2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cancer Survivorship: Course of Treatment

Have you ever received instructions from a doctor, nurse, or other health professional about where you should return or who you should see for routine cancer checkups after completing your treatment for cancer?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 496 344 71.9 66.8-76.5 152 28.1 23.5-33.2
GENDER
Male 213 147 72.1 64.7-78.5 66 27.9 21.5-35.3
Female 283 197 71.7 64.6-78.0 86 28.3 22.0-35.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 406 282 70.7 65.0-75.8 124 29.3 24.2-35.0
Non-Hispanic Black 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 97 72 78.0 67.9-85.6 25 22.0 14.4-32.1
65-74 174 121 72.2 63.6-79.4 53 27.8 20.6-36.4
75+ 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 123 84 77.0 67.9-84.1 39 23.0 15.9-32.1
Some Post-H.S. 157 103 66.6 57.7-74.5 54 33.4 25.5-42.3
College Graduate 180 137 78.7 70.8-85.0 43 21.3 15.0-29.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 222 145 67.7 59.5-75.0 77 32.3 25.0-40.5
No 273 198 75.2 68.7-80.8 75 24.8 19.2-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 402 282 72.9 67.2-77.9 120 27.1 22.1-32.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 159 122 78.0 69.8-84.5 37 22.0 15.5-30.2
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 261 174 67.5 59.7-74.5 87 32.5 25.5-40.3
Unable to Work 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 148 109 75.7 67.1-82.7 39 24.3 17.3-32.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 82 59 77.7 66.2-86.1 23 22.3 13.9-33.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 278 196 72.4 65.7-78.1 82 27.6 21.9-34.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 82 59 77.7 66.2-86.1 23 22.3 13.9-33.8
HOUSING
Own 409 289 72.0 66.4-77.1 120 28.0 22.9-33.6
Rent 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 134 103 79.6 70.6-86.3 31 20.4 13.7-29.4
Regional City or Suburban County 137 88 69.4 59.9-77.5 49 30.6 22.5-40.1
Rural 225 153 68.7 60.4-76.0 72 31.3 24.0-39.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 143 90 68.8 59.4-76.9 53 31.2 23.1-40.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 170 120 70.0 60.6-77.9 50 30.0 22.1-39.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 183 134 75.6 67.5-82.2 49 24.4 17.8-32.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 147 108 73.1 63.7-80.8 39 26.9 19.2-36.3
2nd Quartile 134 95 72.5 62.2-80.8 39 27.5 19.2-37.8
3rd Quartile 144 95 71.0 62.0-78.6 49 29.0 21.4-38.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents that have a cancer diagnosis.

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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