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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.
Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,636 1,473 55.3 53.1-57.5 1,163 44.7 42.5-46.9
GENDER
Male 1,003 558 55.1 51.6-58.5 445 44.9 41.5-48.4
Female 1,633 915 55.5 52.7-58.2 718 44.5 41.8-47.3
RACE
White 2,216 1,276 57.7 55.4-60.0 940 42.3 40.0-44.6
African American 372 178 47.6 41.6-53.5 194 52.4 46.5-58.4
Other 34 11 40.3 22.9-60.6 23 59.7 39.4-77.1
HISPANIC
Yes 50 28 49.4 33.2-65.7 22 50.6 34.3-66.8
No 2,550 1,427 55.6 53.4-57.7 1,123 44.4 42.3-46.6
AGE
50-54 573 232 40.9 36.3-45.7 341 59.1 54.3-63.7
55-64 930 501 53.8 50.2-57.4 429 46.2 42.6-49.8
65+ 1,133 740 64.3 61.0-67.5 393 35.7 32.5-39.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 407 209 48.5 42.9-54.2 198 51.5 45.8-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 765 409 53.0 48.9-57.1 356 47.0 42.9-51.1
Some Post-H.S. 652 363 56.7 52.4-61.0 289 43.3 39.0-47.6
College Graduate 808 492 60.6 56.7-64.3 316 39.4 35.7-43.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 161 45.5 39.1-52.1 166 54.5 47.9-60.9
$15,000- $24,999 453 237 51.3 46.0-56.5 216 48.7 43.5-54.0
$25,000- $34,999 308 184 59.8 53.2-66.1 124 40.2 33.9-46.8
$35,000- $49,999 350 200 55.3 49.3-61.1 150 44.7 38.9-50.7
$50,000+ 781 451 58.4 54.6-62.1 330 41.6 37.9-45.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 171 88 51.2 43.0-59.3 83 48.8 40.7-57.0
Appalachia II 308 179 56.3 50.0-62.5 129 43.7 37.5-50.0
Appalachia III 235 118 49.0 41.8-56.2 117 51.0 43.8-58.2
Catawba 160 85 53.6 44.7-62.2 75 46.4 37.8-55.3
Edisto Savannah 201 111 56.3 48.4-63.9 90 43.7 36.1-51.6
Low Country 159 102 63.1 53.9-71.4 57 36.9 28.6-46.1
Palmetto 372 237 59.2 52.9-65.1 135 40.8 34.9-47.1
Pee Dee 165 79 47.7 39.3-56.3 86 52.3 43.7-60.7
Trident 294 168 59.1 52.9-65.1 126 40.9 34.9-47.1
Upper Savannah 146 87 60.1 50.6-68.9 59 39.9 31.1-49.4
Waccamaw 267 131 49.6 42.9-56.3 136 50.4 43.7-57.1
Wateree 140 80 57.1 47.4-66.2 60 42.9 33.8-52.6

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being aged 50 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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