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 3,472 414 11.1 9.8-12.5 3,058 88.9 87.5-90.2
-FEMALES 1,984 209 10.3 8.7-12.3 1,775 89.7 87.7-91.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,385 155 11.5 9.4-14.0 1,230 88.5 86.0-90.6
Non-Hispanic Black 387 39 8.7 5.9-12.6 348 91.3 87.4-94.1
Other 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 460 20 3.7 2.1- 6.4 440 96.3 93.6-97.9
55-64 545 38 6.9 4.7- 9.9 507 93.1 90.1-95.3
65-74 550 71 13.8 10.3-18.1 479 86.2 81.9-89.7
75+ 361 69 21.8 15.8-29.3 292 78.2 70.7-84.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 173 17 12.4 6.8-21.7 156 87.6 78.3-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 466 54 11.2 8.1-15.2 412 88.8 84.8-91.9
Some Post-H.S. 574 55 9.3 6.6-12.9 519 90.7 87.1-93.4
College Graduate 765 83 10.0 7.7-12.8 682 90.0 87.2-92.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 23 13.6 7.6-23.2 145 86.4 76.8-92.4
$15,000- 24,999 280 33 12.9 8.0-19.9 247 87.1 80.1-92.0
$25,000- 34,999 164 15 6.9 3.6-12.9 149 93.1 87.1-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 221 18 6.7 3.6-11.9 203 93.3 88.1-96.4
$50,000- 74,999 213 16 3.9 2.2- 6.9 197 96.1 93.1-97.8
$75,000+ 482 48 8.1 5.8-11.3 434 91.9 88.7-94.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 698 91 13.1 10.1-16.9 607 86.9 83.1-89.9
No 1,282 118 8.9 7.0-11.3 1,164 91.1 88.7-93.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,925 206 10.4 8.7-12.4 1,719 89.6 87.6-91.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 518 58 9.8 7.1-13.2 460 90.2 86.8-92.9
Regional City or Suburban County 556 63 11.2 8.1-15.4 493 88.8 84.6-91.9
Rural 910 88 10.0 7.6-13.1 822 90.0 86.9-92.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 741 42 5.9 4.1- 8.3 699 94.1 91.7-95.9
Unemployed 93 *** *** *** 87 94.8 81.7-98.7
Retired 839 127 15.9 12.6-19.8 712 84.1 80.2-87.4
Unable to Work 198 20 10.9 6.4-17.9 178 89.1 82.1-93.6
Other not in Labor Force 102 14 9.4 5.1-16.7 88 90.6 83.3-94.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 181 25 15.4 9.1-24.8 156 84.6 75.2-90.9
101% to 150% 196 19 11.2 5.9-20.2 177 88.8 79.8-94.1
151% to 200% 179 17 8.2 4.3-15.1 162 91.8 84.9-95.7
More than 200% 924 89 7.2 5.6- 9.3 835 92.8 90.7-94.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 581 59 9.4 6.9-12.7 522 90.6 87.3-93.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 639 65 10.3 7.5-14.2 574 89.7 85.8-92.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 764 85 10.7 8.2-13.9 679 89.3 86.1-91.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 621 65 9.6 7.1-12.9 556 90.4 87.1-92.9
2nd Quartile 520 50 9.0 6.2-12.8 470 91.0 87.2-93.8
3rd Quartile 540 68 13.7 10.1-18.4 472 86.3 81.6-89.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 303 26 8.5 5.4-13.3 277 91.5 86.7-94.6

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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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