2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Age 45+)

Respondents age 50-75 that have had a sigmoidoscopy within the past five years.
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Have had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years Have had a sigmoidoscopy 5 or more years ago Have never had a sigmoidoscopy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,467 104 4.0 3.1- 5.1 158 6.2 5.1- 7.4 2,205 89.8 88.2-91.2
-FEMALES 1,399 47 3.1 2.1- 4.7 77 5.7 4.3- 7.4 1,275 91.2 89.1-93.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 978 28 2.7 1.6- 4.7 60 6.5 4.8- 8.8 890 90.8 88.0-92.9
Non-Hispanic Black 273 15 5.5 2.9-10.1 *** *** *** 248 91.4 86.4-94.7
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 261 *** *** *** *** *** *** 247 95.2 90.9-97.5
55-64 545 15 2.5 1.4- 4.5 23 4.4 2.7- 7.0 507 93.1 90.1-95.3
65-74 546 26 3.8 2.3- 6.3 41 9.2 6.3-13.2 479 87.0 82.6-90.3
75+ 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 97 90.0 78.3-95.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 334 13 3.1 1.6- 6.1 21 7.1 4.2-11.7 300 89.8 84.9-93.2
Some Post-H.S. 403 14 3.2 1.6- 6.1 19 4.1 2.4- 7.0 370 92.7 89.1-95.2
College Graduate 554 17 2.4 1.3- 4.3 32 6.4 4.2- 9.7 505 91.2 87.7-93.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 107 88.9 81.5-93.6
$15,000- 24,999 180 *** *** *** *** *** *** 162 87.4 77.5-93.3
$25,000- 34,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 108 95.0 87.1-98.1
$35,000- 49,999 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** 156 93.5 86.8-96.9
$50,000- 74,999 167 *** *** *** *** *** *** 158 96.4 92.8-98.3
$75,000+ 363 11 2.1 1.0- 4.6 20 5.0 3.0- 8.1 332 92.9 89.4-95.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 473 19 4.3 2.2- 8.4 33 7.1 4.6-10.7 421 88.6 83.9-92.0
No 923 28 2.5 1.6- 4.1 44 5.0 3.5- 7.1 851 92.5 90.0-94.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,352 46 3.2 2.1- 4.8 76 5.8 4.4- 7.6 1,230 91.0 88.8-92.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 346 14 3.5 1.8- 7.0 17 4.6 2.6- 8.1 315 91.9 87.5-94.8
Regional City or Suburban County 391 *** *** *** 29 7.6 4.9-11.6 353 90.8 86.7-93.7
Rural 662 24 4.0 2.2- 7.3 31 4.9 3.1- 7.6 607 91.1 87.4-93.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 563 11 2.4 1.2- 4.7 23 4.3 2.6- 6.9 529 93.3 90.2-95.5
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 541 26 4.5 2.5- 8.1 36 7.3 4.8-10.8 479 88.2 83.9-91.6
Unable to Work 164 *** *** *** 12 6.6 3.5-12.2 148 90.2 83.4-94.4
Other not in Labor Force 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 95.1 87.7-98.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 132 *** *** *** 12 8.1 4.1-15.1 115 87.8 79.6-93.0
101% to 150% 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** 116 88.3 75.8-94.8
151% to 200% 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** 118 92.8 83.1-97.1
More than 200% 696 21 2.3 1.3- 4.0 34 4.0 2.7- 6.0 641 93.7 91.3-95.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 426 22 5.3 3.2- 8.7 18 3.9 2.2- 6.7 386 90.8 86.8-93.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 454 12 2.6 1.0- 6.4 23 5.0 3.1- 8.1 419 92.4 88.4-95.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 519 13 2.4 1.2- 4.9 36 7.1 4.7-10.4 470 90.5 86.8-93.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 426 *** *** *** 30 7.7 4.9-11.8 386 91.1 87.0-94.0
2nd Quartile 379 *** *** *** 21 5.1 3.1- 8.3 350 91.9 87.4-94.8
3rd Quartile 360 15 4.6 2.5- 8.4 18 4.4 2.4- 7.7 327 91.0 86.6-94.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 234 14 5.9 3.2-10.8 *** *** *** 212 89.8 83.8-93.7

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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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