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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 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 colon for signs of cancer or other health problems. Have you ever had either of these exams?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,549 4,268 65.6 63.8-67.4 2,281 34.4 32.6-36.2
GENDER
Male 2,345 1,492 64.8 61.8-67.7 853 35.2 32.3-38.2
Female 4,204 2,776 66.3 64.1-68.4 1,428 33.7 31.6-35.9
RACE
White 4,526 3,081 68.5 66.4-70.5 1,445 31.5 29.5-33.6
African American 1,513 910 60.2 55.9-64.5 603 39.8 35.5-44.1
Other 245 145 56.8 47.1-66.1 100 43.2 33.9-52.9
HISPANIC
Yes 92 53 57.1 40.5-72.2 39 42.9 27.8-59.5
No 6,231 4,106 66.4 64.6-68.2 2,125 33.6 31.8-35.4
AGE
45-54 1,109 559 54.5 49.9-58.9 550 45.5 41.1-50.1
55-64 2,229 1,436 66.7 63.7-69.6 793 33.3 30.4-36.3
65+ 3,211 2,273 71.1 68.8-73.4 938 28.9 26.6-31.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,054 572 51.2 46.6-55.8 482 48.8 44.2-53.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,207 1,386 62.7 59.4-65.9 821 37.3 34.1-40.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,469 1,009 67.3 63.4-70.9 460 32.7 29.1-36.6
College Graduate 1,803 1,295 74.4 71.2-77.3 508 25.6 22.7-28.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 868 474 54.2 49.0-59.4 394 45.8 40.6-51.0
$15,000- $24,999 1,099 676 58.9 54.2-63.4 423 41.1 36.6-45.8
$25,000- $34,999 719 484 68.8 63.8-73.4 235 31.2 26.6-36.2
$35,000- $49,999 815 550 68.7 63.3-73.7 265 31.3 26.3-36.7
$50,000+ 1,864 1,338 72.0 68.9-75.0 526 28.0 25.0-31.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 285 194 65.7 58.8-72.0 91 34.3 28.0-41.2
Appalachia II 450 306 67.6 61.4-73.2 144 32.4 26.8-38.6
Appalachia III 359 236 63.0 55.1-70.4 123 37.0 29.6-44.9
Catawba 155 111 67.3 57.1-76.1 44 32.7 23.9-42.9
Edisto Savannah 822 519 61.9 57.6-65.9 303 38.1 34.1-42.4
Low Country 801 523 68.1 63.8-72.1 278 31.9 27.9-36.2
Palmetto 655 470 72.1 66.2-77.3 185 27.9 22.7-33.8
Pee Dee 428 242 55.7 49.6-61.5 186 44.3 38.5-50.4
Trident 724 498 69.0 64.1-73.5 226 31.0 26.5-35.9
Upper Savannah 613 394 62.8 56.7-68.6 219 37.2 31.4-43.3
Waccamaw 838 517 61.8 57.6-65.9 321 38.2 34.1-42.4
Wateree 349 225 64.6 57.4-71.2 124 35.4 28.8-42.6
Region***
Region I 898 588 64.4 59.7-68.9 310 35.6 31.1-40.3
Region II 809 542 65.8 61.0-70.4 267 34.2 29.6-39.0
Region III 810 581 70.4 65.2-75.1 229 29.6 24.9-34.8
Region IV 777 467 59.2 54.6-63.6 310 40.8 36.4-45.4
Region V 822 519 61.9 57.6-65.9 303 38.1 34.1-42.4
Region VI 838 517 61.8 57.6-65.9 321 38.2 34.1-42.4
Region VII 724 498 69.0 64.1-73.5 226 31.0 26.5-35.9
Region VIII 801 523 68.1 63.8-72.1 278 31.9 27.9-36.2

*This question was asked of men over 50.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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