2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 that have had a sigmoidoscopy within the past five years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Have had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years Have had a sigmoidoscopy 5 or more years ago Have never had a sigmoidoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,467 104 4.0 3.1- 5.1 158 6.2 5.1- 7.4 2,205 89.8 88.2-91.2
GENDER
Male 1,068 57 5.0 3.6- 6.8 81 6.8 5.3- 8.8 930 88.2 85.7-90.3
Female 1,399 47 3.1 2.1- 4.7 77 5.7 4.3- 7.4 1,275 91.2 89.1-93.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,711 62 3.4 2.4- 4.7 128 7.2 5.9- 8.8 1,521 89.4 87.4-91.1
Non-Hispanic Black 472 31 6.9 4.5-10.4 18 3.7 2.1- 6.4 423 89.4 85.4-92.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 66 87.6 75.1-94.3
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 107 98.1 94.6-99.4
AGE
50-54 479 12 2.3 1.2- 4.6 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6 449 93.8 90.6-95.9
55-64 971 37 3.7 2.6- 5.4 40 4.5 3.1- 6.4 894 91.8 89.4-93.7
65-75 1,017 55 5.3 3.6- 7.8 100 9.7 7.7-12.2 862 85.0 81.9-87.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 207 *** *** *** *** *** *** 189 90.9 84.3-94.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 596 26 4.0 2.6- 6.3 35 6.4 4.3- 9.3 535 89.6 86.2-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 706 32 4.1 2.6- 6.4 40 5.6 3.8- 8.0 634 90.3 87.3-92.7
College Graduate 954 36 3.1 2.1- 4.5 75 7.9 6.1-10.2 843 89.0 86.4-91.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 828 45 5.2 3.5- 7.7 53 6.1 4.3- 8.5 730 88.7 85.6-91.2
No 1,630 59 3.4 2.4- 4.7 105 6.3 5.0- 7.8 1,466 90.3 88.4-91.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 346 24 4.9 3.1- 7.7 28 7.1 4.6-10.9 294 88.0 83.7-91.3
Non-Veteran 2,117 80 3.8 2.9- 5.1 130 6.0 4.9- 7.4 1,907 90.1 88.4-91.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,107 26 2.4 1.6- 3.8 52 5.0 3.7- 6.8 1,029 92.6 90.5-94.2
Unemployed 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 98 91.3 82.6-95.8
Retired 895 54 5.8 3.9- 8.5 81 9.0 6.9-11.7 760 85.2 81.8-88.1
Unable to Work 277 15 6.4 3.5-11.6 14 4.2 2.4- 7.5 248 89.4 84.0-93.1
Other not in Labor Force 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 94.2 86.8-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 186 12 5.6 2.9-10.6 *** *** *** 164 90.8 85.5-94.4
$15,000- 24,999 311 16 5.8 2.8-11.6 13 6.3 3.2-11.8 282 87.9 81.2-92.5
$25,000- 34,999 205 13 4.6 2.3- 9.2 *** *** *** 182 92.0 87.1-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 273 *** *** *** 18 6.5 3.7-11.1 245 90.1 84.9-93.6
$50,000-74,999 323 11 4.1 1.8- 9.1 13 3.7 1.9- 7.2 299 92.2 87.1-95.5
$75,000+ 723 28 3.2 2.1- 4.9 60 7.2 5.4- 9.5 635 89.6 87.0-91.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 446 14 3.3 1.8- 6.2 34 8.4 5.7-12.4 398 88.2 83.9-91.5
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 206 *** *** *** 13 6.6 3.2-13.1 184 89.6 82.8-93.9
101% to 150% 234 16 7.4 3.5-14.8 *** *** *** 210 88.6 81.0-93.4
151% to 200% 202 *** *** *** *** *** *** 183 91.2 85.0-95.0
More than 200% 1,319 52 3.7 2.6- 5.2 94 6.3 5.0- 8.0 1,173 90.0 88.0-91.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 446 14 3.3 1.8- 6.2 34 8.4 5.7-12.4 398 88.2 83.9-91.5
HOUSING
Own 1,962 82 3.9 2.9- 5.1 137 6.6 5.4- 8.0 1,743 89.6 87.8-91.1
Rent 405 17 3.6 2.0- 6.2 18 4.3 2.5- 7.4 370 92.1 88.5-94.7
Other arrangement 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 84 95.1 87.0-98.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 640 27 3.8 2.4- 6.0 41 5.5 3.9- 7.8 572 90.7 87.8-92.9
Regional City or Suburban County 675 29 3.5 2.3- 5.2 49 7.1 5.1- 9.9 597 89.4 86.4-91.8
Rural 1,152 48 4.5 3.0- 6.8 68 6.0 4.4- 8.0 1,036 89.5 86.8-91.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 745 44 6.2 4.3- 8.9 37 4.6 3.2- 6.7 664 89.2 86.0-91.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 799 23 3.1 1.7- 5.6 54 6.5 4.8- 8.9 722 90.3 87.3-92.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 923 37 3.5 2.4- 5.2 67 6.7 5.0- 8.9 819 89.8 87.2-91.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 759 27 2.8 1.7- 4.3 57 6.5 4.7- 8.9 675 90.8 88.1-92.9
2nd Quartile 648 20 3.1 1.7- 5.4 44 6.5 4.7- 9.0 584 90.4 87.3-92.8
3rd Quartile 650 28 4.9 3.0- 7.8 40 5.9 4.0- 8.5 582 89.2 85.7-92.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 410 29 8.1 5.1-12.7 17 5.1 2.9- 8.8 364 86.8 81.6-90.7

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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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