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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who received one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests
within the recommended time interval.*

(CDC calculated variable. Meets Healthy People 2020 Objective C-16.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,021 1,454 71.7 69.1-74.2 567 28.3 25.8-30.9
-Piedmont NC 852 631 72.7 68.9-76.1 221 27.3 23.9-31.1
GENDER
Male 398 283 70.5 64.9-75.5 115 29.5 24.5-35.1
Female 454 348 74.8 69.6-79.3 106 25.2 20.7-30.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 609 469 75.3 70.9-79.2 140 24.7 20.8-29.1
Non-Hispanic Black 165 120 70.1 61.1-77.8 45 29.9 22.2-38.9
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 164 80 51.8 43.1-60.3 84 48.2 39.7-56.9
55-64 331 250 74.8 69.2-79.6 81 25.2 20.4-30.8
65-75 357 301 84.2 78.2-88.7 56 15.8 11.3-21.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 191 125 66.5 58.5-73.7 66 33.5 26.3-41.5
Some Post-H.S. 240 183 74.9 68.1-80.7 57 25.1 19.3-31.9
College Graduate 329 272 80.6 75.1-85.1 57 19.4 14.9-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 121 94 78.3 69.0-85.5 27 21.7 14.5-31.0
$75,000+ 245 198 75.1 67.8-81.2 47 24.9 18.8-32.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 284 206 73.3 67.0-78.8 78 26.7 21.2-33.0
No 565 423 72.4 67.6-76.6 142 27.6 23.4-32.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 121 98 79.9 70.3-87.0 23 20.1 13.0-29.7
Non-Veteran 731 533 71.6 67.5-75.3 198 28.4 24.7-32.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 414 317 75.8 70.7-80.2 97 24.2 19.8-29.3
Regional City or Suburban County 213 147 65.7 57.4-73.1 66 34.3 26.9-42.6
Rural 225 167 74.6 67.4-80.7 58 25.4 19.3-32.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 377 254 65.7 60.0-70.9 123 34.3 29.1-40.0
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 324 277 84.5 78.2-89.2 47 15.5 10.8-21.8
Unable to Work 92 65 76.1 65.2-84.4 27 23.9 15.6-34.8
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 119 77 62.9 52.4-72.2 42 37.1 27.8-47.6
151% to 200% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 469 368 75.4 70.4-79.8 101 24.6 20.2-29.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 385 275 69.8 63.9-75.1 110 30.2 24.9-36.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 405 312 75.3 70.0-79.9 93 24.7 20.1-30.0

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*The definition includes: 1) had a blood stool test in past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years AND
a blood stool test within the past 3 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

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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