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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 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 3,487 2,011 55.9 54.0-57.8 1,476 44.1 42.2-46.0
GENDER
Male 1,373 782 55.4 52.3-58.4 591 44.6 41.6-47.7
Female 2,114 1,229 56.4 54.0-58.8 885 43.6 41.2-46.0
RACE
White 2,867 1,704 59.1 57.1-61.0 1,163 40.9 39.0-42.9
African American 535 263 46.5 41.5-51.7 272 53.5 48.3-58.5
Other 54 28 43.7 29.5-59.0 26 56.3 41.0-70.5
HISPANIC
Yes 36 18 49.7 31.5-68.1 18 50.3 31.9-68.5
No 3,389 1,967 56.3 54.4-58.2 1,422 43.7 41.8-45.6
AGE
50-54 694 292 40.5 36.4-44.7 402 59.5 55.3-63.6
55-64 1,284 754 57.7 54.6-60.7 530 42.3 39.3-45.4
65+ 1,509 965 63.0 60.1-65.8 544 37.0 34.2-39.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 519 246 45.7 40.8-50.7 273 54.3 49.3-59.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,077 602 53.4 49.9-56.9 475 46.6 43.1-50.1
Some Post-H.S. 820 469 56.1 52.2-59.9 351 43.9 40.1-47.8
College Graduate 1,064 690 63.7 60.3-66.9 374 36.3 33.1-39.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 498 247 47.5 42.2-52.8 251 52.5 47.2-57.8
$15,000- $24,999 591 327 51.1 46.3-55.9 264 48.9 44.1-53.7
$25,000- $34,999 392 203 51.3 45.6-57.0 189 48.7 43.0-54.4
$35,000- $49,999 464 287 60.0 54.9-64.9 177 40.0 35.1-45.1
$50,000+ 971 604 60.8 57.3-64.2 367 39.2 35.8-42.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 223 119 54.7 47.4-61.8 104 45.3 38.2-52.6
Appalachia II 403 248 60.0 54.6-65.3 155 40.0 34.7-45.4
Appalachia III 256 136 52.0 45.0-59.0 120 48.0 41.0-55.0
Catawba 213 118 51.6 43.6-59.6 95 48.4 40.4-56.4
Edisto Savannah 294 159 53.6 47.2-59.9 135 46.4 40.1-52.8
Low Country 194 122 58.4 49.7-66.7 72 41.6 33.3-50.3
Palmetto 493 323 65.3 60.3-69.9 170 34.7 30.1-39.7
Pee Dee 243 129 50.3 43.2-57.4 114 49.7 42.6-56.8
Trident 443 266 57.2 51.6-62.7 177 42.8 37.3-48.4
Upper Savannah 174 100 52.3 43.9-60.5 74 47.7 39.5-56.1
Waccamaw 321 168 53.6 47.4-59.7 153 46.4 40.3-52.6
Wateree 198 104 49.4 41.1-57.7 94 50.6 42.3-58.9
Region***
Region I 397 219 53.6 48.1-59.0 178 46.4 41.0-51.9
Region II 659 384 56.8 52.5-61.1 275 43.2 38.9-47.5
Region III 706 441 61.0 56.7-65.2 265 39.0 34.8-43.3
Region IV 441 233 49.9 44.4-55.3 208 50.1 44.7-55.6
Region V 294 159 53.6 47.2-59.9 135 46.4 40.1-52.8
Region VI 321 168 53.6 47.4-59.7 153 46.4 40.3-52.6
Region VII 443 266 57.2 51.6-62.7 177 42.8 37.3-48.4
Region VIII 194 122 58.4 49.7-66.7 72 41.6 33.3-50.3

* This question was asked only of respondents aged 50+.

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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