116 96.5 88.8-99.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 1 4.0 0.6-23.6 45 96.0 76.4-99.4
Some College + 73 2 3.0 0.7-12.2 71 97.0 87.8-99.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 1 4.5 0.6-25.8 52 95.5 74.2-99.4
$50,000+ 40 2 4.8 1.1-18.6 38 95.2 81.4-98.9

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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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