2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you had any other types of cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,718 448 7.0 6.2- 7.8 4,270 93.0 92.2-93.8
GENDER
Male 2,197 166 5.3 4.4- 6.3 2,031 94.7 93.7-95.6
Female 2,521 282 8.6 7.4- 9.9 2,239 91.4 90.1-92.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,140 351 8.4 7.4- 9.5 2,789 91.6 90.5-92.6
Non-Hispanic Black 877 52 4.1 3.0- 5.8 825 95.9 94.2-97.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 12 10.7 5.1-21.1 82 89.3 78.9-94.9
Non-Hispanic Other 163 *** *** *** 153 96.6 93.0-98.4
Hispanic 380 14 3.0 1.5- 5.6 366 97.0 94.4-98.5
AGE
18-34 1,008 12 1.1 0.6- 1.9 996 98.9 98.1-99.4
35-44 617 28 4.1 2.6- 6.5 589 95.9 93.5-97.4
45-54 767 39 4.8 3.2- 7.1 728 95.2 92.9-96.8
55-64 832 83 9.0 7.0-11.6 749 91.0 88.4-93.0
65-74 864 147 14.9 12.3-17.9 717 85.1 82.1-87.7
75+ 542 129 20.9 17.0-25.4 413 79.1 74.6-83.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 513 49 7.3 5.2-10.3 464 92.7 89.7-94.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,191 97 5.7 4.4- 7.2 1,094 94.3 92.8-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,344 122 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,222 93.1 91.5-94.4
College Graduate 1,665 179 8.1 6.9- 9.7 1,486 91.9 90.3-93.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 434 41 5.6 3.8- 8.3 393 94.4 91.7-96.2
$15,000- 24,999 693 65 7.5 5.6-10.0 628 92.5 90.0-94.4
$25,000- 34,999 415 45 7.7 5.4-11.0 370 92.3 89.0-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 551 46 6.6 4.6- 9.6 505 93.4 90.4-95.4
$50,000-74,999 620 75 8.2 6.2-10.8 545 91.8 89.2-93.8
$75,000+ 1,100 83 5.7 4.5- 7.4 1,017 94.3 92.6-95.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 911 93 7.7 6.0-10.0 818 92.3 90.0-94.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,460 200 10.5 8.8-12.5 1,260 89.5 87.5-91.2
No 3,128 243 5.8 5.0- 6.7 2,885 94.2 93.3-95.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 707 92 9.7 7.5-12.4 615 90.3 87.6-92.5
Non-Veteran 4,008 356 6.6 5.8- 7.5 3,652 93.4 92.5-94.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,270 107 6.3 5.1- 7.7 1,163 93.7 92.3-94.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,136 103 7.6 6.0- 9.5 1,033 92.4 90.5-94.0
Rural 2,318 238 7.1 6.0- 8.4 2,080 92.9 91.6-94.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,418 108 3.8 3.0- 4.8 2,310 96.2 95.2-97.0
Unemployed 162 12 4.5 2.2- 8.9 150 95.5 91.1-97.8
Retired 1,319 247 16.4 14.1-19.0 1,072 83.6 81.0-85.9
Unable to Work 431 69 13.5 10.1-17.9 362 86.5 82.1-89.9
Other not in Labor Force 341 *** *** *** 331 98.0 95.8-99.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 140 *** *** *** 130 95.5 89.4-98.2
50% to 100% 350 28 5.5 3.6- 8.3 322 94.5 91.7-96.4
101% to 150% 641 63 8.3 6.1-11.2 578 91.7 88.8-93.9
151% to 200% 317 34 7.5 4.9-11.5 283 92.5 88.5-95.1
More than 200% 2,299 218 6.8 5.8- 8.0 2,081 93.2 92.0-94.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 911 93 7.7 6.0-10.0 818 92.3 90.0-94.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 914 94 6.5 5.0- 8.4 820 93.5 91.6-95.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,971 200 7.8 6.6- 9.2 1,771 92.2 90.8-93.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,839 154 6.3 5.2- 7.5 1,685 93.7 92.5-94.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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