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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 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 5 272 *** *** *** 269 99.4 97.9-99.8
GENDER
Male 120 *** *** *** 117 98.5 95.1-99.5
Female 152 *** *** *** 152 100 . - .
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 210 *** *** *** 207 99.2 97.2-99.7
Non-Hispanic Black 51 *** *** *** 51 100 . - .
Other 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 112 *** *** *** 112 100 . - .
65+ 156 *** *** *** 153 98.7 95.8-99.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 71 *** *** *** 71 100 . - .
Some College + 201 *** *** *** 198 99.0 96.9-99.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 92 *** *** *** 91 99.7 97.6- 100
$50,000+ 132 *** *** *** 130 98.9 95.6-99.7

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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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