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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
GENDER
Male 1,488 205 12.0 10.2-14.1 1,283 88.0 85.9-89.8
Female 1,984 209 10.3 8.7-12.3 1,775 89.7 87.7-91.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,403 307 12.1 10.5-13.9 2,096 87.9 86.1-89.5
Non-Hispanic Black 645 77 10.9 8.3-14.1 568 89.1 85.9-91.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 99 12 11.2 5.4-21.6 87 88.8 78.4-94.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 166 *** *** *** 160 98.1 95.6-99.2
AGE
45-54 867 42 4.4 3.1- 6.3 825 95.6 93.7-96.9
55-64 971 77 8.2 6.3-10.6 894 91.8 89.4-93.7
65-74 955 149 15.1 12.4-18.2 806 84.9 81.8-87.6
75+ 579 134 24.0 19.4-29.3 445 76.0 70.7-80.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 318 32 10.4 6.7-15.9 286 89.6 84.1-93.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 826 99 12.2 9.7-15.2 727 87.8 84.8-90.3
Some Post-H.S. 984 102 9.9 7.7-12.5 882 90.1 87.5-92.3
College Graduate 1,330 181 12.1 10.2-14.3 1,149 87.9 85.7-89.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,205 169 13.1 10.9-15.8 1,036 86.9 84.2-89.1
No 2,255 245 10.1 8.6-11.8 2,010 89.9 88.2-91.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 507 90 15.3 11.9-19.4 417 84.7 80.6-88.1
Non-Veteran 2,958 324 10.4 9.1-11.9 2,634 89.6 88.1-90.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,482 91 6.1 4.8- 7.7 1,391 93.9 92.3-95.2
Unemployed 157 14 6.9 3.3-13.5 143 93.1 86.5-96.7
Retired 1,375 257 18.4 15.8-21.3 1,118 81.6 78.7-84.2
Unable to Work 334 37 11.9 8.1-17.1 297 88.1 82.9-91.9
Other not in Labor Force 105 15 9.9 5.5-17.2 90 90.1 82.8-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 32 12.2 7.6-19.1 211 87.8 80.9-92.4
$15,000- 24,999 465 48 11.9 8.2-16.9 417 88.1 83.1-91.8
$25,000- 34,999 281 33 8.9 5.9-13.3 248 91.1 86.7-94.1
$35,000- 49,999 368 44 11.5 8.0-16.1 324 88.5 83.9-92.0
$50,000-74,999 433 40 8.0 5.2-12.0 393 92.0 88.0-94.8
$75,000+ 984 128 10.2 8.3-12.4 856 89.8 87.6-91.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 698 89 14.2 11.0-18.0 609 85.8 82.0-89.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** 60 96.1 89.9-98.5
50% to 100% 283 34 13.2 8.4-20.0 249 86.8 80.0-91.6
101% to 150% 342 33 10.0 6.2-15.5 309 90.0 84.5-93.8
151% to 200% 286 32 10.9 7.1-16.4 254 89.1 83.6-92.9
More than 200% 1,787 221 10.2 8.7-11.9 1,566 89.8 88.1-91.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 698 89 14.2 11.0-18.0 609 85.8 82.0-89.0
HOUSING
Own 2,727 347 11.6 10.2-13.1 2,380 88.4 86.9-89.8
Rent 573 49 8.0 5.7-11.1 524 92.0 88.9-94.3
Other arrangement 140 14 8.0 4.2-14.8 126 92.0 85.2-95.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 959 118 10.2 8.3-12.6 841 89.8 87.4-91.7
Regional City or Suburban County 936 120 12.6 10.2-15.6 816 87.4 84.4-89.8
Rural 1,577 176 10.6 8.8-12.9 1,401 89.4 87.1-91.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,004 110 10.1 8.1-12.7 894 89.9 87.3-91.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,118 130 11.1 8.9-13.7 988 88.9 86.3-91.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,350 174 11.6 9.7-13.8 1,176 88.4 86.2-90.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,087 139 10.6 8.7-13.0 948 89.4 87.0-91.3
2nd Quartile 901 100 10.1 7.9-12.7 801 89.9 87.3-92.1
3rd Quartile 947 116 12.7 10.1-15.9 831 87.3 84.1-89.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 537 59 11.8 8.6-16.0 478 88.2 84.0-91.4

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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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