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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum
to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.

Have you ever had either of these exams?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,911 5,057 70.6 69.1-72.1 1,854 29.4 27.9-30.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 255 182 65.6 57.7-72.8 73 34.4 27.2-42.3
Cumberland 254 200 78.3 71.3-84.0 54 21.7 16.0-28.7
Durham 231 192 77.4 68.9-84.1 39 22.6 15.9-31.1
Forsyth 255 186 69.8 62.3-76.4 69 30.2 23.6-37.7
Gaston 231 164 59.4 50.9-67.4 67 40.6 32.6-49.1
Guilford 279 219 71.0 62.2-78.5 60 29.0 21.5-37.8
Mecklenburg 304 230 72.7 64.8-79.4 74 27.3 20.6-35.2
New Hanover 271 203 73.0 65.1-79.7 68 27.0 20.3-34.9
Union 225 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 302 234 78.4 72.5-83.4 68 21.6 16.6-27.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,325 1,714 72.2 69.7-74.5 611 27.8 25.5-30.3
Piedmont 3,522 2,611 71.1 68.9-73.2 911 28.9 26.8-31.1
Western NC 1,064 732 64.6 60.7-68.3 332 35.4 31.7-39.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 734 503 65.4 60.6-69.9 231 34.6 30.1-39.4
Northwest 1,173 848 67.8 64.3-71.1 325 32.2 28.9-35.7
Charlotte 1,046 762 68.8 64.3-73.0 284 31.2 27.0-35.7
Greensboro 779 569 68.8 64.0-73.1 210 31.2 26.9-36.0
Southern Regional 942 692 74.1 70.2-77.7 250 25.9 22.3-29.8
Southeast 484 362 72.1 66.4-77.2 122 27.9 22.8-33.6
Wake 841 651 76.3 72.3-79.8 190 23.7 20.2-27.7
Area L 223 155 68.7 61.2-75.3 68 31.3 24.7-38.8
Eastern 689 515 72.0 67.7-76.0 174 28.0 24.0-32.3

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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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