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2016 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 2,688 71 2.6 2.0- 3.4 2,617 97.4 96.6-98.0
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 480 14 3.1 1.6- 5.6 466 96.9 94.4-98.4
Region 3 247 *** *** *** 239 97.2 94.2-98.7
Region 4 395 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7 381 96.7 94.3-98.1
Region 5 272 *** *** *** 269 99.4 97.9-99.8
Region 6 221 *** *** *** 218 98.6 95.1-99.6
Region 7 317 15 5.0 2.8- 8.7 302 95.0 91.3-97.2
Region 8 249 *** *** *** 246 98.8 96.2-99.6
Region 9 231 *** *** *** 227 98.7 96.6-99.5
Region 10 277 *** *** *** 270 98.3 96.2-99.2
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 989 20 1.6 0.9- 2.6 969 98.4 97.4-99.1
Piedmont 1,149 34 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,115 97.1 95.8-98.0
Western NC 551 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 534 96.7 94.3-98.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 425 14 3.8 2.0- 7.0 411 96.2 93.0-98.0
Northwest 409 11 2.3 1.2- 4.4 398 97.7 95.6-98.8
Charlotte 295 11 3.6 2.0- 6.6 284 96.4 93.4-98.0
Greensboro 235 *** *** *** 232 99.2 97.5-99.8
Southern Regional 240 *** *** *** 237 98.8 95.7-99.7
Southeast 167 *** *** *** 164 98.2 94.5-99.4
Wake 322 13 4.7 2.6- 8.4 309 95.3 91.6-97.4
Area L & Eastern 596 13 1.4 0.8- 2.6 583 98.6 97.4-99.2

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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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 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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