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?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3461 1434  43.9  (41.4-46.3) 2027  56.1  (53.7-58.6)
     GENDER      
Male 1072  398  39.3  (35.3-43.5)  674  60.7  (56.5-64.7)
Female 2389 1036  47.5  (44.6-50.4) 1353  52.5  (49.6-55.4)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 3272 1357  43.6  (41.1-46.1) 1915  56.4  (53.9-58.9)
African American/NH   89   39  48.3  (35.3-61.5)   50  51.7  (38.5-64.7)
       AGE      
50-54  635  202  37.2  (31.8-42.9)  433  62.8  (57.1-68.2)
55-64 1114  437  38.9  (34.7-43.3)  677  61.1  (56.7-65.3)
65+ 1712  795  51.7  (48.4-55.0)  917  48.3  (45.0-51.6)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1088  371  36.2  (32.1-40.6)  717  63.8  (59.4-67.9)
H.S. or G.E.D. 1261  520  40.2  (36.4-44.2)  741  59.8  (55.8-63.6)
Some Post-H.S.  655  315  51.0  (45.6-56.4)  340  49.0  (43.6-54.4)
College Graduate  447  223  54.4  (47.6-61.0)  224  45.6  (39.0-52.4)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  554  204  37.1  (31.4-43.2)  350  62.9  (56.8-68.6)
$15,000- 24,999  507  203  40.9  (35.1-47.1)  304  59.1  (52.9-64.9)
$25,000- 34,999  292  120  40.7  (33.0-48.8)  172  59.3  (51.2-67.0)
$35,000- 49,999  353  147  46.1  (39.2-53.0)  206  53.9  (47.0-60.8)
$50,000 - 74,999  266  127  50.2  (41.9-58.5)  139  49.8  (41.5-58.1)
$75,000 +  181   95  57.8  (47.3-67.6)   86  42.2  (32.4-52.7)

*Asked only to respondents age 50 and older*
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.