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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for Wake County

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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 2,987 1,504 47.7 45.0-50.5 1,483 52.3 49.5-55.0
Wake County 132 80 58.2 48.2-67.6 52 41.8 32.4-51.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 200 96 46.0 38.2-54.0 104 54.0 46.0-61.8
Forsyth 202 125 58.8 50.7-66.4 77 41.2 33.6-49.3
Guilford 185 104 55.3 46.8-63.5 81 44.7 36.5-53.2
Henderson/Transylvania 270 152 55.8 48.1-63.1 118 44.2 36.9-51.9
Mecklenburg 155 85 51.9 43.1-60.5 70 48.1 39.5-56.9
Orange 164 95 53.1 43.0-62.9 69 46.9 37.1-57.0
Pitt 146 71 36.4 26.9-47.1 75 63.6 52.9-73.1
Randolph 204 86 40.5 33.2-48.3 118 59.5 51.7-66.8
Robeson 214 91 42.5 35.1-50.2 123 57.5 49.8-64.9
Western NC 343 155 44.7 38.8-50.7 188 55.3 49.3-61.2
Piedmont NC 410 183 41.9 36.1-47.9 227 58.1 52.1-63.9
Eastern NC 362 181 50.8 44.8-56.7 181 49.2 43.3-55.2

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Wake County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** 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, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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