2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had a blood stool test in the past year Have had a blood stool test one or more years ago Have never had a blood stool test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 256 11.3 9.8-13.1 521 20.0 18.1-22.0 1,735 68.7 66.3-70.9
-FEMALES 1,426 142 10.6 8.6-13.0 304 21.0 18.4-23.9 980 68.3 65.1-71.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 992 90 10.4 8.0-13.3 207 20.9 17.8-24.3 695 68.7 64.9-72.3
Non-Hispanic Black 280 36 12.0 7.9-17.7 71 24.2 18.3-31.3 173 63.8 56.1-70.9
Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
50-54 258 12 4.3 2.2- 8.1 39 14.9 10.5-20.9 207 80.8 74.5-85.8
55-64 550 52 10.3 7.2-14.6 92 18.3 14.4-22.9 406 71.4 66.1-76.1
65-75 618 78 14.4 11.0-18.6 173 27.5 23.1-32.3 367 58.1 53.0-63.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 348 44 13.7 9.7-19.1 71 20.9 16.2-26.6 233 65.4 58.8-71.4
Some Post-H.S. 407 38 9.2 6.2-13.3 80 20.6 16.1-25.9 289 70.3 64.5-75.5
College Graduate 558 39 5.8 4.0- 8.4 128 21.7 18.0-25.9 391 72.5 68.0-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 131 21 17.1 9.8-28.0 32 25.0 16.7-35.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 186 30 17.8 11.1-27.3 44 28.1 19.2-39.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 119 16 17.3 9.5-29.5 26 18.7 12.1-27.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 176 14 11.2 5.9-20.3 44 22.5 16.1-30.7 118 66.2 56.8-74.5
$50,000- 74,999 165 *** *** *** 35 18.6 12.7-26.3 123 75.9 67.3-82.9
$75,000+ 364 28 6.4 4.1- 9.9 71 18.9 14.7-24.1 265 74.7 69.1-79.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 484 64 15.2 11.1-20.5 115 26.7 21.5-32.5 305 58.1 52.1-64.0
No 939 78 8.5 6.4-11.1 189 18.4 15.6-21.5 672 73.1 69.5-76.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,380 137 10.7 8.7-13.2 298 21.2 18.6-24.1 945 68.0 64.8-71.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 359 25 7.1 4.5-11.0 78 18.2 14.2-23.1 256 74.6 69.1-79.4
Regional City or Suburban County 396 44 12.5 8.7-17.7 86 20.4 16.0-25.6 266 67.1 60.9-72.7
Rural 671 73 11.9 8.8-16.0 140 23.8 19.5-28.7 458 64.3 59.1-69.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 567 36 6.8 4.5-10.2 95 16.7 13.3-20.7 436 76.5 71.9-80.5
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 558 66 13.4 9.9-17.9 149 26.7 22.2-31.8 343 59.9 54.5-65.1
Unable to Work 169 31 19.6 12.5-29.4 36 23.0 15.5-32.6 102 57.4 47.3-67.0
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 25 16.6 10.5-25.3 28 18.2 11.4-27.9 85 65.2 54.0-74.9
101% to 150% 135 15 14.2 7.0-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 130 16 13.7 7.8-22.9 29 24.0 16.1-34.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 702 53 8.4 6.0-11.7 148 19.2 16.1-22.9 501 72.4 68.1-76.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 426 46 11.0 7.7-15.4 87 22.4 17.9-27.7 293 66.6 60.8-72.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 466 51 12.6 9.1-17.2 105 23.6 18.8-29.2 310 63.8 58.0-69.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 534 45 8.9 6.1-12.7 112 18.2 14.8-22.3 377 72.9 68.0-77.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 433 39 9.8 6.5-14.6 91 18.2 14.4-22.7 303 72.0 66.4-77.0
2nd Quartile 387 37 10.0 6.7-14.8 85 23.5 18.7-29.1 265 66.4 60.4-72.0
3rd Quartile 369 40 12.0 8.5-16.6 90 22.5 17.3-28.6 239 65.6 59.1-71.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 237 26 12.1 7.3-19.3 38 17.8 12.4-25.0 173 70.1 61.8-77.2

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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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