2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past 3 years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,046 346 17.2 15.1-19.6 1,700 82.8 80.4-84.9
GENDER
Male 934 155 18.0 14.9-21.7 779 82.0 78.3-85.1
Female 1,112 191 16.4 13.7-19.6 921 83.6 80.4-86.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,454 238 17.4 14.8-20.3 1,216 82.6 79.7-85.2
Non-Hispanic Black 387 77 18.9 14.5-24.4 310 81.1 75.6-85.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 53 *** *** *** 44 90.7 78.8-96.2
Non-Hispanic Other 55 *** *** *** 47 88.5 77.2-94.6
Hispanic 79 *** *** *** 70 94.3 88.1-97.4
AGE
50-54 375 38 10.2 6.8-15.2 337 89.8 84.8-93.2
55-64 786 109 14.6 11.6-18.2 677 85.4 81.8-88.4
65-75 887 199 24.2 20.3-28.6 688 75.8 71.4-79.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 33 19.7 12.5-29.7 191 80.3 70.3-87.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 510 92 17.3 13.5-21.8 418 82.7 78.2-86.5
Some Post-H.S. 605 107 17.4 13.8-21.7 498 82.6 78.3-86.2
College Graduate 707 113 15.2 12.2-18.6 594 84.8 81.4-87.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 33 21.0 12.7-32.5 151 79.0 67.5-87.3
$15,000- 24,999 318 67 21.8 16.3-28.6 251 78.2 71.4-83.7
$25,000- 34,999 183 26 9.7 6.1-15.0 157 90.3 85.0-93.9
$35,000- 49,999 243 33 13.7 9.2-20.1 210 86.3 79.9-90.8
$50,000-74,999 279 51 17.6 12.1-24.8 228 82.4 75.2-87.9
$75,000+ 483 80 14.6 11.3-18.8 403 85.4 81.2-88.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 358 56 20.7 15.0-27.8 302 79.3 72.2-85.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 768 158 20.5 16.8-24.9 610 79.5 75.1-83.2
No 1,275 187 15.3 12.8-18.2 1,088 84.7 81.8-87.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 84 26.1 20.3-33.0 257 73.9 67.0-79.7
Non-Veteran 1,707 262 15.6 13.3-18.2 1,445 84.4 81.8-86.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 459 90 20.0 15.9-24.9 369 80.0 75.1-84.1
Regional City or Suburban County 445 70 16.2 11.9-21.7 375 83.8 78.3-88.1
Rural 1,144 186 16.0 13.2-19.2 958 84.0 80.8-86.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 811 85 10.5 8.1-13.4 726 89.5 86.6-91.9
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 827 191 24.2 20.4-28.5 636 75.8 71.5-79.6
Unable to Work 287 58 23.8 16.9-32.5 229 76.2 67.5-83.1
Other not in Labor Force 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 318 65 17.6 12.8-23.8 253 82.4 76.2-87.2
151% to 200% 156 24 12.4 7.8-19.1 132 87.6 80.9-92.2
More than 200% 1,052 171 15.1 12.5-18.0 881 84.9 82.0-87.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 358 56 20.7 15.0-27.8 302 79.3 72.2-85.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 467 73 14.2 10.4-19.1 394 85.8 80.9-89.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 870 156 18.3 15.0-22.3 714 81.7 77.7-85.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 711 117 17.0 13.8-20.8 594 83.0 79.2-86.2

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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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