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 year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,046 203 10.4 8.6-12.5 1,843 89.6 87.5-91.4
GENDER
Male 934 96 11.2 8.6-14.5 838 88.8 85.5-91.4
Female 1,112 107 9.7 7.5-12.5 1,005 90.3 87.5-92.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,454 137 10.4 8.3-13.0 1,317 89.6 87.0-91.7
Non-Hispanic Black 387 47 11.5 8.0-16.3 340 88.5 83.7-92.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 53 *** *** *** 46 93.7 83.1-97.8
Non-Hispanic Other 55 *** *** *** 51 93.5 82.8-97.8
Hispanic 79 *** *** *** 75 96.8 90.6-98.9
AGE
50-54 375 23 6.7 3.8-11.6 352 93.3 88.4-96.2
55-64 786 66 8.9 6.6-11.7 720 91.1 88.3-93.4
65-75 887 114 14.3 11.0-18.4 773 85.7 81.6-89.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 26 17.3 10.4-27.5 198 82.7 72.5-89.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 510 55 9.7 7.0-13.2 455 90.3 86.8-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 605 58 9.3 6.8-12.6 547 90.7 87.4-93.2
College Graduate 707 63 8.5 6.3-11.4 644 91.5 88.6-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 23 17.0 9.3-29.3 161 83.0 70.7-90.7
$15,000- 24,999 318 45 15.5 10.7-21.9 273 84.5 78.1-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 183 15 6.2 3.4-11.1 168 93.8 88.9-96.6
$35,000- 49,999 243 17 6.6 3.8-11.2 226 93.4 88.8-96.2
$50,000-74,999 279 27 8.0 4.8-13.2 252 92.0 86.8-95.2
$75,000+ 483 49 8.8 6.2-12.3 434 91.2 87.7-93.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 358 27 11.7 7.2-18.6 331 88.3 81.4-92.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 768 92 12.9 9.9-16.7 676 87.1 83.3-90.1
No 1,275 110 8.9 6.9-11.5 1,165 91.1 88.5-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 52 14.5 10.6-19.5 289 85.5 80.5-89.4
Non-Veteran 1,707 151 9.7 7.7-12.0 1,556 90.3 88.0-92.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 459 41 9.7 6.8-13.6 418 90.3 86.4-93.2
Regional City or Suburban County 445 48 12.1 8.1-17.5 397 87.9 82.5-91.9
Rural 1,144 114 9.9 7.6-12.7 1,030 90.1 87.3-92.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 811 50 6.2 4.4- 8.7 761 93.8 91.3-95.6
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 827 111 14.8 11.6-18.8 716 85.2 81.2-88.4
Unable to Work 287 36 13.2 8.0-21.1 251 86.8 78.9-92.0
Other not in Labor Force 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 318 43 12.6 8.4-18.6 275 87.4 81.4-91.6
151% to 200% 156 15 8.7 4.8-15.2 141 91.3 84.8-95.2
More than 200% 1,052 97 8.0 6.2-10.2 955 92.0 89.8-93.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 358 27 11.7 7.2-18.6 331 88.3 81.4-92.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 467 48 8.5 5.7-12.3 419 91.5 87.7-94.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 870 94 12.0 9.0-15.7 776 88.0 84.3-91.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 711 61 9.3 6.9-12.3 650 90.7 87.7-93.1

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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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