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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 4,965 187 3.0 2.6- 3.6 4,778 97.0 96.4-97.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 213 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
New Hanover 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 229 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,692 59 3.1 2.3- 4.2 1,633 96.9 95.8-97.7
Piedmont 2,558 88 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,470 97.4 96.6-98.0
Western NC 715 40 4.6 3.2- 6.6 675 95.4 93.4-96.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 493 30 5.2 3.4- 7.8 463 94.8 92.2-96.6
Northwest 830 35 3.3 2.3- 4.7 795 96.7 95.3-97.7
Charlotte 747 22 1.6 0.9- 2.7 725 98.4 97.3-99.1
Greensboro 552 16 2.6 1.5- 4.5 536 97.4 95.5-98.5
Southern Regional 680 23 3.6 2.1- 5.8 657 96.4 94.2-97.9
Southeast 359 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 642 27 3.3 2.0- 5.5 615 96.7 94.5-98.0
Area L 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 507 15 2.9 1.6- 5.0 492 97.1 95.0-98.4

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*This question only asked of those who reported having a Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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