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%)
TOTAL 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
GENDER
Male 1,563 1,086 66.2 63.2-69.1 477 33.8 30.9-36.8
Female 2,067 1,514 71.0 68.4-73.5 553 29.0 26.5-31.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,511 1,860 71.6 69.3-73.8 651 28.4 26.2-30.7
Non-Hispanic Black 679 504 69.4 64.6-73.8 175 30.6 26.2-35.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 172 64 35.9 27.8-44.8 108 64.1 55.2-72.2
AGE
45-54 877 336 38.7 34.9-42.7 541 61.3 57.3-65.1
55-64 1,001 762 73.8 70.2-77.2 239 26.2 22.8-29.8
65-74 1,011 879 87.3 84.5-89.6 132 12.7 10.4-15.5
75+ 637 562 86.4 81.9-90.0 75 13.6 10.0-18.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 336 189 57.2 50.3-63.8 147 42.8 36.2-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 886 617 68.6 64.6-72.2 269 31.4 27.8-35.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,020 748 70.1 66.4-73.5 272 29.9 26.5-33.6
College Graduate 1,374 1,039 73.2 70.3-76.0 335 26.8 24.0-29.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,286 986 74.8 71.6-77.9 300 25.2 22.1-28.4
No 2,331 1,605 65.6 63.1-68.0 726 34.4 32.0-36.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 542 418 75.0 70.0-79.3 124 25.0 20.7-30.0
Non-Veteran 3,081 2,179 67.8 65.6-69.8 902 32.2 30.2-34.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,514 915 59.2 56.1-62.1 599 40.8 37.9-43.9
Unemployed 164 82 50.4 40.8-60.0 82 49.6 40.0-59.2
Retired 1,470 1,287 86.0 83.4-88.3 183 14.0 11.7-16.6
Unable to Work 351 248 68.7 61.6-75.0 103 31.3 25.0-38.4
Other not in Labor Force 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 164 59.7 51.6-67.3 96 40.3 32.7-48.4
$15,000- 24,999 488 334 67.0 61.1-72.5 154 33.0 27.5-38.9
$25,000- 34,999 292 195 63.6 56.1-70.5 97 36.4 29.5-43.9
$35,000- 49,999 390 301 78.1 72.7-82.7 89 21.9 17.3-27.3
$50,000-74,999 445 341 74.8 69.5-79.5 104 25.2 20.5-30.5
$75,000+ 1,006 729 69.0 65.4-72.4 277 31.0 27.6-34.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 749 536 66.2 61.6-70.5 213 33.8 29.5-38.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 302 184 61.3 53.7-68.3 118 38.7 31.7-46.3
101% to 150% 355 231 62.6 55.7-69.0 124 37.4 31.0-44.3
151% to 200% 304 222 72.0 64.7-78.2 82 28.0 21.8-35.3
More than 200% 1,843 1,383 72.3 69.7-74.8 460 27.7 25.2-30.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 749 536 66.2 61.6-70.5 213 33.8 29.5-38.4
HOUSING
Own 2,838 2,131 71.4 69.3-73.5 707 28.6 26.5-30.7
Rent 608 355 56.0 51.1-60.7 253 44.0 39.3-48.9
Other arrangement 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,005 715 68.1 64.5-71.5 290 31.9 28.5-35.5
Regional City or Suburban County 978 696 69.1 65.4-72.7 282 30.9 27.3-34.6
Rural 1,647 1,189 69.1 66.0-72.0 458 30.9 28.0-34.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,055 792 71.9 68.2-75.3 263 28.1 24.7-31.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,158 817 66.9 63.3-70.3 341 33.1 29.7-36.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,417 991 68.8 65.7-71.7 426 31.2 28.3-34.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,132 810 71.1 67.7-74.2 322 28.9 25.8-32.3
2nd Quartile 940 642 64.8 61.0-68.5 298 35.2 31.5-39.0
3rd Quartile 997 730 69.6 65.8-73.1 267 30.4 26.9-34.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 561 418 72.4 67.0-77.2 143 27.6 22.8-33.0

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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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