2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,021 1,454 71.7 69.1-74.2 567 28.3 25.8-30.9
GENDER
Male 921 627 69.0 65.0-72.7 294 31.0 27.3-35.0
Female 1,100 827 74.2 70.6-77.4 273 25.8 22.6-29.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,449 1,072 74.0 70.9-76.8 377 26.0 23.2-29.1
Non-Hispanic Black 372 270 69.4 62.8-75.3 102 30.6 24.7-37.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 373 185 53.7 47.4-59.9 188 46.3 40.1-52.6
55-64 771 543 70.9 66.8-74.7 228 29.1 25.3-33.2
65-75 879 726 83.0 79.1-86.3 153 17.0 13.7-20.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 218 124 61.2 52.2-69.4 94 38.8 30.6-47.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 325 65.1 59.6-70.3 173 34.9 29.7-40.4
Some Post-H.S. 596 440 75.0 70.4-79.1 156 25.0 20.9-29.6
College Graduate 709 564 79.5 75.7-82.9 145 20.5 17.1-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 182 114 67.6 58.6-75.5 68 32.4 24.5-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 314 203 64.8 57.1-71.8 111 35.2 28.2-42.9
$25,000- 34,999 180 129 73.0 64.4-80.2 51 27.0 19.8-35.6
$35,000- 49,999 240 167 69.0 60.9-76.1 73 31.0 23.9-39.1
$50,000-74,999 278 215 75.9 69.1-81.6 63 24.1 18.4-30.9
$75,000+ 486 392 77.6 72.3-82.1 94 22.4 17.9-27.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 343 234 67.9 61.1-74.0 109 32.1 26.0-38.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 747 533 71.4 67.0-75.5 214 28.6 24.5-33.0
No 1,271 917 71.8 68.5-74.9 354 28.2 25.1-31.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 332 262 78.5 72.4-83.6 70 21.5 16.4-27.6
Non-Veteran 1,691 1,192 70.5 67.6-73.2 499 29.5 26.8-32.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 453 346 75.7 70.9-80.0 107 24.3 20.0-29.1
Regional City or Suburban County 445 310 67.4 61.5-72.8 135 32.6 27.2-38.5
Rural 1,125 798 71.5 67.8-75.0 327 28.5 25.0-32.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 806 519 64.7 60.5-68.7 287 35.3 31.3-39.5
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 820 672 83.2 79.2-86.5 148 16.8 13.5-20.8
Unable to Work 276 190 71.6 64.2-77.9 86 28.4 22.1-35.8
Other not in Labor Force 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 314 208 65.8 58.8-72.1 106 34.2 27.9-41.2
151% to 200% 158 113 73.0 63.8-80.5 45 27.0 19.5-36.2
More than 200% 1,048 805 75.5 72.0-78.7 243 24.5 21.3-28.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 343 234 67.9 61.1-74.0 109 32.1 26.0-38.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 461 325 71.5 65.1-77.2 136 28.5 22.8-34.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 856 595 68.9 64.8-72.8 261 31.1 27.2-35.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 706 534 74.9 70.8-78.6 172 25.1 21.4-29.2

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

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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