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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 3,120 95 3.0 2.4- 3.8 3,025 97.0 96.2-97.6
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 407 15 3.6 2.0- 6.2 392 96.4 93.8-98.0
Region 3 315 *** *** *** 305 96.6 93.2-98.3
Region 4 597 20 3.0 1.8- 5.0 577 97.0 95.0-98.2
Region 5 464 18 4.1 2.4- 6.8 446 95.9 93.2-97.6
Region 6 205 *** *** *** 202 98.5 95.4-99.5
Region 7 408 *** *** *** 398 97.8 95.5-99.0
Region 8 414 12 3.6 2.0- 6.6 402 96.4 93.4-98.0
Region 9 & 10 310 *** *** *** 303 97.9 95.4-99.0
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 999 23 2.2 1.4- 3.4 976 97.8 96.6-98.6
Piedmont 1,662 53 3.1 2.3- 4.2 1,609 96.9 95.8-97.7
Western NC 459 19 4.1 2.4- 6.7 440 95.9 93.3-97.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 306 14 4.4 2.5- 7.8 292 95.6 92.2-97.5
Northwest 526 17 3.7 2.2- 6.2 509 96.3 93.8-97.8
Charlotte 478 14 2.2 1.2- 4.0 464 97.8 96.0-98.8
Greensboro 378 15 4.1 2.3- 7.3 363 95.9 92.7-97.7
Southern Regional 250 *** *** *** 244 97.5 94.4-98.9
Southeast 301 *** *** *** 292 96.0 92.0-98.0
Wake 419 *** *** *** 410 97.8 95.4-98.9
Area L & Eastern 462 11 2.0 1.1- 3.8 451 98.0 96.2-98.9

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

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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