2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cancer Survivorship: Type of Cancer

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than age 35 Age 35 to 55 Age 55 to 65 Age 65 to 75 Age 75 and older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 714 80 12.5 9.8-15.9 243 35.5 31.2-40.0 158 20.3 17.0-24.1 167 22.7 18.9-26.9 66 9.0 6.5-12.3
GENDER
Male 317 27 9.6 6.2-14.6 98 30.9 25.2-37.3 75 23.7 18.4-29.8 83 24.9 19.7-30.9 34 10.9 7.4-15.8
Female 397 53 15.0 11.2-19.8 145 39.3 33.2-45.7 83 17.5 13.5-22.4 84 20.8 15.8-26.9 32 7.4 4.3-12.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 588 63 12.4 9.5-16.0 208 36.5 31.8-41.5 120 18.5 15.1-22.5 138 23.0 18.9-27.7 59 9.7 6.8-13.5
Non-Hispanic Black 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.6 11.2-31.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 137 17 10.4 6.0-17.3 79 60.9 50.9-70.0 41 28.7 20.6-38.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 256 14 5.5 3.0- 9.9 68 25.9 19.9-32.9 82 31.7 25.0-39.2 92 36.9 29.7-44.8 *** *** ***
75+ 211 *** *** *** 33 12.7 8.4-18.7 33 13.1 8.5-19.9 73 38.1 29.5-47.5 66 33.9 25.5-43.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 161 14 9.7 5.2-17.3 52 30.6 23.0-39.5 36 24.1 16.9-33.2 42 25.5 18.2-34.5 17 10.0 5.3-18.1
Some Post-H.S. 223 31 14.2 9.7-20.3 74 38.0 30.7-45.9 47 17.0 12.3-23.2 51 21.5 16.0-28.4 20 9.3 5.5-15.2
College Graduate 277 27 12.0 8.0-17.8 105 41.8 34.8-49.2 61 20.5 15.4-26.7 62 19.9 14.9-26.0 22 5.8 3.5- 9.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 313 37 13.0 8.9-18.6 88 29.1 23.0-36.0 70 20.0 15.2-26.0 78 25.7 19.5-33.1 40 12.2 8.3-17.5
No 398 41 11.6 8.4-15.9 155 40.7 35.0-46.7 87 20.4 16.1-25.6 89 20.5 16.3-25.6 26 6.7 3.8-11.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 142 *** *** *** 37 28.1 19.9-38.0 35 21.8 15.0-30.7 45 34.0 25.0-44.3 22 14.7 9.0-23.2
Non-Veteran 571 77 15.3 12.0-19.3 206 37.4 32.5-42.5 122 19.7 16.0-24.0 122 20.0 16.0-24.6 44 7.7 5.1-11.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 222 37 17.0 11.9-23.7 119 56.6 48.9-64.1 37 15.6 10.9-21.9 27 10.3 6.6-15.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 393 21 5.4 3.3- 8.7 84 19.2 14.7-24.7 97 22.6 17.9-28.2 131 36.2 30.0-42.9 60 16.5 11.9-22.5
Unable to Work 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 100 12 12.7 6.5-23.2 30 23.6 15.1-35.0 19 16.6 9.5-27.2 *** *** *** 14 12.3 6.0-23.7
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 13 17.3 9.4-29.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.9 14.4-34.4 11 10.1 4.6-20.7
$50,000-74,999 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 23.9 15.2-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 201 25 12.8 8.3-19.2 87 49.2 40.9-57.5 45 18.7 13.2-25.9 37 16.3 11.3-22.9 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 132 *** *** *** 43 33.1 24.2-43.3 31 24.8 17.0-34.8 32 23.1 15.8-32.5 19 12.7 7.2-21.3
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 389 38 9.9 7.0-13.9 141 40.3 34.4-46.6 94 23.0 18.2-28.5 87 20.0 15.7-25.1 29 6.8 4.3-10.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 132 *** *** *** 43 33.1 24.2-43.3 31 24.8 17.0-34.8 32 23.1 15.8-32.5 19 12.7 7.2-21.3
HOUSING
Own 601 56 10.2 7.6-13.5 203 35.4 30.8-40.4 137 20.8 17.2-25.0 148 24.1 20.0-28.8 57 9.5 6.7-13.2
Rent 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 17.2 9.4-29.6 17 14.0 7.7-24.0 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 183 14 9.7 5.4-16.8 77 43.4 34.8-52.4 42 19.1 13.4-26.5 34 17.9 11.9-25.9 16 9.9 5.7-16.7
Regional City or Suburban County 207 29 14.5 9.6-21.3 65 34.2 26.6-42.7 49 22.5 16.3-30.2 42 18.8 13.4-25.6 22 10.0 5.5-17.7
Rural 324 37 12.8 9.0-18.0 101 31.2 25.4-37.7 67 19.3 14.6-25.0 91 29.1 22.7-36.3 28 7.6 4.6-12.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 200 25 11.8 7.7-17.8 57 31.2 24.1-39.3 55 28.5 21.2-37.2 48 23.1 16.8-31.0 15 5.3 2.8-10.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 256 30 13.2 8.9-19.1 88 31.5 25.0-38.9 51 19.2 14.1-25.6 62 26.5 19.8-34.5 25 9.6 5.9-15.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 258 25 12.3 8.0-18.3 98 41.7 34.5-49.4 52 16.8 12.1-22.7 57 18.7 13.8-24.9 26 10.5 6.2-17.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 204 20 12.6 8.0-19.5 75 41.6 33.4-50.3 44 18.7 13.2-25.9 46 18.8 13.5-25.6 19 8.2 4.6-14.3
2nd Quartile 197 30 16.0 10.8-23.0 63 32.7 25.2-41.2 31 16.4 11.2-23.3 52 22.8 16.3-30.8 21 12.2 7.2-19.9
3rd Quartile 210 18 8.4 4.9-13.8 73 34.3 27.1-42.2 56 24.9 18.5-32.7 42 24.6 17.4-33.7 21 7.8 4.5-13.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 103 12 10.9 5.6-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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