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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 159 12 6.8 3.6-12.4 147 93.2 87.6-96.4
GENDER
Male 59 3 6.0 1.8-18.5 56 94.0 81.5-98.2
Female 100 9 7.4 3.8-13.9 91 92.6 86.1-96.2
RACE
White 149 10 5.3 2.8- 9.8 139 94.7 90.2-97.2
Other 10 2 23.9 5.1-64.5 8 76.1 35.5-94.9
AGE
50+ 159 12 6.8 3.6-12.4 147 93.2 87.6-96.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 76 3 3.2 1.0- 9.6 73 96.8 90.4-99.0
Some College + 83 9 9.7 4.6-19.2 74 90.3 80.8-95.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 98 8 8.1 3.7-17.1 90 91.9 82.9-96.3
$50,000+ 39 2 4.5 1.1-16.8 37 95.5 83.2-98.9

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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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