2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last Pap test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,099 862 41.8 39.2-44.5 404 19.3 17.3-21.4 251 11.1 9.6-12.9 415 15.8 14.1-17.7 167 12.0 10.2-14.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,338 507 39.0 35.8-42.2 272 21.4 18.8-24.3 165 11.2 9.4-13.3 306 18.4 16.2-21.0 88 9.9 7.9-12.4
Non-Hispanic Black 392 204 52.8 46.5-59.1 64 14.1 10.3-18.9 40 11.1 7.4-16.5 56 11.1 7.9-15.2 28 10.9 7.1-16.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 208 83 35.4 28.2-43.4 33 16.0 10.8-22.8 33 15.6 10.5-22.5 30 11.3 7.4-16.9 29 21.7 15.0-30.4
AGE
18-34 499 232 43.2 38.4-48.2 83 15.7 12.4-19.7 49 9.8 7.1-13.3 25 4.2 2.7- 6.5 110 27.1 22.7-32.0
35-44 351 173 51.9 45.5-58.2 72 21.8 16.9-27.6 50 11.7 8.4-16.1 39 9.7 6.7-13.9 17 5.0 2.6- 9.1
45-54 355 183 48.3 42.1-54.5 82 26.2 21.0-32.1 35 9.7 6.5-14.3 45 12.8 9.2-17.6 *** *** ***
55-64 361 138 43.1 36.8-49.7 89 21.8 17.2-27.2 59 14.9 11.0-19.9 70 19.3 14.6-24.9 *** *** ***
65-74 309 96 28.0 22.5-34.3 53 18.0 13.2-24.0 40 13.9 9.6-19.7 112 36.6 30.3-43.4 *** *** ***
75+ 176 21 8.5 5.0-13.9 19 13.1 6.7-24.0 11 4.2 2.1- 8.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 49 25.3 18.3-33.9 27 13.3 8.5-20.3 26 16.9 10.6-25.8 39 23.6 16.3-32.8 20 20.8 13.2-31.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 448 178 43.1 37.4-49.0 68 16.1 12.3-20.8 63 10.8 8.0-14.3 91 14.5 11.3-18.4 48 15.5 11.5-20.6
Some Post-H.S. 582 229 39.6 34.9-44.4 120 21.6 17.8-26.0 54 8.6 6.3-11.8 124 17.2 14.0-20.8 55 13.0 9.9-17.0
College Graduate 901 401 48.2 44.3-52.1 188 20.7 17.8-23.9 107 12.2 9.8-15.1 161 12.9 10.8-15.3 44 6.0 4.2- 8.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 502 164 33.3 28.2-38.9 91 17.1 13.4-21.4 66 13.8 10.2-18.3 138 20.1 16.4-24.4 43 15.7 11.3-21.5
No 1,592 694 44.2 41.2-47.2 313 20.0 17.6-22.5 185 10.4 8.7-12.3 277 14.6 12.7-16.7 123 10.9 9.0-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,023 824 41.6 38.9-44.3 389 19.3 17.3-21.5 241 11.1 9.5-12.9 406 15.9 14.1-17.8 163 12.1 10.2-14.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,135 535 47.3 43.8-50.9 246 21.9 19.2-25.0 140 10.9 9.0-13.2 139 11.1 9.1-13.4 75 8.7 6.8-11.2
Unemployed 145 73 46.3 36.8-56.0 23 14.9 9.2-23.3 *** *** *** 18 9.1 5.2-15.5 21 22.7 14.8-33.4
Retired 451 124 26.6 21.9-31.9 61 13.8 9.9-18.9 52 11.1 7.9-15.4 193 40.7 34.9-46.8 21 7.7 4.2-13.6
Unable to Work 113 *** *** *** 26 19.7 12.5-29.6 14 15.5 8.1-27.8 32 24.0 16.2-34.0 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 238 85 35.8 28.8-43.3 47 17.5 12.7-23.7 32 12.1 7.8-18.5 30 9.3 6.1-14.1 44 25.3 19.0-32.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 63 34.4 26.1-43.8 30 15.6 10.3-23.1 22 13.3 7.2-23.1 44 21.1 14.4-29.8 16 15.6 9.3-25.0
$15,000- 24,999 277 103 38.7 31.6-46.3 45 15.5 10.8-21.9 35 12.6 8.4-18.4 61 16.8 12.5-22.2 33 16.4 11.0-23.6
$25,000- 34,999 161 67 45.1 35.6-55.0 33 21.6 14.6-30.8 15 11.4 6.1-20.3 37 14.7 9.6-21.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 251 99 42.2 34.8-49.9 49 18.5 13.5-25.0 31 9.5 6.4-13.9 53 18.4 13.3-25.0 19 11.4 6.9-18.1
