2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 that have had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,021 1,381 67.9 65.1-70.5 640 32.1 29.5-34.9
GENDER
Male 922 593 64.6 60.5-68.5 329 35.4 31.5-39.5
Female 1,099 788 70.8 67.2-74.3 311 29.2 25.7-32.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,447 1,021 70.2 67.0-73.2 426 29.8 26.8-33.0
Non-Hispanic Black 371 254 65.3 58.6-71.4 117 34.7 28.6-41.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 375 170 48.7 42.4-55.0 205 51.3 45.0-57.6
55-64 771 524 67.6 63.3-71.6 247 32.4 28.4-36.7
65-75 877 687 79.4 75.4-82.9 190 20.6 17.1-24.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 218 108 53.6 44.5-62.4 110 46.4 37.6-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 500 306 61.6 56.0-66.9 194 38.4 33.1-44.0
Some Post-H.S. 597 419 70.7 65.9-75.0 178 29.3 25.0-34.1
College Graduate 706 547 77.8 73.9-81.3 159 22.2 18.7-26.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 183 101 59.4 49.8-68.4 82 40.6 31.6-50.2
$15,000- 24,999 313 183 57.2 49.4-64.7 130 42.8 35.3-50.6
$25,000- 34,999 180 127 72.7 64.1-79.9 53 27.3 20.1-35.9
$35,000- 49,999 241 164 68.5 60.4-75.6 77 31.5 24.4-39.6
$50,000-74,999 275 207 74.2 67.2-80.1 68 25.8 19.9-32.8
$75,000+ 488 379 74.5 69.2-79.2 109 25.5 20.8-30.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 343 220 62.4 55.4-68.9 123 37.6 31.1-44.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 745 500 66.5 61.8-70.8 245 33.5 29.2-38.2
No 1,273 877 68.5 65.1-71.8 396 31.5 28.2-34.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 331 245 74.3 67.9-79.8 86 25.7 20.2-32.1
Non-Veteran 1,692 1,136 66.7 63.7-69.6 556 33.3 30.4-36.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 453 332 71.9 66.8-76.5 121 28.1 23.5-33.2
Regional City or Suburban County 444 297 65.0 59.1-70.5 147 35.0 29.5-40.9
Rural 1,126 752 66.9 63.0-70.6 374 33.1 29.4-37.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 808 498 61.4 57.1-65.5 310 38.6 34.5-42.9
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 814 636 80.2 76.1-83.7 178 19.8 16.3-23.9
Unable to Work 277 178 66.7 59.0-73.6 99 33.3 26.4-41.0
Other not in Labor Force 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 312 189 59.8 52.5-66.8 123 40.2 33.2-47.5
151% to 200% 157 106 69.5 60.2-77.5 51 30.5 22.5-39.8
More than 200% 1,049 782 73.7 70.1-76.9 267 26.3 23.1-29.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 343 220 62.4 55.4-68.9 123 37.6 31.1-44.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 461 301 66.4 59.8-72.4 160 33.6 27.6-40.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 857 564 64.8 60.6-68.9 293 35.2 31.1-39.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 705 516 71.8 67.6-75.7 189 28.2 24.3-32.4

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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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