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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 3,159 198 5.8 4.8- 6.9 2,961 94.2 93.1-95.2
GENDER
Male 1,123 67 5.1 3.8- 6.7 1,056 94.9 93.3-96.2
Female 2,036 131 6.3 5.0- 7.9 1,905 93.7 92.1-95.0
RACE
White 2,681 169 5.8 4.8- 7.0 2,512 94.2 93.0-95.2
African American 411 27 5.7 3.6- 9.1 384 94.3 90.9-96.4
Other Minorities 55 1 2.2 0.3-14.4 54 97.8 85.6-99.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 34 4 14.2 4.6-36.2 30 85.8 63.8-95.4
Non-Hispanic 3,118 193 5.6 4.7- 6.6 2,925 94.4 93.4-95.3
AGE
50-54 392 9 1.8 0.8- 4.1 383 98.2 95.9-99.2
55-64 1,105 59 5.4 4.0- 7.3 1,046 94.6 92.7-96.0
65+ 1,662 130 7.9 6.3- 9.8 1,532 92.1 90.2-93.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 341 24 7.7 4.6-12.7 317 92.3 87.3-95.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 889 55 6.5 4.6- 9.2 834 93.5 90.8-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 789 41 4.1 2.7- 6.1 748 95.9 93.9-97.3
College Graduate 1,138 78 5.8 4.4- 7.5 1,060 94.2 92.5-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 23 8.3 4.7-14.3 244 91.7 85.7-95.3
$15,000- 24,999 473 32 5.3 3.5- 8.1 441 94.7 91.9-96.5
$25,000- 34,999 347 21 5.8 3.2-10.3 326 94.2 89.7-96.8
$35,000- 49,999 426 28 6.3 4.0- 9.8 398 93.7 90.2-96.0
$50,000-74,999 408 24 4.8 2.9- 7.6 384 95.2 92.4-97.1
$75,000+ 709 37 5.5 3.8- 8.0 672 94.5 92.0-96.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,341 98 6.6 5.0- 8.5 1,243 93.4 91.5-95.0
No 1,763 97 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,666 94.8 93.4-95.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 530 38 6.7 4.7- 9.7 492 93.3 90.3-95.3
Non-Veteran 2,628 160 5.6 4.5- 6.8 2,468 94.4 93.2-95.5

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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