NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
(CDC calculated variable)

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,046 203 10.4 8.6-12.5 1,843 89.6 87.5-91.4
-Piedmont NC 858 88 11.2 8.7-14.3 770 88.8 85.7-91.3
GENDER
Male 403 44 11.9 8.4-16.7 359 88.1 83.3-91.6
Female 455 44 10.5 7.2-15.0 411 89.5 85.0-92.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 608 64 11.8 8.8-15.7 544 88.2 84.3-91.2
Non-Hispanic Black 169 18 11.1 6.4-18.5 151 88.9 81.5-93.6
Other 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 334 35 10.1 7.0-14.4 299 89.9 85.6-93.0
65-75 359 46 16.6 11.5-23.4 313 83.4 76.6-88.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 197 19 9.5 5.8-15.3 178 90.5 84.7-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 239 28 11.0 7.2-16.4 211 89.0 83.6-92.8
College Graduate 326 26 7.4 4.9-11.0 300 92.6 89.0-95.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 119 19 14.0 8.6-22.2 100 86.0 77.8-91.4
$25,000- 34,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 243 22 9.0 5.7-14.1 221 91.0 85.9-94.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 40 14.9 10.4-20.8 251 85.1 79.2-89.6
No 564 47 9.4 6.5-13.2 517 90.6 86.8-93.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 123 18 14.2 8.7-22.6 105 85.8 77.4-91.3
Non-Veteran 735 70 10.7 8.0-14.2 665 89.3 85.8-92.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 418 39 9.8 6.9-13.9 379 90.2 86.1-93.1
Regional City or Suburban County 213 25 13.8 8.4-21.9 188 86.2 78.1-91.6
Rural 227 24 10.7 6.7-16.8 203 89.3 83.2-93.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 378 28 6.6 4.4- 9.8 350 93.4 90.2-95.6
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 325 42 16.0 11.1-22.5 283 84.0 77.5-88.9
Unable to Work 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 119 15 8.6 4.9-14.8 104 91.4 85.2-95.1
151% to 200% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 467 37 7.8 5.4-11.1 430 92.2 88.9-94.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 389 42 13.2 9.1-18.9 347 86.8 81.1-90.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 407 40 9.6 6.8-13.5 367 90.4 86.5-93.2

Back to Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 50+).

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG19.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts