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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 4 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 4 395 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7 381 96.7 94.3-98.1
GENDER
Male 173 *** *** *** 170 98.2 94.4-99.4
Female 222 11 4.4 2.4- 8.2 211 95.6 91.8-97.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 316 *** *** *** 308 97.4 94.7-98.7
Non-Hispanic Black 62 *** *** *** 59 96.2 88.4-98.8
Other 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 172 *** *** *** 162 95.1 90.9-97.4
65+ 220 *** *** *** 216 98.4 95.6-99.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 121 *** *** *** 119 98.8 95.2-99.7
Some College + 273 11 4.1 2.2- 7.6 262 95.9 92.4-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 *** *** *** 148 98.0 94.0-99.3
$50,000+ 164 *** *** *** 158 96.5 92.2-98.5

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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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