2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
-Non-Hispanic Black 678 248 31.4 27.3-35.9 430 68.6 64.1-72.7
GENDER
Male 276 99 30.1 24.1-36.9 177 69.9 63.1-75.9
Female 402 149 32.6 27.1-38.7 253 67.4 61.3-72.9
AGE
45-54 164 27 15.9 10.4-23.7 137 84.1 76.3-89.6
55-64 196 64 32.3 24.5-41.2 132 67.7 58.8-75.5
65-74 203 99 46.3 37.6-55.2 104 53.7 44.8-62.4
75+ 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 195 74 32.0 24.5-40.6 121 68.0 59.4-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 201 68 26.3 20.0-33.9 133 73.7 66.1-80.0
College Graduate 204 71 33.6 26.1-42.1 133 66.4 57.9-73.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 133 44 29.5 21.1-39.6 89 70.5 60.4-78.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 246 103 37.4 30.1-45.3 143 62.6 54.7-69.9
No 431 145 28.6 23.7-34.0 286 71.4 66.0-76.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 114 46 33.4 24.0-44.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 564 202 31.0 26.5-35.9 362 69.0 64.1-73.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 221 76 28.2 21.9-35.5 145 71.8 64.5-78.1
Regional City or Suburban County 190 76 32.2 24.7-40.7 114 67.8 59.3-75.3
Rural 267 96 34.6 27.5-42.6 171 65.4 57.4-72.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 239 49 19.5 14.1-26.3 190 80.5 73.7-85.9
Unemployed 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 285 146 45.2 37.9-52.8 139 54.8 47.2-62.1
Unable to Work 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 288 103 31.3 25.1-38.2 185 68.7 61.8-74.9
HOUSING
Own 432 155 30.5 25.5-36.1 277 69.5 63.9-74.5
Rent 203 77 35.4 27.9-43.8 126 64.6 56.2-72.1
Other arrangement 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 288 117 38.2 31.1-45.7 171 61.8 54.3-68.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 183 69 33.2 25.7-41.7 114 66.8 58.3-74.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 207 62 24.6 18.4-32.0 145 75.4 68.0-81.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 115 32 23.0 15.2-33.3 83 77.0 66.7-84.8
2nd Quartile 156 50 27.6 20.3-36.4 106 72.4 63.6-79.7
3rd Quartile 246 110 40.9 33.7-48.5 136 59.1 51.5-66.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 161 56 31.4 22.3-42.2 105 68.6 57.8-77.7

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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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