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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 151 4 3.0 1.1- 8.3 147 97.0 91.7-98.9
GENDER
Male 58 0 0.0 . - . 58 100 . - .
Female 93 4 5.7 2.0-15.1 89 94.3 84.9-98.0
RACE
White 139 4 3.4 1.2- 9.3 135 96.6 90.7-98.8
Other 11 0 0.0 . - . 11 100 . - .
AGE
50+ 151 4 3.0 1.1- 8.3 147 97.0 91.7-98.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 57 2 4.6 1.1-17.2 55 95.4 82.8-98.9
Some College + 94 2 2.1 0.4- 9.4 92 97.9 90.6-99.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 67 2 5.1 1.3-17.9 65 94.9 82.1-98.7
$50,000+ 56 0 0.0 . - . 56 100 . - .

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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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