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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 291 18 5.3 3.1- 9.0 273 94.7 91.0-96.9
GENDER
Male 104 6 5.6 2.3-13.3 98 94.4 86.7-97.7
Female 187 12 5.1 2.7- 9.5 175 94.9 90.5-97.3
RACE
White 233 16 6.0 3.4-10.5 217 94.0 89.5-96.6
Other 55 2 3.1 0.8-11.9 53 96.9 88.1-99.2
AGE
50+ 291 18 5.3 3.1- 9.0 273 94.7 91.0-96.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 7 9.9 4.2-21.5 75 90.1 78.5-95.8
Some College + 209 11 3.6 1.9- 6.7 198 96.4 93.3-98.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 114 7 6.0 2.7-12.7 107 94.0 87.3-97.3
$50,000+ 131 8 4.7 2.0-10.6 123 95.3 89.4-98.0

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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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