2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last Pap test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,646 758 48.3 45.4-51.3 298 17.1 15.0-19.3 164 8.6 7.2-10.4 311 15.8 13.7-18.1 115 10.2 8.3-12.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,076 451 44.8 41.1-48.5 199 18.2 15.6-21.1 118 9.8 7.9-12.1 241 18.7 16.1-21.8 67 8.5 6.5-11.0
Non-Hispanic Black 326 172 54.5 47.5-61.3 58 14.4 10.5-19.3 29 7.8 4.7-12.8 45 12.8 8.5-18.9 22 10.5 6.6-16.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 142 79 55.6 45.4-65.2 25 19.4 12.6-28.5 11 5.4 2.6-10.7 15 7.0 3.8-12.4 12 12.7 6.9-22.3
AGE
18-34 421 224 51.1 45.6-56.5 64 15.3 11.8-19.6 29 5.6 3.8- 8.3 27 6.1 3.9- 9.6 77 21.9 17.5-27.0
35-44 286 165 58.3 51.0-65.2 51 17.6 12.9-23.4 23 6.5 4.1-10.2 39 14.8 9.8-21.8 *** *** ***
45-54 275 150 56.7 49.3-63.8 55 16.1 11.9-21.4 30 12.5 7.9-19.2 32 11.1 7.4-16.4 *** *** ***
55-64 272 126 46.6 39.4-53.9 63 23.6 17.9-30.3 28 9.4 6.1-14.3 52 18.0 13.3-23.9 *** *** ***
65-74 227 63 28.2 21.6-35.9 45 19.7 14.2-26.7 35 15.4 10.3-22.3 77 33.5 26.4-41.4 *** *** ***
75+ 133 14 6.8 3.6-12.6 18 14.1 8.2-23.0 18 14.6 8.1-24.8 *** *** *** 11 11.7 6.0-21.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 151 67 47.1 37.0-57.4 22 12.7 7.8-20.0 14 7.8 4.1-14.2 36 22.1 14.4-32.2 12 10.4 5.4-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 133 37.9 31.8-44.3 59 18.9 14.4-24.4 39 9.3 6.3-13.5 80 18.6 14.4-23.6 36 15.4 10.9-21.3
Some Post-H.S. 479 212 49.1 43.6-54.6 91 16.8 13.3-21.1 39 7.2 4.8-10.7 97 16.1 12.4-20.6 40 10.8 7.7-15.0
College Graduate 666 344 55.4 50.9-59.8 126 17.7 14.5-21.3 72 10.0 7.7-12.9 98 11.3 8.9-14.3 26 5.6 3.6- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 60 45.2 35.3-55.5 23 12.3 7.5-19.3 12 8.1 4.2-14.9 30 20.8 13.5-30.6 14 13.6 7.7-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 240 101 48.2 40.3-56.2 44 20.2 14.4-27.6 29 9.0 5.8-13.6 51 14.6 10.2-20.5 15 8.0 4.6-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 152 *** *** *** 25 19.0 12.2-28.4 26 12.0 7.3-19.2 36 15.8 10.6-22.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 198 100 52.4 44.0-60.8 36 13.7 9.3-19.8 17 8.9 5.0-15.3 44 23.8 17.1-32.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 199 92 45.8 37.7-54.2 37 18.5 13.0-25.7 25 13.6 8.2-21.7 32 13.8 9.3-20.1 13 8.2 4.3-15.2
$75,000+ 388 217 57.5 51.4-63.3 79 17.4 13.6-21.9 33 7.9 5.5-11.3 43 11.0 7.2-16.3 16 6.3 3.7-10.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 330 132 40.8 34.4-47.6 54 16.4 12.0-21.9 22 5.0 2.8- 8.6 75 17.3 12.8-23.1 47 20.5 15.2-27.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 446 163 40.2 34.3-46.3 84 16.2 12.5-20.8 43 8.8 6.0-12.7 129 25.8 20.9-31.5 27 9.0 5.8-13.8
No 1,194 595 51.4 48.0-54.9 213 17.4 15.0-20.1 121 8.6 7.0-10.7 180 12.3 10.2-14.7 85 10.3 8.2-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 *** *** *** 11 15.5 8.1-27.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,585 730 48.2 45.1-51.3 287 17.1 15.0-19.5 156 8.6 7.1-10.4 299 15.7 13.6-18.0 113 10.4 8.5-12.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 493 251 50.7 45.5-55.9 95 16.9 13.6-20.8 38 6.2 4.1- 9.3 62 11.3 8.2-15.3 47 14.8 11.1-19.5
Regional City or Suburban County 400 202 52.1 46.2-57.9 53 13.1 9.7-17.5 39 8.5 6.0-12.0 75 18.0 13.8-23.3 31 8.3 5.7-11.9
Rural 753 305 42.9 38.4-47.5 150 20.3 16.9-24.3 87 11.3 8.8-14.5 174 18.8 15.7-22.3 37 6.7 4.5- 9.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 856 469 54.6 50.5-58.6 165 18.9 16.0-22.2 71 7.7 5.8-10.1 110 11.4 9.0-14.3 41 7.5 5.4-10.2
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** 12 14.1 7.1-26.2 11 11.7 5.9-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 358 87 26.7 20.9-33.5 64 17.5 13.1-22.9 54 14.6 10.5-19.8 139 37.0 30.6-44.0 14 4.2 2.3- 7.5
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** 24 17.0 10.7-26.0 *** *** *** 24 19.1 11.7-29.5 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 228 102 44.3 36.9-52.0 31 12.1 8.2-17.3 18 6.4 3.7-10.7 29 12.5 8.1-18.8 48 24.7 18.6-32.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 146 65 48.1 38.0-58.4 34 20.1 13.2-29.3 13 6.7 3.6-12.1 23 12.8 7.5-21.2 11 12.3 6.5-21.8
101% to 150% 212 94 48.5 40.3-56.8 31 15.9 10.5-23.3 26 11.2 7.0-17.3 46 16.3 11.5-22.5 15 8.1 4.7-13.7
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** 14 11.9 6.3-21.1 15 9.5 5.1-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 788 394 51.9 47.6-56.1 155 17.9 15.0-21.1 83 10.0 7.7-13.0 126 14.4 11.6-17.8 30 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 330 132 40.8 34.4-47.6 54 16.4 12.0-21.9 22 5.0 2.8- 8.6 75 17.3 12.8-23.1 47 20.5 15.2-27.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 290 124 43.5 35.7-51.7 52 20.2 14.4-27.5 40 15.4 10.6-21.8 60 15.9 11.4-21.7 14 5.0 2.6- 9.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 675 313 48.5 44.0-53.1 113 16.7 13.5-20.4 58 7.5 5.5-10.1 148 19.5 16.1-23.5 43 7.8 5.6-10.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 681 321 49.3 44.8-53.8 133 16.7 13.8-20.0 66 8.1 6.1-10.9 103 12.5 9.7-15.8 58 13.5 10.3-17.4

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*Respondents who reported having a hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear and those respondents who were not asked formed the NEVER category.

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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