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%)
North Carolina 3,607 1,126 30.7 28.9-32.7 2,481 69.3 67.3-71.1
-FEMALES 2,055 653 31.6 29.0-34.3 1,402 68.4 65.7-71.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,431 450 32.7 29.6-35.9 981 67.3 64.1-70.4
Non-Hispanic Black 402 149 32.6 27.1-38.7 253 67.4 61.3-72.9
Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 462 73 15.8 12.2-20.3 389 84.2 79.7-87.8
55-64 555 149 29.3 24.5-34.6 406 70.7 65.4-75.5
65-74 581 244 44.0 39.0-49.2 337 56.0 50.8-61.0
75+ 388 172 45.4 38.5-52.6 216 54.6 47.4-61.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 75 42.4 33.1-52.2 109 57.6 47.8-66.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 492 164 34.1 28.9-39.7 328 65.9 60.3-71.1
Some Post-H.S. 593 184 30.6 26.2-35.3 409 69.4 64.7-73.8
College Graduate 780 229 25.9 22.5-29.5 551 74.1 70.5-77.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 73 44.7 35.1-54.6 108 55.3 45.4-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 288 110 40.8 32.9-49.3 178 59.2 50.7-67.1
$25,000- 34,999 171 63 35.3 26.7-45.0 108 64.7 55.0-73.3
$35,000- 49,999 231 77 35.0 27.4-43.5 154 65.0 56.5-72.6
$50,000- 74,999 215 57 25.6 19.1-33.3 158 74.4 66.7-80.9
$75,000+ 483 125 23.9 19.7-28.6 358 76.1 71.4-80.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 734 286 42.0 37.3-46.9 448 58.0 53.1-62.7
No 1,317 367 26.3 23.4-29.4 950 73.7 70.6-76.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,995 639 31.8 29.2-34.5 1,356 68.2 65.5-70.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 541 151 25.1 21.1-29.7 390 74.9 70.3-78.9
Regional City or Suburban County 573 195 34.3 29.4-39.6 378 65.7 60.4-70.6
Rural 941 307 34.6 30.5-39.0 634 65.4 61.0-69.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 751 156 20.7 17.3-24.5 595 79.3 75.5-82.7
Unemployed 97 20 16.4 9.8-26.1 77 83.6 73.9-90.2
Retired 881 362 42.9 38.5-47.3 519 57.1 52.7-61.5
Unable to Work 206 84 42.4 33.8-51.5 122 57.6 48.5-66.2
Other not in Labor Force 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 192 70 36.0 27.2-45.9 122 64.0 54.1-72.8
101% to 150% 203 75 39.3 30.1-49.4 128 60.7 50.6-69.9
151% to 200% 185 67 36.6 28.5-45.5 118 63.4 54.5-71.5
More than 200% 939 271 28.0 24.5-31.7 668 72.0 68.3-75.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 594 197 32.7 28.2-37.6 397 67.3 62.4-71.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 665 229 36.5 31.8-41.5 436 63.5 58.5-68.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 796 227 27.2 23.4-31.2 569 72.8 68.8-76.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 641 192 28.7 24.5-33.3 449 71.3 66.7-75.5
2nd Quartile 543 166 32.4 27.7-37.6 377 67.6 62.4-72.3
3rd Quartile 561 208 35.9 30.9-41.2 353 64.1 58.8-69.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 310 87 26.9 20.9-34.0 223 73.1 66.0-79.1

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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 U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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