2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

How long has it been since you had your last blood stool test using a home kit?*

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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 2,472 244 10.4 8.8-12.3 105 3.9 3.0- 5.1 148 5.7 4.7- 7.0 255 10.1 8.7-11.8 1,720 69.8 67.3-72.1
GENDER
Male 1,109 107 10.4 8.1-13.4 43 3.9 2.6- 6.1 66 5.0 3.7- 6.8 95 8.4 6.6-10.6 798 72.2 68.6-75.5
Female 1,363 137 10.4 8.3-12.9 62 3.9 2.8- 5.4 82 6.4 4.9- 8.3 160 11.6 9.6-14.1 922 67.7 64.3-70.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,806 171 10.6 8.7-12.9 77 4.1 2.9- 5.6 111 5.7 4.5- 7.3 202 10.8 9.1-12.7 1,245 68.8 65.9-71.6
Non-Hispanic Black 441 51 10.6 7.5-14.9 19 3.8 2.2- 6.5 29 6.6 4.3-10.0 43 9.6 6.5-13.9 299 69.4 63.6-74.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 74 93.8 87.6-97.0
AGE
50-54 375 23 6.7 3.8-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 4.8 2.8- 8.0 315 84.4 79.0-88.6
55-64 786 66 8.9 6.6-11.7 27 3.4 1.9- 5.9 31 3.8 2.5- 5.8 66 9.0 6.8-11.9 596 74.9 70.8-78.6
65-74 818 106 14.2 10.8-18.5 44 6.1 4.2- 9.0 58 8.4 6.0-11.7 96 11.9 9.4-15.1 514 59.3 54.5-63.9
75+ 495 49 11.3 8.1-15.6 26 4.1 2.6- 6.3 49 8.6 6.1-11.9 74 15.3 11.4-20.2 297 60.7 54.9-66.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 34 15.0 9.3-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 4.7 2.4- 8.8 219 75.3 67.1-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 639 67 10.0 7.5-13.2 28 3.8 2.2- 6.4 34 6.5 4.3- 9.6 67 11.1 8.3-14.7 443 68.6 63.8-73.0
Some Post-H.S. 711 70 9.8 7.4-12.9 37 5.6 3.6- 8.6 42 5.3 3.7- 7.6 72 10.8 8.2-14.2 490 68.5 63.9-72.7
College Graduate 832 72 8.5 6.4-11.1 32 3.7 2.6- 5.4 61 6.6 4.9- 8.9 99 11.7 9.4-14.6 568 69.5 65.6-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 30 15.7 9.1-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 6.4 3.8-10.6 156 72.9 63.6-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 380 48 14.2 10.0-19.9 19 3.8 2.2- 6.2 17 6.5 3.6-11.2 38 9.5 6.4-13.8 258 66.1 59.4-72.2
$25,000- 34,999 232 19 6.9 4.1-11.5 *** *** *** 15 6.2 3.2-11.4 34 18.6 12.9-26.1 155 65.8 57.8-73.1
$35,000- 49,999 282 20 6.5 3.9-10.8 *** *** *** 21 7.1 4.2-11.8 30 14.7 9.7-21.6 204 68.4 60.9-75.1
$50,000-74,999 333 35 10.1 6.6-15.2 12 5.1 2.1-11.7 28 6.5 4.1-10.2 25 7.6 4.7-12.0 233 70.8 63.8-76.9
$75,000+ 537 55 8.9 6.4-12.3 22 3.1 1.9- 4.9 29 4.9 3.2- 7.6 63 10.7 7.9-14.3 368 72.4 67.7-76.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 487 37 10.9 7.1-16.5 28 5.7 3.4- 9.4 29 6.3 4.0- 9.9 45 7.3 4.8-10.9 348 69.8 63.6-75.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,002 108 11.9 9.3-15.1 64 6.2 4.3- 8.8 63 4.8 3.5- 6.5 106 10.6 8.3-13.4 661 66.6 62.6-70.5
No 1,464 135 9.5 7.5-11.9 41 2.5 1.7- 3.7 85 6.4 4.9- 8.2 149 9.9 8.2-12.0 1,054 71.7 68.6-74.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 440 60 13.3 10.0-17.6 24 7.2 3.9-12.8 35 6.6 4.3-10.1 50 12.1 8.7-16.4 271 60.8 54.7-66.6
Non-Veteran 2,034 184 9.9 8.1-12.0 81 3.3 2.5- 4.4 113 5.6 4.4- 7.0 205 9.8 8.2-11.6 1,451 71.4 68.8-74.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 548 48 9.5 6.9-13.0 34 5.7 3.6- 9.0 42 7.3 5.2-10.1 51 9.0 6.6-12.2 373 68.5 63.6-72.9
Regional City or Suburban County 534 56 11.6 8.1-16.3 23 3.1 1.9- 4.9 25 4.7 2.8- 7.6 61 8.8 6.5-11.9 369 71.9 66.7-76.6
Rural 1,392 140 10.3 8.2-12.8 48 3.4 2.2- 5.1 81 5.4 4.0- 7.2 143 11.6 9.4-14.2 980 69.4 65.9-72.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 835 50 6.1 4.3- 8.6 15 1.6 0.9- 3.0 33 4.2 2.8- 6.3 74 9.3 7.1-12.1 663 78.7 75.0-82.0
Unemployed 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,207 151 13.9 11.3-17.0 67 5.3 4.0- 7.0 93 7.0 5.4- 9.0 141 11.6 9.5-14.2 755 62.2 58.4-65.8
Unable to Work 302 37 12.7 7.7-20.3 18 7.6 3.6-15.5 14 6.1 3.2-11.4 27 9.3 5.8-14.5 206 64.3 56.0-71.8
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 9.9 5.6-17.0 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 377 52 12.8 8.9-18.1 17 3.2 1.9- 5.3 18 4.0 2.2- 7.1 34 8.3 5.5-12.4 256 71.6 65.5-77.0
151% to 200% 193 16 7.7 4.4-13.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 20.6 14.0-29.3 131 64.4 55.4-72.5
More than 200% 1,228 116 8.7 6.9-10.8 48 3.9 2.6- 5.9 83 6.0 4.6- 7.8 126 10.8 8.8-13.3 855 70.6 67.2-73.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 487 37 10.9 7.1-16.5 28 5.7 3.4- 9.4 29 6.3 4.0- 9.9 45 7.3 4.8-10.9 348 69.8 63.6-75.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 553 56 8.7 6.1-12.3 20 3.4 2.0- 5.8 27 4.6 2.7- 7.9 50 11.0 7.7-15.3 400 72.3 66.8-77.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,053 113 11.7 9.1-15.0 46 3.8 2.6- 5.6 68 5.6 4.2- 7.5 112 10.5 8.4-13.2 714 68.2 64.3-71.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 868 75 9.5 7.3-12.2 39 4.3 2.7- 6.6 53 6.3 4.5- 8.7 93 9.3 7.3-11.8 608 70.6 66.7-74.3

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a blood stool test
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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