2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,028 2,820 90.1 88.4-91.5 208 9.9 8.5-11.6
-FEMALES 3,028 2,820 90.1 88.4-91.5 208 9.9 8.5-11.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,953 1,840 91.5 89.6-93.1 113 8.5 6.9-10.4
Non-Hispanic Black 600 565 91.9 87.9-94.6 35 8.1 5.4-12.1
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 545 431 74.5 69.9-78.6 114 25.5 21.4-30.1
35-44 412 392 95.3 91.7-97.3 20 4.7 2.7- 8.3
45-54 466 452 96.7 94.0-98.2 14 3.3 1.8- 6.0
55-64 556 545 97.8 95.6-99.0 11 2.2 1.0- 4.4
65-74 584 564 96.3 93.6-97.9 20 3.7 2.1- 6.4
75+ 395 370 91.1 84.7-95.0 25 8.9 5.0-15.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 264 236 84.4 77.1-89.6 28 15.6 10.4-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 709 647 87.6 83.8-90.6 62 12.4 9.4-16.2
Some Post-H.S. 871 807 89.9 86.9-92.2 64 10.1 7.8-13.1
College Graduate 1,177 1,123 94.4 92.3-95.9 54 5.6 4.1- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 246 87.2 80.2-92.0 21 12.8 8.0-19.8
$15,000- 24,999 422 379 87.7 82.5-91.4 43 12.3 8.6-17.5
$25,000- 34,999 250 238 93.4 87.5-96.6 12 6.6 3.4-12.5
$35,000- 49,999 372 345 90.0 84.9-93.5 27 10.0 6.5-15.1
$50,000- 74,999 328 318 93.8 88.3-96.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 735 704 93.6 90.6-95.8 31 6.4 4.2- 9.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 922 861 89.4 85.9-92.2 61 10.6 7.8-14.1
No 2,100 1,954 90.3 88.4-91.9 146 9.7 8.1-11.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 89 92.3 80.1-97.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,931 2,727 90.0 88.3-91.4 204 10.0 8.6-11.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 872 795 88.5 85.3-91.1 77 11.5 8.9-14.7
Regional City or Suburban County 854 804 91.4 88.4-93.7 50 8.6 6.3-11.6
Rural 1,302 1,221 90.4 87.7-92.6 81 9.6 7.4-12.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,412 1,324 91.9 89.8-93.6 88 8.1 6.4-10.2
Unemployed 195 173 83.1 74.5-89.2 22 16.9 10.8-25.5
Retired 895 857 94.3 91.2-96.4 38 5.7 3.6- 8.8
Unable to Work 233 221 94.0 88.2-97.0 12 6.0 3.0-11.8
Other not in Labor Force 274 229 77.4 70.5-83.1 45 22.6 16.9-29.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 113 96 81.3 70.3-88.9 17 18.7 11.1-29.7
50% to 100% 297 279 90.6 84.6-94.5 18 9.4 5.5-15.4
101% to 150% 325 294 88.8 83.1-92.7 31 11.2 7.3-16.9
151% to 200% 282 259 89.2 83.2-93.3 23 10.8 6.7-16.8
More than 200% 1,350 1,296 93.7 91.4-95.4 54 6.3 4.6- 8.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 861 816 91.5 88.0-94.0 45 8.5 6.0-12.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 952 885 90.4 87.5-92.7 67 9.6 7.3-12.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,215 1,119 89.1 86.5-91.3 96 10.9 8.7-13.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 935 859 89.3 86.4-91.6 76 10.7 8.4-13.6
2nd Quartile 801 748 90.6 87.4-93.0 53 9.4 7.0-12.6
3rd Quartile 855 798 89.9 86.6-92.4 57 10.1 7.6-13.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 437 415 91.1 84.9-94.9 22 8.9 5.1-15.1

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator.

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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