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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1997

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1997

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
A sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy is when a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer and other health problems. Have you ever had this exam?
(Weighted Column Percents) 

            
Total Age Groups
40-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes 34.6 13.5 21.8 47.6 51.8
No 63.9 85.9 78.0 51.7 44.5
Don't know/Not sure 1.4 .5 .25 .7 3.5
Refused .1
.2
Male Yes 36.0 16.2 21.9 52.4 55.0
No 62.8 83.8 78.1 46.5 41.0
Don't know/Not sure 1.2
1.1 3.6
Female Yes 33.4 10.7 21.6 43.1 49.4
No 64.9 88.2 78.0 56.7 46.8
Don't know/Not sure 1.6 1.1 .4 .3 3.4
Refused .1
.3
Denominator is: All survey respondents 40 years old or older 
A sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy is when a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the bowel for signs of cancer and other health problems. Have you ever had this exam?
(Unweighted Frequencies) 

            
Total Age Groups
40-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2047 388 592 391 676
Yes 706 48 131 183 344
No 1310 338 459 205 308
Don't know/Not sure 30 2 2 3 23
Refused 1
1
Male Total 818 172 241 170 235
Yes 302 26 52 89 135
No 507 146 189 79 93
Don't know/Not sure 9
2 7
Female Total 1229 216 351 221 441
Yes 404 22 79 94 209
No 803 192 270 126 215
Don't know/Not sure 21 2 2 1 16
Refused 1
1
Denominator is: All survey respondents 40 years old or older 
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