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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
-Non-Hispanic Black 645 77 10.9 8.3-14.1 568 89.1 85.9-91.7
GENDER
Male 258 38 13.4 9.2-19.1 220 86.6 80.9-90.8
Female 387 39 8.7 5.9-12.6 348 91.3 87.4-94.1
AGE
45-54 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 191 21 11.4 6.9-18.1 170 88.6 81.9-93.1
65-74 188 23 12.1 7.6-18.5 165 87.9 81.5-92.4
75+ 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 182 26 13.0 8.3-19.6 156 87.0 80.4-91.7
Some Post-H.S. 197 20 9.2 5.4-15.5 177 90.8 84.5-94.6
College Graduate 194 23 10.6 6.6-16.6 171 89.4 83.4-93.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 130 16 8.3 4.7-14.2 114 91.7 85.8-95.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 227 25 13.3 8.4-20.5 202 86.7 79.5-91.6
No 417 52 9.7 7.0-13.4 365 90.3 86.6-93.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 105 17 15.1 8.4-25.5 88 84.9 74.5-91.6
Non-Veteran 540 60 10.0 7.3-13.4 480 90.0 86.6-92.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 212 29 11.3 7.4-17.0 183 88.7 83.0-92.6
Regional City or Suburban County 180 23 11.9 7.1-19.2 157 88.1 80.8-92.9
Rural 253 25 9.5 5.9-15.1 228 90.5 84.9-94.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 235 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 45 15.2 10.9-20.9 218 84.8 79.1-89.1
Unable to Work 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 279 38 10.4 6.9-15.3 241 89.6 84.7-93.1
HOUSING
Own 418 56 10.9 7.9-15.0 362 89.1 85.0-92.1
Rent 188 16 10.3 5.9-17.4 172 89.7 82.6-94.1
Other arrangement 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 271 33 12.6 8.3-18.6 238 87.4 81.4-91.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 178 17 7.1 4.1-11.9 161 92.9 88.1-95.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 196 27 12.6 8.0-19.2 169 87.4 80.8-92.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 230 29 11.8 7.8-17.4 201 88.2 82.6-92.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 152 20 15.1 8.7-24.9 132 84.9 75.1-91.3

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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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