2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

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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
-Non-Hispanic Black 679 504 69.4 64.6-73.8 175 30.6 26.2-35.4
GENDER
Male 276 198 65.8 58.3-72.6 78 34.2 27.4-41.7
Female 403 306 72.7 66.5-78.1 97 27.3 21.9-33.5
AGE
45-54 164 66 43.7 34.8-53.0 98 56.3 47.0-65.2
55-64 197 165 79.3 70.7-85.8 32 20.7 14.2-29.3
65-74 206 177 83.7 75.8-89.4 29 16.3 10.6-24.2
75+ 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 196 140 66.8 57.6-74.9 56 33.2 25.1-42.4
Some Post-H.S. 201 146 66.4 57.4-74.3 55 33.6 25.7-42.6
College Graduate 204 158 73.8 65.2-80.9 46 26.2 19.1-34.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 134 94 67.5 56.9-76.5 40 32.5 23.5-43.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 243 187 77.8 70.7-83.5 56 22.2 16.5-29.3
No 435 316 65.3 59.1-71.0 119 34.7 29.0-40.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 566 414 69.5 64.3-74.3 152 30.5 25.7-35.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 222 159 66.3 57.9-73.7 63 33.7 26.3-42.1
Regional City or Suburban County 191 146 74.6 65.9-81.6 45 25.4 18.4-34.1
Rural 266 199 69.0 60.9-76.1 67 31.0 23.9-39.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 240 148 57.2 49.2-64.8 92 42.8 35.2-50.8
Unemployed 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 284 247 81.8 74.1-87.6 37 18.2 12.4-25.9
Unable to Work 99 75 79.4 68.3-87.4 24 20.6 12.6-31.7
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 289 218 70.7 63.3-77.1 71 29.3 22.9-36.7
HOUSING
Own 433 331 70.2 64.2-75.7 102 29.8 24.3-35.8
Rent 203 142 66.4 57.7-74.1 61 33.6 25.9-42.3
Other arrangement 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 288 218 69.2 61.4-76.0 70 30.8 24.0-38.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 184 143 71.7 62.7-79.3 41 28.3 20.7-37.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 207 143 67.8 59.3-75.3 64 32.2 24.7-40.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 115 81 71.6 60.0-80.8 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 157 111 63.5 53.8-72.3 46 36.5 27.7-46.2
3rd Quartile 246 191 75.3 68.0-81.4 55 24.7 18.6-32.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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