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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 317 15 5.0 2.8- 8.7 302 95.0 91.3-97.2
GENDER
Male 135 *** *** *** 127 93.0 85.9-96.7
Female 182 *** *** *** 175 96.9 93.0-98.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 220 11 4.9 2.5- 9.4 209 95.1 90.6-97.5
Non-Hispanic Black 83 *** *** *** 79 94.2 83.6-98.1
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-64 156 *** *** *** 150 95.7 90.5-98.1
65+ 158 *** *** *** 149 94.1 87.4-97.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 105 *** *** *** 102 97.4 91.4-99.3
Some College + 212 12 6.3 3.3-11.5 200 93.7 88.5-96.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 106 *** *** *** 101 95.7 88.8-98.5
$50,000+ 153 *** *** *** 145 94.0 87.6-97.2

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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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