2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

A colonoscopy checks the entire colon.
You are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
-Eastern NC 1,366 1,028 73.7 70.5-76.6 338 26.3 23.4-29.5
GENDER
Male 602 452 73.8 69.0-78.0 150 26.2 22.0-31.0
Female 764 576 73.6 69.3-77.4 188 26.4 22.6-30.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 872 683 77.7 74.1-81.0 189 22.3 19.0-25.9
Non-Hispanic Black 335 246 67.7 60.6-74.0 89 32.3 26.0-39.4
Other 159 99 56.9 47.5-65.9 60 43.1 34.1-52.5
AGE
45-54 296 123 43.2 36.6-50.1 173 56.8 49.9-63.4
55-64 390 313 81.5 76.3-85.9 77 18.5 14.1-23.7
65-74 404 360 87.6 81.8-91.7 44 12.4 8.3-18.2
75+ 242 214 86.5 78.2-91.9 28 13.5 8.1-21.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 84 69.5 58.6-78.6 43 30.5 21.4-41.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 377 263 67.4 60.9-73.3 114 32.6 26.7-39.1
Some Post-H.S. 421 334 78.0 72.9-82.3 87 22.0 17.7-27.1
College Graduate 432 342 77.8 72.6-82.2 90 22.2 17.8-27.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 533 432 80.7 75.9-84.7 101 19.3 15.3-24.1
No 830 594 69.2 65.1-73.1 236 30.8 26.9-34.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 246 201 80.3 73.3-85.9 45 19.7 14.1-26.7
Non-Veteran 1,118 827 72.3 68.7-75.6 291 27.7 24.4-31.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 520 332 63.3 58.1-68.3 188 36.7 31.7-41.9
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 584 522 86.9 82.1-90.6 62 13.1 9.4-17.9
Unable to Work 162 123 78.4 69.7-85.1 39 21.6 14.9-30.3
Other not in Labor Force 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 135 75.9 67.7-82.5 52 24.1 17.5-32.3
$25,000- 34,999 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 151 121 83.9 76.7-89.2 30 16.1 10.8-23.3
$50,000- 74,999 162 127 77.3 68.1-84.4 35 22.7 15.6-31.9
$75,000+ 343 269 73.8 67.5-79.2 74 26.2 20.8-32.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 86 72.8 62.6-81.1 43 27.2 18.9-37.4
101% to 150% 140 97 67.8 57.3-76.7 43 32.2 23.3-42.7
151% to 200% 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 655 518 76.5 72.1-80.4 137 23.5 19.6-27.9
HOUSING
Own 1,069 841 75.3 71.8-78.5 228 24.7 21.5-28.2
Rent 216 138 65.3 57.1-72.7 78 34.7 27.3-42.9
Other arrangement 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 140 100 71.6 62.5-79.2 40 28.4 20.8-37.5
Regional City or Suburban County 356 269 74.1 67.9-79.4 87 25.9 20.6-32.1
Rural 870 659 73.8 69.7-77.5 211 26.2 22.5-30.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 863 660 74.8 70.8-78.4 203 25.2 21.6-29.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 179 129 66.3 56.8-74.7 50 33.7 25.3-43.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 324 239 75.2 68.9-80.5 85 24.8 19.5-31.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 301 225 74.3 68.0-79.7 76 25.7 20.3-32.0
2nd Quartile 156 111 70.8 61.1-78.9 45 29.2 21.1-38.9
3rd Quartile 399 306 73.1 67.2-78.2 93 26.9 21.8-32.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 510 386 75.2 69.8-79.9 124 24.8 20.1-30.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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