2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

A Pap test is a test for cancer of the cervix. Have you ever had a Pap test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,677 1,562 89.9 87.8-91.8 115 10.1 8.2-12.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,093 1,026 91.6 89.1-93.5 67 8.4 6.5-10.9
Non-Hispanic Black 334 312 89.7 84.0-93.5 22 10.3 6.5-16.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 146 134 87.4 78.0-93.2 12 12.6 6.8-22.0
AGE
18-34 424 347 78.2 73.1-82.5 77 21.8 17.5-26.9
35-44 286 278 97.1 93.5-98.8 *** *** ***
45-54 279 271 96.4 92.1-98.4 *** *** ***
55-64 276 273 97.5 91.2-99.3 *** *** ***
65-74 236 229 96.9 93.3-98.6 *** *** ***
75+ 144 133 89.0 79.7-94.4 11 11.0 5.6-20.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 143 89.9 81.4-94.7 12 10.1 5.3-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 359 323 84.9 79.1-89.3 36 15.1 10.7-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 485 445 89.3 85.2-92.4 40 10.7 7.6-14.8
College Graduate 675 649 94.5 91.5-96.4 26 5.5 3.6- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 130 86.9 78.0-92.6 14 13.1 7.4-22.0
$15,000- 24,999 244 229 92.0 86.6-95.4 15 8.0 4.6-13.4
$25,000- 34,999 154 145 88.6 77.9-94.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 201 200 98.9 92.8-99.8 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 201 188 91.8 84.9-95.7 13 8.2 4.3-15.1
$75,000+ 391 375 93.7 89.6-96.3 16 6.3 3.7-10.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 342 295 80.1 73.7-85.2 47 19.9 14.8-26.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 459 432 91.2 86.6-94.3 27 8.8 5.7-13.4
No 1,211 1,126 89.8 87.2-91.9 85 10.2 8.1-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 61 59 97.3 89.0-99.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,615 1,502 89.7 87.5-91.6 113 10.3 8.4-12.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 497 450 85.2 80.6-88.9 47 14.8 11.1-19.4
Regional City or Suburban County 410 379 91.9 88.4-94.4 31 8.1 5.6-11.6
Rural 770 733 93.4 90.4-95.5 37 6.6 4.5- 9.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 863 822 92.6 89.8-94.7 41 7.4 5.3-10.2
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 372 358 95.9 92.7-97.8 14 4.1 2.2- 7.3
Unable to Work 130 122 93.2 83.9-97.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 231 183 75.4 68.1-81.5 48 24.6 18.5-31.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 56 90.9 78.6-96.5 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 148 137 87.8 78.3-93.5 11 12.2 6.5-21.7
101% to 150% 216 201 92.0 86.4-95.4 15 8.0 4.6-13.6
151% to 200% 110 105 90.9 77.3-96.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 797 767 94.2 91.4-96.1 30 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 342 295 80.1 73.7-85.2 47 19.9 14.8-26.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 299 285 95.1 90.5-97.5 14 4.9 2.5- 9.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 691 648 92.3 89.5-94.5 43 7.7 5.5-10.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 687 629 86.6 82.7-89.7 58 13.4 10.3-17.3

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator.

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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