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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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 4,856 275 5.5 4.7- 6.4 4,581 94.5 93.6-95.3
-Orange County 112 5 4.5 1.6-11.6 107 95.5 88.4-98.4
GENDER
Male 43 4 7.9 2.5-22.1 39 92.1 77.9-97.5
Female 69 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 68 98.6 90.8-99.8
RACE
White 96 5 5.2 1.9-13.4 91 94.8 86.6-98.1
Other 14 0 0.0 . - . 14 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 112 5 4.5 1.6-11.6 107 95.5 88.4-98.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 25 0 0.0 . - . 25 100 . - .
Some College + 87 5 5.5 2.0-14.2 82 94.5 85.8-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 32 1 3.0 0.4-18.4 31 97.0 81.6-99.6
$50,000+ 60 3 5.0 1.3-17.6 57 95.0 82.4-98.7

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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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