$50,000-74,999 244 107 43.1 35.6-50.9 49 22.3 16.2-29.8 35 14.0 9.5-20.1 43 12.6 8.8-17.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 573 264 47.5 42.6-52.4 128 21.3 17.7-25.6 70 11.2 8.5-14.6 82 12.7 9.8-16.3 29 7.3 4.8-10.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 418 159 36.7 31.3-42.5 70 18.0 13.8-23.0 43 8.4 5.9-12.0 95 18.0 14.2-22.6 51 18.8 14.1-24.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 83 *** *** *** 13 15.3 8.1-27.0 *** *** *** 20 17.1 10.0-27.6 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 204 81 39.2 31.1-47.9 29 13.5 8.6-20.4 33 16.6 11.1-24.1 45 19.0 13.1-26.6 16 11.8 6.9-19.6
101% to 150% 224 87 39.9 32.3-48.2 46 20.3 14.4-27.8 24 9.5 5.5-16.0 42 15.4 10.8-21.4 25 14.9 9.5-22.6
151% to 200% 176 82 49.6 40.4-58.8 27 16.9 11.1-24.9 19 7.8 4.6-12.9 33 13.7 9.1-20.0 15 12.1 6.8-20.4
More than 200% 991 425 44.5 40.7-48.3 218 21.7 18.7-25.0 121 11.9 9.7-14.5 180 14.5 12.1-17.3 47 7.5 5.4-10.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 418 159 36.7 31.3-42.5 70 18.0 13.8-23.0 43 8.4 5.9-12.0 95 18.0 14.2-22.6 51 18.8 14.1-24.6
HOUSING
Own 1,336 551 42.8 39.5-46.1 271 21.1 18.5-24.0 168 12.2 10.2-14.6 293 18.3 16.0-20.9 53 5.6 4.0- 7.7
Rent 598 262 45.8 41.0-50.7 107 17.2 13.9-21.1 68 10.6 8.1-13.8 96 11.2 8.8-14.1 65 15.3 11.8-19.6
Other arrangement 145 40 21.9 15.2-30.5 23 11.9 6.9-19.7 12 4.0 2.1- 7.6 23 10.0 5.7-17.0 47 52.2 42.1-62.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 666 286 43.8 39.4-48.2 130 19.6 16.3-23.5 83 11.5 8.9-14.8 101 11.7 9.3-14.5 66 13.4 10.3-17.3
Regional City or Suburban County 573 241 41.1 36.3-46.1 123 21.8 17.8-26.3 61 10.8 8.0-14.3 113 16.4 13.1-20.4 35 9.9 7.0-13.9
Rural 860 335 40.4 36.2-44.7 151 16.9 14.0-20.2 107 10.9 8.7-13.7 201 19.6 16.6-23.0 66 12.2 9.3-15.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 551 246 46.0 40.7-51.4 103 18.1 14.5-22.4 54 8.3 6.1-11.2 117 17.2 13.7-21.3 31 10.4 6.9-15.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 658 259 40.1 35.5-44.8 124 19.2 15.7-23.2 82 12.2 9.4-15.6 138 17.0 14.0-20.6 55 11.5 8.6-15.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 890 357 41.3 37.5-45.2 177 19.9 16.9-23.2 115 11.6 9.3-14.3 160 14.2 11.8-17.0 81 13.1 10.3-16.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 671 253 40.3 35.9-44.8 124 18.3 15.1-22.0 87 11.0 8.7-13.8 145 17.6 14.6-21.1 62 12.8 9.7-16.5
2nd Quartile 564 229 40.9 36.1-45.8 114 20.3 16.6-24.5 74 13.0 10.0-16.9 108 15.2 12.2-18.8 39 10.6 7.6-14.7
3rd Quartile 577 249 43.8 38.9-48.8 118 19.7 16.1-24.0 56 9.0 6.5-12.3 107 14.4 11.5-17.8 47 13.1 9.7-17.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 287 131 44.8 37.0-52.9 48 17.5 12.3-24.3 34 10.1 6.8-14.8 55 15.8 10.8-22.4 19 11.9 6.8-19.9

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*Respondents who reported having a hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear and those respondents who were not asked formed the NEVER category.

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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