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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 168 5 2.2 0.8- 5.5 163 97.8 94.5-99.2
GENDER
Male 49 3 4.1 1.3-12.6 46 95.9 87.4-98.7
Female 119 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 117 99.2 96.8-99.8
RACE
White 117 3 2.2 0.6- 7.2 114 97.8 92.8-99.4
Other 51 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6 49 97.9 91.4-99.5
AGE
50+ 168 5 2.2 0.8- 5.5 163 97.8 94.5-99.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 96 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 95 99.3 95.2-99.9
Some College + 72 4 4.0 1.3-11.4 68 96.0 88.6-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 92 4 2.9 1.0- 8.1 88 97.1 91.9-99.0
$50,000+ 38 1 2.6 0.4-16.6 37 97.4 83.4-99.6

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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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