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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 10 Demographics

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
Region 10 277 *** *** *** 270 98.3 96.2-99.2
GENDER
Male 117 *** *** *** 113 97.4 92.2-99.2
Female 160 *** *** *** 157 98.8 96.4-99.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 190 *** *** *** 187 99.1 97.0-99.7
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** 66 96.0 88.9-98.6
Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 134 *** *** *** 131 98.2 93.9-99.5
65+ 140 *** *** *** 136 98.4 95.5-99.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 96 *** *** *** 94 98.8 95.1-99.7
Some College + 180 *** *** *** 175 98.0 94.7-99.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 130 *** *** *** 126 97.5 93.1-99.1
$50,000+ 99 *** *** *** 97 98.6 94.7-99.7

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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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