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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 898 56 6.2 4.6- 8.2 842 93.8 91.8-95.4
GENDER
Male 337 21 6.1 3.8- 9.4 316 93.9 90.6-96.2
Female 561 35 6.3 4.3- 9.0 526 93.7 91.0-95.7
RACE
White 858 56 6.4 4.8- 8.5 802 93.6 91.5-95.2
African American 17 0 0.0 . - . 17 100 . - .
Other Minorities 19 0 0.0 . - . 19 100 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 1 11.8 1.7-51.3 13 88.2 48.7-98.3
Non-Hispanic 882 54 6.0 4.5- 8.0 828 94.0 92.0-95.5
AGE
50-54 71 3 3.8 1.0-13.1 68 96.2 86.9-99.0
55-64 310 15 4.3 2.5- 7.4 295 95.7 92.6-97.5
65+ 517 38 7.9 5.6-11.0 479 92.1 89.0-94.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 115 11 8.1 4.0-15.9 104 91.9 84.1-96.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 12 4.1 2.2- 7.7 249 95.9 92.3-97.8
Some Post-H.S. 225 19 9.1 5.6-14.4 206 90.9 85.6-94.4
College Graduate 297 14 5.1 3.0- 8.8 283 94.9 91.2-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 13 12.9 6.6-23.6 94 87.1 76.4-93.4
$15,000- 24,999 169 11 7.4 3.9-13.6 158 92.6 86.4-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 108 5 3.9 1.5- 9.7 103 96.1 90.3-98.5
$35,000- 49,999 126 5 4.2 1.7- 9.8 121 95.8 90.2-98.3
$50,000-74,999 128 5 4.6 1.9-10.6 123 95.4 89.4-98.1
$75,000+ 121 7 5.6 2.5-12.0 114 94.4 88.0-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 440 29 5.6 3.7- 8.5 411 94.4 91.5-96.3
No 444 26 6.7 4.5-10.0 418 93.3 90.0-95.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 8 4.4 2.2- 8.7 167 95.6 91.3-97.8
Non-Veteran 723 48 6.7 4.9- 9.1 675 93.3 90.9-95.1

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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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