2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,507 433 18.2 16.3-20.3 284 10.8 9.4-12.5 683 26.0 23.8-28.3 472 18.5 16.6-20.5 635 26.5 24.3-28.8
GENDER
Male 1,124 191 18.6 15.7-21.9 104 7.9 6.3-10.0 311 26.6 23.5-30.0 187 16.2 13.6-19.2 331 30.7 27.2-34.4
Female 1,383 242 17.9 15.4-20.7 180 13.3 11.1-15.9 372 25.5 22.6-28.7 285 20.4 17.7-23.4 304 22.9 20.1-25.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,834 298 17.7 15.4-20.2 212 10.9 9.3-12.8 532 27.3 24.7-30.0 370 20.2 17.8-22.7 422 24.0 21.5-26.6
Non-Hispanic Black 440 90 19.2 15.1-24.0 50 11.4 7.9-16.3 109 24.9 20.0-30.5 73 14.3 10.9-18.4 118 30.2 24.6-36.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.8 6.1-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 376 67 17.1 13.0-22.2 32 13.1 8.7-19.2 56 14.5 10.8-19.1 29 7.3 4.8-11.1 192 48.0 41.7-54.4
55-64 786 151 20.1 16.7-24.0 90 10.7 8.4-13.5 188 23.6 20.1-27.6 145 18.2 15.2-21.8 212 27.3 23.5-31.4
65-74 820 145 19.8 16.2-23.9 100 10.0 7.9-12.5 276 34.6 30.3-39.1 170 21.1 17.3-25.5 129 14.6 11.8-18.0
75+ 489 66 13.0 9.8-16.9 53 9.1 6.5-12.5 157 30.1 24.6-36.2 116 24.6 19.9-30.0 97 23.3 18.2-29.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 283 43 16.5 11.3-23.4 23 6.4 3.5-11.1 53 19.3 13.4-27.2 43 18.9 13.1-26.3 121 39.0 31.7-46.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 646 105 15.5 12.3-19.4 56 8.2 6.0-11.1 171 26.0 22.0-30.5 110 18.2 14.6-22.5 204 32.0 27.6-36.8
Some Post-H.S. 718 128 20.5 16.8-24.7 81 11.6 8.8-15.2 194 26.0 22.1-30.2 147 18.7 15.5-22.4 168 23.2 19.5-27.4
College Graduate 859 157 19.2 16.3-22.6 125 15.5 12.7-18.8 264 30.0 26.5-33.9 171 18.1 15.3-21.3 142 17.1 14.2-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 226 46 18.2 12.8-25.2 25 10.3 5.7-18.0 33 15.0 8.9-24.4 36 16.6 11.1-24.1 86 39.8 31.2-49.1
$15,000- 24,999 381 61 18.5 13.6-24.7 34 8.1 5.3-12.2 91 20.4 15.7-26.0 65 19.3 13.9-26.1 130 33.7 27.7-40.3
$25,000- 34,999 233 44 20.6 14.5-28.5 34 14.2 9.6-20.5 55 22.1 16.1-29.6 46 18.9 13.3-26.1 54 24.3 18.0-31.8
$35,000- 49,999 286 41 14.6 10.3-20.3 29 9.8 6.3-14.9 81 29.1 22.8-36.3 64 21.3 16.0-27.8 71 25.2 19.1-32.4
$50,000-74,999 335 64 20.9 15.4-27.8 43 12.4 8.1-18.6 113 29.5 23.7-36.1 55 17.3 12.5-23.4 60 19.8 15.0-25.8
$75,000+ 556 96 18.2 14.6-22.4 80 13.6 10.6-17.2 174 30.5 26.1-35.4 115 17.9 14.5-21.9 91 19.8 15.7-24.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 493 81 16.9 12.7-22.2 40 7.8 5.3-11.4 136 27.0 21.9-32.7 91 18.4 14.3-23.4 145 29.9 24.7-35.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 999 173 18.3 15.3-21.8 103 9.5 7.3-12.2 272 24.4 21.1-28.1 188 19.3 16.2-22.8 263 28.5 24.7-32.6
No 1,503 258 18.1 15.6-20.8 180 11.6 9.7-13.9 410 27.0 24.2-30.0 283 17.9 15.5-20.6 372 25.3 22.6-28.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 445 90 22.1 17.2-27.8 42 9.1 6.3-12.9 136 29.5 24.5-35.1 92 19.7 15.5-24.7 85 19.6 15.3-24.9
Non-Veteran 2,065 343 17.5 15.4-19.8 243 11.2 9.5-13.0 547 25.4 23.0-27.9 380 18.2 16.1-20.5 552 27.8 25.3-30.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 555 112 21.6 17.6-26.2 67 11.7 8.8-15.4 160 26.7 22.6-31.1 94 16.2 13.0-20.0 122 23.8 19.9-28.2
Regional City or Suburban County 547 90 16.9 13.2-21.5 56 9.3 6.8-12.6 143 24.8 20.3-29.9 121 22.1 17.8-27.1 137 26.9 22.4-32.0
Rural 1,408 231 16.8 14.4-19.6 162 11.2 9.2-13.6 380 26.3 23.2-29.5 257 17.8 15.3-20.7 378 27.9 24.7-31.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 851 137 16.7 13.8-20.1 95 10.6 8.2-13.5 187 22.4 19.1-26.0 155 17.4 14.6-20.6 277 33.0 29.1-37.1
Unemployed 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,223 208 18.0 15.3-20.9 143 11.0 9.0-13.3 403 32.7 29.2-36.4 258 21.4 18.3-24.7 211 17.0 14.3-20.0
Unable to Work 300 62 22.9 16.5-30.8 37 13.1 8.5-19.8 62 17.5 12.8-23.5 45 17.1 11.9-24.0 94 29.4 23.1-36.5
Other not in Labor Force 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 141 23 14.5 9.0-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 34.9 25.5-45.7
101% to 150% 380 74 23.1 17.8-29.4 43 10.1 6.8-14.6 79 16.4 12.5-21.1 58 15.6 11.4-21.1 126 34.9 28.8-41.4
151% to 200% 195 34 19.8 13.2-28.6 22 10.5 6.6-16.2 55 24.8 18.1-33.0 31 18.2 12.1-26.4 53 26.7 19.8-35.0
More than 200% 1,251 210 18.0 15.4-20.9 163 12.6 10.5-15.2 385 29.9 26.8-33.2 257 18.8 16.2-21.6 236 20.7 17.9-23.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 493 81 16.9 12.7-22.2 40 7.8 5.3-11.4 136 27.0 21.9-32.7 91 18.4 14.3-23.4 145 29.9 24.7-35.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 568 89 14.6 11.1-18.9 68 11.9 8.6-16.2 150 28.7 23.4-34.7 99 14.6 11.3-18.8 162 30.1 24.8-36.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,064 182 17.2 14.4-20.4 107 9.5 7.6-11.9 283 25.7 22.4-29.3 208 19.6 16.6-23.0 284 28.0 24.6-31.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 878 162 20.8 17.5-24.4 110 12.0 9.6-15.1 250 25.3 22.0-28.9 165 18.6 15.7-21.9 191 23.3 20.0-26.9

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - 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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