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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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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 1,208 579 46.7 43.6-49.8 629 53.3 50.2-56.4
GENDER
Male 460 224 47.0 42.0-52.0 236 53.0 48.0-58.0
Female 748 355 46.5 42.6-50.4 393 53.5 49.6-57.4
RACE
White 964 477 48.4 45.0-51.9 487 51.6 48.1-55.0
African American 203 80 39.2 31.9-46.9 123 60.8 53.1-68.1
Other Minorities 30 15 43.6 26.4-62.4 15 56.4 37.6-73.6
HISPANIC
Yes 27 11 37.3 19.7-59.0 16 62.7 41.0-80.3
No 1,170 563 47.0 43.9-50.2 607 53.0 49.8-56.1
AGE
50-54 301 105 33.5 27.7-39.9 196 66.5 60.1-72.3
55-64 410 191 45.5 40.4-50.8 219 54.5 49.2-59.6
65+ 497 283 54.9 50.0-59.7 214 45.1 40.3-50.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 234 103 41.8 34.9-49.0 131 58.2 51.0-65.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 344 146 42.1 36.4-47.9 198 57.9 52.1-63.6
Some Post-H.S. 314 160 51.6 45.5-57.6 154 48.4 42.4-54.5
College Graduate 312 168 51.1 45.1-57.1 144 48.9 42.9-54.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 72 41.6 33.2-50.6 90 58.4 49.4-66.8
$15,000- 24,999 194 94 46.9 39.1-54.8 100 53.1 45.2-60.9
$25,000- 34,999 144 65 42.7 33.9-52.1 79 57.3 47.9-66.1
$35,000- 49,999 171 83 48.2 40.2-56.3 88 51.8 43.7-59.8
$50,000+ 290 148 49.9 43.7-56.2 142 50.1 43.8-56.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 88 40 45.4 34.6-56.7 48 54.6 43.3-65.4
Appalachia II 148 82 50.0 40.9-59.1 66 50.0 40.9-59.1
Appalachia III 81 30 36.8 26.5-48.5 51 63.2 51.5-73.5
Catawba 73 41 57.1 44.6-68.8 32 42.9 31.2-55.4
Edisto 33 9 27.7 13.4-48.7 24 72.3 51.3-86.6
Low Country 64 31 46.9 33.8-60.3 33 53.1 39.7-66.2
Palmetto 173 92 50.5 42.4-58.5 81 49.5 41.5-57.6
Pee Dee 94 44 49.2 38.1-60.3 50 50.8 39.7-61.9
Savannah 48 29 63.3 48.1-76.3 19 36.7 23.7-51.9
Trident 132 57 43.4 34.4-52.8 75 56.6 47.2-65.6
Upper Savannah 72 41 56.6 43.9-68.5 31 43.4 31.5-56.1
Waccamaw 105 36 31.4 22.7-41.7 69 68.6 58.3-77.3
Wateree 81 38 47.7 36.3-59.4 43 52.3 40.6-63.7

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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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