2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents aged 50-75 who have fully met the USPSTF recommendations.*
(CDC calculated variable.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had at least one of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Did not have any of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Have never had any of the recommended CRC tests
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,512 1,942 75.6 73.4-77.7 148 6.1 5.0- 7.5 422 18.2 16.4-20.2
GENDER
Male 1,090 826 74.1 70.8-77.2 52 4.6 3.3- 6.3 212 21.3 18.4-24.5
Female 1,422 1,116 77.0 74.0-79.7 96 7.5 5.8- 9.6 210 15.6 13.3-18.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,743 1,358 76.1 73.5-78.5 114 7.1 5.6- 8.8 271 16.8 14.7-19.2
Non-Hispanic Black 488 404 80.1 74.9-84.4 19 3.4 1.9- 5.9 65 16.6 12.6-21.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 475 255 55.9 50.6-61.1 31 6.0 4.0- 9.1 189 38.0 33.1-43.3
55-64 979 755 74.3 70.6-77.7 62 7.3 5.4- 9.9 162 18.4 15.5-21.7
65-74 985 866 88.4 85.7-90.8 54 5.2 3.8- 7.1 65 6.3 4.6- 8.7
75+ 73 66 91.2 78.3-96.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 128 63.4 55.0-71.1 13 6.6 3.2-13.3 69 30.0 23.1-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 617 469 74.7 70.2-78.7 31 4.9 3.2- 7.4 117 20.4 16.7-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 714 558 76.3 72.2-80.0 39 6.3 4.4- 9.1 117 17.4 14.2-21.1
College Graduate 968 785 80.8 77.8-83.6 65 6.8 5.2- 8.9 118 12.3 10.1-15.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 849 670 77.0 73.1-80.5 51 6.7 4.7- 9.5 128 16.3 13.3-19.7
No 1,654 1,264 74.9 72.2-77.5 96 5.7 4.5- 7.3 294 19.3 17.0-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 354 285 80.5 74.9-85.0 23 7.1 4.3-11.3 46 12.5 8.9-17.2
Non-Veteran 2,154 1,654 74.8 72.4-77.1 124 5.9 4.8- 7.4 376 19.2 17.2-21.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,118 793 70.4 67.0-73.6 63 6.0 4.4- 8.0 262 23.6 20.7-26.8
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** 12 7.2 3.8-13.1 29 28.3 19.1-39.7
Retired 935 819 86.8 83.7-89.4 49 5.1 3.6- 7.2 67 8.1 6.0-10.8
Unable to Work 274 216 75.9 68.3-82.2 16 6.9 3.6-12.8 42 17.1 11.9-24.1
Other not in Labor Force 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 190 131 65.9 56.3-74.3 13 6.9 3.5-13.4 46 27.2 19.4-36.7
$15,000- 24,999 321 246 75.0 67.9-81.1 15 6.2 3.1-12.1 60 18.8 13.7-25.1
$25,000- 34,999 205 145 69.6 61.2-76.9 19 9.1 5.2-15.4 41 21.3 15.1-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 283 229 82.3 76.2-87.1 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9 39 12.8 8.8-18.3
$50,000-74,999 329 261 79.0 73.2-83.8 24 6.8 4.3-10.6 44 14.2 10.2-19.5
$75,000+ 732 588 78.2 74.3-81.7 40 6.1 4.2- 8.8 104 15.7 12.8-19.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 452 342 71.8 66.2-76.8 22 4.9 2.9- 8.0 88 23.4 18.7-28.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 150 71.3 62.4-78.9 14 4.6 2.6- 8.0 47 24.1 16.9-33.1
101% to 150% 240 174 70.0 61.6-77.2 12 7.4 3.5-15.0 54 22.6 16.7-30.0
151% to 200% 206 161 75.2 66.6-82.3 *** *** *** 36 19.3 13.0-27.6
More than 200% 1,344 1,077 79.1 76.3-81.7 86 6.5 5.0- 8.4 181 14.4 12.2-16.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 452 342 71.8 66.2-76.8 22 4.9 2.9- 8.0 88 23.4 18.7-28.8
HOUSING
Own 2,005 1,595 77.4 75.0-79.7 122 6.2 4.9- 7.7 288 16.4 14.4-18.6
Rent 409 282 66.8 60.8-72.2 21 5.0 3.0- 8.2 106 28.2 23.0-34.0
Other arrangement 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 658 520 78.3 74.3-81.8 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 102 17.0 13.8-20.7
Regional City or Suburban County 686 531 75.3 70.9-79.2 40 6.1 4.2- 8.9 115 18.6 15.1-22.6
Rural 1,168 891 73.8 70.4-77.0 72 7.2 5.4- 9.7 205 18.9 16.2-22.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 757 609 79.7 75.9-83.1 33 3.9 2.7- 5.6 115 16.4 13.3-20.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 815 602 70.7 66.5-74.4 57 7.9 5.8-10.8 156 21.4 18.1-25.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 940 731 77.7 74.2-80.8 58 5.8 4.2- 8.0 151 16.5 13.8-19.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 772 609 78.9 75.1-82.3 46 5.7 4.0- 8.0 117 15.4 12.5-18.9
2nd Quartile 661 477 69.9 65.5-73.9 48 7.5 5.4-10.5 136 22.6 19.0-26.7
3rd Quartile 667 530 77.4 73.1-81.3 30 5.2 3.3- 8.2 107 17.4 14.0-21.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 412 326 80.0 74.8-84.3 24 5.3 3.4- 8.3 62 14.7 10.9-19.5

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*The definition includes (list of recommended CRC tests): 1) had a blood stool test within the past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years, or 4) had a stool DNA test within the past three years, or 5) had a virtual colonoscopy within the past five years.

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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