For a SIGMOIDOSCOPY, a flexiable tube is inserted into the rectum to look
for problems. A COLONOSCOPY is similar, but uses a longer tube, and you
are ususally given medication through a needle in your arm to make you
sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
Was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy?

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
Sigmoidoscopy 242 7.2 0.5 6.3 8.2
Colonoscopy 3071 92.8 0.5 91.8 93.7

Among respondents ages 50 years and older who reported ever having a
sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, excluding unknowns and refusals.