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%)
TOTAL 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
GENDER
Male 1,552 473 29.7 27.0-32.6 1,079 70.3 67.4-73.0
Female 2,055 653 31.6 29.0-34.3 1,402 68.4 65.7-71.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,485 776 31.9 29.6-34.3 1,709 68.1 65.7-70.4
Non-Hispanic Black 678 248 31.4 27.3-35.9 430 68.6 64.1-72.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 104 32 25.5 16.9-36.5 72 74.5 63.5-83.1
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 171 35 23.3 16.6-31.8 136 76.7 68.2-83.4
AGE
45-54 869 121 14.5 11.9-17.7 748 85.5 82.3-88.1
55-64 995 284 30.6 27.1-34.4 711 69.4 65.6-72.9
65-74 1,008 421 43.1 39.3-47.0 587 56.9 53.0-60.7
75+ 630 280 43.6 38.5-48.9 350 56.4 51.1-61.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 114 33.7 27.4-40.6 224 66.3 59.4-72.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 876 283 33.0 29.2-37.0 593 67.0 63.0-70.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,021 335 31.9 28.6-35.5 686 68.1 64.5-71.4
College Graduate 1,358 391 26.1 23.5-28.9 967 73.9 71.1-76.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,278 490 39.3 35.9-42.9 788 60.7 57.1-64.1
No 2,316 631 26.1 23.9-28.4 1,685 73.9 71.6-76.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 534 212 40.5 35.4-45.9 322 59.5 54.1-64.6
Non-Veteran 3,064 909 28.9 26.9-31.0 2,155 71.1 69.0-73.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 311 21.1 18.7-23.8 1,192 78.9 76.2-81.3
Unemployed 162 31 16.1 10.8-23.3 131 83.9 76.7-89.2
Retired 1,460 610 42.4 39.2-45.8 850 57.6 54.2-60.8
Unable to Work 350 142 41.5 34.9-48.5 208 58.5 51.5-65.1
Other not in Labor Force 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 263 105 41.5 33.7-49.6 158 58.5 50.4-66.3
$15,000- 24,999 485 173 38.4 32.5-44.6 312 61.6 55.4-67.5
$25,000- 34,999 291 95 31.2 24.8-38.3 196 68.8 61.7-75.2
$35,000- 49,999 387 141 37.9 32.1-44.1 246 62.1 55.9-67.9
$50,000-74,999 444 129 28.3 23.5-33.7 315 71.7 66.3-76.5
$75,000+ 993 265 25.0 22.0-28.4 728 75.0 71.6-78.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 744 218 27.7 23.8-32.0 526 72.3 68.0-76.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 301 104 34.2 27.2-41.9 197 65.8 58.1-72.8
101% to 150% 352 118 35.8 29.2-43.0 234 64.2 57.0-70.8
151% to 200% 301 102 34.0 27.8-40.9 199 66.0 59.1-72.2
More than 200% 1,829 551 29.3 26.8-32.0 1,278 70.7 68.0-73.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 744 218 27.7 23.8-32.0 526 72.3 68.0-76.2
HOUSING
Own 2,816 873 30.7 28.6-32.9 1,943 69.3 67.1-71.4
Rent 606 195 31.4 27.1-36.0 411 68.6 64.0-72.9
Other arrangement 148 47 28.8 20.2-39.4 101 71.2 60.6-79.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 994 291 27.4 24.2-30.8 703 72.6 69.2-75.8
Regional City or Suburban County 971 320 33.1 29.4-36.9 651 66.9 63.1-70.6
Rural 1,642 515 31.6 28.7-34.7 1,127 68.4 65.3-71.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,051 354 33.1 29.6-36.8 697 66.9 63.2-70.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,159 377 32.8 29.5-36.3 782 67.2 63.7-70.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,397 395 27.9 25.0-30.9 1,002 72.1 69.1-75.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,122 328 28.4 25.2-31.8 794 71.6 68.2-74.8
2nd Quartile 932 272 29.4 26.0-33.1 660 70.6 66.9-74.0
3rd Quartile 992 364 36.4 32.6-40.2 628 63.6 59.8-67.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 561 162 28.0 23.3-33.4 399 72.0 66.6-76.7

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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