2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

A colonoscopy checks the entire colon.
You are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,630 2,600 68.8 66.8-70.7 1,030 31.2 29.3-33.2
-FEMALES 2,067 1,514 71.0 68.4-73.5 553 29.0 26.5-31.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,443 1,085 73.5 70.5-76.3 358 26.5 23.7-29.5
Non-Hispanic Black 403 306 72.7 66.5-78.1 97 27.3 21.9-33.5
Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 465 192 41.1 35.8-46.5 273 58.9 53.5-64.2
55-64 557 434 76.2 71.1-80.6 123 23.8 19.4-28.9
65-74 582 507 88.0 84.5-90.8 75 12.0 9.2-15.5
75+ 392 335 84.4 78.1-89.2 57 15.6 10.8-21.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 112 63.4 54.1-71.8 71 36.6 28.2-45.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 499 363 70.5 65.1-75.4 136 29.5 24.6-34.9
Some Post-H.S. 592 445 72.1 67.2-76.5 147 27.9 23.5-32.8
College Graduate 787 590 73.3 69.4-76.9 197 26.7 23.1-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 117 60.8 50.8-69.9 64 39.2 30.1-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 290 208 70.0 62.1-76.9 82 30.0 23.1-37.9
$25,000- 34,999 171 122 68.6 58.2-77.4 49 31.4 22.6-41.8
$35,000- 49,999 233 179 77.0 69.3-83.2 54 23.0 16.8-30.7
$50,000- 74,999 217 167 75.2 67.3-81.7 50 24.8 18.3-32.7
$75,000+ 487 357 71.0 65.9-75.7 130 29.0 24.3-34.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 737 568 76.7 72.5-80.4 169 23.3 19.6-27.5
No 1,325 942 68.0 64.7-71.2 383 32.0 28.8-35.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,008 1,480 71.2 68.5-73.7 528 28.8 26.3-31.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 546 396 70.7 65.8-75.1 150 29.3 24.9-34.2
Regional City or Suburban County 577 418 71.1 66.0-75.6 159 28.9 24.4-34.0
Rural 944 700 71.2 67.1-74.9 244 28.8 25.1-32.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 755 484 63.4 59.0-67.5 271 36.6 32.5-41.0
Unemployed 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 888 775 86.6 83.1-89.4 113 13.4 10.6-16.9
Unable to Work 207 145 67.4 58.4-75.3 62 32.6 24.7-41.6
Other not in Labor Force 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 194 124 64.7 55.0-73.2 70 35.3 26.8-45.0
101% to 150% 204 137 63.8 54.3-72.4 67 36.2 27.6-45.7
151% to 200% 187 143 72.7 63.0-80.7 44 27.3 19.3-37.0
More than 200% 945 717 74.3 70.6-77.6 228 25.7 22.4-29.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 600 460 73.3 68.2-77.8 140 26.7 22.2-31.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 663 482 70.1 65.3-74.4 181 29.9 25.6-34.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 804 572 70.6 66.5-74.4 232 29.4 25.6-33.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 647 471 73.5 69.0-77.5 176 26.5 22.5-31.0
2nd Quartile 544 387 69.3 64.3-73.8 157 30.7 26.2-35.7
3rd Quartile 563 418 69.9 64.6-74.8 145 30.1 25.2-35.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 313 238 71.3 63.3-78.1 75 28.7 21.9-36.7

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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 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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