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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Regions 1 & 2 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
Regions 1 & 2 480 14 3.1 1.6- 5.6 466 96.9 94.4-98.4
GENDER
Male 195 *** *** *** 189 97.7 93.9-99.1
Female 285 *** *** *** 277 96.3 92.0-98.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 447 13 3.3 1.8- 6.2 434 96.7 93.8-98.2
Non-Hispanic Black 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 181 *** *** *** 177 98.4 95.7-99.4
65+ 290 *** *** *** 280 95.7 91.1-97.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 174 *** *** *** 169 95.8 89.9-98.3
Some College + 306 *** *** *** 297 97.8 95.3-99.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 244 *** *** *** 235 96.0 91.6-98.1
$50,000+ 147 *** *** *** 143 97.8 91.8-99.4

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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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