2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum
to view the bowel for signs of cancer or other health problems.

Have you ever had either of these exams?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,586 1,926 73.1 70.8-75.3 660 26.9 24.7-29.2
GENDER
Male 1,152 811 69.2 65.6-72.6 341 30.8 27.4-34.4
Female 1,434 1,115 76.3 73.3-79.1 319 23.7 20.9-26.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,881 1,445 75.6 73.0-78.1 436 24.4 21.9-27.0
Non-Hispanic Black 455 336 69.8 63.6-75.4 119 30.2 24.6-36.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 378 186 52.3 46.0-58.6 192 47.7 41.4-54.0
55-64 793 581 72.9 68.8-76.6 212 27.1 23.4-31.2
65-74 833 704 85.7 82.4-88.5 129 14.3 11.5-17.6
75+ 510 413 77.7 72.0-82.6 97 22.3 17.4-28.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 169 61.4 53.7-68.5 124 38.6 31.5-46.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 669 458 68.4 63.8-72.8 211 31.6 27.2-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 742 567 75.8 71.7-79.6 175 24.2 20.4-28.3
College Graduate 876 730 82.3 78.9-85.3 146 17.7 14.7-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 146 61.8 52.7-70.2 85 38.2 29.8-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 388 255 66.0 59.5-71.9 133 34.0 28.1-40.5
$25,000- 34,999 235 181 75.9 68.4-82.1 54 24.1 17.9-31.6
$35,000- 49,999 292 219 73.8 66.6-79.9 73 26.2 20.1-33.4
$50,000-74,999 339 278 80.0 74.0-84.8 61 20.0 15.2-26.0
$75,000+ 559 468 80.4 75.6-84.4 91 19.6 15.6-24.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 545 380 68.5 63.1-73.5 165 31.5 26.5-36.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,034 770 72.4 68.4-76.0 264 27.6 24.0-31.6
No 1,546 1,151 73.5 70.6-76.2 395 26.5 23.8-29.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 368 80.3 75.1-84.6 86 19.7 15.4-24.9
Non-Veteran 2,133 1,559 71.8 69.3-74.3 574 28.2 25.7-30.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 576 446 75.6 71.3-79.5 130 24.4 20.5-28.7
Regional City or Suburban County 562 418 72.4 67.4-76.9 144 27.6 23.1-32.6
Rural 1,451 1,063 71.8 68.5-75.0 388 28.2 25.0-31.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 877 581 65.4 61.4-69.3 296 34.6 30.7-38.6
Unemployed 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,257 1,048 83.6 80.6-86.2 209 16.4 13.8-19.4
Unable to Work 309 215 71.4 64.4-77.5 94 28.6 22.5-35.6
Other not in Labor Force 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 143 83 65.6 55.0-74.9 60 34.4 25.1-45.0
101% to 150% 388 262 65.9 59.5-71.8 126 34.1 28.2-40.5
151% to 200% 197 142 72.3 64.1-79.3 55 27.7 20.7-35.9
More than 200% 1,266 1,027 79.1 76.0-81.9 239 20.9 18.1-24.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 545 380 68.5 63.1-73.5 165 31.5 26.5-36.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 581 417 69.9 64.0-75.3 164 30.1 24.7-36.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,093 799 71.7 68.1-75.1 294 28.3 24.9-31.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 915 711 75.8 72.1-79.1 204 24.2 20.9-27.9

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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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